Submission Deadline Marks and Feedback
Before 10am on:
12/11/2021 20 working days after deadline (L4, 5 and 7)
15 working days after deadline (L6)
10 working days after deadline (block delivery)
Unit title & code Preparation for the Specialist Project
Assignment number and title Assessment 1
Assessment type Report
Weighting of assessment 25%
Size or length of assessment 1,000
Unit learning outcomes 1. Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding
Demonstrate detailed understanding of the relevant knowledge base which is subjected to critical appraisal.
2. Demonstrate the following skills and abilities
Demonstrate an ability to select and apply appropriate research methodologies to collect data. This data will be analysed critically and in detail, to address specific research questions effectively
What am I required to do in this assignment?
You will be required to undertake a critical evaluation of an academic and a practitioner source and present your work in report format using a Word document. Ensure that you balance your analysis equally between both sources and consider the overall quality of the sources; would you consider these to be reliable sources and why/why not?
You must include an Introduction and Conclusion and consider the following points for each article:
What is the article about?
Who has written the article?
Who is the intended audience for the article?
What sources were used and how do you rate these?
How do you rate the arguments? are they believable? why/why not?
What is the conclusion of the article?
What was the key learning points for you from this article?
Ensure that you use
Table of contents
References • Consider these in relation to implications for the topic (e.g. social, political, environmental, legal, theoretical, managerial, practical or other)
Harvard referencing in citations and the reference list.
Report format: (title page, table of contents and reference section do not count towards the word count)
Body (your analysis of the sources)
Conclusion (key learning identified from your analysis)
What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)
• Critically analyse and evaluate academic and/or practitioner sources of information to produce valid conclusions.
• Identify key conceptual issues and discuss different research implications (e.g., theoretical, managerial, practical or policy related).
How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?
We will be filling this section in together in class on Click or tap to enter a date. make sure you have downloaded/printed out the Assignment Brief and bring it to the session with you.
How does assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?
The main objective of this assessment is to learn through critique and reflection through understanding, summarizing, and analyzing academic research in order to reach valid conclusions.
In class we will be reviewing a number of academic and practitioner articles to prepare you for the assessment.
THE BEST WORK WILL BE
HIGHLY DEVELOPED AND
ATTEMPTS A HOLISTIC TREATMENT OF THE TASK/PROBLEM.
REFLECTION (30%) SATISFACTORY... BASIC
CRITICAL EVALUATION &/OR
REFLECTION BUT SOME POINTS SUPERFICIALLY MADE SO NEED FURTHER DEVELOPMENT.
LIMITED CRITICAL EVALUATION
(MAINLY DESCRIPTIVE) GOOD… CRITIQUE & REFLECTION. BREADTH, DEPTH &
INTO WORK IS
APPROPRIATE TO THE
ATTEMPTS TO BE CONSISTENT. VERY GOOD... CRITIQUE & REFLECTION. BREADTH, DEPTH &
LITERATURE/EXAMPLES INTO WORK IS ABOVE AVERAGE. EXCELLENT... CRITIQUE & REFLECTION.
BREADTH, DEPTH &
LITERATURE/EXAMPLES INTO WORK IS IMPRESSIVE.
STYLE AND STRUCTURE
(15%) SATISFACTORY... BASIC STRUCTURE.
NOT ALWAYS WRITTEN CLEARLY & HAS GRAMMATICAL & / OR SPELLING ERRORS. GOOD... CLEAR
STRUCTURE. WRITING IS
MAINLY CLEAR BUT
SOME SPELLING &/ OR
GRAMMATICAL ERRORS. VERY GOOD... STRUCTURE, PARAGRAPHING, FLUENT ACADEMIC WRITING STYLE.
VERY FEW GRAMMATICAL ERRORS & SPELLING MISTAKES. EXCELLENT ...
ARTICULATE & FLUENT
ACADEMIC WRITING STYLE. ONLY A MINOR ERROR.