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    Task components    Required skills and knowledge ACSF 4 Reading and WritingEvidence satisfactory/ Further evidence required  Comments
Part 1 Topic focus    Respond to tasksPrioritise activities & work to timeline        
Part 2 Online researchLocate sources in a database Problem solving skills to deal with information that is contradictory, ambiguous. Organising skills to manage volume of material & prioritise reading  
Part 3 Research/Note taking   Report planCritical thinking skills Determine reliability of information Reason from evidence Synthesise notes & paraphrase  
Part 4 Write Report    Construct  written responses appropriate conventions of academic writing Integrate sources effectively Provide evidence to support ideas Conventions of academic referencing Draft planning material  
Part 5 Proofread and edit report    Proofread and edit report   

Please NOTE: TO check YOUR RESULTS on TUrnitin Grade form 0 = nOT SATISFACTORY AND 1 = sATISFACtory

Instructions to the student:

Initial analysis of the task requirements

this individual student assessment task has 5 parts

In this task you will investigate a current issue in your field of interest. You will conduct individual research and then write an individual report that describes the issue, provides facts and discusses the research. You can continue to research the topic you chose for the Annotated Bibliography or select a new topic.

Part 1 Blackboard – Complete Weekly Tasks and post topic on Discussion Board.

  • Decide a topic focus and post on discussion board to get feedback from your teachers and peers.
  • Complete skills building tasks Week 10 – Week 14 to prepare for academic report.

Part 2 Research 6 academic texts to write the report (You can use the 3 – 4 texts researched for the Annotated Bibliography).

  • Use a mixture of websites, newspaper and journal articles from databases.
  • All texts need to be referenced using Harvard style.
  • Wikipedia is NOT considered an academic reference but it may be used as a starting point for your research.

Part 3 Document your research using the Research management table (CAPOW activity).

Part 4 Write an individual report following the structure outlined in the report language & structure document:

  • Your report should include paraphrasing, synthesising, direct quotes and in text references (citations) following Harvard conventions
  • Final word length: 700 – 1000 words
  • Include at least one graph or diagram in the report

Part 5 Edit your report:

  • Follow the Style and Format Guide below to include headers, page numbers, correct font size etc.
  • Check your work using the editing checklist
  • Submit your draft to ‘Turnitin’ on Blackboard. Check the originality and teacher feedback and contact your teacher for clarification or additional support if required.
  • Submit final version of all 5 parts of your assessment task to ‘Turnitin’.
Style and Format Guide: Use academic writing style Header with name & student number Footer with page number Font style ‘ARIAL’ size 11 Text 1.5 spacing Headings in bold

Part 3: Research management tableTable adapted from http://www.learninghouse.com/blog/publishing/assignment-101-evaluating-web-sites-using-capow

Text 1 Reference (Harvard style) Nordqvist, c. (2016). why you should not smoke? [online] medical news today. Available at: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/10566.php
CurrencyAuthorshipPurposeObjectivityWriting style
Last revision date?Who wrote the text?Informational, persuasive, factual?Information is factual or biased?Does the text have a bibliography or list of other supporting sources?
22 October        Christian NordqvistInformational, factualFactualYes
  Text 2 Reference (Harvard style)   Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria; 2015. Available from http://www.tobaccoinaustralia.org.au/chapter-1-prevalence/1-6-prevalence-of-smoking-secondary-students Currency Authorship Purpose Objectivity Writing style Last revision date? Who wrote the text? Informational, persuasive, factual? Information is factual or biased? Does the text have a bibliography or list of other supporting sources?   November 2015       Greenhalgh, informational informational yes   Text 3 Reference (Harvard style) White, Sarah. “Teens Still Need To Be Shielded From Smoking”. HeraldSun pg.59   Currency Authorship Purpose Objectivity Writing style Last revision date? Who wrote the text? Informational, persuasive, factual? Information is factual or biased? Does the text have a bibliography or list of other supporting sources? 27 November 2015         Sarah white informational Biased yes   Text 4 Reference (Harvard style) Australia, C. (2016). Smoking and tobacco control – Cancer Council Australia. [online] Cancer.org.au. Available at: http://www.cancer.org.au/policy-and-advocacy/position-statements/smoking-and-tobacco-control   Currency Authorship Purpose Objectivity Writing style Last revision date? Who wrote the text? Informational, persuasive, factual? Information is factual or biased? Does the text have a bibliography or list of other supporting sources?   Friday, May 27, 2016       Cancer council Australia Persuasive factual no

Part 4: Write report


I did research on smoking cigarette in teenager in Australia and America as doctor Sarah white said smoking in Australia has been decreased from last 30 years. most of my report was about how cigarette can effect body and can cause illness to most of the part in body such as brain, heart, lung and oral. According to medical NEWS in America the smoker people at higher risk of getting lung cancer which is one of causes of cancer death in the world. As doctor Sarah white recommended the government should high the cigarette prices and selling cigarette should be band in public places.


the aim of this report is to investigate cigarette in Australia and America, and health problems that can be caused by cigarette.

Smoking is causes many death and diseases. Smoking leads to many diseases including heart diseases and stroke and different types of cancers such as lung cancer, oral cancer, liver and colon cancer. Also it can cause chest and lung illnesses. 15.500 Australian and over 48000 American die from smoking each year.

This repot will focuses of the health problems from smoking and how we can decrease the number of people smoking and how government can help to decrease the smokers.


According to the medical NEWS over 480000 people in US die because of smoking each year and over $92 billion are lost each year because of resulting from smoking- release death.

Smoking is of the larges preventable death in the world, and the studies found the smoker people can also make a health problem for other people who are not smoking. Christian Nordqvist said “lung cancer is one of causes of cancer death in the world and the smoker people are in higher risk of getting lung cancer”.

 Greenhalgh, wrote an article which is focuses on the percent of Australian student who smoking cigarette in recent year. And according to Greenhalgh the young people who are smoke cigarette age are between 12 to 17 and by aged of 17 13% of males and 11% of females are current smokers. Australia data shows in 2014, the prevalence of smoking among adolescents was low. Greenhalgh provides a table of the percentage of Australian secondary students who smoked in the last week, 1984–2014. And according to the table the smoking in 1984 – 2000 student was very high.

Figure 1.6.1

The cancer council Australia also agree with what American medical news said the cigarette can also effect the nonsmoker people, by saying “Passive smoking causes early death and health problems in children and adults who do not smoke.” According to cancer council Australia smoke-free environment is the only way that not smoker can be safe and protect from the danger of smokers.


Cancer council Australia and medical news America are both have similar Ides about how cigarette can put smoker in danger of death by saying: (cancer council Australia) “Smoking leads to a wide range of diseases including many types of cancer, heart disease and stroke, chest and lung illnesses and stomach ulcers.” (medical news in America) “In addition to the lung cancer the smokers are at highly risk of getting: “Bladder cancer, Kidney cancer, Cancers of the pharynx and larynx (throat cancer), Mouth cancer”.

Doctor Sarah White said one of the reason why children are smoking is “addictive product is available to buy in more places than bread and milk.” and she recommend the cigarette seller should not sell cigarette to minors in that way the smoking rate in teenager will decrease

According to Sarah White to decrease the amount of teenager smoker firstly their parent should Quit because she believes most of the teenager who are smoke they been given cigarette to them by the parents or they sibling and as she said they should increase the cigarette and not sell to minors.


. Smoking cigarette can cause many diseases and cancers in smoker body and can kill you slowly as it also can put other people who are not smoke in danger. As Christian Nordqvist said the lung cancer is one of causes of cancer death in the world and the people who smoke are in higher risk of getting it. Too try to decrease the smoker government should not sell cigarette everywhere and they should not sell it to minors


According to Sarah with the cigarette recommendation the cigarette seller should not sell cigarette around schools and they should increase the price. As she said if the sellers not selling cigarette to the people with age of under 18 then the rate of cigarette will decrease.

Part 5: Proofread and Edit report using checklist

Checklist for self-editing Academic Report


  Report is correctly formatted with title, headings, 1.5 spacing, Arial font size 11 Word length: 700 – 1000yes
  Punctuation, grammar & spelling checkedyes
Abstract: This summarises the whole report and is written in the past tense Gives a summary of the whole report with a sentence representing each section Written last, on its own pageYes
Introduction: This introduces the topic & sets the limits of the reportyes
Findings: Presents findings of the research in paragraphs Facts only – no interpretation Includes at least one graph or table with labels/captions Contains headings and sub-headings Content is referenced correctly using in text citationsyes
Discussion: Presents an interpretation, analyses and evaluation of the findings Synthesises – draws together different aspects of the findings, and relates them to other studies by referring to the literature Content is paraphrased & referenced correctly using in text citations    yes
Conclusion: Brief statement of what was found and its significance (no new information)yes
Recommendations: Suggests suitable changes/solutions (only recommendations from research, not your personal opinions/ideas)yes
Appendix: Attachments of additional supporting information (e.g raw data, surveys, questionnaires, detailed statistics, a glossary, etc.) 
References: A full list of all sources used, following Harvard style & in alphabetical orderyes

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