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ASSESSMENT 2B BRIEF
Subject Code and Title BIZ101: Business Communications
Assessment Assessment 2B – Academic Report
Individual/Group Individual
Length 1500 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following subject learning outcomes:
a) Demonstrate research skills and referencing appropriate to the level of study.
b) Critically analyse texts and/or multi- modal material in both a business and academic context.
c) Identify and apply effective communication methods within a business and academic environment.
d) Evaluate the use and importance of technology in presenting business communication.
Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 5.2 (week 10)
Weighting 35%
Total Marks 100 marks
Context
In Assessment 2A, you chose a topic related to a business communication problem to research. You located and analysed several reliable resources to support your topic. You organised your information into a PLAN for a report that is intended to discuss the problem and your findings, as well as recommend a solution to your chief executive officer.
In Assessment 2B Academic Report you will write the full report (1500 words).
Expectations
You are expected to demonstrate the following in your report:
? A comprehensive understanding of the topic you have chosen.
? Evidence of research to support key findings and recommendations.
? Critical analysis and the ability to develop coherent arguments. This includes the ability to bring together information from multiple sources to support your line of reasoning.
? Effective communication in the form of professional writing skills. This includes writing in paragraphs using formal academic language for a report.
? Referencing skills (APA 6th ed. style) – using appropriate in-text citations and references.
Instructions
Follow the report structure (suggested format) provided and review the Learning Rubric below as your guide to how your assessment task will be marked. Please be sure to check this rubric very carefully before submission.
SUGGESTED FORMAT
Title Page (compulsory – all information on the first page by itself)
Your name and student ID
Subject and code
Assessment number and title – as shown on Assessment Brief
Due date
Word count
Subject Facilitator
Executive Summary (on next page by itself)
Table of Contents (on a page by itself)
1.0 Introduction
1.1 Background (to the organisation – real or otherwise)
1.2 The problem (state the problem you are trying to solve)
1.3 Purpose of the report (state the expected outcome i.e. what you are trying to achieve).
2.0 Discussion
2.1 Subheading theme 1 2.2 Subheading theme 2 2.3 Subheading theme 3
2.4 Subheading theme 4
3.0 Conclusion
What do you conclude from your research about what has happened to date?
4.0 Recommendations
How can the problem be addressed in the future?
Reference List
Write a complete reference for each resource you have included in your report. Compile a reference list using
APA 6th ed. style. Please see the Academic Skills page on Blackboard for information on referencing in APA 6th ed. style: https://laureateau.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_20163_1&content_id=_2 498847_1&mode=reset
Uploading your assessment
1. Ensure you have a title page with ALL the information required.
2. Submit a ‘Word’ document only. A pdf file is not acceptable.
3. Upload your assessment to Turnitin first (compulsory) to self-check the similar areas of text found in your submission.
Hint: Submit to Turnitin at least one day before the due date. This will allow time to revise your assessment to enhance its quality, check the accuracy of your referencing, correct any other grammatical and spelling mistakes and avoid plagiarism before you submit.
4. Upload both your assessment and Turnitin similarity report into the Assessments section of the learning portal using the submission link for Assessment 2B Academic Report. Important: If you upload to Turnitin only, your facilitator cannot see your assessment in the grading area, and it therefore cannot be graded.
5. Use Google Chrome or Firefox browser to upload. Safari browser often does not work.
• Your facilitator’s feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Academic integrity
Locate and read the academic integrity policy https://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms and view the Academic Integrity Module in Blackboard (main menu in your subject page). It is your responsibility to observe the principles of academic integrity – or academic honesty. The assessment you submit must be entirely your own work. Serious penalties apply for any incidences of academic dishonesty.
BIZ101 Learning Rubric: Assessment 2B- Academic Report
Assessment
Attributes
Fail
(Unacceptable) (049%)
Pass (Functional) (50-64%)
Credit (Proficient) (6574%)
Distinction (Advanced) (75-84%)
High Distinction
(Exceptional) (85-100%)
Understanding
of the topic
15%
Demonstrates no awareness of context and/or purpose of the assessment task. Demonstrates limited awareness of context and/or purpose of the assessment task. Demonstrates consistent awareness of context and/or purpose of the assessment task. Demonstrates an advanced and integrated understanding of context and/or purpose of the assessment task.
Consistently demonstrates a systematic and critical understanding of context and purpose of the assessment task.
Research
application
25%
Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop argument. Demonstrates consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop argument, but these are not always explicit or well developed. Demonstrates consistent use of high quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop argument. Consistently demonstrates expert use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop appropriate arguments and statements.
Shows evidence of research and reading beyond the assessment expectations.
Demonstrates expert use of high quality, credible and relevant research sources that will support and develop arguments.
Shows extensive evidence of research and reading well beyond the assessment expectations.
Critical analysis and presentation of
a position
25% Specific position (perspective or argument) fails to take into account the complexities of the issue(s) or scope of the assignment.
Makes assertions that are not justified. Specific position (perspective or argument) begins to take into account the issue(s) or scope of the assignment.
Justifies any conclusions reached with arguments not merely assertion. Specific position
(perspective or argument) takes into account the complexities of the issue(s) or scope of the assignment. Others’ points of view are acknowledged.
Justifies any conclusions reached with well-formed Specific position (perspective or argument) is expertly presented and accurately takes into account the complexities of the issue(s) and scope of the assignment.
Justifies any conclusions Specific position (perspective or argument) is presented expertly, authoritatively and imaginatively, accurately taking into account the complexities of the issue(s) and scope of the assignment.
Justifies any conclusions reached with sophisticated
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arguments not merely assertion.
reached with welldeveloped arguments.
arguments.
Effective structure and
writing style
20%
Does not meet the expectations of the required structure for the report.
The report is primarily
descriptive, has very little or
no business style and the line of reasoning is frequently unclear.
Meets most of the expectations of the required structure for the
report with some errors/omissions.
The report writing generally demonstrates some business style and demonstrates a reasonable ability to discuss the topic.
Meets the expectations of the required structure for the report with minimal errors/omissions.
The report shows a reasonable understanding of business style and demonstrates a sound ability to discuss the topic.
Accurately and succinctly meets the expectations of the required structure for the report.
This report shows a high level of business writing style and demonstrates a comprehensive level of discussion of the topic.
Exceeds the expectations of the required structure for the report.
The report shows skilled use of business writing style and demonstrates outstanding ability to draw on significant research to discuss the topic at a very high level.
Correct citation and referencing
of resources
15% Demonstrates inconsistent use of paraphrases and direct quotations.
Does not include correct references or in-text citations.
Does not use APA 6th edition style. Uses paraphrases and direct quotations appropriately with adequate in-text citations and references.
Uses APA 6th edition style, however may contain a few citation or referencing errors. Uses paraphrases and direct quotations and includes correct in-text citations and references as required.
Uses APA 6th edition style.
Contains few errors. Uses paraphrases and direct quotations well and includes correct in-text citations and references as required.
Uses APA 6th edition style with no errors. Always uses paraphrases and direct quotations expertly and includes correct in-text citations and references as required.
Uses APA 6th edition style with no errors.
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