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Assessment Title: Assessment 2 –Review Essay
Weighting: 40%
Length: 1200 (+- 10%) (excluding references)
Due Date: Submission (online) due Week 10 – Sunday at 11.59pm
COURSE: Master of Business (Research)
Unit: Foundational Skills for Academic Research
Unit Code: BUS600
Type of Assessment: Assessment 2 – Review Essay
Unit Learning Outcomes addressed: a) Analyse and reflect critically on a range of materials and sources presented in written, spoken, visual and numerical format.
b) Describe and discuss the key features, constituent process and constraints of academic research.
c) Communicate ideas and concepts in language and structure appropriate to an academic research context.
d) Articulate and express ideas and information in academic format as specified by the Excelsia College minimum academic standards, including appropriate use of the APA referencing style.
e) Understand the personal, intellectual and practical requirements for successful research at a postgraduate level.
Criteria for Assessment: • Demonstrated understanding of the structure and content of a peer-reviewed article.
• Demonstrated ability to discuss academic research with clarity and coherence, and to sustain argumentation on points of theoretical and methodological substance, interest and/or concern in written form.
• Systematic identification and examination of assumptions (hidden and explicit), forms of argument, quality of evidence and appropriateness of conclusions and recommendations.
• Strict adherence to academic style, conventions and APA
referencing and format.
Assessment Task: • Students will choose a journal article, book chapter or other academic work to review in essay form.
• Students will be expected to locate the work in a theoretical context and to discuss the work with both depth and clarity. The emphasis in the essay is on the quality of students writing and their ability to sustain an insightful and coherent review.
Submission Date: Week 10
Total Mark & Weighting: 40 marks | 40%
MARKING GUIDE (RUBRIC):
Assessment Criteria
Total Marks - 40
Demonstrated understanding of the structure and content of a peerreviewed article.
10
Demonstrated ability to discuss academic research with clarity and coherence, and to sustain argumentation on points of theoretical and methodological substance, interest and/or concern in written form.
15
Systematic identification and examination of assumptions (hidden and explicit), forms of argument, quality of evidence and appropriateness of conclusions and recommendations.
10
Strict adherence to academic style, conventions and APA referencing and format. 5

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