Eveloping academic skills for Business and Management

Assessment Two
There are two parts to this assessment. In Part A you will provide a brief literature review on a topic area which is relevant to the article that you analysed for your first assignment. This should be in a format which would be appropriate for publication in a journal article. The word limit for this section is 1500 words.

(Assessment one: I write: Jess. H & Sharma. P. (2013). Asian family enterprises and family business research. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 30(3), Pp. 641-656. Doi: 10.1007/S10490-013-9350-Z)

Part B requires you to reflect on the skills that you have developed as part of this module and consider your areas for future development as you progress to postgraduate studies.

You should select two out of the following list of topics (one from List A and one from List B) that have been covered as part of this module. There is no word limit for this section but each reflection should be no longer than one side of A4.

List A (select one from this list)

a? Advanced business communication skills
a? Team-working
a? Designing and delivering effective presentations
a? Increasing your creativity
a? Using feedback

List B (select one from this list)
a? Academic writing skills
a? Finding and using information
a? Searching and screening literature
a? Constructing academic arguments
a? Building a literature review
a? Understanding and interpreting research data

Word limits and penalties for assignments

If the assignment is within +10% of the stated word limit no penalty will apply.

The word count is to be declared on the front page of your assignment and the assignment cover sheet. The word count does not include:

a? Title and Contents page a? Reference list a? Appendices a? Appropriate tables, figures and illustrations
a? Glossary a? Bibliography a? Quotes from interviews and focus groups.

Please note, in text citations [e.g. (Smith, 2011)] and direct secondary quotations [e.g. a?dib-dab nonsense analysisa? (Smith, 2011 p.123)] are INCLUDED in the word count.

If this word count is falsified, students are reminded that under ARNA page 30 Section 3.4 this will be regarded as academic misconduct.

If the word limit of the full assignment exceeds the +10% limit, 10% of the mark provisionally awarded to the assignment will be deducted. For example: if the assignment is worth 70 marks but is above the word limit by more than 10%, a penalty of 7 marks will be imposed, giving a final mark of 63.

Students are advised that they may be asked to submit an electronic version of their assignment.

Time limits and penalties for presentations

The time allocated for the presentation must be adhered to. At the end of this time, the presentation will be stopped and will be marked based on what has been delivered within the time limit.

Submission of Assessment:

All assignments must be submitted via the Newcastle Business School Office. Each assignment must be accompanied by an Assessed Work Form which must be completed in full. The assignment will not be accepted by the Newcastle Business School Office unless the form is completed correctly.

Marked assignments will be returned to students. It is advisable to retain a copy of your assignment for your own records. Your mark will be returned on the Assessed Work Form via the Newcastle Business School Office.

Assessment criteria

Trait 0 29 30 39 40 49 50 59 60 69 70 79 80 100
Knowledge and Understanding The literature review shows a poor grasp of topic concepts or of awareness of what concepts are.
Failure to reflect and identify areas for development The literature review shows a minimal awareness of the chosen subject area.
Poor ability to reflect and/or identify suitable areas for development An adequate but limited and/or superficial attempt at evaluating the literature has been made
Limited attempt to reflect and/or identify suitable areas for development The review shows a sound comprehension of relevant literature.
Good attempt to reflect and identify suitable areas for development The literature review shows that the knowledge base is up to date and relevant but could be deeper.
A very good ability to reflect and identify suitable areas for development The literature review shows that knowledge and understanding is comprehensive both as to breadth and depth.
An excellent ability to reflect and identify detailed areas for development The literature review demonstrates exceptional scholarship for the chosen subject area.
An outstanding ability to reflect and identify detailed areas for development
Structure and Alignment Failure to apply relevant skills. Work is inarticulate and/or incomprehensible
Failure to use APA referencing in the main text and list of references. Communication of knowledge frequently inarticulate and/or irrelevant.
Failure to use APA referencing in the main text and/or the list of references. In the most part, description/ assertion rather than argument or logical reasoning is used. Insufficient focus is evident in work presented.
Some of the references are presented correctly in the main text and/or list of references. Reasoning and argument are generally relevant but not necessarily extensive. Awareness of concepts and critical appreciation are apparent, but the ability to conceptualise, and/or to apply theory is slightly limited.
Most of references are presented correctly in the main text and/or list of references Higher order critical appreciation skills are displayed.
A significant ability to apply theory, concepts, ideas and their inter-relationship is illustrated.
The majority of the references are presented correctly in the main text and/or list of references A mature ability to critically appreciate concepts and their inter-relationship is demonstrated. Clear evidence of independent thought. Presentation of work is fluent, focused and accurate.
All references are presented correctly in the main text and the list of references. Outstanding ability to apply, in the right measure, the skills necessary to achieve highly sophisticated and fluent challenges to received wisdom.
All references are presented correctly in the main text and the list of references.

Eveloping academic skills for Business and Management

Instructions on Assessment:
Assessment Two
There are two parts to this assessment. In Part A you will provide a brief literature review on a topic area which is relevant to the article that you analysed for your first assignment. This should be in a format which would be appropriate for publication in a journal article. The word limit for this section is 1500 words.

Part B requires you to reflect on the skills that you have developed as part of this module and consider your areas for future development as you progress to postgraduate studies.

You should select two out of the following list of topics (one from List A and one from List B) that have been covered as part of this module. There is no word limit for this section but each reflection should be no longer than one side of A4.

List A (select one from this list)
List B (select one from this list)
a? Advanced business communication skills
a? Team-working
a? Designing and delivering effective presentations
a? Increasing your creativity
a? Using feedback a? Academic writing skills
a? Finding and using information
a? Searching and screening literature
a? Constructing academic arguments
a? Building a literature review
a? Understanding and interpreting research data

What support will you receive with this assessment?
a? Assessment briefing in Week 6
a? Opportunity for formative feedback in Week 9
a? Analysis of literature review sections from journal articles in Week 9
a? FAQ on the eLearning portal

Word limits and penalties for assignments

If the assignment is within +10% of the stated word limit no penalty will apply.

The word count is to be declared on the front page of your assignment and the assignment cover sheet. The word count does not include:

a? Title and Contents page a? Reference list a? Appendices a? Appropriate tables, figures and illustrations
a? Glossary a? Bibliography a? Quotes from interviews and focus groups.

Please note, in text citations [e.g. (Smith, 2011)] and direct secondary quotations [e.g. a?dib-dab nonsense analysisa? (Smith, 2011 p.123)] are INCLUDED in the word count.

If this word count is falsified, students are reminded that under ARNA page 30 Section 3.4 this will be regarded as academic misconduct.

If the word limit of the full assignment exceeds the +10% limit, 10% of the mark provisionally awarded to the assignment will be deducted. For example: if the assignment is worth 70 marks but is above the word limit by more than 10%, a penalty of 7 marks will be imposed, giving a final mark of 63.

Students are advised that they may be asked to submit an electronic version of their assignment.

Time limits and penalties for presentations

The time allocated for the presentation must be adhered to. At the end of this time, the presentation will be stopped and will be marked based on what has been delivered within the time limit.

Submission of Assessment:

All assignments must be submitted via the Newcastle Business School Office. Each assignment must be accompanied by an Assessed Work Form which must be completed in full. The assignment will not be accepted by the Newcastle Business School Office unless the form is completed correctly.

Marked assignments will be returned to students. It is advisable to retain a copy of your assignment for your own records. Your mark will be returned on the Assessed Work Form via the Newcastle Business School Office.

Assessment criteria

Trait 0 29 30 39 40 49 50 59 60 69 70 79 80 100
Knowledge and Understanding The literature review shows a poor grasp of topic concepts or of awareness of what concepts are.
Failure to reflect and identify areas for development The literature review shows a minimal awareness of the chosen subject area.
Poor ability to reflect and/or identify suitable areas for development An adequate but limited and/or superficial attempt at evaluating the literature has been made
Limited attempt to reflect and/or identify suitable areas for development The review shows a sound comprehension of relevant literature.
Good attempt to reflect and identify suitable areas for development The literature review shows that the knowledge base is up to date and relevant but could be deeper.
A very good ability to reflect and identify suitable areas for development The literature review shows that knowledge and understanding is comprehensive both as to breadth and depth.
An excellent ability to reflect and identify detailed areas for development The literature review demonstrates exceptional scholarship for the chosen subject area.
An outstanding ability to reflect and identify detailed areas for development
Structure and Alignment Failure to apply relevant skills. Work is inarticulate and/or incomprehensible
Failure to use APA referencing in the main text and list of references. Communication of knowledge frequently inarticulate and/or irrelevant.
Failure to use APA referencing in the main text and/or the list of references. In the most part, description/ assertion rather than argument or logical reasoning is used. Insufficient focus is evident in work presented.
Some of the references are presented correctly in the main text and/or list of references. Reasoning and argument are generally relevant but not necessarily extensive. Awareness of concepts and critical appreciation are apparent, but the ability to conceptualise, and/or to apply theory is slightly limited.
Most of references are presented correctly in the main text and/or list of references Higher order critical appreciation skills are displayed.
A significant ability to apply theory, concepts, ideas and their inter-relationship is illustrated.
The majority of the references are presented correctly in the main text and/or list of references A mature ability to critically appreciate concepts and their inter-relationship is demonstrated. Clear evidence of independent thought. Presentation of work is fluent, focused and accurate.
All references are presented correctly in the main text and the list of references. Outstanding ability to apply, in the right measure, the skills necessary to achieve highly sophisticated and fluent challenges to received wisdom.
All references are presented correctly in the main text and the list of references.