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Assessment 1 Information
|Subject Name:||Skills for Academic Success|
|Assessment Title:||Individual Problem Analysis – Mini Report|
|Word Count:||800 – 1000||Words||(+/-10%)|
|Due Date:||Tuesday, Week 5 at 3:55pm (AEST)|
To complete a Problem Analysis and present it as a BUS111 Skills For Academic Success Mini Report for one of the topics listed below.
The Problem Analysis – Mini Report should employ the 4Ps writing technique, as discussed in the workshops.
Students need to structure their report using the following headings:
· Present situation
In this section research will be used to give an overview of the topic.
In this section research will be used to explain the problems related to the topic.
· Possible solutions
In this section students will provide at least three possible solutions to the problems outlined in the previous section. Students need to outline the benefits and drawbacks of each solution.
In this section students need to choose the best solution from the list in the previous section. Students then need to explain why it would be the most effective solution compared to the other solutions listed.
Choice of Topics for Mini Report
- ‘The effect of communication technology on effective communication.’
- ‘Finding graduate employment. The issues facing graduates in a global pandemic.’
- ‘The effect of artificial intelligence on the job market’
Students must choose their Mini Report topic understanding that this will be the same topic for their Oral Presentation in Week 12.
The following links will help students to choose their assessment topic. They can be used as a starting point for further research.
‘Does technology make us better or worse communicators?’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r78xzIFkiF0&t=47s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j2Wg3kwZIk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7dLU6fk9QY&ab_channel=GaryTurk
Finding graduate employment. Issues facing graduates today’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG5J5MRlLOI&ab_channel=YahooFinance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmmvyeVURJI&ab_channel=CBCNews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zzsQ_Otoms&ab_channel=WallStreetJournal
The Learning Outcomes you will develop for this assessment are:
|LO1||Employ critical-thinking techniques in the preparation of an opinion and the analysis of opposing opinions.|
|LO2||Research e-resources and e-databases to locate primary and secondary sources while discerning their validity and appropriately referencing them|
|LO3||Successfully prepare and present written and oral presentations|
|LO4||Demonstrate an understanding of the study skills needed to effectively prepare for classes and assignments.|
Marks will be awarded for the use of reliable and up-to-date data, and for the way ideas are organized.
Students should reference 3 to 4 academic/business sources in the text of the report. The report should contain in-text referencing. In-text referencing should be supported by a final Reference List.
Please refer to the Assessment Marking Guide to assist you in completing all the assessment criteria.
Important Study Information
Academic Integrity Policy
KBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and Conduct Policy.
What is academic integrity and misconduct? What are the penalties for academic misconduct? What are the late penalties?
How can I appeal my grade?
Click here for answers to these questions: http://www.kbs.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/.
Word Limits for Written Assessments
Submissions that exceed the word limit by more than 10% will be penalized.
Students may seek study assistance from their local Academic Learning Advisor or refer to the resources on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. Click here for this information.
Assessment 1 Marking Guide: Individual Problem Analysis – Mini Report
|Criteria||HD (High Distinction) 85 – 100%||DN (Distinction) 75 – 84%||CR (Credit) 65 – 74%||P (Pass) 50 – 64%||NN (Fail) 0 – 49%||Value|
|Present Situation||Clear, comprehensive description of present situation, utilizing up-to-date, reputable sources, including at least TWO or more well- constructed research studies in detail||Present situation is well- described, barring minor inconsistencies. At least TWO reputable informational sources are used in some detail||Plausible sketch of current situation with minor inconsistencies. At least TWO quality informational sources used but with minimal detail only||Sketch of existing situation shows omissions, inconsistencies, and/or inaccuracies. Fewer than TWO reputable informational sources used with no detail||Confused and/or difficult to follow description of present situation. Does not use informational sources of equal quality, and/or fails to provide a balanced picture of the current situation.||6 Marks|
|Problem||A Problem is very clearly identified and evidenced using up to date research. It is exceptionally well linked to the Present Situation.||A Problem is identified and clearly described and linked to the Present Situation. Clearly linked research used to evidence problems.||A Problem is identified and described. The relationship of the research to the Present Situation could be clearer.||A Problem is identified and described, but in a limited way. Links between the Problem and the Present Situation are not obvious.||Description of Problem is confused and/or seems unrelated to the description of Present Situation.||6 Marks|
|Possible Solutions/ Proposal||At least THREE to FOUR possible solutions are very clearly laid out with clear indicators of benefits and drawbacks for each solution. One main solution is presented in the Proposal. A strong reason is provided for preferring that solution over other possibilities.||At least THREE possible solutions or approaches are clearly laid out, indicating the benefits and drawbacks for each. One main solution is presented in the Proposal. Reasons are provided for preferring that solution over other possibilities.||At least TWO possible solutions are identified, with some benefits and drawbacks laid out for each. One main solution is presented in the Proposal.||At least ONE possible solution or approach is laid out, but not in an entirely structured way. Little attempt is made to identify possible benefits and drawbacks to each solution. Proposal does not present the main solution.||No clearly defined solustion is laid out, but without reference to the possible benefits and drawbacks to each solution. No proposal is given.||6 Marks|
|Academic Writing||Highly effective structure, with almost no errors in spelling, grammar, and proof reading||Mostly effective structure, with minimal errors in spelling, grammar, and proof reading||Good attempt at developing a structure, with some errors in spelling, grammar, and proof reading||Little attempt at developing a structure, multiple errors in spelling, grammar, and proof reading||No attempt at developing a structure, significant number of errors in spelling, grammar, and proof reading||6 Marks|
|Referencing||Effective use of in-text citations throughout. Final References List accurately follows KBS style for Harvard Referencing.||Good use of in-text citations throughout. Final References List follows KBS style for Harvard Referencing, with minor inaccuracies.||Some evidence of in-text citations throughout. Final References List follows KBS style for Harvard Referencing, with a number of exceptions.||Many points made are not supported by in-text citations. Final References List follows KBS house for Harvard Referencing, with many exceptions.||Very limited (or no) use of in-text citations. Final References List is missing, or defective in notable ways.||6 Marks|
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