BCO3442 INFORMATION ETHICS AND MANAGEMENT
Assessment Three: Argumentative Report
This is an individually prepared assessment task. In this assessment task you are required to argue both points of view (for a topic assigned by your tutor) in a written assessment known as an argumentative essay. Your submission must present a clear and logical argument, be 2000 words in length and cite at least eight quality references to justify each of your key points. This assessment task is worth twenty five per cent your final mark for this unit.
After successfully completing this assessment task, you should be able to: • Do independent research
• Demonstrate knowledge of current Information Systems issues
• Construct and communicate a logical argument
• Communicate using professional business language in written format
This assessment task must be completed individually. It should be 2000 words in length (excluding the reference list) and provide Harvard format references for at least eight quality references that are cited appropriately within the body of your essay. Your work should contain a maximum of three direct quotations (each no greater than two to three sentences long in length). You should aim to paraphrase sources, writing the essay in your own words and including citations and corresponding reference list entries to demonstrate research. Your essay must be submitted to Turnitin and achieve a similarity index of twenty per cent or less. Please see your tutor for advice if your similarity index is greater than twenty per cent on submission to Turnitin. Note that you can resubmit your essay up until the submission deadline. Initial originality results are returned within minutes. Resubmission results can take up to twenty four hours to process.
You must include an appropriate introduction to the topic to provide context for the reader and outline the point of view that you will be arguing in the essay. The body of your essay must present both sides of the argument. It should conclude with a summary of key points, reiterating the point of view you support and summarising why you have taken this position. The essay should be written in the third person (e.g. do not use I, we or our). You should write in simple, professional business language. As noted in the marking criteria overleaf, marks are awarded for structure, clear and valid arguments, quality of research and overall presentation. The criteria awards up to a total of twenty five marks which equates to twenty five per cent of the final unit assessment.
This assessment task is due for submission during the tutorial in Week 8. Accompanying the Essay, you must enclose a copy of the Turnitin Report. NOTE: Do not upload the assessment declaration overleaf to Turnitin as it will reduce Originality Report results. In submitting to Turnitin you certify that you have read and agree to the assessment declaration that appears overleaf.