Media Reflection Assignment [20%] – Prepare an analysis of a current (published in between 1 January 2018 – 18 May 2018) Australian newspaper/media article that relates to the material covered from Lecture 4 forward – that is, from Lecture 4 to Lecture 11 inclusive (maximum length – 500 words). To succeed in this assessment the article must be current (as defined above) and your analysis concise, showing the relationship between the article and an aspect of the unit.
This assessment involves elements of critical thinking: issues raised in the article are to be articulated, analysed and thereafter interpreted in the light of the unit content.
in Week 11 of the session. A hard-copy of the assignment (plus the relevant newspaper/media article) must also be submitted (handed-in)
in your allocated/scheduled tutorial in Week 11 of the session.
No extensions will be granted. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission – 20% penalty). This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for Special Consideration is made and approved.
Note: Students should individually select articles - this is an individual assignment (do not use any of the articles already posted on iLearn).
Particulars of the Assignment:
What is expected – Peruse business pages of newspapers such as the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, or the Australian Financial Review during the currency of the unit (you can use Factiva through the Library to do this) and choose an article that relates to one (or more) of the topics dealt with in the material covered in Lecture 4 to Lecture 11 inclusive (the article can be found either in the hardcopy press or online) – it must be an Australian based publication because you are commenting on Australian law.
How marks are allocated – Your ability to identify/align/ relate/ apply appropriate unit content (law) to the issues raised by the relevant article is the most important part of your assignment. Assignments that achieve this in a clear and concise manner will receive higher marks. Simply summarising an article, or simply reciting the law without relating it to the issues arising in the article, will not receive high marks. You should analyse the article having regard to the area(s) of law it raises – you are using the issues raised in the article to highlight how the law applies.
Marking procedure – marking of your assignment will be carried out by your tutor – marks will be entered into Grades in iLearn and will be available when all assignments have been marked and entered.
Time to be spent on task – see the Unit Guide.
Other than where a relevant application pursuant to the Special
Consideration policy is approved, if a student attends less than 50% of the allotted tutorials
the total available mark for tutorial participation will be reduced by 50%.
This assessment (your written analysis only, not the newspaper/media article) must be
submitted via iLearn/Turnitin by 6pm Monday
***Following are examples of factors that will indicate higher order performance in relation to your Media Reflection Assignment – the following 3 criteria will form the essence of how your performance will be assessed:
Choosing an appropriate article
The article must focus on an issue or issues that have a direct relationship to the unit content from Week 4 (Lecture 4) forward; it must be published by a reputable source such as an established newspaper (not a legal blog); it should be of appropriate length (very short or very long articles should be avoided).
Ability to identify/relate relevant law to the issue(s) raised in the article
Following a short summary of the article chosen (including title, source and date) the assignment must show evidence of the articulation of the relevant issues and law, an analysis of those issues having regard to the relevant law, and an interpretation of the relationship between the issues evident in the article and the relevant law
A clear, ordered and concise assignment
Your tutor must be able to easily understand what the article is about from your summary and must be able to easily see how you have used the relevant law to explain the issues that arise from the article
Students who achieve the factors referred to in all of the above 3 criteria will receive a high mark.?Students who fail to achieve the factors referred to in all of the above 3 criteria will receive a low mark