Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd.Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458Version 2: 11thOctober, 2019 Page 1 of 4 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051ASSESSMENT BRIEF 2 COURSE: Bachelor of Business/Accounting/Information TechnologyUnit Code:MGTP102Unit Title:Management PrinciplesType of Assessment:Assessment 2 – Individual EssayLength/Duration:1000 wordsUnit Learning Outcomesaddressed:1. Describe the core concepts and theoretical frameworks ofmanagement;2. Examine key stakeholders and explain their roles in managing anorganisation;3. Analyse and interpret management issues in organisations;4. Apply analytical and problem solving skills to develop effectivestrategies to solve managerial issues.Submission Date:Week 9Assessment Task:An academic argumentative essayTotal Mark:15 marksWeighting:15%Students are advised that submission of an Assessment Task past the due date without a formallysigned approved Assignment Extension Form (Kent Website MyKent Student Link>FORM–AssignmentExtension Application Form–Student Login Required)or previously approved application for otherextenuating circumstances impacting course of study, incurs a 5% penalty per calendar day,Calculated by deduction from the total mark.For example. An Assessment Task marked out of 40 will incur a 2 mark penalty for each calendar day.More information, please refer to (Kent Website MyKent Student Link> POLICY – Assessment Policy &Procedures– Student Login Required) Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd.Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458Version 2: 11thOctober, 2019 Page 2 of 4 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION:You are required to select a business leader of your choice (it can be from Australia or overseas). You CANNOTselect Political, Religious or Sports Leaders.Name of the business leader you have chosen must be provided to your lecturer by Week 5. Guidelines for thisessay will be uploaded on the Moodle by Week 3.Your choice of a “business leader” will provide you with an opportunity to analyse their leadershipstyle/approach and how it has contributed to the success of the business. Your essay should address thefollowing questions:1. Describe the background, and biography of the chosen leader,2. Outline the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of the leadership style/approach that the chosenleader uses, and3. Illustrate how their performance as an effective leader has contributed to the organisation’s success.Your essay must include: At least three (3) peer reviewed academic reference sources (which can include the prescribed textbook) none of which are internet sources, e.g. websites. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and onlineencyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not beused as references. Correct argumentative essay structure. Refer to the Academic Learning Skills student guide “EssayWriting”. Harvard Australian referencing for any sources you use. Refer to the Academic Learning Skills studentguide “Referencing”.ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION:This assignment should be submitted online in Moodle.The assignment MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Other formats may not bereadable by markers. Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other formats will be considered LATEand will lose marks until it is presented in Word.For assistance please speak to our Academic Learning Skills Co-ordinators. They can help you with understandingthe task, draft checking, structure, referencing and other assignment-related matter.Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd.Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458Version 2: 11thOctober, 2019 Page 3 of 4 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051MARKING GUIDE (RUBRIC): Marking Criteria.FailPassCreditDistinctionHigh DistinctionResearch5Little evidence ofresearch.Sources aremissing,Inappropriate,poorly integratedor lackingcredibility. Lacksclear link ofsources with essayText book and 4 otherrelevant peerreviewed sources.Basic use of sources tosupport ideas,generally wellintegrated, mostsources are credible.May be weaknesseswith paraphrasing orintegration/applicationResearch isgenerallythorough. Gooduse of sources tosupport ideas,mostly wellintegrated, sourcesare credible. Maybe weaknesseswith paraphrasingor integration/application.Thorough research isindicated. Very gooduse of sources tosupport ideas, wellintegrated, sources arecredible. May be minorweaknesses withparaphrasing orintegration/application.Thorough research isindicated. Professionaluse of sources tosupport ideas, wellintegrated, sources arecredible. Very minor, ifany, weaknesses withparaphrasingintegration/application.Information / Content5Essay lackscoherence; topic ispoorly addressed;little analysis.Essay is generallycoherent; topic isaddressed; analyses inreasonable depth withsome description.There are someinconsistencies andweaknesses with flow.Essay is coherentand flows well;topic is addressedquite thoroughly;analyses inconsiderabledepth. There maybe someinconsistenciesand weaknesseswith flow.Essay is very coherentand flows well; topic isaddressed thoroughly;analyses in depth.There may be minorinconsistencies andweakness with flow.Professional work.Essay is very coherentand flows well; topic isaddressed thoroughly;analyses in greatdepth. Very minor, ifany, inconsistenciesand weaknesses withflow.Structure2.5Topic, conceptsare not clear inintroduction.Material in thebody is generallypoorly sequenced.No discernibleconclusion; nolinks tointroduction.Topic, concepts aregenerally stated withsome clarity inintroduction. Materialin body is generallylogically sequenced;some weaknesses.Conclusion does notclearly summariseessay; links tointroduction are notclear.Topic, conceptsand are mostlyclearly conveyed inintroduction.Material in body islogically andclearly sequenced;few or minorweaknesses.Conclusionsummarises essay;may be someweaknesses;generally clearlinks to intro.Topic, concepts areclearly outlined inintroduction. Materialin body is logically andclearly sequenced; veryfew or minorweaknesses.Conclusion mostlyeffectively summarisesessay; withrecommendations andclear links tointroduction.Topic, concepts areclearly outlined inintroduction. Materialin body is logically andclearly sequenced; veryminor, if any,weaknesses.Conclusion effectivelysummarises essay; withrecommendations andclear links tointroduction.Language/Presentation/Referencing2.5Poor standard ofwriting. Word limitmay not beadhered to. No orminimal referencelist, mixed styles.Maximum 1000 wordsBasic and soundstandard of writing;some errors inpunctuation, grammarand spelling.Reference list isgenerally completewith 1 or 2 referencesmissing.Good standard ofwriting; few errorsin punctuation,grammar andspelling. Fewinaccuracies inreference list andall referenceslisted.Very good standard ofwriting; very few orminor errors inpunctuation, grammarand spelling. Thoroughand consistentreference list and allreferences listed.Professional standardof writing; no errors inpunctuation, grammarand spelling.Professional level ofreferencing andacknowledgment; noerrors of style evident. Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd.Assessment Brief ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458Version 2: 11thOctober, 2019 Page 4 of 4 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051GENERAL NOTES FOR ASSESSMENT TASKSContent for Assessment Task papersshouldincorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion.Appropriate academic writing and referencing are inevitable academic skills that you must develop anddemonstrate in work being presented for assessment. The content of high quality work presented by a studentmust be fully referenced within-text citations and a Reference List at the end. Kentstronglyrecommends yourefer to the Academic Learning Support Workshopmaterials available on the Kent Learning Management System(Moodle). For details please click the linkhttp://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/mod/folder/view.php?id=3606and download the file titled “HarvardReferencing Workbook”. This Moodle Site is the location for Workbooks and information that are presented toKent Students in the ALS Workshops conducted at the beginning of each Trimester.Kent recommends a minimum of FIVE(5)references in work being presented for assessment. Unless otherwisespecifically instructed by your Lecturer or as detailed in the Unit Outline for the specific Assessment Task, anypaper with less than five (5)references may be deemed not meeting a satisfactory standard and possibly befailed.Content in Assessment tasks that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the “HarvardReferencing Workbook” will be penalised.Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word countif this is specifically stated for the AssessmentTask in the Unit Outline. As a general rule there is an allowable discretionary variance to the word count in thatit is generally accepted that a student may go over or under by 10% than the stated length.GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCINGReferences are assessed for their quality. Students should draw on quality academic sources, such as books,chapters from edited books, journals etc. The textbook for the Unit of study can be used as a reference, but notthe Lecturer Notes. The Assessor will want to see evidence that a student is capable of conducting their ownresearch. Also, in order to help Assessors determine a student’s understanding of the work they cite, all in-textreferences (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number(s) if shown in the original. Beforepreparing your Assessment Task or own contribution, please review this ‘YouTube’ video (Avoiding Plagiarismthrough Referencing) by clicking on the followinglink:link:http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/mod/folder/view.php?id=3606A search for peer-reviewed journal articles may also assist students. These type of journal articles can belocated in the online journal databases and can be accessed from the Kent Library homepage. Wikipedia, onlinedictionaries and online encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, butshould not be over-used – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources.Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources, such asgovernment departments, research institutes such as the National Health and Medical ResearchCouncil(NHMRC), or international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimateorganisations and government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore veryuseful and mostly very current. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use nonpeer reviewed websites(Why can’t I just Google?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N39mnu1Pkgw(Thank you to La Trobe University for access to this video).
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