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You will write an argumentative essay based on one country’s work towards
achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4,Target 1
Essay Question:
• ”Is your chosen country likely to be successful in ensuring that all girls
and/or boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary
education by 2030?“
• You should discuss the question and your country in your Introduction and
Conclusion
Figure: United Nations (2016) Sustainable
Development Knowledge Platform. Retrieved
from /https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org
/sdg3
Assessment Guidelines
Read the Guidelines in the Assessments link on Blackboard
Provide 1600‐words (+/‐ 10%) – you will be penalised for going over or
under the word limit
Choose one country which is classified by the World Bank as low‐come
(LI) or lower‐middle income (LMI) e.g. Ghana (LI), Sri Lanka (LMI)
Critically analyse:
• The country’s progress towards SDG 4, Target 1
• use the Sociological Imagination Template (historical, cultural,
structural factors and critical analysis) to structure the discussion
• use APA (6th ed.) referencing style and current academic sources
16/02/2018
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Marking Rubric
Read the Marking Rubric (attached to the Essay Guidelines)
• Always read the Marking Rubric for an assessment before you
begin
• Check your work against the Marking Rubric before you
submit – have you covered everything you need to?
• The next slides cover the  criteria from the Marking Rubric for
this essay
CRITERION 1
Introduction and Conclusion  20%
Identifies topic. Engages readers’ interest.
Provides some background information.
Contains a thesis or argument to
communicate author’s position on the
subject. Defines key terms and links to
health outcomes. Conclusion and
prediction link back to thesis and
introduction.
Introduction
• ‘sets the scene’ by providing some
information about the topic / background
information
• Engages the reader’s interest
• Provides a thesis statement  (i.e., gives the
writer’s position on the central issue)
• Defines key terms and explain relevance of
topic to population health.
Conclusion
• Re‐states the main idea
presented in the Introduction /
re‐states thesis statement
• Does not add new information
• May include data (statistics or a
quote, with a reference) but does
not end on a reference (ends
with student’s own words
• Finish  with an eye to the future
(predict the country’s likelihood
of achieving the goal/target)
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CRITERION 2
Content  30%
Relevant Historical,
Structural and Cultural
Factors identified and clearly
linked to SDG and target.
Sociological Imagination Template
1. Historical factors – how the past has contributed to the current status of
education for girls and boys
2. Cultural factors – how culture impacts access to education
3. Structural factors – how particular social institutions affect impact education
provision and access
• Provide relevant information about your country. You must cover all 3 factors
• You can use headings (Structural Factors) or words: “Many structural factors have
led to …”
• Provide introductory, summary and transition sentences of your own for
paragraphs – these do not need to be referenced
• Different countries/ topics will require more or less time spent on the 3 factors
• It is usually logical to start with historical factors
CRITERION 3
Evidence  10%
Points are supported by relevant
evidence (quotes, numbers, statistics,
dates etc.).
1. Be specific!
• Use evidence to support each main points
you are making ‐ your essay will be more
credible and persuasive if it is backed by
solid evidence
• Be specific:
• Names and titles of individuals,
groups, countries, organisations
• Quantitative – dates, numbers,
statistics
• Qualitative – quotes, descriptions
2. Be academic!
• Take most evidence from
credible sources
• Cite the  authors for the reader,
e.g. The Government of Zaire
reports a 50 percent increase in
girls attending primary
education in the past two years
(author, date)
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CRITERION 4
Critical Analysis  20%
Critical evaluation of findings,
evidence and concepts.
Implications of findings for health
identified. Realistic
recommendations provided.
This is where you defend your thesis (argument)
Use key historical, structural and cultural factors
from your previous paragraphs to highlight
barriers and enablers to achieving the SDG,
target.
Barriers and Enablers –
‐Who is affected (epidemiology)?
‐Are cultural beliefs and practices contributing
to the issue?
‐Are Government policies, provision of services
adequate and appropriately targeted?
Success Story: example when an intervention in
the past resulted in improved  outcomes (NOTE:
there might not be one that is applicable for
your argument)
Recommendations: What recommendations
could be made? In an ideal scenario, what
should happen? What realistic interventions
could be undertaken?
This is your own discussion of
your findings (what you have
presented). This is where you
defend your thesis (argument)
Government
• International: law and policy ‐ the
United Nations and its agencies
(WHO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP,)
• National: law and policy
(particularly social and health),
national or regional, quantitative
data (e.g. Government statistics;
Government health organisations)
Civil Society
• NGOs (national or
international)
providing support
to your chosen
country on the
health issue
Academic
• Refereed (peer reviewed)
academic journal articles
• Located using a Curtin
Library Database
• Current (within 10 years
unless provides information
for historical factors)
CRITERION 5
References 5%
Reference List contains
academic sources and
shows breadth of reading
(16 sources).
Breadth of reading = a good number of
references, taken from more than one source
(balanced view, different views)
For this topic, it is appropriate to use some
web sources for government and
intergovernmental reports and information
from non-government organisation (NGO)
The majority should be academic
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CRITERION 6
Referencing
Correct APA (6th) system used in‐text and
reference list. In‐text citations provided for
all information taken from other writers
and integrated well into writing.
Integrate in‐text references into
writing
• Make it clear which section the
reference is linked to
In‐text references
• Use APA 6th ed. guide (accessed via
Curtin Library’s homepage)
• Always provided for direct quotes, and
data (numbers and statistics)
• Provided for all information and ideas
taken from other writers
• Not provided for your own analysis – e.g.
few in‐text references are required in the
Introduction, Critical analysis and
Conclusion
Reference List
• Use APA 6th ed. guide
• Starts on a separate page
• Line spacing – 1.5 without extra
spaces between refs.
• Pay attention to punctuation
CRITERION 7
Presentation  10%
Grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure correct
and appropriate.
Mechanical accuracy (spelling, formatting and
punctuation).
A very important 10%!
This gives you feedback on
several key skills needed for all
assessments at Curtin and for
work readiness
• Submit in Word form
• Student number (ID) and page number in footer – student name is not needed
• Typed, 1.5 spacing, size 11 or 12 font
• Grammar, sentence structure and spelling are correct (use grammar and spell check!)
• Vocabulary appropriate to Health Sciences
• Formal tone – avoid personal pronouns (‘I’, ‘we’), contractions (‘can’t’), slang (‘kids)
• Numbers under 10 should be in written format (e.g., ‘five’); numbers over 10 should
be in numeric format (e.g., ‘20’)
• All numbers at the very beginning of a sentence should be in written format (e.g.,
“Thirty‐five participants completed a questionnaire”
• Mechanical accuracy – proofread for small errors
• Capitalise names of countries, people and policies
• Clear, simple language is best; the goal is to communicate your findings to the reader
• A Table of Contents is not needed. A copy of the Plagiarism Checklist is not required.
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Mistake students make
• Start too late
• Write only one draft
• Do not develop an essay outline
• Do not paying attention to the this unit’s methodology (SI template)
• Do not check the Marking Rubric
• Do not answering the question asked
• Forget about SDG/ target by the end of the essay
• Do not provide sufficient references (evidence/research)
• Skip the critical analysis/discussion
• Submit late (10% per calendar day)
• Forget to back up work (buy a usb!)

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You will write an argumentative essay based on one country’s work towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4,Target 1

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16/02/2018
1
Feed-forward
Essay
NURS1003
16/02/2018
2
You will write an argumentative essay based on one country’s work towards
achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4,Target 1
Essay Question:
• ”Is your chosen country likely to be successful in ensuring that all girls
and/or boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary
education by 2030?“
• You should discuss the question and your country in your Introduction and
Conclusion
Figure: United Nations (2016) Sustainable
Development Knowledge Platform. Retrieved
from /https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org
/sdg3
Assessment Guidelines
Read the Guidelines in the Assessments link on Blackboard
Provide 1600‐words (+/‐ 10%) – you will be penalised for going over or
under the word limit
Choose one country which is classified by the World Bank as low‐come
(LI) or lower‐middle income (LMI) e.g. Ghana (LI), Sri Lanka (LMI)
Critically analyse:
• The country’s progress towards SDG 4, Target 1
• use the Sociological Imagination Template (historical, cultural,
structural factors and critical analysis) to structure the discussion
• use APA (6th ed.) referencing style and current academic sources
16/02/2018
3
Marking Rubric
Read the Marking Rubric (attached to the Essay Guidelines)
• Always read the Marking Rubric for an assessment before you
begin
• Check your work against the Marking Rubric before you
submit – have you covered everything you need to?
• The next slides cover the  criteria from the Marking Rubric for
this essay
CRITERION 1
Introduction and Conclusion  20%
Identifies topic. Engages readers’ interest.
Provides some background information.
Contains a thesis or argument to
communicate author’s position on the
subject. Defines key terms and links to
health outcomes. Conclusion and
prediction link back to thesis and
introduction.
Introduction
• ‘sets the scene’ by providing some
information about the topic / background
information
• Engages the reader’s interest
• Provides a thesis statement  (i.e., gives the
writer’s position on the central issue)
• Defines key terms and explain relevance of
topic to population health.
Conclusion
• Re‐states the main idea
presented in the Introduction /
re‐states thesis statement
• Does not add new information
• May include data (statistics or a
quote, with a reference) but does
not end on a reference (ends
with student’s own words
• Finish  with an eye to the future
(predict the country’s likelihood
of achieving the goal/target)
16/02/2018
4
CRITERION 2
Content  30%
Relevant Historical,
Structural and Cultural
Factors identified and clearly
linked to SDG and target.
Sociological Imagination Template
1. Historical factors – how the past has contributed to the current status of
education for girls and boys
2. Cultural factors – how culture impacts access to education
3. Structural factors – how particular social institutions affect impact education
provision and access
• Provide relevant information about your country. You must cover all 3 factors
• You can use headings (Structural Factors) or words: “Many structural factors have
led to …”
• Provide introductory, summary and transition sentences of your own for
paragraphs – these do not need to be referenced
• Different countries/ topics will require more or less time spent on the 3 factors
• It is usually logical to start with historical factors
CRITERION 3
Evidence  10%
Points are supported by relevant
evidence (quotes, numbers, statistics,
dates etc.).
1. Be specific!
• Use evidence to support each main points
you are making ‐ your essay will be more
credible and persuasive if it is backed by
solid evidence
• Be specific:
• Names and titles of individuals,
groups, countries, organisations
• Quantitative – dates, numbers,
statistics
• Qualitative – quotes, descriptions
2. Be academic!
• Take most evidence from
credible sources
• Cite the  authors for the reader,
e.g. The Government of Zaire
reports a 50 percent increase in
girls attending primary
education in the past two years
(author, date)
16/02/2018
5
CRITERION 4
Critical Analysis  20%
Critical evaluation of findings,
evidence and concepts.
Implications of findings for health
identified. Realistic
recommendations provided.
This is where you defend your thesis (argument)
Use key historical, structural and cultural factors
from your previous paragraphs to highlight
barriers and enablers to achieving the SDG,
target.
Barriers and Enablers –
‐Who is affected (epidemiology)?
‐Are cultural beliefs and practices contributing
to the issue?
‐Are Government policies, provision of services
adequate and appropriately targeted?
Success Story: example when an intervention in
the past resulted in improved  outcomes (NOTE:
there might not be one that is applicable for
your argument)
Recommendations: What recommendations
could be made? In an ideal scenario, what
should happen? What realistic interventions
could be undertaken?
This is your own discussion of
your findings (what you have
presented). This is where you
defend your thesis (argument)
Government
• International: law and policy ‐ the
United Nations and its agencies
(WHO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP,)
• National: law and policy
(particularly social and health),
national or regional, quantitative
data (e.g. Government statistics;
Government health organisations)
Civil Society
• NGOs (national or
international)
providing support
to your chosen
country on the
health issue
Academic
• Refereed (peer reviewed)
academic journal articles
• Located using a Curtin
Library Database
• Current (within 10 years
unless provides information
for historical factors)
CRITERION 5
References 5%
Reference List contains
academic sources and
shows breadth of reading
(16 sources).
Breadth of reading = a good number of
references, taken from more than one source
(balanced view, different views)
For this topic, it is appropriate to use some
web sources for government and
intergovernmental reports and information
from non-government organisation (NGO)
The majority should be academic
16/02/2018
6
CRITERION 6
Referencing
Correct APA (6th) system used in‐text and
reference list. In‐text citations provided for
all information taken from other writers
and integrated well into writing.
Integrate in‐text references into
writing
• Make it clear which section the
reference is linked to
In‐text references
• Use APA 6th ed. guide (accessed via
Curtin Library’s homepage)
• Always provided for direct quotes, and
data (numbers and statistics)
• Provided for all information and ideas
taken from other writers
• Not provided for your own analysis – e.g.
few in‐text references are required in the
Introduction, Critical analysis and
Conclusion
Reference List
• Use APA 6th ed. guide
• Starts on a separate page
• Line spacing – 1.5 without extra
spaces between refs.
• Pay attention to punctuation
CRITERION 7
Presentation  10%
Grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure correct
and appropriate.
Mechanical accuracy (spelling, formatting and
punctuation).
A very important 10%!
This gives you feedback on
several key skills needed for all
assessments at Curtin and for
work readiness
• Submit in Word form
• Student number (ID) and page number in footer – student name is not needed
• Typed, 1.5 spacing, size 11 or 12 font
• Grammar, sentence structure and spelling are correct (use grammar and spell check!)
• Vocabulary appropriate to Health Sciences
• Formal tone – avoid personal pronouns (‘I’, ‘we’), contractions (‘can’t’), slang (‘kids)
• Numbers under 10 should be in written format (e.g., ‘five’); numbers over 10 should
be in numeric format (e.g., ‘20’)
• All numbers at the very beginning of a sentence should be in written format (e.g.,
“Thirty‐five participants completed a questionnaire”
• Mechanical accuracy – proofread for small errors
• Capitalise names of countries, people and policies
• Clear, simple language is best; the goal is to communicate your findings to the reader
• A Table of Contents is not needed. A copy of the Plagiarism Checklist is not required.
16/02/2018
7
Mistake students make
• Start too late
• Write only one draft
• Do not develop an essay outline
• Do not paying attention to the this unit’s methodology (SI template)
• Do not check the Marking Rubric
• Do not answering the question asked
• Forget about SDG/ target by the end of the essay
• Do not provide sufficient references (evidence/research)
• Skip the critical analysis/discussion
• Submit late (10% per calendar day)
• Forget to back up work (buy a usb!)

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