Recent Question/Assignment

ASSESSMENT BRIEF
COURSE: Bachelor of Business /Bachelor of Accounting
Unit: Management Principles
Unit Code: MGTP102
Type of Assessment: Assessment 3 – Individual Essay Writing
Length/Duration: 2000 words
Course Learning
Outcomes addressed: 1, 2, 3, 5
Unit Learning
Outcomes addressed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Submission Date: Week 8
Assessment Task: An academic argumentative essay
Total Mark: 100
Weighting: 25%
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.
More information, please refer to (Documents Student Policies and Forms POLICY – Assessment Policy
& Procedures– Login Required)
ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E National Code: 90458
TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051
ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION:
Write a persuasive academic essay on one of three given topics related to management theory. The essay will be written in accordance with the guidelines for writing academic essays in the Academic Learning Skills (ALS) student guide “Essay Writing”.
You are required to submit the reference list and plan of your essay in week 6 in hard copy to your tutor for evaluation and feedback:
The argumentative essay must agree or disagree with one of the statements below:
a) In today’s turbulent environment only organic organisational structures are effective.
OR
b) Job design only benefits employers through increased job performance; it has no benefits for workers.
OR
c) Diversity is a barrier to effective teamwork.
Your essay must include:
• At least five reference sources including the text book, none of which are internet sources, e.g.
websites.
• Correct argumentative essay structure. Refer to the Academic Learning Skills student guide “Essay Writing”.
• Harvard referencing for any sources you use. Refer to the Academic Learning Skills student guide “Referencing”.
ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION:
This assignment should be submitted online in Moodle.
The assignment MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Other formats 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 Word.
For assistance please speak to our Academic Learning Skills Coordinators, Barbara Karena in Sydney (Barbara.Karena@kent.edu.au) or Ryan Honner in Melbourne (Ryan.Honner@kent.edu.au). They can help you with understanding the task, draft checking, structure, referencing and other assignment-related matter.

ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E National Code: 90458
TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051
MARKING GUIDE (RUBRIC):
Marking Criteria. Fail (0-9.9) Pass (10-12.5) Credit (13-14.5) Distinction (15-16.5) High Distinction (17-20)
Research
/20 Little evidence of research. Sources are missing, inappropriate, poorly integrated or lacking credibility. Lacks clear link of sources with essay.
Text book and 4 other relevant sources. Basic use of sources to support ideas, generally well integrated, most sources are credible. May be weaknesses with paraphrasing or integration/application. Research is generally thorough. Good use of sources to support ideas, mostly well integrated, sources are credible. May be weaknesses with paraphrasing or integration/ application. Thorough research is indicated. Very good use of sources to support ideas, well integrated, sources are credible. May be minor weaknesses with paraphrasing or integration/application. Thorough research is indicated. Professional use of sources to support ideas, well integrated, sources are credible. Very minor, if any, weaknesses with paraphrasing or integration/application.
Information /
Content
/30
Essay lacks coherence; topic is poorly addressed; little analysis.
Essay is generally coherent; topic is addressed; analyses in reasonable depth with some description. There are some inconsistencies and weaknesses with flow. Essay is coherent and flows well; topic is addressed quite thoroughly; analyses in considerable depth. There may be some inconsistencies and weaknesses with flow. Essay is very coherent and flows well; topic is addressed thoroughly; analyses in
depth. There may be minor inconsistencies and weakness with flow. Professional work. Essay is very coherent and flows well; topic is
addressed thoroughly; analyses in great depth. Very minor, if any, inconsistencies and weaknesses with flow.
Structure
/10 Topic, concepts are not clear in introduction.
Material in the body is generally poorly sequenced. No discernible conclusion; no links to introduction. Topic, concepts are generally stated with some clarity in introduction. Material in body is generally logically sequenced; some weaknesses. Conclusion does not clearly summarise essay; links to introduction are not clear. Topic, concepts and are mostly clearly conveyed in introduction. Material in body is logically and clearly sequenced; few or minor weaknesses. Conclusion summarises essay; may be some weaknesses; generally clear links to intro. Topic, concepts are clearly outlined in introduction. Material in body is logically and clearly sequenced; very few or minor weaknesses. Conclusion mostly effectively summarises essay; with recommendations and clear links to introduction. Topic, concepts are clearly outlined in introduction. Material in body is logically and clearly sequenced; very minor, if any, weaknesses. Conclusion effectively summarises essay; with recommendations and clear links to introduction.
Language/
Presentation
/20 Poor standard of writing. Word limit may not be adhered to. Minimum 1900 words in length. Basic and sound standard of writing; some errors in
punctuation, grammar and
spelling Good standard of writing; few
errors in punctuation, grammar and spelling. Very good standard of writing; very few or minor errors in punctuation, grammar and spelling. Professional standard of writing; no errors in punctuation, grammar and spelling.
Referencing
/20 No referencing is evident or, if done, is inconsistent and technically incorrect. No or minimal reference list, mixed styles. Basic and sound attempt to reference sources; may be some inconsistencies and technical errors in style. Reference list is generally complete with 1 or 2 references missing. Good attempt to reference sources; inconsistencies and technical errors in style. Few inaccuracies in reference list and all references listed.
Very good attempt to reference sources; very minor inconsistencies and technical errors in style. Thorough and consistent reference list and all references listed.
Professional level of referencing and acknowledgment; no errors of style evident. Thorough and consistent reference list and all references listed.
Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd.
Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458
Version 1: 22nd December, 2016 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051
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=5and 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).
Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd.
Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458 Version 1: 22nd December, 2016 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051

Looking for answers ?