ENG201 Business and Technical English Writing Assignment 3 Solution Fall 2013

Q.1. Keeping in mind the current talk of gender-biasness in present day market, produce two paragraphs separately on the topic of ‘Role of women in Modern Day Job System’. The first paragraph should contain the elements of gender-biasness and the second one should be gender-bias free.

Each paragraph should NOT exceed the word limit of 150-200 words.

Note: The focus should not be on using gender-biased words like business women (as opposed to business person), housewives (as opposed to house makers) et cetera to show the biasness; rather, it should be onwriting the paragraph in such a way that it conveys an overall sense of biasness for women. The second paragraph should be free of any such bias.

                                                                                                                                      10 Marks

 Solution: 

Gender Bias is defined unequal treatment in employment opportunity and expectations due to attitudes based on the gender of an employee or group of employees. It is further described as prejudice or discrimination based on gender; or conditions or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on gender

The definition of gender bias is simply unfair treatment of men or women because of their gender. For example: Boys are naturally better in math than girls. It is important to note that talking about a specific gender (male or female) does not relate to gender-biasness. It is how we talk about a specific gender that gives it a touch of gender biasness or makes it gender-bias free. For example, if we say that women are lazy and slow so they cannot carry out their chores. Now this is clearly an example of gender-biasness because we are degrading women and showing our biasness toward the females of our society.

In the gender-bias free paragraph, you are required to discuss the role of women in the modern job system in a way that honesty appreciates the role they are playing in the society without showing any negativity/biasness toward them.

Q.2. Choose the correct option from the following:                                                5 Marks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

1. Which transition word shows location?

a. For example

b. Below

c. Then

2. Which transition word shows time?

a. Between

b. In other words

c. Later

3. Which transition word adds information?

a. In addition

b. Over

c. Earlier

4. Which transition word compares and contrasts?

a. Earlier

b. Besides

c. Otherwise

5. Which transition word clarifies?

a. First

b. Besides

c. In other words

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