MGTS7610: MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION ASSESSMENT

MGTS7610: MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION
ASSESSMENT ITEM DETAILS
Before and after completing your assignment, carefully review these instructions and the
criteria sheet to make sure you have not missed anything.
Assessment: Research Paper
Type of
assessment:
Problem‐solving genre (SPSE)
Learning
objective (as
published in
ECP):
L2: Express your opinions clearly by using words and sentence structures efficiently.
L3 Make a convincing argument by structuring your ideas coherently and
persuasively.
Due date and
submission:
Beginning of Week 11 tutorial (07 Oct 19 14:00 ‐ 11 Oct 19 14:00) in hard copy to
your tutor AND online through Turnitin via Blackboard by 2pm on the same day.
Note that similarity reports can take up to 24 hours to be ready.
How to submit online: Go to the course site on Blackboard and click on ‘Assessment’
on the left‐hand menu. Go to the folder for the assessment item. Inside this folder
you will find a Turnitin submission link for which you need to click ‘View/Complete’.
Follow the prompts to upload your assignment. Make sure you have successfully
uploaded your assignment by reviewing the ‘View/Complete’ button to see your
submission again. Your Turnitin Digital Receipt is not your similarity/originality
report.
Weighting: 25% (25 marks total)
Length: 1,500‐1,800 words + Reference List (not included in word count)
Formatting
requirements:
11pt Calibri font, 1.5‐line spacing, normal margins.
You should clearly state your chosen question at the top of your paper. You must
also mark‐up the hardcopy of your paper, as explained below (see next page).
Referencing
style: Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) referencing style
Task
Description:
This task prepares you with the required academic writing skills for learning in the
UQ Business School, as well as for writing proposals in the workplace.
Choose one of the two topics below (i.e., Business and Human Rights OR Business
and Climate Change). Answer only one question for your chosen topic. You may not
change the question, but you should narrow down the topic in terms of industry
and location.
Topic 1: Business and Human Rights
 Human rights is a major issue in business operations. What are some
problems that businesses cause, and how can they be dealt with?
OR
 Human rights is a major issue in business viability. What problems do
violations pose to businesses, and how can businesses address them?
Topic 2: Business and Climate Change
 Climate change is a major issue for businesses. What are some problems that
business operations cause, and what can regulators do to address them?
OR
 Climate change is a major issue in business sustainability. What problems
does it pose to businesses, and how can businesses address its impacts?
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Use one of the following structures to write a 1,500‐1,800‐word response to your
chosen question. Write six paragraphs in the Problem‐solving genre. You may
structure your response using one of the following patterns:
 Situation, Problem 1, Problem 2, Solution 1, Solution 2, Evaluation OR
 Situation, Problem 1, Solution 1, Problem 2, Solution 2, Evaluation OR
 Situation, Problem 1, Solution 1, Solution 2, Solution 3, Evaluation (consult
your tutor for approval) OR
 Situation, Problem 1, Problem 2, Problem 3, Solution 1, Evaluation (consult
your tutor for approval)
Use the appropriate paragraph structure (in the correct order) for each paragraph:
1. Situation: 1. Background 2. Thesis statement 3. Outline 4. Significance
2. Problems: 1. Topic sentence 2. Elaboration 3. Example 4. Interpretation 5.
Explanation (optional) and Link to next paragraph
3. Solutions: 1. Topic sentence 2. Elaboration 3. Example 4. Interpretation 5.
Explanation (optional) and Link to next paragraph
4. Evaluation: 1. Evaluation 2. Significance 3. Limitations 4.
Suggestions/Applications
You may use more than one sentence for each of part (except for your Thesis
Statement and Topic Sentences).
Include a Reference List (not included in the word count). Use the AMJ referencing
style to document all of your sources in both body of your essay and your reference
list.
Approved references:
The approved references for both topics are posted in the Research Paper
assessment folder on Blackboard. Use at least eight (8) distinct sources from the
approved list (you can use these as many times as you like). Do not use any
additional sources not on the list.
NOTE:
 You may use a reference in any part of your paper, except the Thesis
Statement and Topic Sentences.
 Every reference used within the body of your paper must appear in the
Reference List; and every source listed in your Reference List must be used
at least once in the body of your paper.
 All information and ideas borrowed from any of your sources must be
referenced. Use direct quotations or paraphrasing, plus a citation. Failure
to cite your sources is plagiarism.
Required mark‐ups:
Highlight your work as follows, and use your highlights to check that you have all of
the required parts of the problem‐solving genre.
Label
 each paragraph in the left margin (e.g., Problem 1, Solution 1);
 the parts of your paragraphs (e.g., Background, Thesis Statement,
Significance, Topic Sentence, Elaboration, Example, etc.) in the right margin.
Underline
 the keywords in your Background and Thesis Statement;
 the keywords in your Outline and each of your Topic Sentences.
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Draw arrows
 to link the keywords in your Background and in the Thesis Statement;
 to link the keywords in your Outline to keywords in each of the Topic
Sentences. If the Topic Sentence is on a different page, you may use a
number to indicate the keyword, as shown in class.
What to hand
in:
1. In class: your hard copy assignment (stapled together) containing the
following in order:
 Cover sheet filled in correctly (see p. 4)
 Your Research Paper (labelled and highlighted appropriately)
 Your Similarity/Originality Report from Turnitin (see p. 5)
 Research Paper Criteria Sheet filled out correctly (see p. 4)
Without any of the above, your assignment is incomplete, and marks will be
deducted per calendar day late (please see your ECP for full assessment policies)
2. Blackboard (via Turnitin): your soft copy assignment
 Highlighting, labelling and arrows are not required on the soft copy.
Don’t forget to highlight, label and draw arrows on your assessment
How to fill out your cover sheet
your lecturer’s name
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How to fill out your criteria sheet:
Make sure you fill in both yours and your tutor’s name.
How to find your Similarity (or Originality) Report from Turnitin:
NOTE: similarity reports can take up to 24 hours to be ready. Allow plenty of time so that your hard‐
copy submission is complete.
1. Once you have successfully submitted your assignment, you can review it on Turnitin by going
back to the submission link and clicking ‘View/Complete’. Note that a Turnitin Digital Receipt
is not a Similarity Report.
2. Follow the prompts to see your own submission. Your submission will appear something like
the following:
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3. To see your similarity score, you need to click on the number in red in the right column. If your
score reads ‘0’, it is unlikely the similarity report has fully generated (it is highly unlikely that
any assignment has 0%).
4. Once you have clicked on the red number you will see your assignment with your similarity
presented.
5. Highlighting means that the expression has not been paraphrased. If you see any large
amounts of highlighting, you should review your assignment to make sure you have
adequately referenced and paraphrased.
6. To download a copy of your similarity report, click on the grey download button that
appears towards the bottom of the menu items.
7. You will be presented with a few options here:
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8. Choose ‘Current View’ to download the similarity report. NOTE: You must have the similarity
report open on the screen (by having clicked on the red number) to download the similarity
report.
9. When you click to download you will receive a PDF document. This is your similarity report.
This report will contain a cover page, your assignment submission highlighted and your
summary percentages. This whole report is required for your assessment submission.
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MGTS7610: MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION
Research Paper Criteria Sheet
Name:
Tutor:
Student #: Marks: / 25
Criteria
Level of achievement
5 4‐3 2‐1 0
Genre
(purpose and
structure)
Thesis statement is appropriate to the
genre and clearly established in the first
paragraph. Structure of the paper is
complete and appropriate to the required
genre. Each paragraph is fully developed.
The thesis statement and structure of the
paper are generally appropriate to the
required genre, but some paragraphs are
not adequately developed.
Structure of the paper is appropriate to
the required genre. The thesis statement
is vague or does not match the structure
of the paper. Parts of the genre are
incomplete or redundant.
Thesis statement is missing. Paper is
written in an inappropriate genre.
Register (topic,
academic language,
positioning)
The topic has been effectively narrowed
in terms of industry and location.
Writing engages critically with the
readings. Expressions are highly
appropriate to academic writing.
Writer’s position is clear and consistent.
Writing is highly persuasive.
Topic has been adequately narrowed
down. Writing engages adequately with
the reading, and identifies main issues.
Expressions are mostly appropriate to
academic writing. Writer’s position is
mostly clear and consistent. Writing is
adequately persuasive.
The topic narrowed down, but not
consistently maintained throughout paper.
Writing engages with the readings, but
misrepresents some parts. Expressions are
somewhat acceptable to academic writing.
Writer’s position is vague or inconsistent.
Writing has few persuasive elements.
The topic has not been narrowed or
seems very vague. Writing draws
inadequately on the readings, and
remains very superficial. Expressions
are inappropriate to academic writing.
Writer’s position is unclear. Writing
contains no persuasive elements.
Discourse
semantics (topic
sentences, cohesion)
Topic sentences presented clearly at the
start of each paragraph. Lexical ties are
used appropriately to link sentences and
paragraphs. Paragraphs are developed
using appropriate links between known
and new information.
Topic sentences are clearly presented at
the start of most paragraphs. Most
sentences and paragraphs are linked, but
some lexical ties are used inappropriately.
Some paragraphs lack known to new
arrangement.
Topic sentences are vague and/or
sometimes located at the wrong place.
Few sentences and paragraphs are linked
and/or lexical ties are frequently used
inappropriately. Several paragraphs lack
known to new arrangement.
There are no topic sentences. Sentences
and paragraphs are not linked. Lexical ties
are not used, and/or there is no
movement from known to new
information.
Lexicogrammar
(grammar and
vocabulary)
Sentences start with important
information and follow Standard English
conventions with minimal errors. Word
choices and sentences are clear and easy
to understand.
Sentences inconsistently start with
important information, and/or follow
Standard English conventions with
some systematic errors. Sentences
and wording are unnecessarily
complicated or ambiguous.
Sentences rarely start with important
information, and/or frequent misuse of
words and/or grammatical errors make the
document difficult to read.
Sentences do not start with important
information. Serious vocabulary and /or
grammatical errors make the summary
incomprehensible. Please see Student
Services for additional support.
Graphology
(spelling and
presentation)
Document follows formatting guidelines
perfectly and is carefully proofread for
spelling and punctuation. All parts of the
document are properly labelled with
arrows connecting them. Reference list is
complete and formatted according to the
AMJ referencing style. All necessary items
(cover sheet, highlighted notes, criteria
sheet, Originality Report) are attached and
completely filled out.
Document generally follows formatting
guidelines. Some minor formatting and/or
spelling errors. Some minor omissions
and/or errors in labelling. AMJ referencing
style is used with some minor
inconsistencies. All items are attached but
not completely filled out.
Document partially follows formatting
guidelines. Major formatting and spelling
errors. Significant omissions and/or
errors in labelling. AMJ referencing style
is used with major errors. Some items
(cover sheet, highlighted notes, criteria
sheet) are missing.
Document does not follow formatting
guidelines. Serious spelling problems
make the document incomprehensible.
Document is not labelled or labelling
appears random. Reference list and/or
Originality Report is missing.
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