BIZ101 Business Communications

BIZ101 Assessment 1 Brief v1 072020 Page 1 of 7
ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title BIZ101 Business Communications
Assessment Evidence-based Response
Individual/Group Individual Task
Length 800 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes
This assessment addresses the following subject learning outcomes:
a) Demonstrate information literacy and critical analysis
appropriate to the level of study.
b) Understand and demonstrate academic integrity and authentic
engagement with information.
c) Examine the internal and external business environment to
effectively interpret messages in different business contexts.
d) Identify and apply effective communication skills within a variety
of business environments, including the use of technology.
Submission
Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday Module 2.2 (Week 4 )
For Intensive (6 week) class: by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of
Module 2.2 (Week 2)
Weighting 20%
Total Marks 100 marks
Introduction
In business, successful communicators must transfer and respond to messages and requests using
written communication to suit their audience, otherwise messages can be misinterpreted or
misunderstood. Learning how to identify your audience and their expectations and needs is a large part
of good leadership and effective management in every business.
This assessment is made up of 3 tasks – Task 1 & 2 are about you as a student and Task 3 is about
Business Communications.
Each task is designed for you to demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge and understanding of
key concepts relating to written communication covered in Modules 1 and 2 of this subject. This
assessment will provide you with an insight into business communication and resources for you to use
to reach your academic potential.
For all tasks:
 please comply with all academic standards of legibility and referencing and adhere to the
correct use of academic writing, presentation and grammar
 additional support on academic skills can be found : Laureate-au.blackboard.com academic skillsBIZ101 Assessment 1 Brief v1 072020 Page 2 of 7
 revision or reminding of the rules of APA style is available from the Academic Skills resources on
referencing: Library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
Each task is made up of four parts:
Read all instructions thoroughly before you begin this assessment.
Task 1 (300 words)
Academic Integrity
Scenario – You are a student mentor at Torrens University and as part of your role, have been asked to
provide information and advice to guide and support your fellow students beginning at the University.
You therefore must refer to the Academic Integrity Policy & Academic Procedures for Torrens University
in your advice.
You will find it at https://library.torrens.edu.au/academicintegrity
Begin by undertaking research into the topic of integrity at university – this is so you provide accurate
information and advice to your fellow students.
Use these topics to guide your research, then plan and write your short written response. These areas
are important to explain writing with integrity and why it matters.
 Why is academic integrity important?
 What penalties can apply to breaches of academic integrity?
 How does working with integrity improve your professional and personal success?
You should refer to the TUA Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures as these documents will provide
valuable information to share with your audience.
Task 2
Achieving Academic Success – 250 words
Reaching your potential in your academic study is enhanced by understanding your learning style, and
learning how to manage your time. It is also important to develop skills in critical thinking and apply
critical evaluation to what your research and academic and business writing.
Use these topics to guide your research. This short written response can be written as a Reflective
Journal meaning you can use first person (using ‘I’ and ‘me’).
 What is your Learning style based on Peterson & Kolb’s (2017) Learning Style?
 Why is time management important when you are a student?
Step 1 -Research Step 2 – Plan Step 3 – Write Step 4 –
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 What is critical thinking and how will you apply it to further your knowledge and develop your
skills as a student?
Task 3
Models of Business Communication– 250 words
Communication is identified as one of the top 3 skills needed for Employability into the 21st century.
Business communications involves reading, writing, speaking and listening. It is both internal with your
work colleagues and external to customers and clients through such channels as marketing and
everyday interactions.
You have been introduced to a number of Business Communication models.
 Write about 2 models of Business Communications and why they are important?
 What are some of the barriers to Business Communications being successful?
Reference list for Assessment 1 Tasks
 You need a minimum of three (3) academic references and in-text citations in your reference list
over all 3 tasks.
o 2 must be textbooks or academic journals
o 1 to be an appropriate website.
You must follow the appropriate APA style for citing and referencing your research.
The reference list at the end your article must include references to the following:
 a minimum of three (3) academic sources as in-text citations to support your ideas, 2 of which
should be textbooks or academic journals and 1 website/s
The reference list does not count towards the word limit for this task.
Submission instructions
Submit your assessment via the Assessments link in the main navigation menu in BIZ101 Business
Communications. Your learning facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in Blackboard.
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Assessment rubric
Assessment
Attributes
Fail (Unacceptable)
0-49%
Pass (Functional)
50-64%
Credit (Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction (Advanced)
75 -84%
High Distinction(Exceptional)
85-100%
Written
communication
30%
Lack of skills or attention
to details in format,
layout, language style,
punctuation, spelling,
grammar, sentence
structure, flow etc.
Difficult to understand
written style and
intention.
Adequate skills and
attention to details in
format, layout, language
style, punctuation,
spelling, grammar,
sentence structure, flow
etc.
Able to understand
written style and
intention.
Good skills or attention to
details in format, layout,
language style,
punctuation, spelling,
grammar, sentence
structure, flow etc.
Clear written style and
intention.
Developed skills or
attention to details in
format, layout, language
style, punctuation,
spelling, grammar,
sentence structure, flow
etc.
Clear written style and
intention.
Highly developed skills and
attention to details in format,
layout, language style,
punctuation, spelling,
grammar, sentence structure,
flow etc.
Clear and engaging written
style and intention.
Content, audience and
purpose of each task
30%
Task content demonstrates
no awareness of context,
audience and/or purpose of
the task, by not addressing
its requirements.
Task content demonstrates
limited awareness of
context, audience and/or
purpose of the task, by only
partially addressing its
requirements.
Task content demonstrates
awareness of context,
audience and/or purpose of
the task, by adequately
addressing its requirements
(i.e. all aspects have been
considered adequately).
,
Task content demonstrates
an advanced and integrated
understanding of context,
audience and purpose of the
task (i.e. all aspects have
been considered
consistently and in depth).
Task content consistently
demonstrates an advanced,
systematic and critical
understanding of context,
audience and purpose of the task
(i.e. all aspects have been
considered consistently and in
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Assessment
Attributes
Fail (Unacceptable)
0-49%
Pass (Functional)
50-64%
Credit (Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction (Advanced)
75 -84%
High Distinction(Exceptional)
85-100%
Evidence of research
20%
Inadequate research basis.
The referenced materials &
selection of sources are
inappropriate or irrelevant
to the tasks.
Referenced materials do not
exhibit awareness of source
credibility.
Referenced materials &
selection of sources may be
less than the number
required for this assessment
task.
Research basis is just
adequate. The relevance of
some of the referenced
materials & selection of
sources to the tasks is
debatable.
Referenced materials &
selection of sources may not
exhibit awareness of
indicators of source
credibility or reliability,
however they meet the
number required for this
assessment task.
Solid research basis. The
referenced materials &
selection of sources
identified are generally
relevant to the task and
appropriate to the discipline,
however their use to support
the discussion needs
improvement.
Referenced materials &
selection of sources exhibit
an awareness of indicators of
source credibility, albeit with
an uneven application.
Meets meet the number
required for this assessment
task.
Research basis is strong.
The referenced materials &
selection of sources
identified and used to
support the discussion are
pertinent to the topic and
well selected and exhibit a
good awareness of issues of
resource credibility.
Meets meet the number
required for this
assessment task.
Research basis is extensive. The
referenced materials &
selection of sources identified
and used to support the
discussion and show a range
and depth of reading.
They are highly pertinent to the
topic; they also exhibit an acute
awareness of issues of resource
credibility and reliability.
More than required references
used.
Referencing and in-text
citations.
20%
Does not include correct
references or in-text
citations; does not use APA
6
th style.
Attempts to include
references or in-text
citations; however, these
are sometimes incorrect.
Uses APA 6
th style, however
may contain some citation
or referencing errors.
Includes in-text citations
and references from
suitable sources; uses APA
6
th style, however may
contain minor citation or
referencing errors.
Includes in-text citations
and references from
suitable sources; uses APA
6
th style, containing minimal
and or no errors.
Includes in-text citations and
references from suitable sources;
uses APA 6th style, containing no
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