Assessment Brief (see also separate document for further instructions) ABOUT THOMAS COOK Type of…

Assessment Brief (see also separate document for further instructions) ABOUT THOMAS COOK

Type of assessment:

Individual written report on a topic of interest

Word count

3,500 words

Assessment deadline:

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 3:00 pm (Berlin time)

Instructions & Assessment Criteria

For the instructions and the assessment rubric see the separate documentcalled “MRM Assessment Brief” that is available on the respective Moodle site.

Formative assessment (Submission by Week 5 in Class)

Formative assessment is non-marked work designed to help you develop your main piece of coursework to an acceptable standard for submission. We expect all students to complete the formative assessment which is an individual interim draft version of selected elements of the summative assessment (maximum 3 sides of A4) handed in as a hard copy during class in session 5 of the module. This work will then be peer reviewed by a fellow student on the module with final comments from the module tutor. You will be asked to review someone else’s work as part of this peer review process. The work will be returned to you in session 7. This interim work will not attract marks but will provide you with valuable feedback on your progress to help you develop your own critiquing skills.

How will we support you with your assessment?

  • ? An early draft of sections 1, 2 and 6 to be prepared for the week 5 seminar. This workwillbe assessedbypeerswithfeedbackfromthetutoranddiscussedin session 7.

  • ? Every seminar session is linked to your final piece of work to provide guidance and practice.

  • ? FAQs on Moodle

    How will your work be assessed?

    Lecturers on the research methods teaching team will use the marking grid provided in this assessment brief to assess your work. When you access your marked work it is important that you reflect on the feedback so that you can use it to improve future assignments.


    Ensure you use the Harvard referencing system when citing and referencing other’s work.

    Assignment Submissions

    The Business School requires a digital version of all (summative) assignment submissions. These must be submittedvia Turnitin on the module’s Moodle site. They must be submitted as a Word file (not as a pdf) and must not include scanned in text or text boxes. They must be submitted by 3:00 pm on the given date.

    Mitigating Circumstances/what to do if you cannot submit a piece of work or attend your presentation
    The Mitigating Circumstances Policy can be found in the Student Guidelines. If you have questions regarding this, please ask the Academic Office for aid.

    Marking and Feedback Process

    Between you handing in your work and then receiving your feedback and marks, there are a number of quality assurance processes that we go through to ensure that students receive marks which reflects their work. A brief summary is provided below.

    • ? Process One–The module and marking team meet to agree standards, expectations and how feedback will be provided.

    • ? Process Two–A subject expert will mark your work using the criteria provided in the assessment brief.

    • ? Process Three–A moderation meeting takes place where all members of the teaching and marking team will review the marking of others to confirm whether they agree with the mark and feedback.

    • ? Process Four–Work then goes to an external examiner who will review a sample of work to confirmthatthemarkingbetweendifferentstaffisconsistentandfair.

    • ? Process Five–Your mark and feedback is processed by the Office and made available to you.

  • mrm-ass-1.docx
  • mrm-assignment-example.pdf
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