1001EHR Essay Semester 2 _2012: Student Instructions & Marking Criteria Aims: The aim of this assessment task is to get you to think critically and analytically about the topic below: The state should stay out of the employment relationship. Critically discuss. By the end of this task, students should be able to: – Identify key sides to the debate, by examining trends in Australian Employment Relations. – Identify evidence to show how this proposition may be supported or refuted. In relation to the above, develop academic research skills. – Develop a critical, coherent and persuasive argument/stance on the proposition Instructions Length: – 1200 words (+/- 100 words or 10%) Due Date and Submission: – WEEK 9 – IN PERSON, IN TUTORIALS (do NOT email to your tutor, head tutor, lecturer or student admin, do NOT submit to the library) – You will need to submit your assignment through SafeAssign at [email protected] and attach a copy of the report to your Essay. Format: – 12 point typed, either 1. or double spaced, legible font (Times New Roman or Arial etc – be consistent). – Insert page numbers – Avoid using first person – I, me, us, we etc. – Type in your name & student number at the top of the page – Directly below your name, type in your tutor’s name and tutorial time. – Put your word count at the end of the essay – Use Harvard referencing (You can use APA style referencing if you are already familiar with this style). Be consistent and use one or the other. Commonly Asked Questions ; Do I have to use all 8 references in my essay? Yes. We have chosen 8 references as the minimum standard to demonstrate that good quality essays require the student to read widely to get a range of perspectives and evidence. It is certainly possible to include many more. Remember that any reference in the reference list must be used in the essay. “Does it matter if the articles I find focus on another country like America? “ As we covered mainly the Australian experience in the course, the focus of the essay should be Australia.
However, you might like to include brief points of comparison from other countries to demonstrate the point/s you are making.. SCROLL DOWN FOR CRITERIA SHEET Marking Criteria Student: Tutorial: Tutor’s name: |CATEGORY | Above Standard | Meets Standards | Approaching Standards |Below Standards | |Introduction (4 marks in total)|Clearly introduces the topic, states the |Introduces topic and presents key |Introduces topic but it is not clear what the|No introduction. | |key argument/stance and provides the reader|argument/stance/ |key argument/stance is | | | |with a brief outline of what the essay will| | | | | |cover. | | | |Argument/Stance (5 in total) |The argument/stance provides a clear, |The argument/stance provides a clear |An attempt has been made to present an |There is no position statement. | | |strong statement of the author’s position |statement of the author’s position on |argument/stance, but does not make the | | | |on the topic. |the topic. |author’s position clear. | |Support for Argument/Stance (12|Provides strong evidence from a variety of |Provides strong evidence from a variety|Includes some evidence that support the |Little, no and/or irrelevant evidence presented. | |marks in total) |resources including, a minimum of 8 |of resources including, a minimum of 8 |position statement. Does not present a |Evidence and examples are NOT relevant AND/OR are not| | |academic sources, that supports the |academic sources, that support the |minimum of 8 academic sources. explained. | | |argument. The writer anticipates the |position statement. |At least one of the pieces of evidence and |Most supportive facts and statistics were | | |reader’s concerns, biases or arguments and |Most of the evidence and examples are |examples is relevant and has an explanation |inaccurately reported. | | |has provided counter-arguments. specific, relevant and explanations are|that shows how that piece of evidence |Many of the support details or arguments are not in | | |All of the evidence and examples are |given that show how each piece of |supports the author’s position. |an expected or logical order, distracting the reader | | |specific, relevant and explanations are |evidence supports the author’s | |and making the essay seem very confusing. | |given that show how each piece of evidence |position. |Most supportive facts and statistics are | | | |supports the author’s position. |Almost all supportive facts and |reported accurately. | | | |Arguments and support are provided in a |statistics are reported accurately. A few of the support details or arguments are| | | |logical order that makes it easy and |Arguments and support are provided in a|not in an expected or logical order, | | | |interesting to follow the author’s train of|fairly logical order that makes it |distracting the reader and making the essay | | | |thought. reasonably easy to follow the author’s |seem a little confusing. | | | | |train of thought. | | | |Conclusion (2 mark in total) |The conclusion is strong and leaves the |The conclusion is recognizable. The |The author’s position is restated within the |There is no conclusion – the paper just ends. | |reader solidly understanding the writer’s |author’s position is restated within |closing paragraph, but not near the | | | |position. Effective restatement of the |the first two sentences of the closing |beginning. | | | |position statement begins the closing |paragraph. | | | |paragraph. | | | | |Formatting and referencing (2 |The paper is formatted according to |Some of the formatting specifications |No formatting instructions are followed. |No formatting instructions are followed. Referencing| |marks in total) |specifications above.
All references are |are followed. All references are cited|References are not all cited/some are cited |is incorrect or missing. Citation styles are mixed | | |cited correctly using APA or Harvard |correctly using APA or Harvard |incorrectly. Citation styles are mixed up. |up. | | |referencing style. |referencing style. | | | Total: /25