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ELA 511
Assignment 1
Title Literature review
Value 50%
Week Due Week 7, Monday
Length 3,000 words
Learning Outcomes 1, 2
Conduct a literature review to investigate an educational issue around English language.
You need to access CDU’s scholarly data bases which are available to you through the library and locate between 10-15 peer reviewed research articles on your topic area.
Take notes as you read the literature and begin to search for the major themes.
Your literature review needs to include an introduction, main body and conclusion, and the sections need to contain the following content. Use headings to structure your essay as appropriate.
The introduction should include:
The nature of the focus under review The basis for the selection of the topic Definitions in use.
The main body should include:
Current research studies you have located
The major questions that are being asked in your selected articles
The current findings from your selected articles
The major themes you have located throughout the literature you selected The general conclusions that are being drawn.
The conclusion should include:
A summary of the major agreements and disagreements about the focus area.
Any recommendations for educators.
Assignment 1 MARKING CRITERIA
Marking
Criteria Fail ( 25) Pass (25-32) Credit (33-37) Distinction (38-42) High Distinction (43-50)
Description of educational issue around English language (10%) Little or no demonstration of knowledge of chosen educational issue. Choice of issue is not clear. Essay demonstrates emerging knowledge of chosen educational issue
Essay demonstrates sound knowledge of chosen educational issue Essay demonstrates a deep and detailed knowledge of chosen educational issue Essay demonstrates a deep detailed and connected knowledge of chosen educational issue
Selection and
use of research literature (10%) Claims are not justified by use of research literature. Some use of research literature from unit readings to justify claims. Claims are justified by use of well-chosen current research literature. Claims are well justified of well-chosen current research literature A deep and comprehensive analysis of the research literature is used to substantiate a critical perspective on the claims.
Reflections on implications of review for professional practice (10%)
Essay does not include critical reflections on implications of review for professional practice Essay includes critical reflections on implications of review for professional practice Claims are enriched by
suitable critical reflections on implications of review for professional practice Claims are enriched by suitable critical reflections on implications of review for professional practice supported by links to the research findings Claims are enriched by insightful reflections on critical reflections on implications of review for professional practice which are compared and contrasted with the research findings.
Structure and presentation of essay (10%) A logical structure is not apparent in the essay. The essay format is appropriately used and well-structured. The structure of the essay supports the presentation of the claims. Explicit signposting within a well-designed essay structure facilitates the presentation of the claims. A highly coherent structure supports the synthesis of research findings and critical reflections to substantiate the claims.
Academic writing and referencing
(10%) Essay is hard to understand due to frequent grammatical errors. Ideas are not carefully organised. Word choice is not suitable. APA referencing is not used. Grammatical errors are minor but are distracting for the reader. Ideas are clearly communicated. APA referencing is used but inconsistent in places. There are few grammatical errors. Ideas are clearly
communicated. APA referencing is consistently applied. High level of academic writing. Very few grammatical errors. Ideas
are clearly and concisely
communicated. APA
referencing is consistently applied and accurate. Very high level of academic writing. Very few or no grammatical errors. Ideas are clearly and concisely
communicated. APA
referencing is consistently applied and accurate.

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