200336 Business Academic Skills 2011.1 Essay Instructions (50%)

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200336 Business Academic Skills 2011.1 Essay Instructions (50%)
Overview Writing academic essays is not only an important skill for succeeding at university; it also enables students to hone general written communication skills in any setting – academic, business or personal. A good essay does not repeat what is said in the literature. Rather, it should critically analyse the evidence and arguments presented by the authors; account for and/or refute counter arguments; and demonstrate relationships between ideas and between theory and practice. To that end, this assessment will enable students to bring together all the parts associated with the Learning Portfolio into one coherent academic essay and evaluate what has been learnt throughout
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Requests for extension must be submitted no later than three working days prior to the due date of the assessment task to Parramatta Campus, School of Marketing, Building ED (Reception); Campbelltown Campus, School of Marketing Building 22A (Bev Booth) or Bankstown Campus (TBA). After that period, requests for extensions will not be accepted and students will need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration If students need to apply for a special consideration, they should attach all supporting documentation to the completed Application for Special Consideration form which is available from Student Central, the UWS website or from the ‘Support’ folder in the BAS vUWS site. Requests for special consideration must be submitted to Student Central and no later than two working days after the assessment due date. Note: Students should note that an application for extension or special consideration does not automatically mean that it will be approved. Late submission A student who submits a late assessment without approval for an extension of the due date will be penalised by 10 per cent per day up to 10 days, i.e. marks equal to 10 per cent of the assignment’s weight will be deducted as a ‘flat rate’ from the mark awarded. For example, the Essay assessment task that

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