Marker’s assessment

MGF5985 Assignment Two – Marker’s assessment and feedback sheet
ESSAY

Criteria Fail – Less than 50% Pass – 50 – 59% Credit – 60-69% Distinction – 70 – 79% High Distinction 80 – 100%
Introduction (5%).
Introduces the essay topic,
the purpose of the essay and
foretells the structure the
essay will follow.
Unfocused introduction. May
be missing some required
elements.
Introduction may provide
some idea as to the purpose
of the essay but may be
missing an element such as
the plan.
Contains all elements but
could be more effectively
written.
Effective introduction that
provides a clear indication of
the contextual issues, and the
relevant concepts to be
explored.
Excellent introduction that
justifies the importance of the
issues/topic and outlines the
framework used to conduct
the analysis.
Topic Identification (10%).
Identifies the topic within the
broader topic area. Describes
the limits of analysis.
Relevance and importance of
the topic are expressed and
key terms defined.
Topic is poorly expressed
and/or defined. Placement
within broader topic area is
not made clear. Relevance
and importance of the topic
may not be discussed.
Topic is identified but the
limits of the analysis may be
unclear. Relevance and
importance of the topic may
be missing or tenuous.
Contains all elements but
could be more effectively
written.
Effective identification of the
topic. Limits of the topic are
defined. Relevance and
importance of the topic are
described but may not be well
supported.
Excellent identification of
topic. Limits of the topic and
key terms are clearly defined.
The relevance and
importance of the topic are
strongly expressed and
supported.
Content (20%). Identifies and
addresses relevant concepts
and theories, discusses HR’s
role in the topic, conveys
understanding of the
research, evidence of wide
ranging research and
reading.
Discussion is not supported
adequately and/or discussion
is not focused on the topic.
Discussion is adequate and
responsive but limited to
description. HR’s role may
not be considered. Limited
understanding of the research
is demonstrated.
Effective discussion indicating
some analysis of relevant
concepts and theories. HR’s
role is discussed and
evidence of minimum
research requirements being
met is shown.
Discussion supports a
coherent line of reasoning
that identifies relevant
concepts and theories. The
research is clearly
understood.
Statements supported by
clear and balanced
reasoning. Demonstrates
solid understanding of the
research, with evidence of
extensive research and
reading relevant to the topic.
Analysis (30%). Critical
analysis, synthesis and
evaluation of the material
included in review.
Appropriate and critical use of
relevant evidence shown. Key
issues and gaps in research,
and future research directions
Identified.
Discussion is limited to
description rather than
analysis. Key issues, gaps,
future issues and/or research
directions are not explored.
Discussion is adequate but
tends towards description
rather than analysis. Some
synthesis of a range of
research shown. Uses some
relevant references. May
identify some key issues in
the research but could be
expressed more effectively.
Effective discussion indicating
some analysis of the
research. Some synthesis
and evaluation of the
research is demonstrated.
Key issues, gaps in the
research, and/or research
directions may be expressed
but could be more effectively
explored.
Key issues in the research
clearly identified. Analysis of
the research is consistently
demonstrated throughout the
essay. Synthesis and
evaluation of a range of
relevant research evident.
Excellent analysis of the
research. Critical synthesis
and evaluation of the
research is evident. Gaps and
future research directions
demonstrate excellent
analysis of the research.
Conclusion (5%). Clear re
statement of the main
arguments, summary of the
main points and appropriate
reflection of the topic
Missing, unclear or tenuous. May re-state main argument
of essay but does not bring
together main points of
essay.
Satisfactory identification of
the main issues in the essay
and linked to body of essay.
Strong line of reasoning that
supports the overall argument
and discussion in the essay.
Convincing line of reasoning
that supports overall
argument in essay.
References Used (10%). At
least 15 references used, 12
of which are academic journal
articles.*
Not enough suitable
reference sources.
Uses twelve relevant journal
articles.
Meets references
requirement.
Meets references
requirement with some
evidence of wider research.
Exceeds references
requirement with evidence of
extensive wider research.
Referencing Technique
(10%).
Correct and consistent
citations using APA. Accurate
and properly formatted
reference list
Poor. Over-relies on direct
quotations and/or frequent
errors in technical aspects of
referencing. Must refer to the
Faculty Q Manual.
Satisfactory – Some errors in
technical aspects of
referencing. May deviate from
Q Manual requirements.
Quotations and referencing
are mainly accurate.
Minor referencing errors.
Meets Q Manual
requirements.
Referencing is consistently
accurate. Meets Q Manual
requirements.

 

Presentation (10%). Written
clearly and accurately with
spelling, punctuation and
grammar checked. Logical
structure. Word count is met.
Poor format and/or structure.
Written expression needs
improvement. Does not meet
word limit.
Adequate. Structure may be
difficult to follow in areas.
Evidence of need to proof
read. May not meet word
limit.
Satisfactory structure and
written expression. May need
to proof read work.
Good. Structure and written
expression is overall good.
Minor errors.
Excellent. Concise and
flowing structure, no spelling
or grammatical errors.

Essay Grade: (50% of total A2 grade) Marker: Second marker (if necessary):
Comments:
PRESENTATION

Criteria Fail – Less than 50% Pass – 50 – 59% Credit – 60-69% Distinction – 70 – 79% High Distinction 80 – 100%
Content (25%) integrates
relevant literature, defines
key terms, is informative and
educational, evidence of
extensive literature review.
Discussion is not supported
adequately and/or discussion
is not focused on the topic.
Discussion is adequate and
responsive but limited to
description. Limited
understanding of the research
is demonstrated.
Effective discussion indicating
some analysis of relevant
concepts and theories.
Evidence of minimum
research requirements being
met.
Discussion supports a
coherent line of reasoning
that identifies relevant
concepts and theories. The
research is clearly
understood.
Statements supported by
clear and balanced
reasoning. Demonstrates
solid understanding of the
research, with evidence of
extensive research and
reading relevant to the topic.
Structure (25%) includes an
introduction and conclusion,
and evidence of audience
participation/engagement.
Maximum of 10 slides.
Poor format and/or structure.
No evidence of audience
participation. Too many/too
few slides used.
Adequate. Structure may be
difficult to follow in areas.
Satisfactory structure and
inclusion of audience
participation/engagement.
Good. Structure and
audience
participation/engagement is
overall good.
Excellent. Concise and
flowing structure, effective
and interesting engagement
of the audience.
Slides (25%) visually
engaging, easy to read,
appropriate amount of
information on each slide.
Too much/too little
information provided on the
slides. Slides may be difficult
to read or visually
unappealing.
Slides are adequate but may
be visually lacking and/or
contain too much/too little
information.
Satisfactory slides that are
appealing to read. Includes
some appropriate
graphics/images.
Slides are visually appealing
and engaging. Slides contain
an appropriate amount of
information and balance text
with relevant graphics/images
Excellent slides that are
visually engaging, making
use of the features of
powerpoint.
Notes (25%) give an
indication of what the
presentation would be like,
are informative and
instructive.
Few notes provided. Adequate. Notes may be too
brief or lacking in information.
Notes provide some
indication of what the
presentation would be like.
Notes are informative and
instructive.
Excellent use of notes to
provide a portrayal of what
the presentation would be
like. Nuanced and
informative.

Presentation Grade: (50% of total A2 grade) Marker: RP Second marker (if necessary):
Comments:
Total grade for Assignment Two: