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HRMT20024 T1 2019 - Assessment 3 guidelines – Essay on Attracting and Retaining staff (revised)
Due date Week 11 Friday (31 May 2019) 11:45 pm AEST
Any requests for extension must be submitted through the CQU system at least 48 hours prior to the due date, with relevant supporting documents.
Late submissions without approval will result in a penalty of 5% (2.25 marks) per day.
Length 2,500 words ± 10% (excluding title page and reference list)
Learning 1, 2, 3, 4
Purpose Students have completed an annotated bibliography for Assessment 2, and that material should be used towards Assessment 3, including the feedback received. Assessment 3 will assist students to apply their learning to a particular industry sector or problem, and tailor their argument to that sector’s specific challenges. It will give students the opportunity to enhance their research, analysis, critical thinking and written communication skills; particularly in the areas of argument development and essay writing.
Before starting this assessment, please read the marking criteria (at the end of this document).
Assessment Task There are two choices (will be announced) for Essay 3 – for example, the ‘X’ sector, or the ‘Y’ sector.
You will write an essay on the key challenges in attracting and retaining a workforce in your selected sector.
Your essay will draw on at least five themes from Week 1 to Week 11 of this unit, being those most relevant to your selected industry sector.
Your essay will draw on the academic literature (including the annotated bibliography you developed for Assessment 2), and develop an argument applying that literature to your selected sector.
You must cite at least ten (10) relevant peer reviewed journal articles, and 3 chapters from the Nankervis et al. (2017) textbook. You can cite other academic references such as books, conference papers, and book chapters but these will NOT be counted as part of the 10 journal articles.
Referencing APA referencing. For more information, see : https://www.cqu.edu.au/?a=14033
Submitting All assessments must be submitted through the Moodle site. No email
submissions will be accepted. All assessments submitted electronically through Moodle must be through the Student Portal http://my.cqu.edu.au • Failure to submit electronically will be taken as a failure to submit and therefore a zero (0) score will apply to the specific assessment.
Plagiarism Copy detection software (TurnitIn) is used in this course and work found in contravention of the copying and plagiarism rules will be investigated. Penalties apply in the case of proven instances of copying, plagiarism and academic dishonesty. Please check the following links to know more about TurnitIn: http://turnitin.com/en_us/training/student-training/viewing-originality-reports http://turnitin.com/en_us/training/student-training/about-originalitycheck TurnitIn is only a tool and judgement needs to be used when you view your Originality Report. TurnitIn does not make a judgement as to what is referenced properly, it highlights the non-original material in a piece of work. You should use the similarity score as a guide only and must then check the originality report to determine whether or not changes need to be made to the assessment.
Required Students must familiarise themselves with the following policies and procedures at http://policy.cqu.edu.au: Assessment of Coursework Policy; Assessment of Coursework Principles; Assessment of Coursework Procedures
HRMT20024 Assessment 3 Rubric – Essay
Key Criteria Exceeds Expectations
(High Distinction) 85-100% Exceeds Expectations (Distinction) 75 - 84% Meets Expectations
(Credit) 65 – 74% Meets Expectations
(Pass) 50 – 64% Below Expectations
(Fail) below 50%
40% Demonstrates a balanced and very high level of detailed knowledge of core concepts by providing a very high level of analysis. Demonstrates a balanced and high level of knowledge of core concepts by providing a high level of analysis. Demonstrates a good level of knowledge of some of the core concepts by providing some level of analysis. Demonstrates limited knowledge of core concepts by providing a limited level of analysis. Demonstrates little, if any, knowledge of the core concepts with extremely limited, if any, analysis.
Utilises more than 10 excellent, relevant and credible sources. Utilises more than 10 very good, relevant and credible sources. Utilises 10 current, relevant and credible sources. Utilises 10 mostly relevant and credible sources. Does not meet the requirement, in terms of quantity or quality of articles selected
Argument 30% Excellent introduction; providing a very clear purpose which ensures all areas relevant to the topic are clearly outlined. Good introduction; providing a mostly clear purpose which ensures most areas relevant to the topic are clearly outlined. Fair introduction, addresses some points, lacks some detail; ensures some areas relevant to the topic are outlined. Poor introduction; addresses limited points, lacks detail; of which few areas are outlined. Very poor or non-existent introduction.
Excellent and logical argument integrated throughout the work Strong argument throughout most of the work Some argument linking ideas throughout the work Weak argument Little or no argument
The assessment presents a detailed and focused summary of the ideas presented; drawing clear and well thought-out conclusions. The assessment presents a fairly detailed and focused summary of the ideas presented; drawing fairly clear and well thought-out conclusions. The assessment presents a somewhat detailed and focused summary of the ideas presented; providing some evidence of conclusions. The assessment provides limited detail with no clear summary of the ideas presented; drawing limited conclusions. The assessment fails to provide any clear evidence of the ideas presented; drawing no clear conclusions.
Organisation or structure
15% The ideas are arranged in an extremely logical, structured and coherent manner. The ideas are arranged in a fairly logical, structured and coherent manner. The ideas are arranged in a logical, some-what structured and coherent manner. The ideas appear less logical, structured and presents in fairly incoherent manner. There is little, if any, coherent structure to the document.
Presentation and quality of writing
15% Quality of writing at a very high standard.
Paragraphs are coherently connected to each other. Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Quality of writing is of a high standard.
Paragraphs are mostly well structured. Few grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes. Quality of writing is of a good standard.
Few grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes. Some problems with sentence structure and presentation Frequent grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes. Use of inappropriate language. Quality of writing is at a very poor standard so barely understandable.
Many spelling mistakes. Little or no evidence of proof reading.
Late assessment penalty 5% per day x 45 marks = 2.25 marks per day