English Writing Requirement (EWR) In Cluster Area Requirement

  1. Introduction All students are required to complete 2,500-word writing assignment as part of
    the Cluster Area Requirement subject. This assignment is completed as a process of two drafts
    and a final assignment in collaboration with the English Language Centre.
  2. Objectives The ELC’s Writing Requirement (EWR) aims to help you develop English language
    and communication skills, understand the genre of your assignment, and improve critical and
    logical quality of writing through response to the ELC teacher’s feedback. This process supports
    your development of effective life-long learning strategies and skills in relation to writing.
  3. Key Points of the English Writing Requirement (EWR):
  4. Writing improves through draft and feedback process.
  5. EWR = 2 drafts + 2 feedback reports + 2 optional consultations.
  6. This entire EWR process is on the EWR website at http://learn.polyu.edu.hk, (not the CAR
    subject website.)
  7. Look for helpful reminder emails and announcements from “EWR team”.
  8. Use the Checklist/Cover page to write your drafts.
  9. EWR marks (10 points) for the second draft based on task fulfillment, organization,
    language and revisions (based on ELC teacher’s feedback).
  10. If you don’t submit a first or second draft, you lose EWR marks (10 points of your grade).
  11. After the EWR process, submit your final draft to your CAR teacher.
  12. It is your responsibility to remember the draft deadlines and submit your drafts:
    Draft 1 due: 20 Feb (SUN) 23:59 Draft 2 due: 20 Mar (SUN) 23:59
    Policy Note
    In order to pass the subject, students must pass the writing component assessment, i.e., attain
    a minimum grade D in the writing component.
    To pass the Writing Requirement component, students are required to:
    (i) Study the online learning materials on meeting the Writing Requirements
    developed by ELC found on Learn@PolyU (http://learn.polyu.edu.hk) and
    complete the online writing activities in Learn@PolyU.
    (ii) Submit the Writing Requirement tasks assigned by the ELC instructor according
    to schedule, and perform satisfactorily in those tasks.
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    Weeks Topics Contents
    Weeks
    1-2
    General EWR
    orientation and
    planning your
    writing
    Your CAR Teacher gives an overview of the Writing Requirement task in
    your CAR subject class using a video.
    Complete the pre-course survey on the EWR course site.
    Start planning your writing
    Writing assistance for CAR subjects is available in CILL / online, where an
    ELC teacher can help you with starting and planning your draft:
     approach the Help desk or WAP session (Writing Assistance
    Program) OR
     book a session at https://elc.polyu.edu.hk/booking/main.php
     join the online Drop-in consultation
    Weeks
    3-4
    Access online
    resources and
    activities
    Use online resources available on EWR course site to learn skills such as:
     Organising writing and cohesion
     Using appropriate writing style
     Using sources and citing/referencing them
    Week 5
    First draft
    [Due date:
    20 February 2022
    23:59]
    Submit the first draft to Learn@PolyU on the EWR course site before the
    submission deadline:
     Word document
     700 words
     Submit wiith the first draft assignment cover sheet and
    completed checklist.
     Submit early to avoid computer problems.
     Email elc.ewr@polyu.edu.hk if a submission problem
    Week 8
    Writing
    Consultation 1
    [optional; firstcome-first served]
    Feedback reports are released on EWR course site on 6 MAR 2022 23:59
    Optional writing consultation with ELC teacher:
     Registration is available on EWR course site. Click Writing
    Consultation Registration link.
    Week 9
    Revised draft
    [Due date:
    20 March 2022
    23:59]
    Submit the revised draft to Learn@PolyU on the EWR course site before
    the submission deadline:
     1,500 words
     Submit with the second/revised draft assignment cover sheet and
    completed checklist.
     Submit early to avoid computer problems.
     Revised and extended based on ELC teacher’s feedback
    Submit the “First Draft Feedback Reflection” with self-evaluation on EWR
    course site:
     Minimum 50 words
     Your enhancements and changes for second/revised draft
    Week 12
    Writing
    Consultation 2
    [optional; firstcome-first served]
    Feedback reports released on EWR course site on 3 APR 2022 23:59
    Optional writing consultation with ELC teacher:
     Registration is available on EWR course site. Click Writing
    Consultation Registration link.
    Week 13
    or after
    Submit Final Draft
    to CAR teacher
    Further revise and extend your draft. Submit only to your CAR teacher.
    Complete the post-course survey on the EWR course site.

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