Writing Assessment Task 2 Instructions Sheet
Information report: Obesity / Childhood Obesity
Obesity is becoming a serious problem not only in Australia but also in other
Write an in-class information report minimum 700 words on Obesity or
Childhood Obesity. Describe the main causes of this epidemic problem.
Use examples, statistics, or quotations to illustrate the ways how individuals
or the community are affected by obesity / childhood obesity. Draw on at
least three main causes in detail, and discuss a range of short and long-
term effects (at least three), including two solutions to this pandemic
The planning of report writing is to be discussed further in class.
A report format is required. Include a title page, a table of
contents page, list of figures page, main headings, sub
headings, in-text referencing, and a reference list.
Table of contents shows sections of your report and page numbers of
those sections. Number the pages throughout your report so that sections
can be easily located.
To support your analysis further, your report should include at least
two graphic elements (diagrams, maps, illustrations or tables) where
appropriate. These must be correctly labelled, sourced and referred to
in the text of the report.
Use block organization or chain organization (cause-effect
structure), information report format, layout, and structure phrasal
words as modelled in class.
Use the Harvard in-text referencing guide. Attach a list of
references to accurately show the origin of your sources. There
must be a minimum of four references: internet sites, book/s, a
newspaper or magazine article, from either hardcopy versions, EFS
class wikispaces, college P drive learning resources database, or
from on-line sources.
Information Report: Obesity / Childhood Obesity / Sem1, 2010/ LZ Version 3 1|2
Due date: first Monday after the term break (processed).
ASSIGNMENT PAPER FORMATTING GUIDE - Student Checklist
Assignments should be produced on a computer.
Check that your assignment:
has a title page showing your assignment topic, course name, teacher’s name, your
name, the word count and the date submitted. The word count should not include the
title page or bibliography (reference list).
has 2.5 cm margins around all pages
is in 12pt font
uses one of the following styles: Times New Roman, Arial or Verdana
has double line spaced text
has paragraphs spacing, which is wider than double spacing
has all the pages numbered and your name at the bottom right of each page (footer)
is stapled together with all attachments and placed in a protective plastic sleeve.
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