An excellent introduction that begins by introducing the topic in a broad way and shows you have a good understanding of the chosen topic. You also provide a clear outline of how you intend to approach this paper
An excellent introduction that introduces the topic, defines major key terms, and introduces the main argument for this paper
A good introduction that introduces the topic in a broad way and clearly outlines how you intend to approach this paper in the body of this assignment
A satisfactory introduction that introduces the topic However, you also need a more descriptive account of how you intend to approach this paper.
Your introduction rambles and should be more concise It does not provide a clear indication of the focus of your paper nor how you intend to approach this paper in the body of your assignment.
An unsatisfactory introduction. You should not launch straight into he paper with not attempt to introduce the topic or outline how you intend to approach this paper.
You need a more descriptive account of how you intend to approach this paper.
Your introduction should also indicate how you will be using key terms within the context of your paper
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The content of your paper shows you have a very good grasp of …………
You present some interesting ideas and thoughts in relation to the topic
You raise some interesting and relevant points related to the chosen topic
You need to have a better balance of content. You focus heavily on A to the detriment B.
When you cite authors for the first time in your paper you should state all the authors. For further citations of this work you can use ‘et al’
Some minor problems with intext referencing and quoting.
Avoid the overuse of direct quotes. Consider paraphrasing instead. A large number of direct quotes does not provide the reader with any indication of whether you are able to interpret the information in the quote
When you use direct quotes make sure there is a lead in statement to the quote and some discussion about the quote follows
Most of your references are more than 5 years old. I suggest you use more recent reference sources
I note you have not used your text or recommended readings to inform this paper.
An insufficient number of references used to support you ideas
You need to master the correct method for presenting a reference lists. Refer to intext and reference list comments and the Harvard referencing guide from the Learning Connection website
Include in the reference list all authors cited in your paper.
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Referencing in reference list for a book Daly, J, Smith, D & Brown, L 2003, Nursing Research, Oxford University Press, Melbourne
Correct referencing in a reference list for a journal article Brown, R, Jones, D & Wilson, E 2002, “Perspective in research methods’, Nursing Times, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 138-142.
Correct referencing in reference list for an online journalarticle from an electronic database
Wilson, V, Andrews, L & Jones B 2005, ‘Analysing research data’, Nursing Research, vol, 26, no. 3, pp 41-49, viewed 22nd November 2005,
Correct intext referencing for book or journal article at the beginning of a sentence
According to Daly, Smith and Brown (2003) ……
If a direct quote need to include page number as follows:
According to Daly, Smith and Brown (2003, p.6) ……
Intext referencing for book or journal article at the end of a sentence or quote . (Daly, Smith and Brown 2003)
If a direct quote include page numbers as follows