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EG202 Environmental Science and Technology/

EP317 Environmental Engineering and Abatement Processes/


EE304 Environmental Engineering & Abatement Processes

January-April 2015

GROUP ASSIGNMENT (5%)


[28 MARKS]
Environmental pollution is one of the biggest problems the world faces today. It is an issue that
troubles us economically, physically and everyday of our lives. The contamination of the
environment is also being linked to some of the diseases that are around currently. Yet, most
people do not know about this problem. This shows that environmental pollution is becoming an
increasingly worse problem that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible, not only for the
good of the environment but also for the people that live in it.

Task:
In a group, select a city/country that is suffering from any of the pollutions below and prepare a
report/write up addressing the criteria given.

Water pollution; or

Noise pollution; or

Solid waste pollution; or

Hazardous waste pollution.

In your report, the following criteria are to be included:


1) Major causes of the pollution.
2) Effects of the pollution towards human/ ecosystems/ economics etc.
3) Measures/ methods taken by the government/ citizens to control the pollution or reduce
the impacts of the pollution.
4) If you are the prime minister of the country or the person-in-charge of the city council, do
you satisfied with the current control or preventive measures taken? If yes, please provide
the justification. If no, how would you suggest to solve the pollution issue (in your own
point of view).

Standard format for assignment: Times New Roman/Arial, font size of 12, 1.5 line spacing,
one-inch margins, 10-15 pages. Figure and Table should be clearly numbered and caption
should be provided (e.g. Figure 1: Interaction effect of temperature and pressure). Hand written
assignment is not accepted.
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January-April 2015

EG202 Environmental Science and Technology/


EP317 Environmental Engineering and Abatement Processes/
EE304 Environmental Engineering & Abatement Processes

Deadline: 24th March 2015 (Tuesday) by 5.00 pm.


You may submit your report during the lecture session on 24th March 2015.

Expectations
The write-up/report should contain the following elements:
1.

Cover page (Specify group number and title)

2.

Contribution of team members. The activities carried out by each team member should be
clearly specified.

3.

Table of content

4.

Abstract

5.

Introduction

6.

Discussion (free style addressing all the criteria listed in Page 1)

7.

Conclusion

8.

References

Additional Notes
1. Late submission will be subjected to 10 % reduction for each day and the report will not be
accepted after 3 days from the due date of submission.
2. Reports will be graded based on its main idea, organization, analysis & critical thinking and
language use.
3. Plagiarism is intolerable and your original works are highly appreciated.

EG202 Environmental Science and Technology/


EP317 Environmental Engineering and Abatement Processes/
EE304 Environmental Engineering & Abatement Processes

January-April 2015

Marking Rubrics for Group Assignment


Items
Score
Timeliness

Objective

Introduction

Report Content

Conclusion

Appearance
and formatting

Spelling,
grammar,
sentence
structure

Unacceptable
0

Satisfactory
1

Moderate
2

Good
3

Excellent
4

Report handed in more than


three days late

Report handed in more


than two days late

Up to one day late

Up to one hour late

Report handed in time

The objective is not achieved.


Case study choosen is not
related to the study

Objective achieved. Case


study choosen somehow
partially related to the objective
of study

Objective achieved. Cae study


choosen partially related to the
objective of study

Objective achieved. Case


study choosen fairlt related to
the objective of study

Objective achieved. Case


study choosen exactly related
to the objective of study

Introduction not included

Introduction missing some of


the major content

Introduction included, but


seem missing some
information

Introduction included, details


are covered, some minor
details missing

Introduction included all the


major content, with additional
information included

Content included not related

Content not sufficient. Lack of


major contents

Content included, but seem


missing some information, no
further elaboration included

Introduction included, details


are covered, some minor
details missing. Logical and
relevant, backs all topics with
examples

Excellent content, clearly


stated and elaborated, with
additional information
included, All supporting
materials are backed by
strong evidences displaying
superior control of the report
presentation

Incomplete or incorrect
conclusion

Conclusions missing or
missing the important points

Conclusions regarding major


points are drawn, but many are
misstated, indicating a lack of
understanding

All important conclusions


have been drawn, could be
better stated

All important conclusions


have been clearly made,
student shows good
understanding

Appearance and formatting


totally inappropriate

Sections out of order, report is


not typed using the
appropriate format

Sections in order, formatting is


rough but readable

Report is mostly typed using


the appropriate format, all
sections in order, formatting
generally well but could still
be improved. Report bounded
neatly.

Report is typed
in well format, very readable,
neatly bounded.

Grammar/spelling error,
writing style is rough and
immature.

Frequent grammar and/or


spelling errors.

Occasional grammar/spelling
errors, generally readable with
some rough spots in writing
style

Less than 3 grammar/spelling


errors, mature, readable style

All grammar/spelling correct


and very well-written

Score

Total Mark
Final Score Percentage (%)

Name of Assessor: ______________________

= (Total Marks /28)*5

Signature: _______________________
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