Pre-sessional B2+ Coursework | My Assignment Tutor

Pre-sessional B2+ Coursework 1 Assessment: Source Report     Name:  Class:Date:   Essay title or question: Title:     Plan for overall structure of essay: Plan for overall structureIntroduction – context and position: Thesis statement:P1.P2.P3.P4.P5.Conclusion Use the following referencing format for your sources: Books / chapters of books:Surname, I. and Surname, I. (Year) Title of the book Place of Publication: Publisher Surname, I. (Year) ‘Chapter of the book’ In: I. Surname & I. Surname (Eds) Title of the book Place of Publication:            Publisher pp.1 – 18  Journal articles (print/ online)Surname, I. (Year) ‘The Title of the Article’ The Name of the Journal 1 (1), pp. 1- 18  Reports / articles onlineSurname, I. (Year) ‘The Title of the Article or Report’[Online] The Name of the Organisation or website. Available at:            url [Last Accessed 23.07.19]  Lectures / talksSurname, I. (Year) ‘The Title of the Lecture or Talk’ [Online] TED Available at: url [Last Accessed 23.07.19]     Note that you should summarise and paraphrase key information in the text in order to demonstrate that you have understood the sources. You may use bullet points. You are not marked for your language accuracy, but you will be penalised for copying text from the source. Part 1: List of relevant sources List 5 sources which will be useful in answering your essay question, and are suitable for academic use. Make sure you order your references alphabetically, and use the format outlined on page 1.                                   Part 2: Relevance of sources In part 3, you will look in detail at three of the sources you have selected and how you will use them in your essay. Complete this part for the two other sources you have selected. Source (Surname, YEAR)This source is relevant for my essay because…                                       For your other three sources, complete the source evaluation and overview of useful points from the text in part 3. Part 3: Source 3 Type of source:  Reference:  I found this source by…      I have identified this source is reliable and appropriate for academic use because… CriteriaTick all statements which apply and provide an example or evidence where requiredCurrency The timeliness of the information  ☐The article is current ☐Research in the area has not been updated ☐My essay requires reference to older research REASON:     Authority The source of the information  ☐The authors have the appropriate level of expertise in the field EVIDENCE:  Accuracy The reliability and correctness of the information  ☐The information has been peer-reviewed ☐The source uses academic conventions throughout ☐The arguments are supported by sound evidence EVIDENCE:  Purpose The reason the information exists☐This source has not been commissioned by a company or organisation ☐The purpose of this source is to inform / educate ☐The information contained in this source is presented without bias  EVIDENCE:      Use of source Note three points from the source which will be useful for your essay and how you will use themRelevant key point from the textSupporting evidence / example/ data for the key pointUse of source                                    Source 4 Type of source:  Reference:  I found this source by…      I have identified this source is reliable and appropriate for academic use because… CriteriaTick all statements which apply and provide an example or evidence where requiredCurrency The timeliness of the information  ☐The article is current ☐Research in the area has not been updated ☐My essay requires reference to older research REASON:     Authority The source of the information  ☐The authors have the appropriate level of expertise in the field EVIDENCE:  Accuracy The reliability and correctness of the information  ☐The information has been peer-reviewed ☐The source uses academic conventions throughout ☐The arguments are supported by sound evidence EVIDENCE:  Purpose The reason the information exists☐This source has not been commissioned by a company or organisation ☐The purpose of this source is to inform / educate ☐The information contained in this source is presented without bias  EVIDENCE:      Use of source Note three points from the source which will be useful for your essay and how you will use themRelevant key point from the textSupporting evidence / example/ data for the key pointUse of source                                    Source 5 Type of source:  Reference:  I found this source by…      I have identified this source is reliable and appropriate for academic use because… CriteriaTick all statements which apply and provide an example or evidence where requiredCurrency The timeliness of the information  ☐The article is current ☐Research in the area has not been updated ☐My essay requires reference to older research REASON:     Authority The source of the information  ☐The authors have the appropriate level of expertise in the field EVIDENCE:  Accuracy The reliability and correctness of the information  ☐The information has been peer-reviewed ☐The source uses academic conventions throughout ☐The arguments are supported by sound evidence EVIDENCE:  Purpose The reason the information exists☐This source has not been commissioned by a company or organisation ☐The purpose of this source is to inform / educate ☐The information contained in this source is presented without bias  EVIDENCE:      Use of source Note three points from the source which will be useful for your essay and how you will use themRelevant key point from the textSupporting evidence / example/ data for the key pointUse of source                                    Part 4 Bullet point key conclusions you have drawn from your reading of the five sources Conclusions drawn from your reading                                How CW 1 is marked MarkSource Selection a) Number and credibility of sources b) Relevance of sources to titleSource Evaluation and Use of Sources a) Evaluation of sources b) Use of sourcesProcessing text a) Identification of key relevant points in the text. b) Identification of relevant supporting evidence provided in the text. Research and Understanding a) Evidence of ability to research b) Evidence of subject knowledge 8 – 10 Distinctiona) All five sources included are reliable and appropriate for academic purposes. b) Relevance of all texts to the research topic and title is made explicit and is clear.a) Clear and sound evaluation of the reliability of all sources provided. b) Clear indication of how all sources will be used in the essay; sources appropriate to support points outlined in essay plan.a) Demonstrates ability to identify relevant main lines of argument in all three academic texts. b) Produces effective notes on relevant supporting ideas and details.  a)  Clear evidence of ability to find relevant and reliable sources demonstrated; effective search methods used and fully outlined. b) Demonstrates thorough understanding and coverage of the relevant material and issues.6 – 7 Merita) Reliable sources selected overall; one source may be of lower quality. b)  The relevance of the texts to the research topic and title is made clear.a) Sound evaluation of the reliability of sources; reasoning and detail may be clearer for some sources than others. b) Clear indication of how most of the sources will be used in the essay; sources appropriate to support points.a) Demonstrates ability to identify relevant main lines of argument in academic texts with the majority of points selected. b) Provides mostly clear supporting information relevant to the main points in a text.  a) Evidence of ability to find relevant and reliable sources demonstrated; effective search methods used and outlined. b) Demonstrates good understanding and coverage of the relevant material and issues.  4 – 5 Passa) Acceptable sources selected; two sources may be of lower quality / lack currency. b) Texts are relevant to the research topic and title, though link may be less clear in places.a) Evaluation of the reliability of the sources present, but provides minimal detail which is weak, faulty or repetitive in some areas. b) Indication of how sources will be used in the essay is generally clear, but may lack detail or relevance in places.a)  Demonstrates some ability to identify main lines of argument in an academic text; a number of points are less clear and/or less relevant than others. May lack detail. b) Distinguishes supporting details from main points although some supporting evidence may be less clear or relevant.a) Some evidence of ability to find relevant and reliable sources demonstrated; more than one search method has been used. b)  Demonstrates general knowledge and coverage of some areas but need development.2 – 3 Below pass  a) Predominantly poor and/or inappropriate material selected with selection appearing to be random.  b)  Texts are only generally linked to the topic; the relevance to the title is unclear.a)  Weak / faulty evaluation of the reliability of the sources. b)  Largely unclear how sources will be used to support points in the research essay.a) Demonstrates limited ability to identify main lines of argument in an academic text; main points are missing, unclear, repetitive or lifted. b)  Attempt to provide supporting information for main points, but largely unclear or repetitive; points are lifted from texts.a) Lacking evidence of ability to find relevant and reliable source; search method is unclear, inappropriate or repetitive. b) Demonstrates little or confused understanding of content; student has simply lifted text and / or has only covered one aspect of the title.0 – 1 Faila) Poor and/or inappropriate literature/material selected; required number of sources not included. b) Texts are unconnected – no obvious focus for the reading.a) No attempt to evaluate the reliability of sources. b) Unclear why sources have been selected, and how they will be used in the essay.a) Does not demonstrate the ability to identify main ideas from an academic text – either academic texts are not used, points are unclear, or are completely lifted. b) No attempt to provide supporting information; information is missing, irrelevant or inappropriate.a) No evidence of ability to find relevant and reliable sources demonstrated. b)  Demonstrates no discernible knowledge or understanding. Score Conversion Raw score40 3938373635343332313029282726252423 Mark100%98%95%93%90%88%85%83%80%78%75%73%70%68%65%63%60%58%Raw Score2221201918171615141312111098765

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