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INDIVIDUAL CRITICAL ESSAY
MODULE CODE: 7HURM005W.2
MODULE TITLE: Human Resource Management
SUBMISSION METHOD: Blackboard
DATE AND FORM OF FEEDBACK: within 15 working days (via Blackboard)
ASSESSMENT FORMAT: Individual critical essay (2000 words)
ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING: 50%
LEARNING OUTCOMES ADDRESSED:
LO2 Flexibly and creatively apply knowledge in unfamiliar contexts, synthesises ideas or information in innovative ways and generates transformative solutions.
LO4 Incorporate a critical ethical dimension to their practice, managing the implications of ethical dilemmas.
In preparation, formative assessment for this piece will include contribution to two formative discussion boards and a formative feedback meeting on a concept map which will inform the writing of your summative essay.
The individual Critical Essay (2,000 words) will address ONE of the four essay questions. Learning outcomes 2 and 4 will be assessed.
A note on Word Count
The total word count is 2000 words maximum, excluding cover page and list references.
Structure and Style of Submission
Arial, Single-spaced, 12-point text, standard margins.
References should use Westminster-Harvard style and be on a single list in alphabetical order of author names. Do not keep web references separate, do not forget the access dates for the web references.
|Concepts and theories explained clearly||20%|
|Your ability to ability to critically evaluate HRM concepts and theories taught on the module as well on your ability to combine analysis and theoretical underpinnings. Examples are given to illustrate arguments.||30%|
|Students explicitly understand their own values, have increasing capacity for reflexivity and anticipate various ethical dilemmas that emerge from their research and/or practice.||20%|
|Your ability to write clearly, effectively and concisely||10%|
|Presentation & essay format
References & Westminster Harvard System
|Conclusions relate well to analysis and arguments||10%|
Assessment General Threshold Criteria
80-100 An outstanding piece of work: All assessment criteria have been met at an exceptionally high standard.
70-79 An excellent piece of work: All assessment criteria have been met at a high standard.
60-69 A good piece of work: All assessment criteria have been met at a good standard.
50-59 A sound piece of work: All assessment criteria have clearly been met.
40-49 FAIL: An inadequate piece of work: One or more relevant assessment criteria are not met.
39-0 FAIL: A poor piece of work: Most of the relevant assessment criteria area not been met.
If you have a financial hold situation a hardcopy plus electronic version will be accepted via the WBS Registry Coursework Lobby before the deadline. Please contact the Marylebone Registry to clarify how you should submit assessment in this situation: [email protected]
Please do not email your module leaders or your seminar leaders your coursework unless you have been asked to do so. The Registry does not accept such a submission in most cases.
If you are having technical difficulties on the date of submission and cannot submit the coursework on time you need to log a call via the IT Service Desk that can be found on this webpage: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/current-students. Please make sure that your message is very specific. The Service Desk will then email you confirmation that you will be able to use as supporting written evidence for your MC claim.
You can also email the module leader and ask for advice: Dr W. Flanda [email protected]
Any assessment submitted late online will be penalised unless you submit a claim for Mitigating Circumstances (MC) and the claim is accepted by the Registry. Check this page for more information: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/current-students/guides-and-policies/assessment-guidelines/mitigating-circumstances-claims
If you do not submit an MC claim or if your MC claim is rejected then the penalty for assessments submitted individually online within the 24 hours late period is a reduction of 10% of the overall marks available for the assessment, except for work which is marked in the range 40 – 49%, in which case the mark will be capped at the pass mark (40%). Assessments submitted individually online more than 24 hours late will be given the mark 0%, unless the Mitigating Circumstances claim has been accepted officially by the Registry.
Your assignment must demonstrate your own work and ideas. You may use graphs and clipart as appropriate. All written work must be the work of the individual student. Similarities between the work of students will be reported as collusion.
Any quotations and references that you include in your assignment will be identified by the Plagiarism detection programme as being similar to other sources. Therefore it is vital that you reference correctly.
Please check information about Westminster Harvard Referencing style here: https://libguides.westminster.ac.uk/referencing
Westminster Harvard Referencing Style booklet can be downloaded here:
Any evidence of plagiarism will be reported to the Academic Standards team. A similarity content of 0% will be investigated by the Academic Misconduct Panel as it is regarded as being an indicator of an attempt to circumvent the plagiarism software. Since your document should have several different references the plagiarism detection programme should identify them.
Please see more information about plagiarism here: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/current-students/guides-and-policies/academic-matters/academic-misconduct/plagiarism