BMA735 Management Ethics

BMA735 Management Ethics
Assessment 1 – Essay
Criteria
HD (High Distinction) 80% – 100%
DN (Distinction) 70% – 79%
CR (Credit) 60% – 69%
PP (Pass) 50% – 59%
NN (Fail) 0% – 49%
Displays a comprehensive and critical understanding of ethical theories and traditions
Provides a comprehensive identification and assessment of the key issues in the topic.
The essay takes an appropriately original and critical approach to the sources it relies on and in its treatment of key issues.
Provides a detailed identification and assessment of the key issues in the topic.
The essay takes a critical approach to some of the sources it relies on and/or in its treatment of key issues.
Broadly identifies and assesses key issues in the topic.
The essay evidences some critical assessment of sources and/or key issues
Identifies and assesses some issues relevant to the topic, although some key issues are overlooked.
The essay evidences some critical thinking, but it is too reliant on assertion or ideas taken from one or two key sources.
Key issues relevant to the topic are assessed in an inaccurate manner or are missing.
The essay lacks originality and evidence of critical understanding
Demonstrates the application of academic research skills in the preparation of the assignment:
The essay is based on a comprehensive survey of the relevant academic literature, including at least 15 references made to high quality sources.
All of the sources employed clearly support the essay’s argument, are of high quality and are directly relevant to the topic.
The essay is based on a survey of relevant academic literature, including at least 15 references.
Most of the sources used clearly support the essay’s argument, are of high quality and are directly relevant to the topic.
The essay is based on some academic literature, including at least 15 references.
Some of the sources relied on are not high quality references or are not obviously relevant to the topic
The essay is based on some academic literature, including at least 15 references
But it includes references that do not support the essay’s argument, are poor quality or are not obviously relevant to the topic.
The essay is not obviously based on academic literature.
It includes many references that do not support the essay’s argument, are poor quality or are not obviously relevant to the topic.
Presents a clearly articulated and appropriately referenced assessment of the topic:
The essay begins with a strong thesis statement, develops an argument supported by evidence and ends with a convincing conclusion that ties the main ideas together.
All sources are acknowledged both in-text and within the reference list. All sources are accurately referenced according to the Harvard reference conventions.
The essay is presented in a clear and logical manner, including the consistent use of discipline specific academic language.
The essay begins with a thesis statement, develops a sense of argument supported by evidence and ends with a conclusion that ties the main ideas together. All sources are acknowledged both in-text and within the reference list. Most sources are accurately referenced according to the Harvard reference conventions.
The essay is presented in a logical manner, including the frequent use of discipline specific academic language.
The essay responds well to the topic and is supported by good evidence, but may lack a strong sense of argument, a strong thesis statement and/or conclusion. Sources are acknowledged, both in-text and within the reference list, but with some irregular referencing or failure to apply Harvard reference conventions appropriately.
The essay is presented in a mostly logical manner. Some discipline specific language is used, but opportunities for greater incorporation of appropriate academic language exist.
The essay responds well to the topic, but lacks a strong sense of argument, a clear thesis statement and/or conclusion.
Some sources are not acknowledged, with in-text or items within the reference list missing. Harvard reference conventions only followed inconsistently.
The essay is most presented in a logical manner, but features some repetition, overuse of quotations and/or sentences modelled on those present in other sources. Some discipline specific language is used, but opportunities for greater incorporation of appropriate academic language exist.
The essay lacks a clear sense of argument and fails to conform to the required referencing standards.
The essay is expressed in an unclear manner, with many grammatical irregularities or shows clear evidence of being assembled from statements cut and pasted from other works.
The essay is poorly set out and fails to incorporate discipline specific language.
Assessor’s feedback: