ASSESSMENT BRIEF 3
COURSE: Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Accounting
Unit: Organisational Behaviour
Unit Code: B01OGBH201
Type of Assessment: Assessment 3 – Annotated Bibliography
Length/Duration: Week 9
Outcomes addressed: 1)To demonstrate knowledge of broad business principles with depth of understanding of at least one business discipline
3)To develop the skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of business principles and demonstrate depth in at least one discipline
Outcomes addressed: 1)Explain the main contemporary theories and concepts in organisational behaviour
Submission Date: Week 9
Assessment Task: Individual written annotated bibliography of 2000 words
Total Mark: 100 marks
Students are advised that any submissions past the due date without an approved extension or without approved extenuating circumstances incurs a 5% penalty per calendar day, calculated from the total mark
E.g. a task marked out of 40 will incur a 2 mark penalty per calendar day.
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Annotated Bibliography – 10 citations
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief paragraph describing your understanding and evaluation of the article and annotations.
In order to do the annotated bibliography, individual student must choose one of the topics below relating to Organisational Behaviour. Then you are required to read 10 articles and summarise your understanding of each article. Students are required to search and select the journal and magazine articles in EBSCO or related sources. The annotated bibliography should be about 2000 words. The title/name of each of the 10 journal or magazine articles should be clearly indicated such name of the magazine or journal, its author, title of the article and date of publication.
The 12 topics to choose from as follows;
1) Change Management
2) Team and Teamwork
3) Conflict in organisations
4) Power and politics
5) Organisational structure
6) Organisational culture
7) Personalities in organisation
8) Measurement of attitudes and perception in organisations
9) Diversity at Workplace
10) Motivation and its theories
11) Decision making mechanism in organisation 12) Communication in workplace.
Only 1 topic is to be selected for the annotated bibliography assignment. Students whose annotated bibliography’s assignment contain two or more topics will be penalised for not adhering to the instruction.
The Annotated Bibliography for all students is due in Week 9. The key sections to be included should be written in accordance with the guidelines for writing essays. Your essay must include:
• Reference from academic journals supporting your argument.
• Correct argument essay structure. Refer to the Academic Learning Skills handout on Essay writing.
• Harvard referencing for any sources you use. Refer to the Academic Learning Skills handout on Referencing.
• A minimum of 10 academic references (including the text book).
Please see Academic Learning skills staff for assistance with this, or any assignment. They can help you with understanding the task, draft checking, structure, referencing and other assignment-related matters
THE ASSIGNMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE IN MOODLE. ALL MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED
ELECTRONICALLY IN MICROSOFT WORD FORMAT. OTHER FORMATS (E.G., PDF OR MAC FILE) MAY NOT
BE READABLE BY MARKERS. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANY ASSESSMENTS SUBMITTED IN OTHER FORMATS WILL BE CONSIDERED LATE AND WILL LOSE MARKS UNTIL IT IS PRESENTED IN MS WORD. NO PAPER BASED OR HARDCOPY SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED.
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UNDERSTANDING THE TASK AND ALL OTHER ASSESSMENT-RELATED MATTERS. FOR ASSISTANCE AND
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MARKING GUIDE (RUBRIC):
Marking Criteria Lecturer Expectation Marks Comments
Research Make good use of sources to support ideas to write the annotated bibliography 20 Students should research extensively on the reading materials
Information The information are relevant 30 Information can come from journal articles, business magazines and textbooks
Structure Topics and materials ae conveyed smoothly 20 The structure of the essay should have an introduction, body and conclusion
Presentation Good standard of writing 20 Attention should be paid to punctuation, grammar and spelling.
Referencing Good attempt of reference sources 10 Keep internet based
references to a minimum
GENERAL NOTES FOR ASSIGNMENTS
Assignments should usually incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion, and will be fully referenced including a reference list.
The work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We strongly recommend you to refer to the Academic Learning Skills materials available in the Moodle. For details please click the link http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5 and download the file “Harvard Referencing Workbook”. Appropriate academic writing and referencing are inevitable academic skills that you must develop and demonstrate.
We recommend a minimum of FIVE references, unless instructed differently by your lecturer. Unless specifically instructed otherwise by your lecturer, any paper with less than FIVE references may be failed. Work that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the “Harvard Referencing Workbook” will be penalised.
Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count – as a general rule you may go over or under by 10% than the stated length.
GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING
High quality work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We recommend you work with your Academic Learning Support (ALS) site (http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5) available in Moodle to ensure that you reference correctly.
References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can be used as a reference, but not the lecturer notes. We want to see evidence that you are capable of conducting your own research. Also, in order to help markers determine students’ understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number/s if shown in the original. Before preparing your assignment or own contribution, please review this ‘YouTube’ video by clicking on the following link: Plagiarism: How to avoid it
PLAGIARISM: HOW TO AVOID IT
You can search for peer-reviewed journal articles, which you can find in the online journal databases and which can be accessed from the library homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not be overused – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources. Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources, such as government departments, research institutes such as the NHMRC, or international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful and mostly very current. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use nonpeer reviewed websites: Why can't I just Google? (thanks to La Trobe University for this video).