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Context
The assessment supports students in developing their skills and knowledge in sourcing
books, periodicals and other documents, as well as evaluating the relevance, accuracy, and
quality of the materials. Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of
succinct analytical and reflective skills, as well as informed online and library research. This
assessment provides experience and understanding of information literacy and the analysis
and synthesis of a range of resources involved in academic research and writing.

ASSESSMENT 1A BRIEF

Subject Code and Title

MGT502 Business Communication

Assessment

Part A: Annotated Bibliography

Individual/Group

Individual

Length

1500 words

Learning Outcomes

This assessment addresses the following Subject Learning
Outcomes:
a) Apply research, academic and communication skills
appropriate to the level of study and observe academic
referencing requirements
b) Critically analyse texts and/or multimedia material in both a
business and academic context

Submission

Due by 11:55pm AEST Friday of Module 3.1 (week 5)

Weighting

30 %

Total Marks

30 marks

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Instructions
In this assessment, you will address a contemporary organisational or business issue and
apply research skills to identify, select and analyse 10 sources to form an annotated
bibliography. The issue and resources used in Assessment 1A will also form the basis for
Assessment 1B – Forming an Argument.
When choosing a topic, consider the following:
 Locate material (books, periodicals, white papers and other documents) that may
contain useful information and ideas on your issue.
 Briefly examine and review the items and select 10 that represent a variety of
perspectives on the issue.
 Write an annotation of 150 words for each reference summarising the central theme
and scope. The annotation should include one or more sentences that,
o evaluate the authority or background of the author
o comment on the intended audience
o compare or contrast this work with another you have cited
o explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic
 Reference the book, article, or document using APA 6th style in the reference list.
Be sure to review a variety of resources before selecting the 10 most suitable ones. Please
include a title page, use the APA 6th referencing style, and list the materials in alphabetical
order.
Students are responsible for:
 Staying within the word limit
 Keeping drafts and backups of their assignment
 Submitting the assignment via Blackboard by the due date
 Ensuring their assignment is written and submitted while observing and committing
to the Academic Integrity policy
Please note that if you require an extension for this assignment, you must apply using the
university application form and provide verifiable evidence of extenuating circumstances
before the due date and include your most recent draft. Please also treat the prescribed
word limit as a limit not to be breached.
Referencing:
It is essential that you use the appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research.
Please see more information on referencing here
http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
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Submission Instructions:
Submit your assignment in Assessment 1A – Annotated Bibliography submission link in the
main navigation menu in MGT502 Business Communication by 11:55 pm AEST Friday of
Module 3.1 (week 5).
A rubric will be attached to the assessment. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback
via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Marking Rubric:
Your assessment will be marked against the rubric which is shown on the next pages. Please
ensure that your submission addresses all three of the Assessment Attributes in the rubric.
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Assessment Rubric

Assessment
Attributes

Fail (Unacceptable)
0-49%

Pass
(Functional)
50-64%

Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%

Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84%

High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%

Evaluation of sources
and information
selected for annotated
bibliography
Percentage for this
criterion
40 %

Limited understanding of
key concepts required to
form annotated
bibliography.
Confuses logic and
emotion. Information
taken from reliable
sources but without a
coherent analysis or
synthesis.
Viewpoints of experts are
taken as fact with little
questioning.

Resembles a recall or
summary of key ideas.
Often conflates/confuses
assertion of personal
opinion with information
substantiated by evidence
from the research/course
materials.
Analysis and evaluation do
not reflect expert
judgement, intellectual
independence, rigor and
adaptability.

Analyses and summarises
information from the
research/course materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to
explain and apply relevant
concepts.
Identify logical flaws.
Questions viewpoints of
experts.

Discriminates between
assertion of personal
opinion and information
substantiated by robust
evidence from the
research/course materials
and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity
to explain and apply
relevant concepts.
Viewpoint of experts are
subject to questioning.
Analysis and evaluation
reflect growing judgement,
intellectual independence,
rigor and adaptability.

Systematically and critically
discriminates between
assertion of personal
opinion and information
substantiated by robust
evidence from the
research/course materials
and extended reading.
Information is taken from
sources with a high level of
interpretation/evaluation to
develop a comprehensive
critical analysis or synthesis.
Identifies gaps in
knowledge.
Exhibits intellectual
independence, rigor, good
judgement and adaptability.

Effective
Communication
Percentage for this

Difficult to understand for
audience, no logical/clear
structure, poor flow of
ideas, argument lacks
supporting evidence.
Audience cannot follow

Information, arguments and
evidence are presented in a
way that is not always clear
and logical.
Line of reasoning is often
difficult to follow.

Information, arguments and
evidence are well presented,
mostly clear flow of ideas and
arguments.
Line of reasoning is easy to
follow.

Information, arguments and
evidence are very well
presented; the presentation
is logical, clear and well
supported by evidence.
Demonstrates an

Expertly presented; the
presentation is logical,
persuasive, and well
supported by evidence,
demonstrating a clear flow
of ideas and arguments.

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criterion
30 %

the line of reasoning.

understanding of the topic.

Engages and sustains
audience’s interest in the
topic.

Correct citation of key
resources and evidence
Percentage for this
criterion
30 %

Demonstrates inconsistent
use of good quality,
credible and relevant
resources to support and
develop ideas

Demonstrates use of
credible and relevant
resources to support and
develop ideas, but these are
not always explicit or well
developed.

Demonstrates use of credible
resources to support and
develop ideas.

Demonstrates use of good
quality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and statements.
Show evidence of wide
scope within the
organisation for sourcing
evidence.

Demonstrates use of high
quality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and position
statements.
Show evidence of wide
scope within and without
the organisation for
sourcing evidence.

 

 

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