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HC3031 Trends in the Global Business Environment


Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2019
Unit Code HC3031
Unit Title Trends in the Global Business Environment
Assessment Type Assignment 1
Assessment Title Individual Report
Purpose    of     the assessment (with ULO Mapping) Students are required to construct a mini-Literature Review of any one article from week 1 to 6 and submit as a report.
Weight 20 % of the total assessments
Total Marks 20
Word limit Not more than 1500 words
Due Date Week 6 Friday 11.59 pm
Submission Guidelines All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.A minimum of 8 reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.At least five references must be from ‘proquest’ data base

Assignment 1 Specifications

Assignment Structure:

The articles selected as the ‘gateway’ to the literature on the various topics are nominated in the Lecture/Tutorial Schedule. Choose one of these articles from week 1 to 6 as your core article.

Provide a brief summary of the core article enough to identify four key questions arising from that article which you will research.

Identifying keywords in the article will also assist your further research.

Using Proquest, do a literature search identifying at least one article relevant to each of the four key questions that you have identified. Then summarize each of the articles you have linked to the four key questions and demonstrate its link to the question you have identified in the core article.

You are actually constructing a mini-Literature Review. You must complete it with a Bibliography in Harvard referencing style.

Introduction: The introduction includes a statement of the problem, briefly explains the
significance of your topic study and acts as a way to introduce the reader to your definitions and background.
Body: The body of the review identifies the findings of studies that have been conducted on the topic.
General: In general, the assignment shows a sense of direction and contains a definite central idea supported with evidence. The writing is logical and the ideas are linked together in a logical sequence. The ideas are put together in a way that is clear to the writer and to the reader. The assignment is not just a listing of articles or researches but rather a flowing narrative incorporating both prose and citations.
Discussion: The discussion summarizes the body of your literature review and highlights the most important findings (in your opinion). There is a sense of completion to the whole piece in this section. Conclusions are drawn based on your analysis.
Conclusion: There is a consensus or disagreement on the topic. The discussion includes any strengths and weaknesses in general of the research area. You discuss implications of the findings and/or areas for further research.
Format: The paper, including all citations, headings and the reference page(s), follows Harvard format. The reference page contains a bibliographic list of the sources of information used and cited in your paper.

Marking criteria

Marking criteria Weighting
Introduction 2
Body 4
General 4
Discussion 4
Conclusion 3
Format: 3
TOTAL Weight 20%
  Assessment Feedback to the Student:  

Marking Rubric

  Excellent (4) Very Good (3) Good (2) Satisfactory (1) Unsatisfactory (0)
  Statement of Statement of Attempted to Background Does not meet the
Introduction problem problem introduce information criteria
  introduced with introduced statement of written, but  
  explanation of briefly problem and unclear  
  significance to   significance to    
  the topic   the topic    
Body Clearly identified Finding of Good attempt Finding Unrelated finding
  the finding of studies in identifying questions and questions to
  studies identified the topic unclear the topic
  conducted for   questions    
  the topic        
General In general, the assignment shows a sense of direction and contains a definite central idea supported with evidence The ideas are The A good attempt at constructing central idea but not supported with evidence Lacks a sense of
  put together assignment direction, no
  in a way that is just a central idea
  is clear to the listing of  
  writer and to articles or  
  the reader researches  
Discussion Excellent There is a Well Lacks sense of Unclear findings
  summary of sense of summarised completion,  
  body of your literature completion to the whole literature review conclusions not drawn  
  review, most piece in this      
  important section.      
  findings Conclusions      
  highlighted are drawn      
    based on      
Conclusion Well discussed Discussion Implications Findings Unrelated,
  consensus or includes of the finding discusses unsupported
  disagreement strengths and discussed well vaguely findings
  on the topic weaknesses of the research      
Format Includes all Inadequate Harvard Harvard Harvard
  citations, proquest referencing referencing referencing not
  adequate references, followed, not evident, followed, does not
  proquest Harvard meets several meet academic
  references in referencing academic academic writing elements
  Harvard style, followed, writing writing  
  meets all the meets elements elements  
  academic writing academic   missing  
  elements writing      

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