1. Choose any subject related to your pathway (SCIENCE) and find 2-3 articles/texts related to the subject from one or more of the following websites:
• New Policy Institute: http://npi.org.uk/blog/
• The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/uk
• Office of National Statistics: http://ons.gov.uk
2. Read the articles and look out for:
• People/organisations related to the subject
• Abbreviations (e.g. NEET)
• Words/expressions/terminology related to the subject
• Any other new academic/formal words from the articles
3. Complete the glossary task on the next page. You should aim to include 2 items for each table A-D (a total of 8 items). If you cannot find 2 for each table A-D, make sure you have 8 in total.
Portfolio Task 5: Glossary
Subject area chosen (e.g. work):
Harvard references for 2 or 3 articles found on this subject:
e.g. Kenway, P. (2014) ‘Labour’s minimum wage plan is a mistake’, National Policy Institute, 21st May. Available at http://npi.org.uk/blog/work-and-pay/problem-labours-minimum-wage-plans/ (Accessed: 21/11/14).
A. Did you find any people or organisations related to the subject area in your articles?
Name of person or organisation Which text you found this in? (1,2 or 3 above) The role/field of the person/organisation
Frances O’Grady 3 Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Head of the TUC
B. Did you find any other useful abbreviations (e.g. NEET/BME) in your articles?
Abbreviation Which text you found this in? (1,2 or 3 above) Meaning
Example: NEET 1 (A person) not in employment, education or training
C. Did you find any useful words/expressions/terminology related to your subject area?
Word/expression Which text you found this in? (1,2 or 3 above) Meaning (in your own words or give a definition from a named reliable source e.g via www.credoreference.com)Example: blue collar worker 2 A person whose work is primarily manual (Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology)
D. Did you find any other new academic/formal words or expressions in your articles? (These do not need to be related to the subject area)
Word/expression Which text you found this in? (1,2 or 3 above) Meaning (in your own words or give a definition from a named reliable source) Write your own example sentence using this word
Example: perception 1 A way of viewing something Public perceptions of social problems are often inaccurate.
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