An academic essay requires you to use peer-reviewed literature to support your discussion. For support with academic writing, visit the Curtin library website for some support resources. Below you will also find the marking rubric by which this assessment will be marked.
1. What personal capabilities and qualities should a person develop to be an effective leader versus those developed to be an effective manager? Consider this in relation to the healthcare setting.
2. The art of followership: Discuss the leader/follower relationship with particular reference to the influence that effective followers have on the success or failure of leaders and their organisations.
3. Discuss the different theories of leadership and explore their applicability in effective leadership of contemporary health systems.
If you refer to the marking guidance that is what we expect to see in an assignment - so look at the distinction criteria and that demonstrates what a solid assignment would achieve.
In terms of structure we would expect to see an introduction that introduces the topic and your response to the question, it could also include a sentence on what the assignment will focus on and in what order - so for example this assignment will start with a definition of x before moving on to critique y. This sentence would usually come at the end of the intro and ahead of the main body. Don't make your intro too long this is a descriptive section that sets up the assignment and directs the reader to the rest of the sections.
The main body is the important bit, this is you demonstrating your knowledge and critique, it is good to have sub-headers (although not too many), support your statements with references from the literature. Read peer reviewed journal articles these help you to gain an understanding of how to analyze and critique. Avoid too many direct quotes we are interested in your interpretation and response to the question supported with references. Check out the university plagiarism guidance this demonstrates the different ways to reference and avoid plagiarsing.
Finally, the conclusion this should bring it all together - do not enter new arguments here - its just your chance to bring things to an end so make sense of all the important discussion from the main body.