Assessment for HI5026: AUDIT & ASSURANCE SERVICE
Memo Marking Rubric preamble for students
Memo Assignments and Structure â€“ Periodically, a memo question will be assigned during
lecture or tutorial and a written description of that question will be posted to the assignment
section of Blackboard. A total of four to five Memos will be assigned during the term.
You are expected to write a memo of ½ to 1½ pages with the following sections:
Headers (5 marks) with: To: XXXXXX
Re: (Ideally 6 to 12 words)
Please Note: the â€œre:â€ line is a few descriptors to help with filing.
Context Line (15 marks): One to two sentences that should provide a clear and concise
statement of the issues and consequences (i.e. why the reader should read the memo).
Action Line (25 Marks): One to three sentences that is like a conclusion but should provide An
excellent clear concise statement of how to resolve the issues (i.e. what do you, as the
crafter/s of the Memo want the reader to do).
Rest of the Memo (25 Marks): Supports the action line. Ideally, it should provide excellent
insight plus strong, clear, and concise support for the action line and that support must be
clearly tied to the action line.
The marking Rubric: is given on Blackboard in the assignment section and was based on the
The purpose of the assessment task is to develop and assess studentsâ€™ logic, communication, and
writing skills. Accordingly, marks are not awarded directly for content but are based on the
2. Coverage of the material, and
3. Value to the reader in making a decision.