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.
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.
Key Points of the English Writing Requirement (EWR):
Writing improves through draft and feedback process.
This entire EWR process is on the EWR website at http://learn.polyu.edu.hk, (not the CAR subject website.)
Look for helpful reminder emails and announcements from “EWR team”.
Use the Checklist/Cover page to write your drafts.
EWR marks (10 points) for the second draft based on task fulfillment, organization, language and revisions (based on ELC teacher’s feedback).
If you don’t submit a first or second draft, you lose EWR marks (10 points of your grade).
After the EWR process, submit your final draft to your CAR teacher.
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. 2 | P a g e 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.