TMA COVER FORM: U214B Worlds of English II U214 B TMA

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TMA COVER FORM: U214B Worlds of English II U214 B TMA

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TMA COVER FORM: U214B Worlds of English II
U214 B TMA
Semester 2, 2017-2018
Cut-off date: Week 10
Length: 1500-2000 words
Persuasion in rhetoric has been perceived as an art that involves linguistic tools and stylistic eloquence. Discuss the strategies of persuasion and the rhetorical tools that are used by successful public orators, and then apply the identified tools to a selected speech extract of 200 words to show their effectiveness.
Areas of Discussion
Areas of discussing the TMA’s topic are related to U214B course Book 2 and specifically Unit 6.
Important Guidelines
Discussing the TMA’s subject matter has to draw on the following ideas:
1. Persuasion in English (5 pts)
2. Classical rhetoric (5pts)
3. Rhetorical styles and strategies (5 pts)
4. Application to a chosen text (5pts)
N.B. Students need to read Unit 6, watch DVD 2 Clip 13.2 and Clip 13.3 and think about the TMA question. Students need to take notes from Unit 6 on the linguistic and stylistic tools used in persuasion. In applying the tools they identify, student should show understanding and use appropriate selections from a well-chosen extract. The selected speech extract should be attached as appendix. When writing, students need to pay attention to structure, layout and correct language and use appropriate referencing and citation. Please note that, in addition to the textbook materials, students are strongly recommended to consult two or more of the following references.
Recommended Bibliography
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• Ackrill J. L. (2010). Essays on Plato and Aristotle, Oxford University Press, USA.
• Atkinson, M. (1984). Our Masters’ Voices. Routledge.
• Burg, B. (2011). The Art of Persuasion. Sound Wisdom.
• German, K. M. (2010). Principles of Public Speaking. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
• Rhys Roberts, W. (2008). Aristotle the Art of Persuasion. Megaphone e-books.
Using the e-library
You can include information from the course book but it is highly recommended to use external sources from the e-library.
 You are requested to visit the e-library on campus and use it to carry out your TMAs properly.
 You are also requested to show your tutor that you used the e-library to complete your TMA. But avoid submitting a copy/paste paper, it is a plagiarized work, which is strictly banned and firmly penalized by AOU.
Guidelines on Plagiarism
If you submit an assignment that contains work other than yours without acknowledging the sources, you are committing plagiarism. This might occur when:
• Using a sentence or phrase that you have come across
• Copying word-for-word directly from a text
• Paraphrasing the words from the text very closely
• Using text downloaded from the Internet
• Borrowing statistics or assembled fact from another person or source
• Copying or downloading figures, photographs, pictures or diagrams without acknowledging your sources
• Copying from the notes or essays of a fellow student
(Slightly adapted from OU document on quoting versus plagiarism)
It is important to remember that plagiarism is strictly barred and would be subject to punitive action by the Arab Open University.
Marking Grid
Excellent answers showing confident and wide-ranging knowledge of core material, good understanding of any relevant theory, and a capacity to address the question in a structural, direct and effective way, thoughtfully and with insight. Originality of thought or ideas from outside the course are an added asset. Examples are to the point. - Has an introduction defining plan of essay.
- Body divided into several paragraphs
- Conclusion which directly relates arguments to topic.
- Error-free grammar & register.
- Wide range of specialized terminology.
B to B+
Very good answers showing secure knowledge of course materials. Adopting an analytical approach and providing relevant discussion covering most of the key issues. Distinguished from A answers by being less insightful or by showing less comprehensive knowledge of the course. - First four criteria above maintained
- Demonstrates extensive grammar control.
- Terminology specialized but less varied.
C to C+
Competent answers reflecting adequate knowledge of the more directly relevant course material and concepts, with reasonable structure and adequate coherence related to the question set. - Introduction and/or conclusion short but still satisfactory.
- Less grammar control than above.
- Good range of specialized terminology.
Answers which omit some concepts /evidence and/or lack coherence /structure, and/or make minor errors while still demonstrating basic understanding. Or Bare pass answers which show awareness of some relevant material and attempt to relate it to the question. - Introduction and/or conclusion short but acceptable.
- Few grammatical errors that impede communication.
- Above average range of specialized terminology.
- Slightly confused introduction and/or conclusion, but body still fair.
- No evidence of editing.
- Some error types that impede communication.
- Fair range of specialized terminology.
Answers which attempt to draw upon relevant material but do not reflect sufficient knowledge of the course and/or neglect the focus required by the question, and/or are incomplete in some important aspects whilst being acceptable in others. - No introduction and /or no conclusion.
- Body badly organized or irrelevant.
- Poor grammar control (extremely limited range of grammar & register).
- Limited or not specialized range of terminology.


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