MGMT 20135: Marking Rubrics for Assessment 1: Practical and Written Assessment-Article Review

Section/Criteria 30% Fail (Less than 25%)

Fail (26-49%) Pass (50‐59%) Credit (60‐69%) Distinction (70‐79%) High

Distinction (80 ‐100%)

Introduction:

Clearly outlines the purpose, scope, structure of the essay.

3

No introduction. No topic, key points and/or purpose is introduced or the introduction is irrelevant to assessment item.

Topic introduced, but the introduction is underdeveloped in terms of key points and/or purpose

Topic, key points and purpose of the essay is introduced with satisfactory clarity.

Topic, key points and purpose of the essay is introduced in a clear and interesting way.

Topic, key points and purpose of the essay is introduced in a clear and interesting way.

Body—critical analysis The following list of questions are effectively addressed:

o What is the background of the research?

o What is the research problem? What do we know about the research problem? What do we not know?

o What are the core research questions the article addresses? Why are they important to address?

o How was the research conducted? o What where the major findings? o What are the significance of the

findings for future research or management practice?

10

Demonstrates little, if any, knowledge and understanding of the chosen article with extremely limited, if any, analysis. Might attempt all questions, but only one (1) of them is effectively addressed.

Demonstrates limited knowledge and understanding of the chosen article by providing a limited level of analysis. Might attempt all questions, but only two (2) of them are effectively addressed.

Demonstrate average level of understanding of the chosen article by providing an acceptable level of analysis. Three (3) of the attempted questions are effectively addressed.

Demonstrates a good level of knowledge of the chosen article by providing some level of analysis. Four (4) of the attempted questions are effectively addressed.

Demonstrates a balanced and high level of knowledge and understanding of the chosen article by providing a high level of analysis. Five (5) of the attempted questions are effectively addressed.

Demonstrates a balanced and very high level of detailed knowledge and understanding of the chosen article by providing a very high level of analysis. All the six (6) questions are effectively addressed,

Body—critical evaluation The following list of questions are effectively addressed:

o In your view, are there any limitations with this research?

o What are some of the assumptions that the authors have made in this research? Do you agree with them?

o What is your overall evaluation of the article’s effectiveness and credibility?

10 Demonstrates little, if any, critical thinking with extremely limited, if any, analysis. None of the three questions is effectively addressed.

Demonstrates limited critical thinking by providing a limited level of analysis. Might attempt all questions, only one (1) of them is effectively addressed.

Demonstrate average level of critical thinking by providing an acceptable level of analysis. Two (2) of the three questions are effectively addressed.

Demonstrates a good level of critical thinking by providing some level of analysis with evidence. At least Two (2) of the three questions are effectively addressed.

Demonstrates a high level of critical thinking by providing a high level of analysis with evidence. All three (3) questions are effectively addressed.

Demonstrates an exceptional level of critical thinking by providing a high level of analysis with strong and compelling evidence. All three (3) questions are effectively addressed.

Conclusion: All aspects drawn together in a brief, concise summary. Consistent with findings, no new material introduced but highlights implications or a comment on the future of the issue.

3

No conclusions provided.

Brief conclusion but no links established to the introduction and body of the essay.

Brief conclusion with limited links established to the introduction and body of the essay.

The conclusion provided some links to the introduction and body, but was not concise or unclear.

The conclusion provided links to the introduction and body, but concise or unclear at times.

Clear and concise summary of the essay with links to the introduction and body of the essay.

MGMT 20135: Marking Rubrics for Assessment 1: Practical and Written Assessment-Article Review

Presentation:

High quality of expression, grammar, spelling, punctuation and proofreading.

2

Quality of writing is at a very poor standard so barely understandable. Many spelling mistakes. Little or no evidence of proof reading. Poor format, no cover page and not meeting the word count requirement.

Some problems with sentence structure and presentation Frequent grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes. Use of inappropriate language. There are a few formatting issues, not within word count, not containing cover page.

Quality of writing is of an average standard. There are a few grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes. There are minor format issues, such as layout is not in professional manner (i.e. 1.5 spacing, 12- size font, Times New Roman). But assessment cover page is included and within the word count.

Quality of writing is of a good standard. Few grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes. Minor format and layout issues, assessment cover page included, within the word count.

Quality of writing is of a high standard. Few grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes. Format and layout in professional manner (i.e. 1.5 spacing, 12- size font, Times New Roman). Assessment cover page included, within the word count.

Quality of writing at a very high standard. Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Format and layout in professional manner (i.e. 1.5 spacing, 12-size font, Times New Roman). Assessment cover page included, within the word count.

Referencing: Inclusion of an accurate reference list on a separate page listing only the sources that actually have been used. The reference list is arranged in alphabetical order according to the authors’ last names.

2

Utilizes less than 6 academic references. Does not meet the requirement, in terms of in-text style and final reference list. In-text and final reference list are inconsistent.

Utilizes less than 8 academic references There are frequent citation errors, both in-text and in the final reference list.

Utilizes 10 academic references There are occasional referencing errors, either in-text or in the final reference list. However, the in-text and final reference list are consistent.

Utilizes more than 10 academic references There are very few reference errors. In- text and final reference list are consistent.

Utilizes more than 12 excellent, relevant and credible sources. Use of APA referencing system in a consistent and correct manner in the essay itself.

Utilizes more than 14 excellent, relevant and credible sources. Use of APA referencing system in a consistent and correct manner in the essay itself.

Late assessment penalty

5% per day x 30 marks = 1.5 marks per day