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Reflection on your tutor feedback from the first assessment and contribution of module to your learning goals this semester.

4HURM005W People and Organisations

This document describes the requirements for Assessment Two.

Assessment Two should be divided as follows:

a) Reflection on your tutor feedback from the first assessment and contribution of module to your learning goals this semester. (500 words)

b) Essay plan (approx 500 words).  This will be looked at during the seminar session in week 10 and given some peer and tutor feedback)

c) Essay (from above plan): word count approx 2,000 words.

In assessment Two we ask you to submit a piece of work which has three parts as above, which are separate but connected in the learning aims.  The first two parts (a) reflection on your tutor feedback and contribution of the module to your learning goals this semester (b) essay plan, are designed to help you work towards, and gain a better mark, in the (c) essay.  They are the three stages towards the essay; all of which must be fulfilled and all must be included in your final piece of work you upload to Turnitin and which we hope will be useful to you.  You should upload them as one document and it is the essay which will be given a mark according to the criteria below.

a)  Reflection:  on your tutor feedback from first assessment and a final review of your learning on the module (500 words).

This continues the theme and practice of reflection started for assessment one by looking at reflection for development.  Your reflection should indicate how the feedback and learning from the first piece of assessment has been used to prepare the final essay.  To do that you should list TWO aspects of your writing and learning which you wish to improve upon and detail how you have started to and plan to address these.  Please comment on how you have used the tutor feedback constructively and your time in this module to learn about the transition to higher education and to aid preparation for your essay/assessment 2.   It should also include a final review paragraph which considers how the learning on the module has helped you to work towards your learning goals for this semester.

This part will not be given a mark but it is compulsory to include it and we know that it can help you in your studies.

b) Essay plan (500 words)

This draft essay plan will be discussed in the seminars in weeks 10 and 11 and given peer feedback and some tutor guidance.  It is aimed at improving the structure and development of your arguments in your essay (something we have found students can find difficult).  You can use any presentation you wish (linear, mind map, etc), as the aim is for you to gain peer feedback at the seminar and through this to improve the final essay.

The essay plan will not be given a mark but it is compulsory to include it as part of the assessment submission and it is a vital stage in effective academic writing.  It will help you to improve your essay style, which will help you gain higher marks in discursive subjects

c) Essay (2,000 words)

This is worth 75% of your final module mark and will be assessed and given a mark according to the criteria listed above, i.e

The assessment will look at to what extent you have shown an ability to:

 

  • Outline relevant concepts/ideas and theories covered from the field of organisational behaviour;

 

  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge from reading and research;

 

  • Write clearly, effectively and concisely in an essay format and use sources/references appropriately;

 

  • Describe and apply some of the organisational behaviour theories and writers, which have influenced our thinking about individuals in organisations; for example in relation to perception, stress, motivation, structures, personality, organisational structures or leadership.

 

Final essay of 2000 words (+/-10% of word count - excluding reference and bibliography list at end). You must keep your work within the word limit or penalties apply.  Please note that you should make reference to reading you have done when answering the questions.  

Choose ONE of the following essay questions to answer:

 

Q 1:  “For companies wanting to advance the Sustainable Development Goals agenda, the job starts by acting responsibly".  Discuss this statement using one United Nations Sustainability goal and one company example, outlining what it might mean for managing their workforce."

Q2:  What factors can affect a team`s performance?

Q3:  Are interpersonal errors and distortions inevitable in organisations?

 

Q4: Using the case studies used in week 9: `How We Made Our Millions`, compare and contrast what motivates the entrepreneurs and how they in turn motivate others.

 

Assessment format:

The required format for the presentation of your assessment is as follows:

Cover Front page to show: Module code/title, Full assignment title, Seminar leader’s name, Due date.

Submitting your coursework

 

You must include your, student ID and word count on the first page of your assignment.  Please do not write your name on the essay as it is to be marked anonymously.  Unless indicated otherwise, coursework is submitted via Blackboard. On the Blackboard home page for the module you will find a button on the menu called ‘Submit Coursework’. Clicking this will take you to the submission link.

At busy times the coursework submission process may run slowly. To ensure that your submission is not recorded as a late submission, avoid submitting very close to the deadline.

To submit your assignment:

  • Go to the Blackboard site for this module;
  • Click on the ‘Submit Coursework’ link in the navigation menu on the left-hand side
  • Click on the link for the assignment;
  • Follow the instructions.

REMEMBER:

It is a requirement that you submit your work in this way.  Coursework must be submitted by 13.00 (1.00 p.m.) UK time on the due date.

If you submit your coursework late but within 24 hours or one ‘working’ day of the specified deadline, 10% of the overall marks available for that assessment will be deducted as a penalty for late submission, except for work which is marked in the range 40 – 49%, in which case the mark will be capped at the pass mark (40%).

If you submit your coursework more than 24 hours or more than one ‘working’ day after the specified deadline you will be given a mark of zero for the work in question.

The University’s mitigating circumstances procedures relating to the non-submission or late submission of coursework apply to all coursework.

If you are unclear about this, speak to your class leader or module leader.

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