different methods of interpreting literary texts'

different methods of interpreting literary texts’

This semester you have read many literary texts and you have discovered different methods of interpreting them. Now, choose one critical approach that you find interesting and use it to help you analyze one of the following texts: Ibsen’s “A Doll House”, Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, Sophocles “Antigone”, Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist”. You can find these plays, poems and stories in the text. If there is another text you’d rather work with, just let me know. Your final draft must be 3-5 pages in length, include 3-5 secondary sources, and be formatted in MLA Style. Please use the following links to do more research on different Critical Approaches.

BSc (Hons) Architectural Design & Technology
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
BSc (Hons) Construction Management
Submission Deadline: by 16:00 hrs (GMT) on Friday the 19 Dec 2014
This assessment contributes 50% of the marks for the above module.
This coursework must be carried out individually.
Scenario (hypothetical)
The four-storey building indicated on the attached drawings is a proposed new building for the
External Relations Division of The University of Salford, to be built on the former site of the
Northern Car Park (currently under development).
The attached schematic layouts have been prepared by architects acting for the University. The
floor plans show how accommodation is to be broadly distributed, though in addition the
following should be noted:
Ground floor plan

One wing is an Office

The central area is a void over the swimming pool

The other wing provides internal car parking spaces as per the layout shown on the plans.

Designated as plant and storage areas, swimming pool and Car Park.
First and second

Designated as office use

The client requires flexibility of layout on these floors, i.e. to be able to partition off
individual offices if the need arises, or to be able to have an open plan layout.

Layouts may change over a period of time.
Top floor
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Designated as ‘executive suite’ and ‘staff amenities’.
Also Office provision
Dimensions are on the drawings.
The ground conditions over the entire site are as follows:

0 – 3.0m demolition waste

3.0 – 4.25m course sand

4.25m – 6.0m stiff brown boulder clay

6.0m – 20.0m red sandstone bedrock

A water table level was encountered at a level 1.2m below ground. This is known to be the
highest level that the water table rises to.
Project/Task brief
You are a member of the design team assigned by a ‘property services’ practice that has been engaged to
help procure the building. Working in that team, you have been asked to carry out studies that will explore
possible solutions as to how the building can be built. Ultimately you are required to select appropriate
construction technologies in respect of the building elements listed below, in each case demonstrating:
a. an understanding of the appropriateness of the chosen technology for the scenario building, and
b. an ability to apply the principles of the chosen technology to the scenario building. The building
elements to be selected are as follows:
o sub-structure (i.e. basement and foundations)
o super-structure (i.e. frame and floors, including upper floors and ground bearing floors)
o cladding and roofing
It recommended that ADT students undertake Option 2 while students from other disciplines undertake Option
1 but this is not mandatory.
Option 1 (Importance 100%)
Explore/investigate optional technologies which might be adopted in respect of each of the building elements.
sub-structure (i.e. basement and foundations)
super-structure (i.e. frame and floors, including upper floors and ground bearing floors)
cladding and roofing
Evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of each option in relation to its suitability for the building in
question, taking into account the specific requirements that are relevant to the scenario building.
Note; the building must be considered as a whole, and constructional approaches for each element MUST be
considered relative to their compatibility with the construction approaches for the other elements.
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Option 2 (Importance 100%)
Develop what you consider to be the most suitable constructional approach for each of the building elements,
relative to the building in question, and prepare the following drawings:
1:200 annotated floor plans at each level indicating layout of structural frame/roof structure.
1:200 annotated elevations.
1:50 annotated vertical cross section indicating structural frame/roof structure, basement structure,
floors, and cladding/roofing positions/zones.
1:10 section details at the following positions:
o junction of basement wall/basement floor
o junction of basement wall/external ground level/external cladding/ground floor
o junction of typical upper floor with external wall, extending to cover window head to floor
below, and window cill above
o junction of external wall and roof
Note: All details should be drawn in such a way as to show at least 1m ‘run’ of each element of construction (so
that the context is readily identifiable) and should be fully annotated. You should aim to produce details that
ultimately demonstrate the application and integration of sub-structure, super-structure, and cladding/roofing
construction technologies specifically in relation to the scenario building.
Specific Submission requirements:
Submission is via Turnitin in A4 or A3 format.
Word count limit Option 1 2500 words, Option 2 should be scanned details with
annotations so there is no word count limit
Individual submissions are required to be submitted as one document.
Drawing presented within your work for Option 2 can be derived from the following:
Sketch-up, hand drawings or CAD tools. Generic details or manufactures details are
acceptable Option 1
It is important that the submitted work is your own as directed above and not merely word
processed/ photocopied from a book, magazine, brochure, etc.
All drawings and sketches need to be properly titled, annotated and appropriately
described and discussed, and, where appropriate, referenced back to their original source.
It is extremely important that any drawings, photographs or illustrations that are not your
own, or are adapted from external sources are properly referenced where appropriate if
they are taken/adapted/copied from a book, magazine, web site, or brochure, otherwise
you will be considered has having committed plagiarism. Whilst CAD is permissible if you
have downloaded drawings from web sites using the CAD programme, you must identify
that this is the case otherwise you will again be considered has having committed
plagiarism. Guides on referencing and plagiarism can be found on the Student Intranet
under Weblinks and Resources.
harvardquickref.pdf ?
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Plagiarism: http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/infolit/plagiarism
A properly complied bibliography/reference list should also be provided;
Your full name, pathway, mode of study (i.e. full or part-time) and year of study should be
clearly marked.
All submissions should have a cover sheet identifying the module, the date and the student’s
name and roll number. In addition to the in-text citations, all submissions shall have a reference
list (and an optional bibliography), listing the sources used in the preparation of the report. [The
School has adopted the Harvard system (APA 6th) as standard
Maximum 2500 words report excluding references, bibliography, cover sheet or appendices (if
This assignment MUST be submitted electronically through Turnitin®
Further information and support for students using Turnitin can be found here:
This piece of coursework is a vehicle for gaining architectural technology knowledge. It will aid the
understanding and development of architectural terminology, concepts and drawing conventions.
Marks will be awarded for the following:
Depth and breadth of study and extent of research demonstrated
Depth of analysis
Degree of focus on coursework scenario and the tasks identified
Standard of Referencing
Standard of Presentation
Typical Content
Exploration/investigation of optional approaches, and an evaluation of the advantages and
disadvantages of each option relative to its suitability for the building in question, taking
into account the specific requirements that are relevant to that building.
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Functional and aesthetic requirements of the building, dimensional suitability, column positions,
overall stability, spanning capability, requirements for fire protection, structural expression or not,
integration of services, relationship between cladding and structure, elevation considerations etc.
Optional structural configurations and materials, bracing/stiffening methods, connections
between members/elements, typical spans, functional and aesthetic implications etc.
Module Intended Learning Outcomes Addressed:
Knowledge and Understanding
On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:
• Selectively identify the functional requirements of typical industrial and commercial multi-story
• Selectively identify and carefully select alternative types of building construction and their
• Critically identify and describe the performance and characteristics of different building
materials ?and construction techniques using annotated sketches with supplementary text.
• Evaluate, select, and apply an appropriate construction technique to suit a given scenario.
Transferable/Key Skills and other attributes
On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:
• Undertake independent study to achieve intended learning outcomes.
• Communicate ideas and information using predominately graphical methods (i.e. annotated
sketches) with accompanying written information.
Coursework marks and feedback will be available within 15 working days of your submission and
will be loaded into Blackboard.
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Students MUST keep a spare copy of all work which they hand in as well as the receipt which is
issued to them at the time of submission.
All marks and grades issued to students are provisional until ratified by examination boards.
Submissions made after 16:00hrs on the fourth working day following submission will be deemed
inadmissible and recorded as a non-submission.
If the submission document file up-loaded to Blackboard is corrupt and cannot be viewed – This is
classed as a NON submission. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure their submission
material can be opened by others.
To ensure your submission can be opened please follow this simple step:
Go back to the submission area and the blue button that was labelled Submit will now be a button
labelled View – select this button and what you see upon doing so will be the file/format that your
Lecturer can see. If you can open and view the document then so can the lecturer.
Where coursework is submitted late, the following penalties shall be applied to the mark:
(a) if the work is no more than four working days late, then five marks shall be deducted for each
working day (08:30-16:00 Mon-Thursday or part thereof) , but if the work would otherwise pass
then the mark for the work shall be reduced to no lower than the pass mark for the component
(b) if the work is no more than four working days late and marked and the mark is lower than the
pass mark, then no penalty shall be applied;
(c) if the work is more than four working days late then it cannot be submitted and shall be
recorded as a non-submission (NS).
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The University takes a serious view of all acts of academic misconduct. Such acts are considered
dishonest and as attempts to gain unfair advantage. Acts of academic misconduct can take many
forms. They are likely to fall into one or more of the following categories:
Plagiarism involves taking the work of another person or source and using it as if it were one’s
Self plagiarism
Self plagiarism (or double submission) is resubmitting previously submitted work on one or more
occasions (without proper acknowledgement). This may take the form of copying either the whole
piece of work or part of it. Normally credit will already have been given for this work.
Collusion occurs when, unless with official approval (e.g. in the case of group projects), two or
more students consciously collaborate in the preparation and production of work which is
ultimately submitted by each in an identical, or substantially similar, form and/or is represented by
each to be the product of his or her individual efforts. Collusion also occurs where there is
unauthorised co-operation between a student and another person in the preparation and
production of work which is presented as the student’s own.
Falsifying experimental or other investigative results
This could involve a range of things that make it appear that information has been collected by
scientific investigation, the compilation of questionnaire results etc whereas in reality it has been
made up or altered to provide a more favourable result.
Taking unauthorised material (including electronic devices) into an examination
Contracting another to write a piece of assessed work / Writing a piece of assessed work
for another
This involves any means whereby a person does work on behalf of another. It includes
assessments done for someone else in full or in part by a fellow student, a friend or family
member. It includes sitting an examination for someone else. It also covers obtaining material
from internet ‘cheat sites’ or other sources of work. Penalties for this type of unfair means will
normally apply both to a student of the University who does work on behalf of another and a
student of the University who has work done for him/her.
Copying from, or communicating with, another examination candidate during an
This involves giving money, gifts or any other advantage to an academic member of staff which is
intended to give an unfair advantage in an assessment exercise.
Particular care should be taken in respect of the following:
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Getting help from others / helping others
Students are encouraged to discuss and share ideas and information, however those who
knowingly assist others to commit academic misconduct whether or not for payment (e.g. by
giving another student the opportunity to copy part or all of a piece of work, by providing copies
of assessments or by providing bespoke assignments to another student) will be subject to the
same penalties as those who use unfair means. Students must ensure that they protect their own
work, submit it themselves and do not allow other students to use their memory stick and/or print
off work on their behalf.
Use of Readers/Note Takers
Students with special learning requirements who require the services of readers or note takers are
advised to use appropriately trained individuals. Further advice can be obtained from the Disability
Service Team within Student Life Directorate. http://www.advice.salford.ac.uk/disability
Students using work which has been produced by other people within an assignment will need to
ensure that they acknowledge or reference the source of the work. Students should check with
their Schools for particular requirements. Marks may be deducted for poor referencing. If poor
referencing is extensive throughout a piece of work it could appear that the student is trying to
claim credit for the work and he/she may be deemed to have committed plagiarism. Guidance on
good referencing practice is available from Schools or may be provided through research training
programmes, the Study Skills Programme located in Student Life and on-line guidance provided by
Information & Learning Services. Some useful resources are: http://www.advice.salford.ac.uk/
If satisfied that unfair means has occurred, a penalty will be imposed on the student. Penalties
vary depending on whether the matter is referred to the School Academic Misconduct Panel or
the University Disciplinary Committee and on the particular circumstances. A range of penalties
may be imposed including:
A penalty of 0% for the assessment component attempted using unfair means;
A penalty of 0% for the module affected by unfair means;
A penalty of 0% for the module affected by unfair means and the marks of all other
modules at that academic level being capped at the pass mark (40% for undergraduates, 50% for
post graduates).
In the most severe cases, where there are aggravating factors (e.g. that this is a repeated case of
the use of unfair means by a student at an advanced stage in their studies), a student found guilty
of using unfair means may be permanently expelled from the University.
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Further details of the Academic Misconduct procedure are available from:
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Coursework 1: Selection & Conceptual Design of a Single Storey Building Structure
Coursework Marking Sheet
Outstanding 90% – 100%
Excellent 80% – 89%
Good 60% – 69%
Fair 50% – 59%
Adequate 40% – 49%
Unsatisfactory 30% 39%
Poor 20% – 29%
Very poor 10% – 19%
Extremely poor 0% – 9%
See assignment coursework brief for full
description of coursework assessment
This assignment accounts for 50% of the available marks for the module
Module tutors: Sara Biscaya, Paul
Coates, Simon Mclean
Very good 70% – 79%
Depth and breadth of study/extent of
research demonstrated 30%
Depth of analysis 30%
Degree of focus on scenario and the task
identified 30%
Standard of referencing 5%
Standard of presentation 5%
Option Undertaken
awarded for
for task
Overall Coursework Mark:
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Appendix A
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