Value: 20%Due Date: 16-Jan-2022Return Date: 07-Feb-2022Length: 1000Group Assessment: NoSubmission method options: Alternative submission method
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Select ONEof the following topics:
|Should Academic literacy courses be compulsory for first year University students?
Discuss the essential employability skills employers look for in graduates and how students can develop them during their studies.
To complete this assessment you need to:
- Write an essay that presents your point of view on ONEof the above topics, supported by references/research.
- This is an academic essay – so you must cite references to research/ evidence that supports your argument.
- You should read the appropriate topics on Interact2 and chapters of your textbook to obtain the information on writing essays.
NOTE: Online submission via Turnitin is required for this assignment. Details will be provided by your subject lecturer.
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SUBJECT LEARNING OUTCOMES
This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
- be able to locate, paraphrase, summarise and comprehend simple to complex English texts.
- be able to develop an effective academic argument based on information gained from a range of sources.
- be able to write in a range of academic formats, following English writing mechanics and appropriate academic referencing styles.
- be able to develop speaking and listening communication skills.
- be able to apply their communication skills to debate differing points of view using verbal and non-verbal communication methods.
GRADUATE LEARNING OUTCOMES
This task also contributes to the assessment of the following Charles Sturt Graduate Learning Outcome/s:
- Academic Literacy and Numeracy (Knowledge) – Charles Sturt Graduates understand the use and structure of appropriate language in written, oral, visual, mathematical, and multi-modal communication.
- Academic Literacy and Numeracy (Skill) – Charles Sturt Graduates demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills necessary to understand and interpret information and communicate effectively according to the context.
- Academic Literacy and Numeracy (Application) – Charles Sturt Graduates consider the context, purpose, and audience when gathering, interpreting, constructing, and presenting information.
- Information and Research Literacies (Application) – Charles Sturt Graduates synthesize and apply information and data to different contexts to facilitate planning, problem solving and decision making.
- Digital Literacies (Skill) – Charles Sturt Graduates use, create, communicate and share multimodal information in digital environments.
- Professional Practice (Application) – Charles Sturt Graduates exercise professionalism, initiative and judgement in decision making, actions and evaluation in professional practice at the level of a beginning practitioner or professional.
MARKING CRITERIA AND STANDARDS
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|Criteria||HD (85-100%)||DI (75-84%)||CR (65-74%)||PS (50-64%)||FL (0-49%)|
|Your arguments are logical.You include at least four key points of analysis.You synthesise multiple references to support each point.You include a substantiated evaluation of the research included for at least two of your key points.||Your arguments are logical.
You include at least four key points of analysis.
You synthesise multiple references to support each point.
|Your arguments are logical.You include at least four key points of analysis.You include at least two articles to support each point.||You include at least four key points of analysis.
You include at least one article to support each point.
|You do not meet the pass criteria.|
|Quality of Articles20%||You use at least eight quality sources.
All eight references meet all elements of the CRAP test.
|You use at least seven sources.
All seven references meet all elements of the CRAP test.
|You use at least six sources.
All six references meet all elements of the CRAP test.
|You use at least five sources.All five references are academic.||You do not meet the pass criteria|
|Essay format10%||Your essay has an introduction, body and conclusion and includes all components of an introduction and conclusion.Introduction and conclusion reflect the body of the essay.Each of your body paragraphs is structured and the sequence of paragraphs is logical.||Your essay includes an introduction, body and conclusion and your introduction and conclusion are structured.
Introduction and conclusion reflect the body of the essay.
|Your essay includes an introduction, body and conclusion and your introduction and conclusion are structured.||Your essay includes an introduction, body and conclusion.||You do not meet the pass criteria.|
|Referencing10%||Your reference list and in-text references are accurate as per APA7 standard and include all components.You include a variety of citation techniques.You include citations where expected.||Your reference list shows most references correctly APA7 formatted.
Most of your in-text references are correctly APA7 formatted.
You include a variety of citation techniques.You include citations where expected.
|Your reference list shows most references correctly APA7 formatted.Most of your in-text references are correctly APA7 formatted.
You include a variety of citation techniques.
|Your reference list shows at least one reference correctly APA7 formatted.You include at least one in-text reference correctly APA7 formatted.||You do not meet the pass criteria.|
|English writing mechanics
|You use formal academic language throughout the report and your sentences are simple yet expressive.Your report has minimal typographical or grammatical errors.||You use formal academic language throughout the report.Your report has some typographical or grammatical errors.||You use formal academic language throughout your reportYour report largely follows the rules of English writing mechanics.||You use formal academic language in several places.Your report partially follows the rules of English writing mechanics.||You do not meet the pass criteria.|
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The assessment should follow the guidelines below:
- Assessment items should be typed
- Using 1.5 spacing
- Use a standard 12 point font such as Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial Left-justify body text
- Provide a single reference list that always starts on a new page.
- The reference list should have the title ‘References’.
- In-text citations need to be correctly formatted and used throughout the essay.
- APA 7th Referencing style must be adhered to.
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You must include references to at least five (5) academic references.
In addition to five (5) academic references, you are encouraged to refer to additional sources, such as journal articles, book chapters, newspaper articles and practitioner-focused articles.
For this assessment APA referencing format is required. For guidance in the use of this referencing please see the CSU Referencing website at http://student.csu.edu.au/study/ referencing-at-csuor Academic Reference Tool: https://apps.csu.edu.au/reftool/
The essay should be 1000 words in length excluding the reference list.
It is recommended that your name, student IDand page numberare included in the header or footer of every page of the assignment.
The essay must be submitted via Turnitin prior to the due date.
Further details about submission in Turnitin are provided in the Alternative Assessment – submission process.
Text match should not be more than 20%.
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