MGT502_Assessment_2_Brief_Discussion Forum_Module 5 Page 1 of 6 ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEFSubject Code and TitleMGT502 Business CommunicationAssessmentDiscussion Forum ReportIndividual/GroupIndividualLength900 wordsLearning OutcomesThis assessment addresses the following Subject Learning Outcomes:a) Apply research, academic and communication skills appropriateto the level of study and observeacademic referencingrequirementsb) Critically analyse texts and/or multimedia material in both a businessand academic contextc) Identify and apply effective communication methods within a businessand academic environmentd) Evaluate the use and importance of technology within a businessenvironmentSubmission12 Week Delivery:Forum Post: Due by 11:55 pm AEDT Friday of Module 2.1 (Week 3)Discussion Report:Week 8: Due by 11.55pm AEDT Friday of Module 4.2Intensive Delivery:Forum Post: Intensive class: Due by 11:55 pm AEDT Friday of Module 2(Week 2)Discussion Report:Week 5: Due by 11.55pm AEDT Friday of Module 5Weighting30 %Total Marks30 marks ContextBusiness communication can either be internal, within a business organisation, or external, between theorganisation and its existing and potential customers. This assessment supports students in developingtheir skills and knowledge in selected business communication methods, including an examination of thetheoretical underpinnings of communication in business.MGT502_Assessment_2_Brief_Discussion Forum_Module 5 Page 2 of 6This assessment has been designed to:• Appraise students’ ability to academically research and evaluate characteristics of effectivebusiness communication.• Apply critical thinking skills utilising supporting evidence to justifyarguments.• Students are expected to demonstrate practical understanding of application of businesscommunication skills and their importance in professional development.GuidelinesAssessment 2 consists of three (3) parts. For an acceptable result, you must submit all three parts.Students are required to summarise their Discussion Forum Post from Module 2.1, to critique apeer’s submission and to reflect on their learnings. The topic is decided by the learning facilitatorand posted on the Week 1 announcements.Part 1: Discussion Forum Post: Analyse characteristics of exemplary business communication(300 words)Instructions:Investigate the form of business communication chosen by the facilitator and research what makesit effective. Critically analyse specific characteristics and justify your choices. Consider usingexamples to back up your statements.Key points to consider in your initial post:• Your post should analyse ideal characteristics of a specific type of business communication.• Include justifications for your chosen characteristics.• Consider using one or more specific examples to add value to your post.• You must include reference to literature.o Use at least 2 in-text citations per post.o Reference the book, article, or document using APA 7th style in the reference list.MGT502_Assessment_2_Brief_Discussion Forum_Module 5 Page 3 of 6Part 2: Discussion Forum Report: Critique one peer post (from Discussion Forum submitted in Module2.1) (300 words)Instructions:Each student is required to critique an original post of a peer. Your critique should includecommentary on:• Whether the original post is comprehensive. Please identify missing components, if any, andprovide constructive feedback.• Have all plausible characteristics been identified?• Are one or more examples provided? Provide a critique on the examples and their suitabilityin supporting statements.• You must include reference to literature.o Use at least 4 in-text citations per part.o Reference the book, article, or document using APA 7th style in the final reference list.Part 3: Discussion Forum Report: Summarise learning (300 words)Instructions:Each student is required to reflect on:• How your views of effective business communication have changed since your original post.• What are the 3 key points you have learned from the discussions during this course andhow you can apply that knowledge in the future.• Give one or more practical examples of how to apply peer review in your professionaldevelopment.• You must include reference to the literature.o Use at least 4 in-text citations per part.o Reference the book, article, or document using APA 7th style in the final reference list.Please ensure you submit your Discussion Forum Report by 11:55 pm AESTStudents are responsible for:• Staying within the word limit• Keeping drafts and backups of their assignment• Submitting the assignment via Blackboard by the due date• Ensuring their assignment is written and submitted while observing and committing to theAcademic Integrity policyPlease note that if you require an extension for this assignment, you must apply using the universityapplication form and provide verifiable evidence of extenuating circumstances before the due dateand include your most recent draft. Please also treat the prescribed word limit as a limit not to bebreached.MGT502_Assessment_2_Brief_Discussion Forum_Module 5 Page 4 of 6Referencing:It is essential that you use the appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please seemore information on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencingSubmission Instructions:Submit your initial post via the Assessment 2 Discussion Forum link in the Assessment sectionfound in the main navigation menu of the subject Blackboard site.A rubric will be attached to the assessment. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via theGrade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.Marking Rubric:Your assessment will be marked against the rubric which is shown on the next pages. Please ensurethat your submission addresses all four of the Assessment Attributes in the rubric.MGT502_Assessment_2_Brief_Discussion Forum_Module 4.2 Page 5 of 6Assessment Rubric AssessmentAttributesFail (Unacceptable)0-49%Pass(Functional)50-64%Credit(Proficient)65-74%Distinction(Advanced)75 -84%High Distinction(Exceptional)85-100%Knowledge andunderstanding of thechosen form of businesscommunicationPercentage for thiscriterion35 %Limited understanding ofrequired concepts andknowledgeKey components of theassignment are notaddressed.Knowledge orunderstanding of the field ordiscipline.Resembles a recall orsummary of key ideas.Often confuses assertion ofpersonal opinion withinformation substantiatedby evidence from theresearch/course materials.Thorough knowledge orunderstanding of the field ordiscipline/s. Supportspersonal opinion andinformation substantiated byevidence from theresearch/course materials.Demonstrates a capacity toexplain and apply relevantconcepts.Highly developedunderstanding of the field ordiscipline/s.Discriminates betweenassertion of personalopinion and informationsubstantiated by robustevidence from theresearch/course materialsand extended reading.Well demonstrated capacityto explain and applyrelevant concepts.A sophisticatedunderstanding of the fieldor discipline/s.Systematically and criticallydiscriminates betweenassertion of personalopinion and informationsubstantiated by robustevidence from theresearch/course materialsand extended reading.Mastery of concepts andapplication to newsituations/furtherlearning.Analysis and applicationwith synthesis of newknowledgePercentage for thiscriterion35 %Limited synthesis andanalysis.Limited application basedupon analysis.Demonstrated analysis andsynthesis of new knowledgewith application.Shows the ability tointerpret relevantinformation and literature.Well-developed analysis,synthesis, and applicationlinked to analysis/synthesis.Thoroughly developed andcreative analysis andsynthesis with application ofpretested models and / orindependently developedmodels and justifiedarguments linked toanalysis/synthesis.Highly sophisticated andcreative analysis, synthesisof new with existingknowledge.Strong application by way ofpretested models and / orindependently developedmodels. Arguments areclearly justified based onthe analysis/synthesis. MGT502_Assessment_2_Brief_Discussion Forum_Module 4.2 Page 6 of 6 Applying knowledge to newsituations/other cases.EffectiveCommunicationPercentage for thiscriterion15 %Difficult to understand foraudience, no logical/clearstructure, poor flow ofideas, argument lackssupporting evidence.Audience cannot followthe line of reasoning.Information, arguments andevidence are presented in away that is not always clearand logical.Line of reasoning is oftendifficult to follow.Information, arguments andevidence are well presented,mostly clear flow of ideas andarguments.Line of reasoning is easy tofollow.Information, arguments andevidence are very wellpresented; the presentationis logical, clear and wellsupported by evidence.Demonstrates culturalsensitivity.Expertly presented; thepresentation is logical,persuasive, and wellsupported by evidence,demonstrating a clear flowof ideas and arguments.Engages and sustainsaudience’s interest in thetopic, demonstrates highlevels of cultural sensitivity.Correct citation of keyresources and evidencePercentage for thiscriterion15 %Demonstrates inconsistentuse of good quality,credible and relevantresources to support anddevelop ideasDemonstrates use ofcredible and relevantresources to support anddevelop ideas, but these arenot always explicit or welldeveloped.Demonstrates use of credibleresources to support anddevelop ideas.Demonstrates use of goodquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and developarguments and statements.Demonstrates use of highquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and developarguments and positionstatements.Show evidence of widescope within theorganisation for sourcingevidence.Show evidence of widescope within and withoutthe organisation forsourcing evidence.
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