WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES:
This coursework requires you to write a 1,000 word essay. Choose ONE of the following titles:
Compare and contrast the UK education system with that of ONE country of your choice
Compare and contrast the UK healthcare system with that of ONE country of your choice
Compare and contrast the London transport system with that of ONE large city of your choice
Access the collection of sources related to the theme of your essay (E.g. ‘The UK Education System’) which can be found on the Academic Writing resit GSM Learn page, and read these in detail.
Choose another country/city and research information on its education / healthcare / transport system.
Write a 1,000 word essay comparing the systems in the two countries/cities.
The coursework should follow the structural requirements of a compare and contrast essay. This means you have to include the following:
Introduction (including a thesis statement)
Introduce the subject by giving some brief background information on the topic of education/healthcare/transport and/or the two countries/cities you are comparing.
Explain what you are going to do in the essay, identifying the main areas of comparison between the two systems and, if possible, including a purpose for the comparison.
Body paragraphs (3 – 4 paragraphs)
Discuss their similarities and differences of the two systems following a compare/contrast essay structure.
Analyse three areas such as the funding, organisation, and quality of each system (one paragraph each).
Provide evidence and examples using the relevant booklet and your own research, and comment on the implications for each country/city.
Summarise the main points of your essay in one concluding paragraph.
Include your own opinion as to which system is more effective.
List your references at the end in the appropriate format.