Required Length: 2000 words
Your essay should be a critical reflection, which means you discuss the concepts in relation to the proposition. You will have to choose your topic from a list of essay questions that we provide (I will type it below, with blue color). You must not make up your own essay question. You do not have to agree or disagree with the essay question or topic, but you must form an argument that shows critical assessment of the question or topic. It is advisable to frame your argument around one or more of the issues or thinkers from the subject and to reflect on the concepts and the proposition in relation to the course.
You may continue to explore the issue or thinker you chose for the first assessment, or you may select a different issue or thinker.
The question I picked: This course has demonstrated parallels between learning a first and second language. How is the acquisition of a first language similar/different to the acquisition of a second language? Discuss the reference to at least two thinkers.
Those students who display particular skill in the deployment and analysis of theories will be especially rewarded.
This is not a research essay. Use the materials from the course further readings, readings discussed in lectures and readings from later parts of the course are also fine. If you choose to add one or two further references, they should strengthen your critical reflection rather become a focus of your essay. Do not just tell us what the authors say show us that you can think.
Do not reference the lectures or tutorials.
For more information on essay writing, go to the Universitys Academic Skills Homepage:
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE AT LEAST THREE REFERENCES TO MATERIALS PRESENTED IN THIS SUBJECT ON CANVAS (I attached it at below)(SUBSTANTIAL SET READINGS OR ADDITIONAL READINGS AVAILABLE ON CANVAS).
IF YOU WANT TO, YOU CAN ALSO USE ONE OR TWO FURTHER REFERENCE TEXTS THAT ARE NOT MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THIS SUBJECT ON CANVAS, BUT THIS IS NOT OBLIGATORY.
THE WORD COUNT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES AT THE END.
APPLY THE APA 7 STYLE SHEET.