Employement relation module) How does the living wage relate to the labour movement and how does the labour movement relate to the living wage

be thoroughly grounded in the literature, use appropriate theoretical concepts, illustrative examples including comparative, where appropriate, and evidence of a well constructed and argued piece of work. Do use the recommended reading a considerable time has been taken to compile these reading lists to enable you to produce high quality work.

Your essay will be assessed on how well you comply with the above and with the

following points:

1. Provide a clear introduction. you should set out nature and scope of the topic or

question to be discussed and outline the terms of reference and

parameters/boundaries/limitations of your discussion. In other words, the

introduction to your essay should give the reader an initial understanding of what

the discussion is about and what it will cover.

2. Provide evidence of research and reading. In the final year you should be reading

beyond the main course textbook, including making use of recent journal articles.

This is a very important aspect of the coursework a if you simply regurgitate

sections of the textbook, you will not score highly on this criterion. You will also

need to demonstrate that you have reflected on what you have read and that you

have understood the main arguments/debates in the literature.

3. Substantiate propositions and arguments. You need to gather empirical evidence

(from the literature and available data sources) and present theories where

appropriate. Where relevant and appropriate, you should engage with alternative

and competing perspectives so that you can demonstrate an ability to think critically

and evaluate different arguments. Although your own reflections are important,

these must be informed and supportable with proper academic argument and


4. Provide a clear conclusion. This must summarise the key points and arguments

made, but also draw conclusions about the topic you have discussed.

5. Reference all cited sources and provide a comprehensive bibliography in a?Harvard

stylea. It is very important that you do not attempt to present the ideas of published

or unpublished authors as your own. You must be careful to reference throughout

the essay and not simply provide a bibliography at the end. Include all Internet-only

sources a provide full web link and date accessed. Use page numbers for direct