Assessment 3–Individual Essay Writing

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Assessment 3–Individual Essay Writing
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)
OR
Given the pace of change strategic planning is a waste of time.

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 lis


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