Management Principles Unit Code: MGTP102 Type of Assessment: Assessment 3–Individual Essay Writing

Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458
Version 1: 22nd December, 2016 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051
ASSESSMENT BRIEF
COURSE:Bachelor of Business /Bachelor of Accounting/ Bachelor of Information Technology
Unit: Management Principles
Unit Code: MGTP102
Type of Assessment: Assessment 3–Individual Essay Writing
Length/Duration: 1500 words
Unit Learning
Outcomes addressed:
1, 2, 3, 4
Submission Date: Week 10
Assessment Task: An academic argumentative essay
Total Mark: 25
Weighting: 25%
Students are advised that any submissions past the due date without an approved extension or without
approved extenuating circumstances incurs a 5% penalty per calendar day,
calculated from the total mark
E.g. a task marked out of 40 will incur a 2 mark penalty per calendar day.
More information, please refer to (Documents> Student Policies and Forms > POLICY – Assessment Policy
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Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458
Version 1: 22nd December, 2016 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051
ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION:
Write anargumentative academic essay on one of three given topics related to management theory. The
essay will be written in accordance with the guidelines for writing academic essays in the Academic Learning
Skills (ALS) student guide “Essay Writing”.
The argumentative essay must agree or disagree with one of the statements below:
a) Job design only benefits employers through increased job performance; it has no benefits for
workers.
OR
b) Given the pace of change strategic planning is a waste of time.
OR
c) The matrix structure is suitable for all organisations.
Your essay must include:
 At least five reference sources including the prescribed text book, none of which are internet
sources, e.g. websites.
 Correct argumentative essay structure. Refer to the Academic Learning Skills student guide “Essay
Writing”.
 Harvard Australian referencing for any sources you use. Refer to the Academic Learning Skills
student guide “Referencing”.
ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION:
This assignment should be submitted online in Moodle.
The assignment MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Other formats may not be
readable by markers. Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other formats will be considered
LATE and will lose marks until it is presented in Word.
For assistance please speak to our Academic Learning Skills Coordinators. They can help you with
understanding the task, draft checking, structure, referencing and other assignment-related matter
Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd.
Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458
Version 1: 22nd December, 2016 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051
MARKING GUIDE (RUBRIC):
Marking Criteria. Fail (0-9.9) Pass (10-12.5) Credit (13-14.5) Distinction (15-16.5) High Distinction (17-20)
Research
/20
Little evidence of research.
Sources are missing,
inappropriate, poorly
integrated or lacking credibility.
Lacks clear link of sources with
essay.
Text book and 4 other relevant
sources. Basic use of sources to
support ideas, generally well
integrated, most sources are
credible. May be weaknesses
with paraphrasing or
integration/application.
Research is generally thorough.
Good use of
sources to support ideas, mostly
well integrated, sources are
credible. May be weaknesses with
paraphrasing or integration/
application.
Thorough research is indicated.
Very good use of sources to
support ideas, well integrated,
sources are credible. May be
minor weaknesses with
paraphrasing or
integration/application.
Thorough research is indicated.
Professional use of sources to support
ideas, well integrated, sources are
credible. Very minor,
if any, weaknesses with paraphrasing or
integration/application.
Information /
Content
/30
Essay lacks coherence; topic is
poorly addressed; little
analysis.
Essay is generally coherent; topic
is addressed; analyses in
reasonable depth with
some description. There are
some inconsistencies and
weaknesses with flow.
Essay is coherent and flows well;
topic is addressed quite
thoroughly; analyses in
considerable depth. There may be
some inconsistencies and
weaknesses with flow.
Essay is very coherent and flows
well; topic is addressed thoroughly;
analyses in
depth. There may be minor
inconsistencies and weakness with
flow.
Professional work. Essay is very
coherentand flows well; topic is
addressed thoroughly;
analyses in great depth. Very minor, if
any, inconsistencies and weaknesses
with flow.
Structure
/10
Topic, concepts are not clear in
introduction.
Material in the body is
generally poorly
sequenced. No discernible
conclusion; no links to
introduction.
Topic, concepts are generally
stated with some clarity in
introduction. Material in body is
generally logically sequenced;
some weaknesses. Conclusion
does not clearly summarise
essay; links to introduction are
not clear.
Topic, concepts and are mostly
clearly conveyed in introduction.
Material in body is logically and
clearly sequenced; few or minor
weaknesses. Conclusion
summarises essay; may be some
weaknesses; generally
clear links to intro.
Topic, concepts are clearly outlined
in introduction. Material in body is
logically and clearly sequenced;
very few or minor weaknesses.
Conclusion mostly effectively
summarises essay; with
recommendations and clear links to
introduction.
Topic, concepts are clearly
outlined in introduction. Material in
body is logically and clearly sequenced;
very minor, if any, weaknesses.
Conclusion effectively summarises
essay; with recommendations and
clear links to introduction.
Language/
Presentation
/20
Poor standard of writing. Word
limit may not be adhered to.
Minimum 1500 words in length.
Basic and sound standard of
writing; some errors in
punctuation, grammar and
spelling
Good standard of writing; few
errors in punctuation,
grammar and spelling.
Very good standard of writing; very
few or minor errors in
punctuation, grammar and spelling.
Professional standard of writing; no
errors in
punctuation, grammar and spelling.
Referencing
/20
No referencing is evident or, if
done, is inconsistent and
technically incorrect. No or
minimal reference list, mixed
styles.
Basic and sound attempt to
reference sources; may be some
inconsistencies and technical
errors in style. Reference list is
generally complete with 1 or 2
references missing.
Good attempt to reference
sources; inconsistencies and
technical errors in style. Few
inaccuracies in reference list and
all references listed.
Very good attempt to reference
sources; very minor inconsistencies
and technical errors in style.
Thorough and consistent reference
list and all references listed.
Professional level of referencing and
acknowledgment; no errors of style
evident. Thorough and consistent
reference list and all references listed.
Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd.
Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458
Version 1: 22nd December, 2016 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051
GENERAL NOTES FOR ASSIGNMENTS
Assignments should usually incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion, and will
be fully referenced including a reference list.
The work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We strongly
recommend you to refer to the Academic Learning Skills materials available in the Moodle. For
details please click the link http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5and
download the file “Harvard Referencing Workbook”.Appropriate academic writing and referencing
are inevitable academic skillsthat you must develop and demonstrate.
We recommend a minimum of FIVEreferences, unless instructed differently by your lecturer. Unless
specifically instructed otherwise by your lecturer, any paper with less than FIVE references may be
failed. Work that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the “Harvard
Referencing Workbook” will be penalised.
Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count – as a general rule you may go over
or under by 10% than the stated length.
GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING
High quality work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We
recommend you work with your Academic Learning Support (ALS) site
(http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5) available in Moodle to ensure that
you reference correctly.
References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic sources, such as
books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can be used as a reference, but not
the lecturer notes. We want to see evidence that you are capable of conducting your own research.
Also, in order to help markers determine students’ understanding of the work they cite, all in-text
references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number/s if shown in the original.
Before preparing your assignment or own contribution, please review this ‘YouTube’ video by
clicking on the following link:Plagiarism: How to avoid it
PLAGIARISM: HOW TO AVOID IT
You can search for peer-reviewed journal articles, which you can find in the online journal databases
and which can be accessed from the library homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online
encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not be
overused – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources.
Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources,
such as government departments, research institutes such as the NHMRC, or international
organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and
government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful
and mostly very current. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use
non-peer reviewed websites: Why can’t I just Google? (thanks to La Trobe University for this video).