Newcastle Business School
MNGT2006: Decision Making Under Uncertainty
Semester 2, 2020
ASSESSMENT 2 – ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY
This assessment is for NCLE_CITY students.
Due date Friday of Week 10 by 11:59pm
Note: A late submission penalty will apply for assignments submitted after the due date/time.
Length 2000 Words
Submission Method Turnitin
Assessment Criteria Marking rubric (uploaded on Blackboard)
Feedback Provided Online and in class
Alignment to Course Learning Outcomes:
1. Evaluate decision processes, outcomes and contingencies.
2. Apply decision-making theories to case study problems and their solutions as well as to personal experience in the group assignment.
Assessment type: Written Assignment
Purpose: The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate students’ skills and abilities to deliver a well-researched argumentative essay, adopting accepted academic writing style, and fully referenced in accordance with APA 7th edition referencing style.
Description: In completing this assessment, students will deliver a well-researched, coherent argumentative essay. To successfully complete this assessment, students must demonstrate skills in research, analysis, and synthesis of arguments around decision-making theory.
Question: Write an argumentative essay, providing arguments for and against, and a justified position (conclusion) in relation to the proposition: Ultimately, individual decision making during a crisis/pandemic is based entirely on perception of risk.
*Note: Argumentative essays aim to convince the reader to accept the author’s position on a particular issue/topic/proposition or question. A fundamental aspect is that there are (at least) two sides to the argument. Both the argument and counter-argument must be evaluated using facts and evidence from relevant external sources. The author’s position and justification must be clear to the reader.