Biodiversity

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

CLARIFICATION NEEDED ON ASSIGNMENTS

Dear Richard

I have had a look at the course material and it looks very interesting. I however have a query about the assignments at the end of each section. Do we need to write a 1-2 page essay on the combined topics or for each topic separately? (That would amount to 40+ essays in a span of 2 weeks! That surely cannot be.) Even if it is combined, that would amount to 13 essays, which is roughly one a day over the next two weeks.

Could you please clarify?

Karen Marais
BCB Hons NISL student
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville

E-mail 2657211@uwc.ac.za
Web http://brit-journal.com/karen2006bcbnisl/

8 Comments:

  • I totally agree with you Karen. It's going to take almost all the time and we have the videos also to review and other modules to deal with

    By Anonymous vincent, at April 19, 2006 5:17 PM  

  • Hi I have corrected this so it now reads ONE assignment per Chapter - the assignments are 500 to 1000 words excepting the last one which is about 2000 words. These are to be put up on this Weblog.

    By Blogger Rich Knight, at April 21, 2006 10:58 AM  

  • Hi everyone

    Just a quick one on assignments. For chapter 2, do we now summarise the entire chapter in an essay or have I got this wrong? Karin?

    Cheers

    David

    By Blogger davidvaughan, at April 24, 2006 10:46 PM  

  • Hi David

    For each section there are a few assignments. Richard said that we could choose one of them per section and write an essay on it, which means 13 essays as there are 13 sections in chapter 2!

    Cheers,
    Karen

    By Blogger Karen Marais, at April 25, 2006 9:06 AM  

  • Thanks Karin

    I understand fully, thank you. We post the essays on this blog I presume...

    Cheers

    David

    By Blogger davidvaughan, at April 25, 2006 3:01 PM  

  • Hi David

    Yes, we post the assignments on this blog. There are 12 to do. Richard said to leave the last one as we have covered evolution of humans. These need to be done by the end of next week. DVD assignment needs to be finished by end of the following week (12 May?)
    Chapter two's assignments and the DVD one will count 40% each and then there will be a one test on two more chapters that still need to be linked...

    Hope this helps to plan ahead.

    By Blogger Karen Marais, at April 25, 2006 3:24 PM  

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    By Blogger Maleka Evelyn, at May 02, 2006 12:53 PM  

  • hi Rich
    what are we suppose to write an assignment on what can you give us clarity please.
    thanks

    By Blogger lethabo, at May 02, 2006 2:53 PM  

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