Assignment due dates and the examination period provided here apply to the Australian study period. These may be varied for students studying elsewhere, please confirm dates with your local tutor.
The following marking criteria are used to assess Assignments 1, 2 and 3 in this unit.
|Depth of research.||Heavy reliance on unit text & study guide; & low quality websites.
Journal articles selected – insufficient, poor quality or irrelevant.
|Inadequate range or irrelevant academic references.
Heavy reliance on unit text & study guide.
|Reasonable range of quality and relevant academic references selected.
|Good range of quality and relevant books & journal articles selected.
Reliable websites used where necessary.
|Extensive range of relevant, high quality journal articles & books selected.
Only high quality & reputable websites used.
|Application of theory.||Fail to use relevant theories in performing assessment task.||Identify & apply minimal theory to assessment task.||Select some relevant theories & demonstrate understanding of its application to the assessment task.||Successfully apply relevant theories to assessment task.||Identify most relevant theories & successfully apply to assessment task.|
|Analysis & interpretation of information.||No constructive analysis of information.
Discussion is disjointed.
|Demonstrate comprehension of information collected applying basic analysis which lacks depth.||Good analysis and interpretation of information with logical conclusions drawn.||Logical structure using relevant subheadings providing a coherent response to the assessment task.||Logical structure linking rational & coherent argument, demonstrating depth of knowledge.|
|Synthesis, problem solving & creativity.||Unable to connect information to solve the problem.||Elementary connection of relevant theory & practice.
No genuine solution provided.
|Information drawn together to produce obvious conclusions with cursory link to assessment problem.||Logical solution created from synthesis of information presented.||Relevant information drawn together to provide insightful solution to assessment problem.|
|Clarity of expression & grammar; accurate referencing.||Extensive spelling and/or grammatical errors. Quoted material presented incorrectly.
Incorrect & inaccurate referencing.
Disjointed & fragmented flow of expression.
|Expression flows well, but is disjointed in some places.
Some spelling and/or grammatical errors.
Referencing not entirely correct.
|Few spelling and/or grammatical errors.
Paraphrasing correctly portrays ideas in own words.
Expression flows well.
|Clear flow of expression with accurate referencing and few grammatical or spelling errors.||Excellent expression using appropriate academic language. Precise referencing. Very few grammatical or spelling errors.|
Note regarding references: Wikipedia (or equivalent) is not an acceptable reference for any assessments in this unit. Use the Harvard referencing system (or a suitable alternative) for all assignments in this unit.
Assignment 1, 2 and 3 submission instructions
Assignments1, 2 and 3 are submitted using Turnitin via the Assessment function on the MySCU site for this unit. For more information on Turnitin, see
Your assignments must be submitted as Word documents.
As part of a University initiative to support the development of academic integrity, assessments may be checked for plagiarism, including through an electronic system, either internally or by a plagiarism checking service, and be held for future checking and matching purposes.
Where a Unit Assessor requires further information to confirm the authenticity of any assignment submission they may contact the student to discuss the process followed to prepare the assignment and/or the content of the assignment.
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NOTE – you must use double quotation marks and provide an in-text reference in the prescribed format i.e. (author, year, page number).
You should follow the ‘Assignment Planning’ activities in the SOC10236 Study Guide and all relevant online discussions concerning this assessment to perform well in this assignment.
You are required to select one of the five topics listed below and clearly define one focused and specific ethical question relevant to your chosen topic which you will analyse in both assignments 1 and 2.
The five topics are
Note: This is a critical stage of your assignment and it is not easy. If you don’t clearly define the ethical problem/question then you cannot perform a focused ethical analysis. It is strongly recommended that you follow the guidelines for forming ethical questions identified in the Topic 1 assessment planning activity and engage in online and class discussions.
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