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A SSESSMENT BRIEF 2
Subject Code and Title EVT204A Wedding Planning
Assessment Assessment 2: Research Report
Individual/Group Individual
Length 1,500 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes a) Evaluate the socio-cultural implications of the wedding event.
b) Compare and analyse the expectations of the stakeholders in the wedding planning process.
e) Interpret contemporary issues in relation to marriage and weddings.
Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 3.2 (week
6)
Weighting 30%
Total Marks 100 marks
Context:
A wedding planner should be aware of the different ways weddings are viewed by different cultures and at different times. In some cultures, weddings celebrated in modern times still involve traditional practices which have been around for hundreds of years. In other cultures, new laws, public opinion and individual practice have completely redefined what a wedding is. Sometimes, possibly often, cultures, faiths and laws clash. Sometimes, the ‘old ways’ are the only ways. Sometimes society actively lobbies for new ways. This assessment will help you research and come to an understanding of the amazing impact of the wedding in society.
Instructions:
Research and write a report on an aspect of weddings which interests you. Here are some examples you might like to consider, but ultimately it is up to you to decide. You can for example:
• look to the past and the examine the historical influences on wedding practices,
• look at the amazing venues, in which weddings can be held today,
• look at the traditions we adhere to, in most western weddings,
• look at the changes, creativity and individuality some couples are incorporating into their weddings,
• look at the legal changes sweeping the world, with regard to marriage and the changes this has made to the wedding ceremony,
• or look at the way different cultures conduct a wedding.
How to write the report:
1. This is a research report. It is not an essay. Therefore it must contain:
o A cover page o An executive summary (150 – 200 words, not included in the word count.) o A table of contents, on a separate page o A table of figures (if visual data is used) on a separate page o An introduction (150-200 words, included in the word count.) o Relevant numbered headings and sub-headings
o Correctly labelled visual data (e.g. Table 1: insert title; Figure 1: insert title.) o Conclusion (150 – 200 words, included in the word count.) o Reference list in APA 6, listing all sources you actually use within your answers.
o Numbered appendices. (These are not obligatory. You may wish to include relevant material here, if appropriate to your topic e.g. visual data you choose not to include within the report itself. This is not included in the word count.)
2. You need to supply at least five (5) references of current experts in the field i.e. the sources which specialise in weddings, or a historical or cultural source. At least two of these sources must be academic, e.g. your text book. (Just remember it is an
American text and is skewed toward American weddings e.g. flowers, etc.)
3. This assignment must be prepared and submitted individually; the work you submit must be your own.
4. Please see the Academic Skills page on your learning portal, for information on referencing and in-text citation in the APA 6 style: https://laureate-
au.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_20163_1&con tent_id=_2498849_1
5. As a student you have responsibility with regard to your academic conduct whilst studying. This conduct is clearly outlined in the Academic Integrity Policy and
Procedure document. Please review this document before submission.
Submission Instructions:
Submit your research report via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in
EVT204A Wedding Planning. The learning facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade
Centre in the Blackboard portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
The Learning Rubric (pp. 4-8) is your guide to how you will be marked in this assessment.
Please be sure to check this rubric very carefully before you submit.
The following tick checklist may help you make sure you have completed the criteria on which you will be assessed:
Assessment Criteria Completed?
(Yes/No)
Knowledge and understanding - 20%
Content, audience and purpose (broad and specific content) - 15%
Analysis and application with synthesis of new knowledge - 20%
Evaluation of information selected to support the research report - 20%
Effective communication - 15%
Correct citation of key resources and evidence - 10%
Learning Rubric: Assessment 2
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Knowledge and
understanding
20%
Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge.
Key components of the assignment have not been addressed.
Confusion of personal opinion with information (substantiated by evidence) from the research/course materials.
No clear indication of further reading and research undertaken.
Basic understanding of required concepts and knowledge.
Basic key components of the assignment have been addressed, however, resemble a repetition/ summary of key ideas; needs originality.
Some confusion of personal opinion with information from the research/course materials.
Basic indication of further reading and research undertaken
Thorough understanding of required concepts and knowledge; demonstrates a good capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
Key components of the assignment have been addressed, adequately.
Justifies personal opinion with information from the research/course materials.
Some indication of further reading and research undertaken.
Highly-developed understanding of required concepts and knowledge; welldemonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
Key components of the assignment have been addressed, very well.
Discriminates skilfully between personal opinion and information from the research/course materials.
Clear indication of extensive reading and research undertaken. A sophisticated understanding of required concepts and knowledge; mastery of concepts and application to new situations/further learning.
Key components of the assignment have been addressed, expertly.
Systematically and critically discriminates between personal opinion and information from the research/course materials.
Content, Audience and Purpose (broad and specific
content)
15% Demonstrates limited/no awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment. Demonstrates basic awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment. Demonstrates consistent awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment.
Demonstrates an advanced and integrated understanding of context and/or purpose of the assignment. Consistently demonstrates a systematic and critical understanding of context and purpose of the assignment.
Analysis and synthesis of new knowledge
20% Demonstrates a limited analysis and synthesis of both new and existing knowledge.
Displays a limited ability to interpret relevant information and literature.
Demonstrates a basic analysis and synthesis both new and existing knowledge.
Displays a basic ability to interpret relevant information and literature.
Demonstrates a welldeveloped analysis and synthesis of both new and existing knowledge.
Displays a clear interpretation of relevant information and literature.
Demonstrates a thoroughly developed and creative analysis and synthesis of both new and existing knowledge.
Displays a strong interpretation of relevant information and literature.
Demonstrates a highly sophisticated and creative analysis and synthesis of both new and existing knowledge.
Displays an advanced interpretation of relevant information and literature, with excellent application of knowledge to new situations/other cases.
Evaluation of information selected to support the Research
Report Limited understanding of key concepts required to support the case study. Basic understanding of key concepts required to support the case study, however, these resemble a repetition/ Good understanding of key concepts required to support the case study, with a demonstrated capacity Thorough understanding of key concepts required to support the case study, with an advanced capacity to explain and Exemplary understanding of key concepts required to support the case study, with an exceptional capacity to
20%
Confusion of personal opinion with information (substantiated by evidence) from the research/course materials.
Analysis and synthesis lack cohesion, with information taken from reliable resources.
Unable to identify logical flaws, little examination or questioning of expert viewpoints.
summary of key ideas; needs originality.
Some confusion of personal opinion with information (substantiated by evidence) from the research/course materials.
Analysis and synthesis is cohesive, with information taken from reliable sources.
Able to identify some flaws, with some questioning of expert viewpoints; could benefit from further examination of the various viewpoints, and more independent consideration.
to explain and apply relevant concepts.
Justifies personal opinion with information from the research/course materials.
Analysis and synthesis is of a good standard, with information taken from reliable sources.
Able to identify various logical flaws, and adequately questions viewpoints of experts.
apply relevant concepts.
Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Analysis and synthesis is strong, with information taken from reliable sources and a clear indication of extensive reading and research undertaken.
Able to identify various logical flaws, with expert viewpoints subject to diligent scrutiny, reflecting
growing judgement, intellectual independence, rigor and adaptability. explain and apply relevant concepts.
Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Analysis and synthesis is comprehensive, with information taken from a high range of expert sources.
Able to identify various gaps in knowledge, with expert viewpoints subject to thorough examination, exhibiting intellectual independence, rigor, good judgement and
adaptability.
Effective
Communication
15% Presentation requires more work: structure is illogical/unclear, with poor flow of ideas, making it
difficult to
understand; arguments lack supporting evidence.
Demonstrates very
little, if any, cultural sensitivity.
Limited/no use of presentation aids, including graphics and multi-media.
Line of reasoning is difficult to identify, which may result in failure to engage the audience.
Report format is incorrect or inadequate.
Presentation is acceptable: structure is sound, however, ideas and information require clarity and more logical flow; arguments require stronger evidence.
Demonstrates some
cultural sensitivity, however, requires more depth.
Basic use of presentation aids, including graphics and multi-media.
Line of reasoning can be identified, however requires more motivation to engage the audience.
Report format is adequate, however contains some errors.
Presentation is good: structure is strong, with a mostly clear flow of ideas; arguments and evidence are wellpresented.
Demonstrates good
cultural sensitivity.
Good use of diverse presentation aids, including graphics and multi-media.
Line of reasoning is easy to follow and allows for audience engagement, leading to good insights.
Report format is correct.
Presentation is excellent: structure is very strong, with a clear and logical flow of ideas; arguments are exceptionally presented and supported by convincing evidence.
Demonstrates a considerate level of cultural sensitivity.
Professional use of diverse presentation aids, including graphics and multi-media.
Line of reasoning is easy to follow, with points made creatively, allowing for excellent audience engagement throughout and leading to good insights gained.
Report format is correct. Presentation is exceptional; structure is professional; arguments, ideas and information are logical, persuasive and wellsupported by evidence, demonstrating a clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Demonstrates high levels of cultural sensitivity.
Effective use of diverse presentation aids, including graphics and multi-media.
Line of reasoning is easy to follow, allowing for motivated and sustained audience engagement, leading to excellent insights gained.
Report format is correct.
Correct citation of key resources
and evidence
10%
Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.
Does not use sufficient sources.
Does not include correct references or in-text citations; does not use APA 6th style.
Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, however, these are not always explicit or welldeveloped.
Uses sufficient sources, however can be greatly improved.
Attempt made to include references or
in-text citations, however these are sometimes insufficient for research purposes, or incorrect; uses APA 6th style, however may contain some citation or referencing errors.
Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas. Shows good evidence of attempts to source information.
Uses a sufficient number of sources.
Incorporates in-text and citations references from suitable sources;
uses APA 6th style, however may contain minor citation or referencing errors.
Demonstrates use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements. Shows evidence of wide scope for sourcing evidence.
Uses an additional number of sources.
Incorporates in-text and citations references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, containing minimal and or no errors.
Demonstrates use of high-quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows evidence of wide scope for sourcing evidence.
Uses an extensive number of sources.
Incorporates in-text and citations references from suitable sources; uses APA 6th style, containing no errors.

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