Knowledge of relevant materials and evidence of reading
Presentation and structure
Argument and response to question
Understanding of issues/Application
and conforming to instructions (10)
As for A along with demonstration of comprehensive understanding of the topic; brings in relevant material (perhaps national and international) beyond that covered in the module;
As for A along with exceptionally clear and concise language in creating coherent arguments
As for A along with the synthesis of a broad range of relevant material; clearly shows evidence of original thought
As for A along with demonstration of strong critical evaluation of material
As for A
Breadth and depth of reading and understanding of relevant arguments and issues; Perhaps
some areas covered in depth and awareness of provisional nature of knowledge. Uses appropriate terminology consistently.
Clarity of argument and expression; Has defined objectives in detail and addressed them comprehensively; Analytical and clear conclusions well grounded in literature; Fluent writing style appropriate to type of assignment; Grammar and spelling accurate.
Shows an ability to synthesise a range of material and addresses all parts of the assignment topic; Perhaps shows unique or imaginative insights.
Depth of insight into theoretical issues and/or application to practice; Where appropriate, demonstrates an ability to apply ideas to new material or in a new context.
Addresses main issues of assignment topic without necessarily covering all aspects. Develops and communicates a basic logical argument with
some use of appropriate supporting examples and
Demonstrates the ability to address theoretical
material and/or shows evidence of application.
Referencing is mainly accurate; Work has been submitted within time boundaries and within prescribed parameters (e.g. word length).
Shows only sparse coverage of relevant material or contains some errors and omissions; Limited knowledge of topic but some use of appropriate terminology. Over-dependence on source material.
Has provided generalised objectives and focused the work on the topic area; Limited evidence of conclusions supported by theory/literature; Meaning apparent but language not always fluent; Grammar and/or spelling contain errors.
Shows some sign of understanding of the question set, though not necessarily sustained; Fails to support arguments with adequate evidence.
Demonstrates a basic ability to address theoretical
material and/or shows limited evidence of application.
Lacks evidence of knowledge relevant to the topic and/or significantly misuses terminology; Is plagiarised.
No information provided regarding objectives of assignment; Unsubstantiated/invalid conclusions based on anecdote and generalisation only, or no conclusions at all; Meaning unclear and/or grammar and/or spelling contain frequent errors.
Only briefly acknowledges the question if at all; Lacks any real argument or argument is illogical and incoherent.
Demonstrates a lack of understanding of theoretical material and/or lacks application.