Academic English Skills Coursework 1

Academic English Skills Coursework 1: Source Evaluation and Essay Outline

 

Title:

Compare and contrast attitudes towards education and career planning in the uk and one other country. Do higher expectations result in a poor work balance?

 

 

 

Part 1: References

List a minimum of SIX sources which you have found to be reliable and appropriate for academic use which are relevant to your essay title.

 

 

Chakrabarti, R.  (2013). South Korea’s schools: Long days, high results. [online] Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25187993 [Accessed 12 Feb. 2018].

 

Chandra, V. (2012). Work–life balance: eastern and western perspectives. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, [online] 23(5), pp.1040-1056. Available at: [Accessed 12 Feb. 2018].

 

Fitzsimons, M. (1972). What is Education? The Review of Politics, 34(1), 82-102.

Shury, J., Vivian, D., Turner, C., Downing, C.(2017). Planning for success: Graduates’ career planning and its effect on graduate outcomes. [online] Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/604170/Graduates__career_planning_and_its_effect_on_their_outcomes.pdf [Accessed 12 Feb. 2018].

Heraldinsight.co.kr. (2016). Comparing the South Korean Educational System and the English Educational System. [online] Available at: http://www.heraldinsight.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=230 [Accessed 12 Feb. 2018].

 

Mas-Machuca, M., Berbegal-Mirabent, J. and Alegre, I. (2016). Work-life balance and its relationship with organizational pride and job satisfaction. Journal of Managerial Psychology, [online] 31(2), pp.586-602. Available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com.ezproxy.sussex.ac.uk/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/JMP-09-2014-0272 [Accessed 12 Feb. 2018].

 

Shin, J. (2011). Higher education development in Korea: western university ideas, Confucian tradition, and economic development. Higher Education, [online] 64(1), pp.59-72. Available at: http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.sussex.ac.uk/stable/pdf/41477919.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A10a0773d596f2d0cda1c95c9b9824ca9 [Accessed 11 Feb. 2018].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 2: Source Evaluation[Explanation of why you have selected the sources for use.]

Complete the table below for FOUR of the sources you have found.

EVALUATION 1

In-text reference:Chakrabarti, R.  (2013)

 

Why have you chosen this source? Refer to the currency, authority, purpose, reliability of evidence or data, objectivity, use of expected academic conventions.

 

This source is reliable. In addition, BBC is one of the most popular and neutral journal and broadcast company. It works internationally and widely, and the news shows the real Korean education system and its reality. However,this source providesnumerous of helpful informationthat describe what the Korean education is and a lot of helpful points to compare and contrast with British education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How is the source relevant to your title? What are the useful points / arguments made in the text?

 

The news is highly related about Korean education and it describe about the education comparing with British education. The news provides one Korean girl’s day and it also describing about Korean parents’ expectation of their children. On the other hand, it’s showing the clear differences with British student’s education structure.

 

-One Korean girl’s schedule – shows how different with British student

-The importance of GCSE test- shows education level

-How Korea have made high economy level rapidly

 

 

 

 

 

EVALUATION 2

In – text reference: Shury, J., Vivian, D., Turner, C., Downing, C. (2017)

 

Why have you chosen this source? Refer to the currency, authority, purpose, reliability of evidence or data, objectivity, use of expected academic conventions.

This source is reliable as it’s published by UK government and it is recently published. However, this source is current relevant as it’s provide information about successful career planning and its effects. Also,there isa survey population which can support my arguments. And it says about causes why some people make an unsuccessful career plan and tips for preventing it. The source is reliable enough to use and it’s up to date.

 

 

 

How is the source relevant to your title? What are the useful points / arguments made in the text?

 

Regardless about how much the text is long, this source is highly relevant to my title as it’s provide a lot of information which can support my arguments about career planning. On the other hand, it contains a lot of numbers and percentage about career planning in the UK which can make me write detailed examples in my essay.

 

-Graduate outcomes two and a half years after graduating

-Reasons for applying to university and studying special subjects

-Sources of careers advice

 

 

 

 

EVALUATION 3

In – text reference:Candara, V. (2012)

 

Why have you chosen this source? Refer to the currency, authority, purpose, reliability of evidence or data, objectivity, use of expected academic conventions.

 

As this source is not recently published but it is reliable as it is published on The International Journal of Human Resource Management and it’s on Sussex library and guaranteed by Taylor & Francis Group. This source provides a lot of reliable points and it’s focused on WLB perspectives in different part of the world which mean there is various perspectives, and those perspectives can support my argument and clarify the difference which make me understand of the term of WLB.

 

 

 

How is the source relevant to your title? What are the useful points / arguments made in the text?

 

This source is highly relevant to my title as it’s provide a strong information about the work life balance and the the differences in WLB perception, which can support my argument.

 

-Work Life Balance WLB

-Work Family conflict

-Work interference with Family

-HR (Human resource) initiatives

-Differences in WLB perceptions of individuals

-Money, Power, Status = Happiness?

-Differences in WLB approaches between countries

 

 

 

EVALUATION 4

In – text reference: WLB and its relationship with organizational pride and job satisfaction (2016)

 

 

 

Why have you chosen this source? Refer to the currency, authority, purpose, reliability of evidence or data, objectivity, use of expected academic conventions.

 

 

Although no author is credited with writing this, it is a reliable source as it’s published by Emerald insight which is a Global publisher linking research website. It is completely about WLB which can back up my arguments and provide much information about WLB, WFC, FIW and job satisfaction. There are many tables and models which help me to understand of WLB easily. However, this source is up to date.

 

 

How is the source relevant to your title? What are the useful points / arguments made in the text?

WFC

 

This source is strongly relevant to my title as it’s providing a numerous detailed information about WLB which can highly support my argument.

 

-Family interfering with work

-Promo ability

-Hypothesized relationships – Figure 1

-Job satisfaction

-productivity

-Job satisfaction – life satisfaction

 

 

 

Part 3: Essay Outline

Title:Compare and contrast attitudes towards education and career planning in the UK and one other country. Do higher expectations result in a poor work life balance?

 

 

 

Introduction:Education is necessary in order to be a good human being and it is important to pursue a happy life by doing what they want to do in their lives. … In this essay, I will explain the reason why I chose the country ‘Korea’ to compare and contrast with UK and I will look into how it is different and similar and figure out an answer of the main question with conclusion.

 

 

Your position / thesis statement:

 

Korean education system is almost different with British system and the answer of the title question should be philosophical.

 

 

Paragraph 1: Purpose To introduce and define the Education

 

Topic sentence: Education makes a good human being.

 

Main Point /Supporting points / Evidence, example or data / in-text citation [information prominent]

 

Education is necessary to men.

Education – Life

They are the role of people’s emotions. (Fitzsimons, 1972)

Education includes communication, intercommunication and self-development. (Fitzsimons, 1972)

 

 

 

 

Paragraph 2: PurposeTo explain why I chose Korea to figure out difference with Britain and how it is different and similar.

 

Topic sentence: Education between Korean and British is almost different.

 

Main Point /Supporting points / Evidence, example or data / in-text citation [information prominent]

Completely different schedule of students in Korea and UK = easy to compare and contrast

The weight of the word ‘Education’ to students in two different countries (Heraldinsight,2016)

The ways to learn and study = all work, no-play (Heraldinsight,2016)

Self / together

Parents’ expectation of their children (BBC, 2013)

High pressure makes high ranking? (Heraldinsight,2016) , (Shin,2012)

 

 

 

Paragraph 3: PurposeTo look into how much young people including graduate in Korea and UK are satisfied of their job and if it is different why?

 

Topic sentence: Korean graduates’ job satisfaction is lower than British.

 

Main Point /Supporting points / Evidence, example or data / in-text citation [information prominent]

The reason why they study for and what their parents normally want from their children(BBC,2013)

What is the most important reason of studying

How they choose their future job (pressure or interest or just for money) (Heraldinsight,2016)

 

 

 

Paragraph 4: Purpose To compare what the words ‘career planning’ is meaning to two different countries’ students and how it is working.

 

Topic sentence: what is the way students in Korea and UK make a plan of career?

 

 

Main Point /Supporting points / Evidence, example or data / in-text citation [information prominent]

Parents’ expectation (BBC,2013), (Heraldinsight,2016)

Different planning ways (UK gov,2017)

For satisfaction – no regret = the way of how gov. and parents let them think about career planning in two countries

 

 

 

 

Paragraph 5: Purpose To introduce and define a work –life balance

 

Topic sentence: it is extremely connected between work and life.

 

Main Point /Supporting points / Evidence, example or data / in-text citation [information prominent]

Relationship between work-life balance, job satisfaction and organizational pride. (Mas-Machuca,2016)

How linked between work and life, work and family, family and life. (Mas-Machuca,2016)

How different people look at and think of WLB in eastern and western-different perspectives (Chandra,2012)

 

 

 

 

Paragraph 6: Purpose To explain how I think about work – life balance and answer the question with my view.

 

Topic sentence: It is pretty hard to answer the question because it is philosophical but my answer is ‘YES, it does’.

 

Main Point /Supporting points / Evidence, example or data / in-text citation [information prominent]

 

People should make their own satisfaction by having self-pride not from others. (Mas-Machuca,2016)

So many things can affect to WLB – environment, autonomy, Family etc. (Mas-Machuca,2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusions:

 

There’s a clear difference in Korean and UK Education.

However, high expectation can make a poor work-life balance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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