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Teaching Period 3, 2013
SLEB111: Foundations of Business Systems and eCommerce
Assessment 1C: Reflective essay
Word limit: 500 (+/- 10%)
Due date: 9am AEDT Monday 13 January (Week 8)

Weighting: 10%

Assessment overview
You are required to write an academic essay in response to the topic below. The essay must include a summary reflection on your learning, and draw on the readings from the weeks prior to the due date, and your own further research.

Assessment details

Discuss the relationship between processes and value chains.

Your essay should include:
1. discussion of the question or topic
2. evidence and examples from your research and reading with references cited correctly in the Harvard style
3. summary reflection on your learning (this need only be a couple of sentences, certainly no more than a paragraph, to highlight what you feel has been the primary area of your learning in writing this essay).

4. Reference list this is not included in your word count.
Recommended division of word count:
100 words for definitions e.g. knowledge sharing and intranet, supported by references 250 words that address the topic
50 words summary/conclusion
50 words personal reflection
Assessment criteria
1. Presentation and adherence to submission requirements for each essay. Style, fluency, persuasive language with assurance and precision; adherence to submission requirements.
2. Task discussion and scholarship in each essay. Discussion addressing the essay topic or question to include:
i. worked answer to question or topic.
ii. own examples from research and reading (appropriately cited). iii. summary reflection on own learning.

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3. Rigor of supporting references in each essay. Reference list provided NOT a Bibliography. Rigor of supporting references throughout essay including correct use of Harvard style for referencing.

Your reflective essay should be submitted via TurnItIn on Blackboard.

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Your work will be assessed using the following marking guide: Criteria

Pass

Credit

Distinction

High distinction

50-64%
Presentation  and  
adherence  to  
submission  
requirements  

No pass

65-74%

75-84%

85-100%
Outstanding  presentation  skills  
with  a  voice  which  is  well  
modulated,  audible  at  all  times  
and  showing  an  appropriate  level  
of  formality  for  the  scenario.  An  
effective  use  of  vocabulary  
contributing  to  the  case  being  
made.  Evidence  of  non-­‐verbal  
cues  in  alignment  with  the  verbal  
message  being  presented.  The  
entire  presentation  is  contained  
within  the  three  minute  time  line.  
Task  discussion  clearly  and  
thoroughly  addressed  the  essay  
topic  or  question.  Discussion  
included  clear  evidence  of  critical  
research  and  reflection.  

Did  not  meet  
criteria.  

Presentation  skills  informal  and  
lacking  audibility.    Minimal  non-­‐
verbal  cues  used  and  the  
presentation  was  considerably  
shorter  or  longer  than  the  three  
minutes  allocated.  

The  ideas  are  presented  in  a  
reasonably  well-­‐structured  and  
logical  order  but  there  are  some  
spelling  errors  and/or  problems  
with  grammar.  
Referencing  is  generally  correct  
with  very  few  errors.  

The  ideas  are  presented  in  a  well-­‐
structured  and  logical  order  and  
the  writing  if  mostly  free  of  
spelling  errors  and/or  problems  
with  grammar.  

Did  not  meet  
criteria.  

Task  discussion  vaguely  
addressed  the  essay  topic  or  
question.  Discussion  included  
evidence  of  only  a  small  amount  
of  research  and  reflection.  

Task  discussion  appropriately  
addressed  the  essay  topic  and  
discussion  and  was  supported  by  
some  evidence  of  research...
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