International Foundation Programme (Business)
English for Academic Purposes Level 6.2
Assessment Type: Writing – Summary and Reflection essay
|You are going to watch a TED talk and read the article on time management. Task 1: You will write a summary of the TED talk and the article Task 2: You will write a report on how you manage your time at work and reflect on how the concepts in the article could apply to your work life|
Task 1: 150 words
Task 2: 350 words
You will need to reference both the video and the article in your report. You do not need to use any other sources for the report.
Submission Instructions: Essays must be submitted electronically via the Turnitin application in the appropriate section of the EAP Moodle module. Your tutor will provide you with full instructions on how to upload your essay.
Any work that you submit must be your own and the use of sources must be referenced appropriately. Any work that is deemed to be plagiarised or not the student’s own work will not be marked and will not count towards the final module grade. Please refer to the section on Academic Misconduct in the EAP Module Handbook for further information.
Assessment Criteria & Grading: The essay will be assessed according to its content (logical/relevant ideas, use of appropriate research/sources and academic referencing skills), organisation (essay structure and linking of ideas) and language (grammar, vocabulary and punctuation). Further information will be provided by your tutor.
The essay grade accounts for 20% of the overall final grade for the EAP module.
Your report is due on Sunday 26th July at 5.00pm. Please check Moodle for the submission instructions.
|What is Time Management? Ask the question “what is time management” in different parts of the world and you’re likely to get very different answers. The western perspective is related to the chronos interpretation of time as linear progression. This view of time as the inevitable passing of seconds and minutes, as on a clock, the chronology of existence, is based on the Greek word Kronos. This word refers to time as linear and sequential, something which we spend our lives trying to control, but which in reality dominates us. We battle against losing or wasting time as it passes us by, causing us stress and unhappiness along the way. The eastern perspective is related to the Kairos view, which considers time as a cyclical or seasonal passage. Time viewed from a Kairos perspective is referred to in different ways, such as appropriate time, now time or quality time. It is like a compass giving direction, bringing opportunities to learn, to contemplate values, to deepen relationships, and to appreciate life. This has an emphasis on quality rather than the quantity of “clock” time. The time management industry tries to sell us time-saving techniques. These are based on the idea that we simply don’t have enough time to do everything we need, or want to do. These time saving techniques may shave seconds, minutes or even hours from the time we spend on tasks, but do they all work? It’s not time itself we have to manage, instead it’s our perception and understanding of time that can sometimes be our enemy (Koch 1999). When thinking about which time management techniques will work for you, ask yourself this: What directs your view of time? The clock or the compass? Once you have decided this, the rest should fall into place. Perhaps the best way to manage time is to value its passage, not to confront it. Adapted from: The Happy Manager website (2020). Available at https://the-happy-manager.com/articles/what-is-time-management/ (last viewed 12/06/2020)|
|TED Talk on a Time management technique How a student changed her study habits by setting goals and managing time Yana Savitksy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7e7gtU3PHY|