Logical structure/sequence – Global Homework Experts

This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeOverall writing and clarity of ideas

order now

This criterion is linked to the quality of the report, including structure, readability and presentation.
We are not in the business of correcting grammar and spelling, and there are ample tools in Word to help anyone improve grammar, so there are few excuses for poor grammar, for example, any failings in the following:

• Logical structure/sequence
• Clarity/written style
• Correct grammar/spelling/referencing
• Proper business report style (page nos; table of contents; sub-headings etc.)
• Effective executive summary – no more than one page – which summarises the report, its main findings and its findings
• Good/well-presented charts/diagrams and other illustrations

10 to >7.5 Pts

Distinctive performance

Excellent written report containing executive summary, appropriate structure, writing style, referenced sources, tables and graphs.

7.5 to >5.0 Pts

Meritorious performance.

Written report containing executive summary, fair structure, writing style, referenced sources, tables and graphs.

5 to >2.5 Pts

Satisfactory performance

Your written report contains executive summary, but its structure is problematic and has not closely followed the assignment guidelines.

2.5 to >0 Pts

Poor performance

Your written report contains a poor executive summary, inappropriate structure, writing style and referenced sources.

10 pts This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeDescription of the Organisation and the Business Context and Problem

Coverage of company background and business context to include:
• brief description of the organisation, including their services, offers etc.
• business background, including market share (if appropriate), nature of customers/clients/service users, competitors (if appropriate), social, economic and political background etc.
• organisational strategy, including such things as plans for future growth, product/service and market diversification, meeting increasing demand
• an overview of the problem you have addressed during your consultancy project.

20 to >15.0 Pts

Distinctive performance

You provided a very clear rationale and excellent explanation of how and why the development objective discussed in the report was chosen, and its relevance to your professional career development.

15 to >10.0 Pts

Meritorious performance

You provided a clear rationale and a very good explanation of how and why the development objective discussed in the report was chosen, and its relevance to your professional career.

10 to >5.0 Pts

Satisfactory performance

You provided a fair rationale and some explanation of how and why the development objective discussed in the report was chosen, and its relevance to your professional career development.

5 to >0 Pts

Poor performance

You provided a poor rationale and explanation of how and why the development objective discussed in the report was chosen, and its relevance to your professional career development.

20 pts This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeReflection on the consultancy experience and looking forward

You want to reflect upon your interactions with your team and client, and how you can improve your work in the future, based on this experience. Note any actions you want to take to prepare for your career. So, crucially, you need to consider the connection between what you learn and change for yourself, and how you help others learn and change. You need to take responsibility for both processes and as a consultant. As scholarly practitioners, you want to show an ability to understand your thinking and how this affects what you do (this skill is often referred to as metacognition).

30 to >22.5 Pts

Distinctive performance

Excellent critical analysis and reflection of how your thinking and behaviour have changed as a result of your development, by selecting, referencing and applying relevant theories, giving examples.

22.5 to >15.0 Pts

Meritorious performance

You provided a good critical analysis and reflection of how your thinking and behaviour have changed as a result of your development, by selecting, referencing and applying relevant theories, giving examples.

15 to >7.5 Pts

Satisfactory performance

Satisfactory critical analysis and reflection of how your thinking and behaviour have changed as a result of your development. Problematic application of relevant theories is very limited.

7.5 to >0 Pts

Poor performance

Poor critical analysis and reflection of how your thinking and behaviour have changed as a result of your development. Problematic referencing and this application of relevant theories is very limited.

30 pts This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeEngaging with the literature

The critical literature review is related to your reflection when researching/helping your client. The idea is that you use literature (the literature is the aggregated evidence from the business world published by academics) to inform your reflections, and/or your way of thinking in the future. So, for example, you may have realised that active listening has helped your team (or client) to overcome the personal conflicts as they arise. You then may want to consult the literature to understand why listening (in the context of teamwork or business consultancy) is important. Is it important because it provides psychological safety? Or does it bring collective understanding in a team? Or both?

You don’t necessarily need a separate section for the literature review, but rather, you want that research to inform your understanding of what’s been going on during your consultancy project when it comes to people and challenges you worked on. One thing to keep in mind is that you want to use recent literature (preferably no more than 10 years old). The reason is that our understanding in research is constantly evolving. While some of the principles have remained the same over the past few decades, the details and the way we are making sense of those principles are constantly improving.

25 to >18.75 Pts

Distinctive performance

Excellent – a detailed, structured, specific and achievable literature review.

18.75 to >12.5 Pts

Meritorious performance

Very good – a detailed, structured, specific and achievable literature review.

12.5 to >6.25 Pts

Satisfactory performance

Satisfactory reviewing of the literature but not really detailed.

6.25 to >0 Pts

Poor performance

Very poor reviewing of the literature.

25 pts This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeReferencing

Referencing

Information is cited correctly.
A high similarity score may be an indication of plagiarism. Read your report carefully to see the similarities in the text.

For referencing guidelines please see the following resources:

https://canvas.kingston.ac.uk/courses/768/pages/fbss-business-and-management-citing-and-referencing

Basic principles: in-text citations
Each item you quote from or refer to needs to have a citation and a reference. The citation goes in your assignment text at the point where you mention it, and the reference goes in an alphabetical list at the end of your assignment and contains the full details of the item.

Citations contain only the author’s surname(s), the year of publication and the page number where you found the information. There are a number of ways you can cite information in your work. You can use a direct quote, copying the words exactly from the book. If you are quoting, you must put quotation marks at the start and finish of the text you have copied. Here is an example of a direct quote:

“Once a group has become fully developed and created cohesiveness, it is more difficult for the manager successfully to change the attitudes and behaviour of the group” (Mullins, 2016, p.284).

The other way to cite information in your work is to paraphrase it, taking an author’s idea and rephrasing it in your own words. This is often done to condense longer sections of information.

15 to >11.25 Pts

Distinctive performance

Excellent written report containing appropriate structure, writing style, referenced sources, tables and graphs citation.

11.25 to >7.5 Pts

Meritorious performance

Good structure, writing style, tables and graphs citation, and referenced sources.

7.5 to >3.75 Pts

Satisfactory performance

Satisfactory in-text citations and references in the report containing proper style, but its structure is problematic and has not closely followed the guidelines.

3.75 to >0 Pts

Poor performance

Very poor in-text citation and reference in the report containing a poor executive style, inappropriate structure, writing style, referenced sources.

15 pts Total points: 100