AS SESSMENT 1A BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MGT502 Business Communication
Assessment Part A: Annotated Bibliography
Length 1500 words
Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following Subject Learning Outcomes:
a) Apply research, academic and communication skills appropriate to the level of study and observe academic referencing requirements
b) Critically analyse texts and/or multimedia material in both a business and academic context
Submission 12 Week Delivery: Due by 11:55pm AEDT Friday of Module 3.1 (week 5)
Intensive class: Due by 11:55pm AEDT Sunday of Module 3.1 (week 3)
Weighting 30 %
Total Marks 30 marks
The assessment supports students in developing their skills and knowledge in sourcing books, periodicals and other documents, as well as evaluating the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the materials. Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of succinct analytical and reflective skills, as well as informed online and library research. This assessment provides experience and understanding of information literacy and the analysis and synthesis of a range of resources involved in academic research and writing.
In this assessment, you will address a contemporary organisational or business issue and apply research skills to identify, select and analyse 10 sources to form an annotated bibliography. The issue and resources used in Assessment 1A will also form the basis for Assessment 1B – Forming an Argument.
A digital communications topic will be selected by your lecturer in week 1. The selected topic will be the basis of student research for all three assessments.
When examining a topic(decided by the facilitator), consider the following:
• Locate material (books, periodicals, white papers and other documents) that may contain useful information and ideas on your issue.
• Briefly examine and review the items and select 10 that represent a variety of perspectives on the issue.
• Write an annotation of 150 words for each reference summarising the central theme and scope. The annotation should include one or more sentences that, o evaluate the authority or background of the author o comment on the intended audience
o compare or contrast this work with another you have cited o explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic
• Reference the book, article, or document using APA 6th style in the reference list.
o Use at least 1 in-text citation per annotation.
Be sure to review a variety of resources before selecting the 10 most suitable ones. Please include a title page, use the APA 6th referencing style, and list the materials in alphabetical order.
Students are responsible for:
• Staying within the word limit
• Keeping drafts and backups of their assignment
• Submitting the assignment via Blackboard by the due date
• Ensuring their assignment is written and submitted while observing and committing to the Academic Integrity policy
Please note that if you require an extension for this assignment, you must apply using the university application form and provide verifiable evidence of extenuating circumstances before the due date and include your most recent draft. Please also treat the prescribed word limit as a limit not to be breached.
It is essential that you use the appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
Submit your assignment in Assessment 1A – Annotated Bibliography submission link in the main navigation menu in MGT502 Business Communication by 11:55 pm AEST.
A rubric will be attached to the assessment. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Your assessment will be marked against the rubric which is shown on the next pages. Please ensure that your submission addresses all three of the Assessment Attributes in the rubric.
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
75 -84% High Distinction
Evaluation of sources and information selected for annotated bibliography
Percentage for this
Limited understanding of key concepts required to
form annotated bibliography.
Confuses logic and emotion. Information taken from reliable sources but without a coherent analysis or synthesis.
Viewpoints of experts are taken as fact with little questioning.
Resembles a recall or summary of key ideas.
Often conflates/confuses assertion of personal opinion with information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Analysis and evaluation do not reflect expert judgement, intellectual independence, rigor and adaptability.
Analyses and summarises information from the research/course materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
Identify logical flaws.
Questions viewpoints of experts.
Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity
to explain and apply relevant concepts.
Viewpoint of experts are subject to questioning.
Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Information is taken from sources with a high level of interpretation/evaluation to develop a comprehensive critical analysis or synthesis.
Analysis and evaluation reflect growing judgement, intellectual independence, rigor and adaptability. Identifies gaps in knowledge.
Exhibits intellectual independence, rigor, good judgement and adaptability.
Percentage for this
Difficult to understand for audience, no logical/clear structure, poor flow of ideas, argument lacks supporting evidence.
Audience cannot follow
Information, arguments and evidence are presented in a way that is not always clear and logical.
Line of reasoning is often difficult to follow.
Information, arguments and evidence are well presented, mostly clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Line of reasoning is easy to follow.
Information, arguments and evidence are very well presented; the presentation is logical, clear and well supported by evidence.
Expertly presented; the presentation is logical, persuasive, and well supported by evidence, demonstrating a clear flow of ideas and arguments.
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25 % the line of reasoning. understanding of the topic. Engages and sustains audience’s interest in the topic.
Correct citation of key
resources and evidence
Percentage for this
Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas
Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed.
Demonstrates use of credible resources to support and develop ideas.
Demonstrates use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements.
Demonstrates use of high- quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements.
Show evidence of wide scope within the organisation for sourcing evidence.
Show evidence of wide scope within and without the organisation for sourcing evidence.
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