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Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia

Academic and Research Vice-rector

Activity 2 – Writing Task

1. General description of the course

Faculty or Vicerrectoría de Relaciones Internacionales

Academic Unit
Academic Level Professional, specialization, master
Academic Field Common basic interdisciplinary training
Course Name English B1+
Course Code 900004
Course Type Methodological Can be yes ☐ No ☒
Number of Credits 3

2. Description of the activity

Type of the
Individual ☐ Collaborative ☒ of 4
Moment of
Initial ☐ Intermediate: ☒ Final ☐
Delivery Environment: Monitoring
Evaluative score: 90 points
and Evaluation
Starting date: April 11th,
Closing date: April 30th, 2019
Competence to develop:
Build different sentences according to the topics seen, the student will
construct this with the support of the E-Tutor and e-students. Through
this exercise, the student will recognize and ownership the contents of
the unit 1 in the online contents, their environment and the context to
express themselves according to their level.
Topics to develop:
Unit 1
Compound Adjectives.
Present Progressive.
Modal Verbs
Phases of the learning strategy to develop:
Central task - Writing assignment - Production
Phase 1: Students work in collaborative groups to plan, prepare and
correct the sentences / paragraph.
Phase 2: Students present a document with the development of the
different practices in the online content (Knowledge environment).
Phase 3: The group construct a writing paragraph with the given
Activities to carry out:
I. PHASE ONE - Individual
A. Check the online content – Unit 1 (Knowledge environment).
B. Select a Role for the collaborative activity.

II. PHASE TWO - Collaborative

After checking the online content, in the group you are going to
develop the following practices (12 practices):
III. PHASE THREE – Collaborative
In the group, you are going to do the following (answer the
Environment Knowledge environment / Collaborative Learning
for the environment / monitoring and Evaluation
development environment.
In the Evaluation and monitoring environment, upload
the Final Document in PDF FORMAT with the following
Products to
deliver by
1. First page: Cover (complete names, IDs and Date)
2. Practices answered (Phase two - 12 practices).
3. Paragraphs (Phase three – answer the questions
and the short paragraphs).

General guidelines for the collaborative work

Planning of
activities for Each student has to contribute in the forum as
the follows:
development 1. Check the online content.
of 2. Develop the practices.
collaborative 3. Work in group for the final document.
Roles to
perform by
the student
in the
Roles and Collector: Articulate the contributions of all the
responsibiliti participants of the collaborative group in order to
es to consolidate the final paper; including only those who
produce the took part of the whole process.
by the Reviewer: To verify that the final paper and process
students meet all the requirements established by the teacher.

Evaluator: To verify that the final paper meets the

criteria established by the rubric. The evaluator must
inform the group about any corrections or adjustments
regarding the quality of the document.

Submissions: To keep track and inform the group

about the submission time, upload the final paper on
time, using the link provided by the teacher or
established by the activity guide. To notify the group
members the final paper was submitted.

Alerts: To notify all the group members about changes

or news related to the submission or elaboration of the
final paper. To notify the teacher through the
collaborative forum and the course mail that the final
paper was submitted.
It is necessary to use the APA standards in order to
provide a bibliography of the sources cited in the
Use of
references Use this link as reference:

In the agreement 029 of December 13, 2013, article

99, the mistakes that infringe upon the academic
order, among others, are the following: paragraph e)
“To plagiarize is to present as your own work the
whole or part of a writing, report, task or document of
Plagiarism invention performed by another person. It also implies
policy the use of cites or lack of references, or includes cites
where there is no coincidence between them and the
reference” and paragraph f)”To reproduce, or copy for
profit, educational resources or results of research
products, which have intellectual rights reserved for
the University”.
The academic punishments that the student will face
a) In case of academic fraud proved in the
academic work or evaluation, the score achieved will
be zero (0.0) without leading to disciplinary measures.
b) In case of plagiarism proved in the academic
work of any nature, the score achieved will be zero
(0.0), without leading to disciplinary measures.

To know how the documents must be cited, check the

following document:
Centro de Escritura Javeriano ( ) Normas APA. Sexta
edición. Taken from
4. Evaluation rubric

Evaluation rubric
Individual Collaborative
Activity type: ☐ ☒
Activity Activity
Moment of
the Initial ☐ Intermediate ☒ Final ☐
Performance levels of the collaborative
Assessed Scor
Aspect e
High score Media score Low score
There is
are relevant,
participation in
articulated and
the writing
contribute to
forum, besides There is not
it neither meets forum
Participation construction of
the participation
& the final 20
requirements of at all.
interaction document. The
the guide and
schedule nor
are posted
the netiquette
according to
the schedule.
(Up to 20 (Up to 10 (Up to 0
points) points) points)
The written
The proper use
of grammar
contains some
shows a good
grammatical The student
knowledge of
inconsistencies didn’t
the structures
Use of and the participate in
in the 10
grammar simplicity of the the activity.
sentences show
of the
difficulties in
the structures.
(Up to 10 (Up to 5 (Up to 0
points) points) points)
The document
The written shows
final document inconsistencies
contains a in the
proper organization The student
construction of and didn’t
sentences and construction of participate in
Coherence 15
paragraphs, ideas; however, the activity.
making use of the objective or
logical main point of
connectors. view is
(Up to 15 (Up to 7 (Up to 0
points) points) points)
Although the
The final vocabulary used
document in the final
contains wide document
variety of matches the The student
words which difficulty level didn’t
are used according to the participate in
Vocabulary coherently, contents of the the activity. 15
with course, it is
appropriate limited and has
spelling. some spelling
(Up to 15 (Up to 7 (Up to 0
points) points) points)
The group
The student
develops the
complete 12
The group participate in
practices, but
develops the the
Development they have some
complete 12 development
of the mistakes in the
practices, with of the 12
practices sentences.
no mistakes in practices.
the sentences.
The group
The group
doesn’t develop
the 12
practices. They among 1 to 5
answer among practices.
6 to 11
(Up to 20 (Up to 10 (Up to 0
points) points) points)
The final
document is
The final
delivered in
document is not
the Link The student
delivered in the
established for didn’t
proper link or
Final PFD that purpose participate in
lacks some 10
delivery and contains the activity.
dispositions in
all the
the final version
dispositions for
that matter
(Up to 10 (Up to 5 (Up to 0
points) points) points)
Final score 90