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COM101 Business Communication

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Question:

Assessment instructions

(clear, succinct, without repetition)

This is a formal, business report.

  It is a researched document, which must show evidence of researched material.  (intext referencing)

 

The report should be properly referenced with cited references in the text as well as a reference list at the end of the report.

 

All reports must be submitted as a paper document to the lecturer as well as an electronic document through Turnitin on the Moodle platform.

 

TOPIC:

Select a topic of your choice. Although some of the knowledge can be your own facts must be validated by credible research sites. The topic must be approved by your lecturer by business email prior to starting.

 

Some suggestions are: Your favourite place, hometown, a famous city, a little known place, a holiday resort, a famous person (historical figure, actor or musician), a hobby or sport you are interested in, an interesting food, etc.

 

Try to choose a topic that you are interested in as this will make the process much more enjoyable for you.

 

Readings for the assessment

(instructions where they can be found e.g. MyAthens database, Moodle etc.)

Content: Week 1 Lecture ppt. & Notes

Moodle

Referencing: APA referencing as per the ICMS Style Guide (2018), 

Grading Criteria / Rubric

The students will be assessed on the criteria outlined in this marking rubric

Grading Rubric:

Criteria

weight

HD

D

C

P

F

Structure and Format

including Presentation and layout

10%

ICMS Style Guide requirements met for Presentation and layout of a Formal Report.

Table of Contents numbered correctly, page numbers included and correct order of entries.

No errors

 

ICMS Style Guide requirements met for Presentation and layout of a Formal Report.

Table of Contents numbered correctly, page numbers included and correct order of entries.

1-2 minor  errors

ICMS Style Guide requirements met for Presentation and layout of a Formal Report.

Table of Contents numbered correctly, page numbers included and correct order of entries.

 3 -4 errors

Some ICMS Style Guide requirements met for Presentation and layout of a Formal Report.

Some errors in Table of Contents numbered correctly or page numbers or correct order of entries.

ICMS Style Guide requirements NOT met for Presentation and layout of a Formal Report.

Major errors in Table of Contents not numbered or page numbers NOT included and/or correct order of entries.

Executive Summary

10%

Excellent executive summary that is concise and clearly outlines the purpose of the report, findings (main points), conclusion and methodology.

(method of research)

 

Very good executive summary that clearly outlines the purpose of the report, findings (main points), conclusion and methodology;

(method of research)

Wordy at times.

Good executive summary purpose of the report, findings (main points), conclusion and methodology.

(method of research)

Too wordy or too short however provides all the Elements

Too short or too long; meaning confusing at times; Missing elements 1 or more

purpose of the report, findings (main points), conclusion and methodology

(method of research)

 

 

None provided or meaning unclear;  Missing all the elements required in an Exec. Summary.

Report – Introduction and Body

30%

Excellent introduction that clearly outlines the purpose, summary of the findings and the background information.

 

Body has  excellent   meaningful heading and sub-headings, logical sequence of ideas, provide relevant and appropriate information, include suitable graphics which contribute with the readers understanding.

 

 

 

Very good introduction

that outlines the purpose, summary of the findings and the background information.

 

Body has very good meaningful heading and sub-headings, logical sequence of ideas, provide relevant and appropriate information, include suitable graphics

 

Good introduction outlines the purpose, summary of the findings and the background information. Too long or too short;

 

Body has meaningful heading and sub-headings, logical sequence of ideas, provide relevant and appropriate information, include suitable graphics

Basic introduction and general body that missing  some 1 or more elements purpose, summary of the findings and or  the background information

 

 

Body has a basic level of meaningful heading and sub-headings, logical sequence of ideas, provide relevant and appropriate information, or include minimal or no graphics.

Introduction lacks detail and body doesn’t clearly outline the purpose, summary of the findings and the background information.

 

Body does not have meaningful heading and sub-headings, no logical sequence of ideas, no relevant and appropriate information presented and doesn’t include any suitable graphics

Conclusion

 

 

 

10%

Excellent conclusion that logically sums up information in the findings.

 

Very good conclusion that sums up information in the findings.

 

 

Good conclusion that sums up the information in the findings.

 

.

Basic conclusion that sums up the information in the findings.

 

.

 

Conclusion doesn’t sum up the information in the findings.

 

Writing Style

10%

Excellent writing style that displays formal business style writing, use of plain English, effective business communication and grammatically correct.

Concise and meaning clear.

 

Very good writing style that displays formal business style writing, use of plain English, effective business communication and grammatically correct.

At times wordy.

Good writing style that usually displays formal business style writing, use of plain English, effective business communication and minor grammatical errors.(1 or 2)

 

Basic writing style often not  business style writing, Minor errors in grammar

 Slang or colloquial terms used.

Proofreading required.

First and second person used

Writing style that does not display formal business style writing, use correct use of plain English, lacking effective business communication and NOT grammatically correct.

 

Documentation and Referencing

10%

Research information referenced from credible sources. Reference list  and in-text references used correct APA formatting  as described in  

ICMS Style Guide 2017.

 

Research information referenced from credible sources. Reference list  and in-text references mostly correct APA formatting  as described in 

ICMS Style Guide 2017.

(1-2 minor errors)

 

Research information referenced from credible sources. Reference list  and in-text references some errors in APA formatting  as described in 

ICMS Style Guide 2017.

(3-4 errors)

 

Evidence of some research Not all credible sources OR missed referencing some information /facts. Reference list  and in-text references errors in APA formatting  as described in

ICMS Style Guide 2017.

(More than 5 errors)

 

.

No references

No data cited

Not ICMS Style Guide 2017 reference list or in-text

Spelling and Grammar

10%

No spelling or grammar mistakes

Minimal spelling or grammar mistakes

(1-2 minor errors)

proofread and spellcheck required

 

 

A few spelling and grammar mistakes

(3-4 minor errors)

 proofread and spellcheck required

Noticeable spelling and grammar mistakes

(5+ errors) proofread and spellcheck required

 

 

 

Excessive spelling and grammar mistakes;

 proofread and spellcheck required

Email  Correspondence

 

10%

Excellent - all instructions and email protocols followed.

Clear and concise

 

Very good email – instructions and email protocols followed -Minor area for improvement. Example: To write more concise email.

Good email – most  instruction and protocol followed understandable; Missing 1 or 2 protocols or too wordy

Email does not  follow correct protocol message at times unclear;-too long or missing 3 or more protocols; Did not submission deadline

Poor email communication. Did not follow instruction or protocols.

Meaning unclear; Missing many elements.

Did not follow instruction as described in course notes

Final Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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