Chinese medicine foundation-Individual Essay

Task 2b: Individual Essay

 Objectives: This assessment task addresses

  • subject learning objectives 1 – 6, 8 and 9; and
  • graduate attributes 1.0, 2.0 and 6.0

Weight: 35%

Task: Individual essay

Choose a quote from the Huangdi Neijing Suwen relevant to your chosen topic. Using a variety of sources, explain how this quote relates to your understanding of the practice of Chinese Medicine.


  • Find a quote in the Huangdi Neijing Suwen related to your topic.
  • Use the quote as a reference point for your basic theory topic and to anchor your discussion
  • Use a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of eight (8) sources that have helped you understand your topic
  • your essay should use those sources to discuss your chosen the topic
  • your essay must be referenced according to the Harvard-UTS referencing style **
  • your paper should be well-structured, and be clearly set out using appropriate formatting for an essay (see )
  • Length: your essay should be between 1000–1500 words in length.
  • check your paper for plagiarism in Turn-it-in (use the link in CMF1 online)
  • submit your final version in TurnItIn (via CMF1 online)
  • due in Week 12 (submissions after midnight on Friday of week 12will attract a late penalty)

** The UTS Faculty of Sciences uses Harvard UTS style for referencing.

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 NOTE: All submitted papers and all online contributions making use of published materials, should be properly referenced and include a properly completed references list. Referencing is a basic requirement of academic writing. If your work does not properly reference the sources you have consulted, this constitutes plagiarism.

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You will be able to check your Essay submissions for plagiarism using the “Draft” facility in TurnItIn in UTSOnline.

 In CMF1, plagiarized and copied assignment submissions will attract a zero mark.

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Formatting guideline for Task 2b:
This task requires that you use an essay structure.
Please view this link for an example, with explanation, of a well-structured essay.
In addition to the information in the link above the following points should be observed:
• The selected font should be between size 10 and size 14 (generally size 12 is perfect,
however if you believe that another size within this range presents your work better then
that is also acceptable).
• The font should be easy to read, such as Arial, Times, Times New Roman, Cambria etc.
• Only one font should be used throughout the assignment. Do not mix fonts.
• Chinese medicine terms should have capital letters eg. Heart (CM) vs heart (anatomical).
• Lengthy quotations should be separated as a new paragraph from the body text, indented
and in italics.
• A line spacing of 1.5 should be used.