Management Dynamics

| December 31, 2015

Written Assignment: Week 10 Essay Template

Write a 1250 (+/-10%) word essay addressing the question below.

There are 3 reasons why HRM is important. Explain each of these reasons and analyse, through the provision of practical examples, how an

organisation can or has utilised each in order to maximise performance.

Requirements:
You must draw on a minimum of 4 appropriate sources of information. Preferred sources include academic journal articles, textbooks and

edited textbook chapters; industry websites, organisational websites, government websites, university research centres, and newspapers and

other media articles may be used to illustrate arguments.

You should paraphrase your research and use direct quotes minimally and appropriately. You must acknowledge the information you use from

your research through in-text citations and a complete and accurate reference list.

You are required to upload an electronic copy of your assessment to the Turnitin assignment drop box in the Management Dynamics vUWS site

no later than 12.00pm of the day before your week 10 tutorial, as well as a hard copy of the written assignment in the first 10 minutes of

your week 10 tutorial.

Your essay must be written in formal academic English. You are required to present an essay which complies with good essay structure. You

will need to proofread and edit your essay a number of times to ensure it is clear and succinct.

You must use the essay template to complete your work. This template has been set up so that you write in 12 Font Arial, left justified,

double-line spacing with the reference list (single-line spacing) on a separate page at the end of the essay. The cover sheet and marking

guide are included in this template and must be filled out and attached to the hard copy you hand-in in week 10.

You cannot use Wikipedia or any other non-scholarly online encyclopedia or answer guide as research for this assignment.

Suggestions:

Start by reading your lecture 9 notes with particular focus on chapter 14 of your textbook. Conduct further research on the topic starting

with the UWS Library website. Restrict your internet research to the pool of research outlined above.

Conduct research on the topic starting with the UWS Library website. Restrict your internet research to the pool of research outlined

above.

Attend all lectures and tutorials, as important information regarding both the topic and structure of your written assignments will be

discussed.

Go through the essay writing process by analysing the question, brainstorming, researching and reading, note-taking and organising your

information, write an essay plan, draft and re-draft, write and proofread your final draft. Read and understand the marking criteria, seek

advice from your tutor when necessary.

Start your essay here
References

MARKING GUIDE: ASSESSMENT 2 — WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT (ESSAY1)
Fail Pass Credit Distinction High Distinction
Essay Structure • Essay does not have a clear introduction, body and/or conclusion.
And/or
• Essay may have poorly structured paragraphs making the document difficult to read. Essay includes
• An introduction with an attempt at a thesis statement and main arguments
• Body paragraphs with a single topic and evidence
• A conclusion with a summary of the main arguments and a restatement of the thesis Essay includes
• An introduction with general statements, a clear thesis, and an outline of main arguments
• Body paragraphs with an attempt at a topic sentence, superficial analysis of the evidence
• A conclusion with a summary of the main arguments, and a restatement of the thesis Essay includes
• An introduction with general statements, a clear thesis, and an outline of main arguments
• Body paragraphs with topic sentence that articulates the main argument to be developed, some analysis of evidence
• A conclusion with a summary of the main arguments, a restatement of the thesis, and a final comment on the topic Essay

includes
• An introduction with general statements relevant to the topic, a thesis which asserts a valid response to the question and main

arguments that support the thesis
• Body paragraphs with topic sentence that articulates the main argument to be developed, in-depth analysis of evidence
• A conclusion with a summary of the main arguments, a restatement of the thesis, and an analytical final comment on the topic
0-7 7.5-9 9.5-10.5 11-12.5 13-15
Feedback:
Understanding of Topic Essay does not demonstrate an understanding of topic as the response to the question is confused or irrelevant.

Student has misinterpreted the question. Discussion and evidence provided are relevant to the essay question. However, the

discussion and evidence are limited and/or descriptive demonstrating a basic understanding of the topic. Discussion and evidence

provided are relevant to the essay question. There is an attempt to provide a discussion of some of the key issues on the topic and an

adequate attempt at integrating relevant evidence. Discussion and evidence provided are relevant to the essay question. Discussion

highlights some of the key issues on the topic. Evidence used is relevant. Discussion and evidence provided are relevant to

the essay question. Discussion highlights a number of key issues on the topic. Evidence used is both highly relevant and interesting.
0-14.5 15-18.5 19-22 22.5-25 25.5-30
Feedback:
Critical Analysis There is no analysis of the alternative views on the essay topic. There is an attempt to investigate and

evaluate relevant views/approaches to the essay topic with an attempt to develop a considered opinion. The relevant views/approaches on

the research topic have been investigated. There is some evaluation of relevant research with an attempt to develop an overall opinion.

The relevant views/approaches on the research topic have been investigated. There is thorough evaluation of relevant research with a clear

overall opinion. The relevant views/approaches on the research topic have been investigated. There is in-depth and critical

evaluation of relevant research with a clear overall opinion.
0-9.5 10-12.5 13-14.5 15-16.5 17-20
Feedback:
Expression Poor or no proofreading and editing evident. Essay has many spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. Difficult to read

and/or understand. Essay demonstrates an attempt at proofreading and editing. There are some spelling, grammar and punctuation

errors. Attempts to use formal academic language. Essay demonstrates editing and proofreading. There are few spelling, grammar and

punctuation errors. Formal academic language used throughout. Essay demonstrates editing and proofreading. There are minimal spelling,

grammar and punctuation errors. Formal academic language used throughout. Essay demonstrates editing and proofreading. There are no

spelling, grammar or punctuation errors. Formal academic language used throughout.
0-4.5 5-6 6.5-7 7.5-8 8.5-10
Feedback:
Presentation Essay
• Does not adhere to word limit
• Does not use the template formatting and/or contains errors and inconsistencies
• Does not have an accurately completed coversheet Essay
• Adheres to word limit
• Uses the template formatting without any errors or inconsistencies
• Has an accurately completed coversheet
0 5
Feedback:
Research Essay
• Has less than 5 appropriate resources (according to assignment guidelines)
And/or
• Essay includes
• 5 appropriate resources (according to assignment guidelines)
• Essay includes
• 6 appropriate resources (according to assignment guidelines)
• Essay includes
• 7 appropriate resources (according to assignment guidelines)
• Essay includes
• 8 appropriate resources (according to assignment guidelines)

0-4 5 6 7 8-10
Feedback:
Referencing Does not acknowledge all of the research used (may be missing in-text citations or have an incomplete reference list) •

Acknowledgement of all research used through in-text citations and an accurate reference list
The Harvard style is adequate • Acknowledgement of all research used through in-text citations and an accurate reference list
The Harvard style is good • Acknowledgement of all research used through in-text citations and an accurate reference list
The Harvard style is near perfect • Acknowledgement of all research used through in-text citations and an accurate reference

list
The Harvard style is perfect
0 5 6-7.5 8-9 10
Feedback:

Sub-Total (100) Late Penalties Academic Misconduct Penalties Total (100)

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