Essay writing

Essay
Value: 30%
Length: 2,400 words

Task

ESSAY

TOPIC  – 21st CENTURY MANAGEMENT

Explain and critically examine what 21st Century managers can learn from 20th Century management theories and concepts?

Please see the Assessment  Rubric for a detailed explanation of the allocation of marks in this assessment.
Rationale

The aims of this assessment are to provide you with an opportunity to:

  •     demonstrate your understanding of the challenges that managers face
  •     learn about and identity the skills and abilities required for managing
  •     perform in-depth research on matters relating to contemporary management
  •     develop your critical thinking skills so you can present a balanced view of management theory and organisational practice
  •     critically reflect on your own philosophy, goals and skills about managing
  •     develop and practice your formal written communication skills
  •     develop your APA citation and referencing skills

 

Marking criteria
ASSESSMENT 3 ESSAY RUBRIC: (30%)
Criteria*
HD – Outstanding Achievement 85% – 100% DI – High Achievement 75% – 84% CR – Above Satisfactory Achievement 65% – 74% PS – Satisfactory Achievement 50% – 64% FL – Unsatisfactory Achievement 0 – 49%
1. Introduction defining main concepts and explaining line of reasoning. (2%)
 
Exceptionally clear and well researched introduction inclusive of all aspects of an essay introduction i.e. main topic definition(s), essay purpose, plan, and line of reasoning. Very clear well researched introduction inclusive of all aspects of an essay introduction i.e. main topic definition(s), essay purpose, plan, and line of reasoning. Clear well researched introduction inclusive of most aspects of an essay introduction i.e. main topic definition(s), essay purpose, plan, and line of reasoning. Includes many aspects of an introduction i.e. topic definitions, essay purpose, plan, and line of reasoning. Poorly researched and missing several elements of an essay introduction, i.e. topic definitions, essay purpose, plan, and line of reasoning.
2. Identification, explanation,  and critical  examination of theories. (20%) Concise overview and critical evaluation of relevant theories. Theories integrated exceptionally well into argument. Concise overview and critical analysis of relevant theories. Theories integrated and linked well to argument. Identification and explanation of relevant theories. Theories linked to point of view and/or argument. Includes some relevant theories and makes attempts to use theories to support point of view and/or argument. Relevant theory on the topic missing and/or poor attempt to use theory to support point of view and/or argument.
3. Conclusion. (2%) Well-constructed and clear conclusion with strong links to main arguments in essay. Well-constructed and clear conclusion with supported by main arguments in essay. Clear conclusion that reflects main arguments in essay. Conclusion reflects main arguments in essay. Conclusion not evident and/or does not relate to main arguments in essay.
4. Suitable peer reviewed academic journal articles used to good effect in essay. (.5 for each suitable journal article up to 2%) 4+ highly relevant peer reviewed journal articles used to outstanding effect in essay. 3 very relevant peer reviewed journal articles used to very good effect in essay. 2 relevant peer reviewed journal articles used to good effect in essay. 1 potentially relevant peer reviewed journal articles used to some effect in essay. >1 relevant peer reviewed journal article not or used article not used to good effect in essay.
5. Use and application of APA citation techniques. (1%) Outstanding use and application of APA citation techniques. Very good use and application of APA citation techniques. Good use and application of APA citation techniques. Satisfactory use and application of APA citation techniques. Unsatisfactory use and application of APA citation techniques.
6 . Use and application of APA referencing techniques. (1%) Outstanding use and application of APA referencing techniques. Very good use and application of APA referencing techniques. Good use and application of APA referencing techniques. Satisfactory use and application of APA referencing techniques. Unsatisfactory use and application of APA referencing techniques.
7. Level of comprehension provided to reader. (1%) Outstanding expression and presentation. Fluent writing style appropriate to the style of paper. Grammar and spelling accurate. Very considerate to the reader. Very good expression and presentation. Language fluent, few errors in grammar, spelling and syntax. Mainly considerate of the reader. Good expression and presentation. Language mainly fluent grammar and spelling mainly accurate. Needs more consideration given to the needs of the reader. Satisfactory expression and presentation. Meaning apparent but language not always fluent, grammar and/or spelling contain errors. Minimal consideration given to the reader. Unsatisfactory expression and presentation. Meaning unclear and/or grammar and/or spelling contain frequent errors. No consideration given to the reader.
8. Essay presentation guidelines. (Spacing, paragraphs, alignment) (1%) Meets all essay presentation guidelines. Meets most essay presentation guidelines. Mainly many essay presentation guidelines. Meets some essay presentation guidelines. Poor presentation e.g. single spacing, no clear distinction between paragraphs.
* Penalties for: 10% over word limit/failure to cite sources/referencing errors/omissions/ plagiarism (see Handbook – this carries a large penalty and is to be reported if Plagiarism                                                                              MARK

 

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