ASSESSMENT TASK :
This assessment presents you with an opportunity to understand the conceptual, practical and strategic implications of what was learned about communication, how you communicate, and the relevance of communication within the workplace.
In this essay, you will reflect about what you have learned about communication during four of the weeks in this course. You may pick the weeks based upon your interest in the weekly topic .To successfully complete this assessment task you should answer the following reflective essay question:
• What did I learn from undertaking the course: Effective Business Communication?
• In answering this question, you should describe what you learned during each week based upon:
o The lecture
o The tutorial activities
o One of the assigned journal articles
• You should analyse and explain how these allowed you to better understand:
o Your skills and
o How to improve them.
• You should tie all your insights and observations together at the end of your paper through means of an application, highlighting how you think you will be able to use your learnings in your future career and in life generally.
• The should be a minimum of 2000 words and a maximum of 2500 words. Citations will not be necessary.
• The essay must be double spaced and written using fully developed paragraphs. Bullet points are not acceptable.
• The essay is worth 100 points in total.
ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES :
How to Write Your Essay
As you write your essay please consider the following information relating to the introduction, the body and the conclusion of your essay. Your essay must include fully formed paragraphs. You must not include bullet points in your essay.
Introduction–The purpose of the introductory paragraph is to tell the reader what you are going to write about and to inspire him/her to want to read your essay. Please make sure that you introductory paragraph includes the following information. You will need to start with a topic sentence that introduces the main idea of the essay. You will also need to include sentences that identify and explain the main ideas discussed in the body of your essay (this is the preview). Next, you need to motivate the reader to continue reading by telling the reader why your topic is important or significant or identify a problem or issue that your essay responds to. In some cases you will need to provide background information and/or definitions of terms or concepts. You will also need to include a thesis statement. A thesis is a “succinct sentence or sentences located in the introduction of an essay that state the writer’s argumentative stance and conclusion in relation to the question ” (Nash, 2013). Lastly, you should include some sort of concluding or linking sentences that bridges the introductory paragraph to the first body paragraph. Having written your introduction, your next task is to write the body paragraphs.
Body–The purpose of the body of an essay is to develop the essay’s thesis. At a minimum your essay must have three distinct body paragraphs. The following information tells you what you need to include in each body paragraph. Each body paragraph must include a clearly stated topic sentence that states the main idea(s) that will be discussed within the paragraph. You will then need to include sentences that develop the idea(s) stated in the topic sentence. In doing so you can identify a sub point and then provide a specific example, explain the example, discuss the significance of the example and link the sub point back to the topic sentence or to the next sub point or paragraph. If your paragraph does contain a number of sub points, please make sure that they are linked together. Lastly, you should include some sort of concluding or linking sentences that joins the first body paragraph to the second body paragraph.
The Conclusion–The purpose of a conclusion is to provide a summation of the essay (that is tell the reader what you have told him/her). In your conclusion you must include the following information. As with all of the other paragraphs you will need to include a topic sentence. In the conclusion your topic sentence is a restatement of your thesis statement (as stated in the introduction). Next you need to provide sentences that summarises each of the main points. If you have three body paragraphs, then you will need three summary sentences. Lastly, you need to provide some sort of concluding paragraph that indicates that the essay has ended. Please remember the conclusion should not contain any new information. Writing an essay is not hard, but you must follow the preceding guidelines.
NOTE : YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THIS ESSAY BASED ON THE FOUR WEEKS NOTES WHICH I AM PROVIDING YOU. AT THE END I AM UPLOADING YOU WITH THE FOUR DIFFERENT WEEKS COURSE NOTES IN PDF, USING WHICH YOU NEED TO COMPLETE IT AND MOST IMPORTANTLY YOU SHOULD ANSWER THE FOLLOWING REFLECTIVE ESSAY QUESTIONS WHICH YOU WILL FIND IN THE ASSESSMENT TASK.