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Task: Individual Written task
Description 500 Words
All elements are required
For this task, you are required to produce a 500-word brief on a current ‘hot topic’
within health and wellbeing. The topic is “Obesity”. The focus of this task is to
demonstrate your ability to produce a well-written, well-researched and well-
referenced academic brief. This is based on the following three elements that you
have been introduced to during the project.
1. ‘Well-Written’: Academic Writing:
Your work should follow the correct academic format for an academic brief,
ensuring that you have also considered the need for correct presentation,
punctuation and grammar. Write in paragraphs and split your work into sections
including an introduction, main body and conclusion.
2. Well-Researched’: Research Methods:
Your brief should demonstrate your ability to use appropriate sources for this level of
study. You should focus on books, journal articles, government reports and
government websites. Try to avoid unpublished work and web sources where the
validity of the content could be called into question.
3. ‘Well-Referenced’: Referencing and the Harvard Referencing System /
Format:
You are required to evidence your ability to correctly reference an academic brief.
You are required to utilise the Harvard referencing format. A minimum of 5
references is required for this task.
(See the example file) to know how the client wants this
brief to be done.
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Specific Guidelines
Introduction: Introducing your topic and setting the scene (10)
Main Body: an overview of your chosen topic explaining why it is an important
‘hot topic’ within health and wellbeing currently, what we know about it already,
perhaps including statistics, links to research, information about how we
research this topic, etc. (30)
Conclusion: Summarise and conclude on the points made in the main body
(10)
Writing and Presentation: Logical presentation, organisation and structure of
written submission. Appropriate writing style (logical, fluent and concise),
correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and format (25)
Referencing: Inclusion of at least 5 references from good academic sources.
All references correctly referenced, in alphabetical order, using the Harvard
Referencing System / Format (25)
Guidance on Presentation of task
For academic briefs, the writing style should be in the third person.
Your task should also be:
Word-processed, font Arial size 12, double line spaced and right justified text
(where appropriate).
Supplementary Guidance
All links to literature should be referenced appropriately using the
Harvard referencing system;
A variety of academic sources should be used (i.e. books, edited
books, journals, articles and on-line resources).
Total word count should be shown at end of your task.
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Reading List
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Reading List Entry
1
BELL, J. 2014. Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers in
Education and Social Science. 4th edn. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
2
BURNS, T and SINFIELD, S. 2016 Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to
Success at University 4th Edition (SAGE Study Skills Series)
3
COTTRELL, S. 2013. The study skills handbook. Fourth edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave
MacMillan.
4
CREME, P. 2008. Writing at university: a guide for students. 3rd edn. Buckingham:
Open University Press
5
GOMM, R. 2008. Social Research Methodology. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
6
GRAY, D. 2009. Doing Research in the Real World. 2nd edn. London: Sage.
7
NORTHEDGE, A. 2005. The good study guide. 2nd edn. Milton Keynes: Open
University Press
8
PUNCH, K. ed. 2005. Introduction to Social Research: Quantitative and Qualitative
Approaches. 2nd edn. London: Sage.
9
ROSE, J. 2012. The mature student's guide to writing. 3rd edn .Basingstoke: Palgrave.
10
SARANTAKOS, S. 2005. Social Research 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave
11
TURNER, K. 2008. Essential academic skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
12
WAREING, S. 2004. How to study successfully. 3nd edn. Newport: University of Wales,
Newport.

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Task: Individual Written task Description – 500 Words All elements are required For this task, you are required to produce a 500-word brief on a current ‘hot topic’ within health and wellbeing. The topic is “Obesity”. The focus of this task is to demonstrate your ability to produce a well-written, well-researched and wellreferenced academic brief. This is based on the following three elements that you have been introduced to during the project. 1. ‘Well-Written’: Academic Writing: Your work should follow the correct academic format for an academic brief, ensuring that you have also considered the need for correct presentation, punctuation and grammar. Write in paragraphs and split your work into sections including an introduction, main body and conclusion. 2. Well-Researched’: Research Methods: Your brief should demonstrate your ability to use appropriate sources for this level of study. You should focus on books, journal articles, government reports and government websites. Try to avoid unpublished work and web sources where the validity of the content could be called into question. 3. ‘Well-Referenced’: Referencing and the Harvard Referencing System / Format: You are required to evidence your ability to correctly reference an academic brief. You are required to utilise the Harvard referencing format. A minimum of 5 references is required for this task. (See the example file) to know how the client wants this brief to be done. Specific Guidelines Introduction: Introducing your topic and setting the scene (10) Main Body: an overview of your chosen topic explaining why it is an important ‘hot topic’ within health and wellbeing currently, what we know about it already, perhaps including statistics, links to research, information about how we research this topic, etc. (30) Conclusion: Summarise and conclude on the points made in the main body (10) Writing and Presentation: Logical presentation, organisation and structure of written submission. Appropriate writing style (logical, fluent and concise), correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and format (25) Referencing: Inclusion of at least 5 references from good academic sources. All references correctly referenced, in alphabetical order, using the Harvard Referencing System / Format (25) Guidance on Presentation of task For academic briefs, the writing style should be in the third person. Your task should also be: • Word-processed, font Arial size 12, double line spaced and right justified text (where appropriate). Supplementary Guidance • • • All links to literature should be referenced appropriately using the Harvard referencing system; A variety of academic sources should be used (i.e. books, edited books, journals, articles and on-line resources). Total word count should be shown at end of your task. Reading List # Reading List Entry BELL, J. 2014. Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers in 1 Education and Social Science. 4th edn. Maidenhead: Open University Press. BURNS, T and SINFIELD, S. 2016 Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to 2 Success at University 4th Edition (SAGE Study Skills Series) COTTRELL, S. 2013. The study skills handbook. Fourth edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave 3 MacMillan. CREME, P. 2008. Writing at university: a guide for students. 3rd edn. Buckingham: 4 Open University Press 5 GOMM, R. 2008. Social Research Methodology. Basingstoke: Palgrave. 6 GRAY, D. 2009. Doing Research in the Real World. 2nd edn. London: Sage. NORTHEDGE, A. 2005. The good study guide. 2nd edn. Milton Keynes: Open 7 University Press PUNCH, K. ed. 2005. Introduction to Social Research: Quantitative and Qualitative 8 Approaches. 2nd edn. London: Sage. 9 ROSE, J. 2012. The mature student's guide to writing. 3rd edn .Basingstoke: Palgrave. 10 SARANTAKOS, S. 2005. Social Research 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave 11 TURNER, K. 2008. Essential academic skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press. WAREING, S. 2004. How to study successfully. 3nd edn. Newport: University of Wales, 12 Newport. Name: Description: ...
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