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Building an argument by synthesising different authors’ ideas around the same topic Martin Sedgley 2012 Effective Learning Service
Target the essay question ! ‘ Consider adopting a managing diversity strategy as opposed to an equal opportunity strategy in a business organisation.’
Critiquing a past assignment 1.Read through the essay individually and assign a grade based on your understanding of the School’s academic requirements at MSc level. 2.What does an experienced student think the key assessment criteria actually are ? 3.In groups, now discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the essay. Negotiate an agreed grade for this. 4.Now let’s examine the essay in detail …
What are tutors looking for in assignments … ? Usually two levels of engagement with the topic: 1. Descriptive … show clear understanding of main theories, ideas, models or practices, i.e. what theorists are claiming, or what is happening in practice.
What are tutors looking for in assignments … ? Usually two levels of engagement with the topic: 2. Analytical … show evidence for claims, i.e. why something could be true in practice, or perhaps cause and effect relationships, i.e. how one factor impacts on something else.
Analytical assignment writing Why is this theory important for business ? Who says so ? How does it apply to your specific situation ? Practical application
Analytical assignment writing Reach your own view through the evidence that you present from others.
This is a well considered piece of work. It would be good if you could have been more explicit about the nature and differences of managing diversity and equal opportunity, and the impact of the organisation adopting one of these approaches. Grade B.