You are required to produce an assignment plan that will support you when writing an illustrated report for your unit 5 assignment.
You do not need to write the report for this unit – you only need to produce an assignment plan.
Your assignment plan needs to be as structured and detailed as possible so that you can use it when completing unit 5.
Using the timetable approach to assignment planning, you should firstly list all of the stages that you are going to need to complete for your unit 5 assignment, from reading the assignment brief to producing a first draft, through to producing your final draft and submitting it for marking.
You must review the unit 5 assignment brief and the relevant assessment criteria before producing your assignment plan. Your assignment plan must then include the structure and format of the unit 5 assignment, including any sections, headings and word count(s).
Where you include the first draft you need to break this down into the different sections you will need to write for an illustrated report following the recommended report format that is in section 1.1 of the study materials for the ‘Academic Writing Skills’ unit. Each section within the report format includes an indicative number of words; you should incorporate this information into your assignment plan.
You then need to allocate each of the stages a suitable time frame for completion. The submission date for your report is 10 days from today and the start date is today. Ensure that you use actual dates within your assignment plan and not ‘week 1’, ‘week 2’ etc.
Once you have done this, you should enter all of your stages and their allocated time frame for completion into a timetable or chart. Refer to the timetable provided in the Assessor Guidance for this assignment.
You can then review your timetable to ensure that your time scales are realistic and that you are going to be able to submit your assignment by the set deadline.
The timetable approach to assignment planning should include:-
• An outline of the content, format, structure and layout, including relevant word counts
• Deadline for the production of the first draft
• Allocated time for proofreading and amending
• Deadline for the production of the final draft
• Allocated time for final checking
• The submission date
This task aims to support the development of assignment planning skills.
You should refer to your study materials for additional guidance and to check what you should include in an assignment plan. You should pay particular attention to the section that explains ‘the timetable approach to assignment planning’.
Use MS word or Excel (or similar) to produce your assignment plan. You must then upload this document to Pearl. DO NOT copy and paste your assignment plan into the text box for this question.