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ASSIGNMENT / TUGASAN

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OUMH1103
LEARNING SKILLS FOR OPEN DISTANCE LEARNERS
JANUARY 2017 SEMESTER
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INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS / ARAHAN KEPADA PELAJAR

1. This assignment contains only ONE (1) questions that are set in both Malay and English. / Tugasan ini
mengandungi SATU (1) soalan sahaja yang disediakan dalam bahasa Melayu dan bahasa Inggeris.

2. Answer in Malay or English. / Jawab dalam bahasa Melayu atau bahasa Inggeris.

3. Learners are to submit assignment only in MS-WORD format unless specified otherwise. Please refrain
from converting text/phrases into picture format such as .gif / .jpeg / print screen / etc. / Anda dikehendaki
menyerahkan tugasan dalam format MS-WORD melainkan dinyatakan sebaliknya. Anda tidak
dibenarkan untuk menukar teks/frasa tugasan tersebut kepada format grafik seperti .jpeg / .gif / print
screen / dan lain-lain format berkaitan.

4. Download the language version of the assignment template concerned from the myINSPIRE for
preparation and submission of your assignment. Your assignment should be typed using 12 point Times
New Roman font and 1.5 line spacing. / Muat turunkan templat tugasan versi bahasa yang berkenaan
daripada myINSPIRE untuk penyediaan dan penyerahan tugasan anda. Tugasan anda hendaklah ditaip
dengan menggunakan saiz fon 12 Times New Roman dan langkau baris 1.5.

5. Your assignment should be between 750 to 1000 words excluding references. Do not copy the
assignment question and instructions to your answer. Only assignment answer developed within the
approximate word limit will be assessed. The number of words should be shown at the end of your
assignment. / Tugasan anda hendaklah mengandungi 750 hingga 1000 patah perkataan tidak termasuk
rujukan. Bilangan perkataan hendaklah ditunjukkan di hujung tugasan anda. Jangan menyalin soalan
dan arahan tugasan dalam jawapan anda. Pemeriksa tidak akan membaca jawapan tugasan yang
melebihi had patah perkataan yang dibenarkan. Jumlah perkataan hendaklah dinyatakan di penghujung
tugasan anda.

6. You must submit your assignment ONLINE via the myINSPIRE. Refer to the portal for instructions on
the procedures to submit your assignment online. You are advised to keep a copy of your submitted
assignment and proof of the submission for personal reference. / Anda dikehendaki menghantar tugasan
SECARA ONLINE melalui myINSPIRE. Sila rujuk kepada portal untuk arahan mengenai prosedur
penghantaran tugasan secara online. Anda dinasihatkan menyimpan salinan tugasan yang dihantar dan
bukti penghantaran untuk rujukan sendiri.

7. You can submit your assignment ONCE only in a SINGLE file. / Anda hanya boleh menghantar tugasan
SEKALI sahaja dalam SATU fail.

8. Your assignment must be submitted between 13th April – 20th April 2017. Submission after 20th April
2017 will NOT be accepted. / Tugasan anda hendaklah diserahkan antara 13th April – 20th April 2017.
Serahan selepas 20hb April 2017 TIDAK akan diterima.

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9. Your assignment should be prepared individually. You should not copy another person’s assignment. You
should also not plagiarise another person’s work as your own. / Tugasan hendaklah disiapkan secara
individu. Anda dilarang meniru tugasan orang lain. Anda juga dilarang sama sekali memplagiat kerja
orang lain sebagai kerja sendiri.

10. Please take note that PENALTY will be imposed on late submission of assignment as specified in the
Registrar’s Office circular 6/2012 (Refer to Registrar’s Announcement in myVLE). / Sila ambil maklum
tentang PENALTI yang akan dikenakan ke atas penghantaran lewat tugasan seperti yang tertera di
pekeliling pejabat Pendaftar 6/2012 (Rujuk Registrar’s Announcement di myVLE).

11. Please ensure that you keep the RECEIPT issued upon submisson of your assignment as proof of
submission. Your assignment is considered as NOT submitted if you fail to produce the submission
receipt in any dispute arises concerning assignment submission. / Anda perlu memastikan RESIT yang
dikeluarkan bagi penghantaran tugasan disimpan sebagai bukti penghantaran. Kegagalan
mengemukakan resit dalam sebarang isu yang timbul berkaitan penghantaran tugasan akan
mengakibatkan tugasan dianggap TIDAK dihantar.

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EVALUATION / PENILAIAN

This assignment accounts for 100% of the total marks for the course and shall be assessed
based on the Rubrics or Answer Scheme attached. You would be given feedback on the
assignment before the Final Semester Examination commences. /
Tugasan ini menyumbang sehingga 100% daripada jumlah markah kursus berkenaan dan
akan dinilai berdasarkan kepada Rubrik atau Skema Jawapan yang dilampirkan. Anda
akan diberikan maklum balas tentang tugasan ini sebelum Peperiksaan Akhir Semester
bermula.

PLAGIARISM: MARKS DEDUCTION / PLAGIARISME: POTONGAN MARKAH

Warning: The submitted assignment will automatically undergo a similarity check. If


plagiarism is detected, marks would be deducted as follows: /
Amaran: Tugasan yang diserahkan, secara automatik, akan disemak untuk menentukan
kadar pertindihan. Jika plagiarisme dikesan, markah akan dipotong seperti berikut:

No. / Similarity Percentage (%) / Marks Deduction (%) /


Bil. Kadar Pertindihan (%) Potongan Markah (%)
1. 0 – 30 0
2. 30.01 – 50 5
3. 50.01 – 70 10
4. 70.01 - 100 100

Assignments found to have similarities under any of the categories above; will not be entitled
to apply for appeal. For learners who fall into the 70.01-100 similarities group, the access for
online appeal for assignment remarking of the subject will be disabled from the appeal
options. /
Tugasan yang dikenal pasti mempunyai pertindihan tugasan bagi mana-mana kumpulan
pertindihan di atas tidak dibenarkan untuk rayuan. Bagi pelajar dalam kategori pertindihan
tugasan kumpulan 70.01-100, akses online rayuan semakan semula tugasan bagi subjek
berkaitan dilupuskan dari pilihan rayuan.

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ASSIGNMENT QUESTION

The objective of this assignment is to assess your ability to:


 search for information
 write an essay type assignment;
 demonstrate logical arguments/discussions with supporting facts and evidences; and
 cite other author’s work according to APA citation style.

Part C (50%)
Instructions: Write an essay on the following topic.

Most families are having a hard time managing expenditure due to high cost of living.

Your essay should include:


1. Discuss three challenges of managing high cost of living.
2. How might these problems be reduced? 
3. Provide references to support your arguments.

The essay should contain:


a) Introduction
i. Begin with writing the sub-heading “Introduction.”
ii. Give a brief overview on what you understand of ‘high cost of living.’
iii. Provide the purpose of the essay.
iv. Write down the scope of the essay.
 
b) The body of content
i. Provide at least 3 challenges of managing high cost of living.
ii. Include 3 ways to reduce the problems due to the challenges.
iii. Write each challenge and the way of reducing it in a separate paragraph with a sub-
heading.
iv. The challenges and the way to reduce it should be discussed in logical flow.
v. Support your arguments with supporting facts from other authors by doing in-text
citation.
vi. Search for e-books and e-journals in the OUM Digital Library and/or the Internet
database.
vii. Learn how to do in-text citation:
https://www.roanestate.edu/owl/UsingSources_APA.html

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c) Conclusion
i. Begin with writing the sub-heading “Conclusion.”
ii. Summarise the essay by briefly describing key points that you have written for the
introduction and body of content.
iii. Conclude your views on the challenges of managing high cost of living and the ways of
reducing it.

d) References
i. Begin with writing the sub-heading “References.”
ii. Every in-text citation reference should be listed under the References.
iii. List the references according to APA citation style.
iv. Learn how to cite references based on APA Citation Style:
http://www.library.kent.edu/files/APACheatSheet.pdf
http://www.easybib.com/guides/citation-guides/apa-format/

[Total: 50 marks]

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SOALAN TUGASAN

Objektif tugasan ini adalah untuk menilai kebolehan anda untuk:


• mencari maklumat
• menulis tugasan esei;
• membincang dengan hujah yang logik / menyokong dengan fakta dan bukti; dan
• membuat rujukan kepada kerja penulis lain mengikut gaya rujukan APA.

Bahagian C (50%)

Arahan: Tuliskan sebuah esei berdasarkan tajuk berikut.

Ramai keluarga menghadapi masalah untuk menguruskan perbelanjaan kerana kos


sara hidup yang tinggi.

Esei anda harus meliputi:


1. Bincangkan tiga cabaran dalam menguruskan kos sara hidup yang tinggi.
2. Bagaimanakah masalah-masalah ini boleh dikurangkan?
3. Buat rujukan untuk menyokong hujah anda.

Esei perlu mengandungi:


a) Pengenalan
i. Mulakan dengan menulis sub-tajuk "Pengenalan."
ii. Berikan gambaran ringkas tentang apa yang anda faham mengenai 'kos sara hidup yang
tinggi.'
iii. Tuliskan tujuan esei.
iv. Tuliskan skop esei.
 
b) Isi kandungan
i. Menyediakan sekurang-kurangnya 3 cabaran menguruskan kos sara hidup yang tinggi.
ii. Merangkumi 3 cara untuk mengurangkan masalah disebabkan oleh cabaran yang
diberikan.
iii. Tulis setiap cabaran dalam perenggan yang berasingan dengan sub-tajuk.
iv. Cabaran dan cara untuk mengurangkannya perlu dibincangkan dengan aliran logik.
v. Sokong hujah anda dengan fakta daripada pengarang lain dengan melakukan rujukan
dalam teks (in-text citation).

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vi. Cari e-buku dan e-jurnal di Perpustakaan Digital OUM dan / atau di pangkalan data
Internet.
vii. Belajar cara melakukannya rujukan dalam teks:
https://www.roanestate.edu/owl/UsingSources_APA.html

c) Kesimpulan
i. Mulakan dengan menulis sub-tajuk "Kesimpulan."
ii. Meringkaskan esei dengan menerangkan perkara utama yang anda telah tulis untuk
pengenalan dan isi kandungan.
iii. Menyimpulkan pandangan anda mengenai cabaran menguruskan kos sara hidup yang
tinggi dan cara-cara mengurangkannya.

d) Rujukan
i. Mulakan dengan menulis sub-tajuk "Rujukan."
ii. Setiap rujukan petikan dalam teks hendaklah disenaraikan di bawah Rujukan.
iii. Senaraikan rujukan mengikut gaya rujukan APA (APA Citation Style).
iv. Belajar cara membuat rujukan berdasarkan gaya rujukan APA (APA Citation Style):
http://www.library.kent.edu/files/APACheatSheet.pdf
http://www.easybib.com/guides/citation-guides/apa-format/

[Jumlah: 50 markah]

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Assignment Rubric

Criteria 4 3 2 1 0 Weight Score


Excellent Above Average Fair Low Bad/Missing
1. Introduction The write-up was The write-up The write-up was Poorly written Did not meet the 2 8
- A brief overview of the high cost detail and was clear and fairly clear requirement at
living. excellent good all
- Aim/Purpose of essay OR
-Scope of essay Out of topic

2. Discussion on 3 challenges of The write-up was The write-up The write-up was Poorly written. Did not meet the 4 16
managing high cost of living with detail and was clear and fairly clear most of requirement at
supporting references excellent good the times all
OR
AND AND/OR AND/OR Out of topic
AND/OR
Able to identify & Able to identify & Able to identify &
describe 3 Able to identify describe at least 1 describe at least 1
challenges of high & describe at challenge of high challenge of high
cost of living least 2 cost of living cost of living
challenges of
high cost of
living

3. Discussion on 3 ways to reduce the The write-up was The write-up The write-up was Poorly written Did not meet the 4 16
problems due to the challenges detail and was clear and fairly clear most of requirement at
excellent good the times all
OR
AND AND/OR AND/OR Out of topic
AND/OR
Able to identify & Able to identify & Able to identify &
describe 3 ways to Able to identify describe at least 1 describe at least 1
reduce the & describe at way to reduce the way to reduce the
challenges least 2 ways to challenges challenges
reduce the
challenges
4.Conclusion The write-up was The write-up The write-up was Poorly written. Did not meet the 1.5 6
- Summary of essay. detail and was clear and fairly clear most of requirement at
- Conclusion of your view on the excellent. good. the times. AND/OR all
challenges of high cost of living AND OR
and how to reduce them AND/OR Able to summarise Out of topic
Able to summarise AND/OR only some parts of
the introduction Able to summarise the essay; OR
and body of Able to the introduction
content (with 3 summarise the and body of AND/OR No summary of
challenges and 3 introduction and content (with at challenges and
ways to reduce the body of content least 1 challenge No conclusion of ways to reduce
challenges); (with at least 2 and 1 way to your view the challenges;
challenges and reduce the
AND 2 ways to reduce challenges); AND
the challenges);
Conclude your AND/OR No conclusion of
view AND your view
No conclusion of
Conclude your your view
view
5. Reference In-text citation for In-text citation In-text citation for No in-text citation No references 1 4
- Reference according to APA citation all 3 references for at least 2 at least 1 and no in-text
style were according to references were references were citation
- In-text citation according to APA APA citation style according to according to APA
citation style AND/OR APA citation citation style
style AND/OR
3 references were AND/OR
according to APA AND/OR ALL references
citation style 1 reference was were wrongly
2 references according to APA written
were according citation style
to APA citation
style

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