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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?
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)
03/12/2021
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
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What was the key learning points for you from this article?
Consider these in relation to implications for the topic (e.g. social, political,
environmental, legal, theoretical, managerial, practical or other)
Ensure that you use 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)
Title page
Table of contents
Introduction
Body (your analysis of the sources)
Conclusion (key learning identified from your analysis)
References
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?
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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.
How will my assignment be marked?
Your assignment will be marked according to the threshold expectations and the criteria on the following page.
You can use them to evaluate your own work and consider your grade before you submit.
Lower 2
nd
50-59%
Upper 2
nd
60-69%
1
st
Class 70%+
DEMONSTRATING
A CLEAR
UNDERSTANDING
OF THE SUBJECT
(25%)
GOOD... CRITIQUE &
REFLECTION.
BREADTH, DEPTH &
INTEGRATION OF
LITERATURE/EXAMPLES
INTO WORK IS
APPROPRIATE TO THE
CONTEXT AND
ATTEMPTS TO BE
CONSISTENT.
VERY GOOD... CRITIQUE &
REFLECTION.
BREADTH, DEPTH &
INTEGRATION OF
LITERATURE/EXAMPLES
INTO WORK IS ABOVE
AVERAGE.
EXCELLENT... CRITIQUE
& REFLECTION.
BREADTH, DEPTH &
INTEGRATION OF
LITERATURE/EXAMPLES
INTO WORK IS
IMPRESSIVE.
APPLICATION
AND
INTEGRATION OF
LITERATURE
(30%)
GOOD... LEVEL OF
DISCUSSION/ANALYSIS/
CRITICAL EVALUATION
&/OR REFLECTION BUT
MORE IDEAS/POINTS
COULD BE ADDRESSED
/DEVELOPED FURTHER.
VERY GOOD... LEVEL OF
DISCUSSION/ANALYSIS/
CRITICAL EVALUATION &/OR
REFLECTION & A FEW
IDEAS/POINTS COULD
BENEFIT FROM FURTHER
DEVELOPMENT &/OR
EVALUATION/COMPARISON.
EXCELLENT... LEVEL OF
DISCUSSION/ANALYSIS/
CRITICAL EVALUATION
&/OR REFLECTION
CLEARLY DEVELOPING
POINTS IN THE
APPROPRIATE WAY WITH
THOROUGH
CONSIDERATION OF ALL
POSSIBILITIES.
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THE BEST WORK WILL BE
HIGHLY DEVELOPED AND
FOCUSED AND
ATTEMPTS A HOLISTIC
TREATMENT OF THE
TASK/PROBLEM.
DISCUSSION
/ANALYSIS
/CRITICAL
EVALUATION
&/OR
REFLECTION
(30%)
GOOD… CRITIQUE &
REFLECTION.
BREADTH, DEPTH &
INTEGRATION OF
LITERATURE/EXAMPLES
INTO WORK IS
APPROPRIATE TO THE
CONTEXT AND
ATTEMPTS TO BE
CONSISTENT.
VERY GOOD... CRITIQUE &
REFLECTION.
BREADTH, DEPTH &
INTEGRATION OF
LITERATURE/EXAMPLES
INTO WORK IS ABOVE
AVERAGE.
EXCELLENT... CRITIQUE
& REFLECTION.
BREADTH, DEPTH &
INTEGRATION OF
LITERATURE/EXAMPLES
INTO WORK IS
IMPRESSIVE.
PRESENTATION
STYLE AND
STRUCTURE
(15%)
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 ...
STRUCTURE.
ARTICULATE & FLUENT
ACADEMIC WRITING
STYLE. ONLY A MINOR
ERROR.

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Submission Deadline Marks and Feedback Before 10am on: 20 working days after deadline (L4, 5 and 7) 15 working days after deadline (L6) 10 working days after deadline (block delivery) 12/11/2021 03/12/2021 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 1. Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding Unit learning outcomes 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? • Consider these in relation to implications for the topic (e.g. social, political, environmental, legal, theoretical, managerial, practical or other) Ensure that you use 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) Title page Table of contents Introduction Body (your analysis of the sources) Conclusion (key learning identified from your analysis) References 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? 2 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. How will my assignment be marked? Your assignment will be marked according to the threshold expectations and the criteria on the following page. You can use them to evaluate your own work and consider your grade before you submit. 3rd Class – 40-49% DEMONSTRATING A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE SUBJECT (25%) APPLICATION AND INTEGRATION OF LITERATURE (30%) SATISFACTORY... CONTENT / LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE TOPIC. ADDRESSES PART OF THE TASK. SOME ERRORS / OMISSIONS IN CONTENT/ THEORY. INCONSISTENT APPLICATION OF SOME CORRECT THEORY/PRINCIPLES/CONCEPTS SATISFACTORY... CRITIQUE & REFLECTION . BREADTH, DEPTH & INTEGRATION OF LITERATURE/EXAMPLES INTO WORK IS APPROPRIATE, BUT NOT CONSISTENTLY APPLIED. Lower 2nd – 50-59% GOOD... CRITIQUE & REFLECTION. BREADTH, DEPTH & INTEGRATION OF LITERATURE/EXAMPLES INTO WORK IS APPROPRIATE TO THE CONTEXT AND ATTEMPTS TO BE CONSISTENT. GOOD... LEVEL OF DISCUSSION/ANALYSIS/ CRITICAL EVALUATION &/OR REFLECTION BUT MORE IDEAS/POINTS COULD BE ADDRESSED /DEVELOPED FURTHER. Upper 2nd – 60-69% 1st Class – 70%+ VERY GOOD... CRITIQUE & REFLECTION. EXCELLENT... CRITIQUE & REFLECTION. BREADTH, DEPTH & INTEGRATION OF LITERATURE/EXAMPLES INTO WORK IS ABOVE AVERAGE. BREADTH, DEPTH & INTEGRATION OF LITERATURE/EXAMPLES INTO WORK IS IMPRESSIVE. VERY GOOD... LEVEL OF DISCUSSION/ANALYSIS/ CRITICAL EVALUATION &/OR REFLECTION & A FEW IDEAS/POINTS COULD BENEFIT FROM FURTHER DEVELOPMENT &/OR EVALUATION/COMPARISON. EXCELLENT... LEVEL OF DISCUSSION/ANALYSIS/ CRITICAL EVALUATION &/OR REFLECTION CLEARLY DEVELOPING POINTS IN THE APPROPRIATE WAY WITH THOROUGH CONSIDERATION OF ALL POSSIBILITIES. 3 THE BEST WORK WILL BE HIGHLY DEVELOPED AND FOCUSED AND ATTEMPTS A HOLISTIC TREATMENT OF THE TASK/PROBLEM. DISCUSSION /ANALYSIS /CRITICAL EVALUATION &/OR REFLECTION (30%) PRESENTATION STYLE AND STRUCTURE (15%) SATISFACTORY... BASIC EVIDENCE OF DISCUSSION/ANALYSIS/ CRITICAL EVALUATION &/OR REFLECTION BUT SOME POINTS SUPERFICIALLY MADE SO NEED FURTHER DEVELOPMENT. LIMITED CRITICAL EVALUATION (MAINLY DESCRIPTIVE) SATISFACTORY... BASIC STRUCTURE. NOT ALWAYS WRITTEN CLEARLY & HAS GRAMMATICAL & / OR SPELLING ERRORS. GOOD… CRITIQUE & REFLECTION. BREADTH, DEPTH & INTEGRATION OF LITERATURE/EXAMPLES INTO WORK IS APPROPRIATE TO THE CONTEXT AND ATTEMPTS TO BE CONSISTENT. GOOD... CLEAR STRUCTURE. WRITING IS MAINLY CLEAR BUT SOME SPELLING &/ OR GRAMMATICAL ERRORS. VERY GOOD... CRITIQUE & REFLECTION. EXCELLENT... CRITIQUE & REFLECTION. BREADTH, DEPTH & INTEGRATION OF LITERATURE/EXAMPLES INTO WORK IS ABOVE AVERAGE. BREADTH, DEPTH & INTEGRATION OF LITERATURE/EXAMPLES INTO WORK IS IMPRESSIVE. VERY GOOD... STRUCTURE, PARAGRAPHING, FLUENT ACADEMIC WRITING STYLE. EXCELLENT ... STRUCTURE. ARTICULATE & FLUENT ACADEMIC WRITING STYLE. ONLY A MINOR ERROR. VERY FEW GRAMMATICAL ERRORS & SPELLING MISTAKES. 4 Name: Description: ...
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