CW1 Portfolio – Essay Furious


Assignment Brief Academic Year 2021-22
Internal approval: Name, Date
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Assignment task
1. Using materials generated by the project classes and through your independent study, populate a
portfolio of evidence of your development of social and ethical awareness and responsibility during
the module.
2. Write a 500 word summary to answer the question:
How and why have the project workshop activities developed your social and ethical awareness
and responsibility?
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your
achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO 1 Demonstrate effective communication skills, applicable to academic and professional contexts.
LO 3 Identify own academic and professional development needs and create an action plan.
LO 4 Demonstrate an awareness of the global context of higher education and employment.
Task requirements
This assignment requires you to:
Create a portfolio using the Blackboard Portfolio tool.
Create a minimum of 10 Blackboard artefacts.
Upload your project materials and the Word templates from class to these artefacts.
Ensure the artefacts are clearly organised and sequenced within the portfolio

 

Module code
and title:
FY027 Preparing for Success at
University: Self Development and
Responsibility
Module leader: Sara Eaglesfield
Assignment
No. and type:
CW1 Portfolio Assessment
weighting:
60%
Submission
time and date:
Deadline: 27/05/2022 Target feedback
time and date:
17/06/2022

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Write the 500 word summary and submit this through Turnitin.
The written summary must be within +or – 10% of the word count of 500 words.
There is no word count for the artefacts although it is anticipated that they should provide a minimum of 1500
words in addition to the summary.
Referencing and research requirements
Please reference your work according to the Harvard style as defined in Cite Them Right Online
(http://www.citethemrightonline.com). This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and Shields,
G. (2019)
Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 11th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Copies
are available via the University library.
The portfolio is developmental and, whilst all work should contain references where appropriate, the
referencing requirements will be applied to the 500 word summary.
How your work will be assessed
Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning
outcomes for this assignment (see above) and against other key criteria, as defined in the University’s
Foundation Year grading descriptors.
Assessment Criteria
Information Presentation 35%
Self reflection and Criticality 35%
Written Communication 30%
Feedback will be provided for these criteria
Submission details
You are reminded of the University’s regulations on academic misconduct, which can be viewed on
the University website: https://bucks.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/9546/Academic-Misconduct
Policy.pdf. In submitting your assignment, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood
these regulations
Please also note that work that is submitted up to 10 working days beyond the submission date will be
considered a late submission. Late submissions will be marked and the actual mark recorded, but will
be capped at the pass mark (typically 40%), provided that the work is of a passing standard. Work
submitted after this period will not be marked and will be treated as a non-submission.
The Portfolio – a snapshot should be taken before the deadline and shared with the course team
The Summary – this is to be submitted through a Turnitin submission point on Backboard.

 

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Please use the provided checklist below to make sure you are ‘fit to submit’ your work
We recommend you use this checklist as soon as you get this assignment brief to help you plan
your work

 

Fit to Submit: Assignment Checklist
This brief assignment checklist is designed to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes
students make in their coursework.
Have you read the assignment brief? If not, do so now!
In it you will find details of the assessment task, word count, the assessment criteria your work is marked
against, and the learning outcomes – the basis for the assessment strategy in each module.
Students often lose marks by forgetting some of the more straightforward elements of their
assignments. We recommend that you “tick off” each of the points below as you prepare your work for
submission. If you need any help, ask your tutor and/or visit
https://bucks.ac.uk/students/academicadvice/assessment-and-examination
Have you read and understood the assessment criteria?
Have you
met the learning outcomes? You will lose marks and your work may even be failed if
you have not.
Have you demonstrated you can think and write
critically in the completed work? This means
you have supported your arguments/explanations appropriately e.g. using relevant academic
sources and you have offered discussion points which extends your own or others’ viewpoints
to make reasoned conclusions/judgements.
Have you maintained an
appropriate tone throughout your work? Is your work formal, focused,
developed and clear?
Have you checked that the
referencing in your assignment is in line with your programme
requirements?
Have you proof-read your work and used spellcheck software to check your spelling and
grammar?

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Have you checked the presentation of your work is as specified by your tutor, for example, are
font size, colour, style, line spacing and margins as the tutor specified?
Have you kept to the word count (or equivalent)? If you are not sure, check with your tutor.
Can you confirm that the work submitted is your own and maintains
academic integrity?

Assessment Criteria Academic Year 2021-22
Internal approval: Name, Date
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Fail Fail Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
0-34 (F) –
Fail
35-39 E –
Marginal fail
40-49 (D) 50-59 (C) 60-69 (B) 70-79 (A) 80-100 (A+)
Not successful Below required
standard
Satisfactory Good Very Good Excellent Outstanding
Information
presentation: 35%
Applies to the e
portfolio on
Blackboard
Less than 6 items
Poor standard of
completion
Default portfolio
used – no additional
sections
Random reasons for
inclusion of
templates
Less than 8 items
Poor standard of
completion
Default portfolio
used – one
additional section
Insufficient reasons
for inclusion
OR
Minimum 10 but not
organised into
pages/sections – only
default used. Poor
standard of completion
Minimum 10 items
included
Page and Sections
titled
Default portfolio used
– additional sections
added
OR
Less than 10 but completed
to high standard
Some
customisation of
default portfolio
Appropriate
addition of sections
Descriptions of
items included
Clear and effective
sequencing of
projects for easy
navigation
Focus is entirely on
the projects
Organisation of
work evident in
titles and
descriptions
Clear and effective
sequencing of
projects for easy
navigation
Focus is entirely on
the projects
Organisation of
work evident in
titles and
descriptions
Evidence of
reflection in content
descriptions
Appreciation of
mapping of projects
to graduate
attributes
Focus is entirely on
the projects
Organisation of
work evident in
titles and
descriptions
Reflection in
content titles and
description should
demonstrate
analysis and
evaluation
Critical perspective
on mapping of
project skills to
graduate attributes
weighting 1-9 10-12 13-17 18-20 21-24 25-29 30-35
Self-reflection and
Criticality 35%
Applies to 500 word
reflective summary
Descriptive
No meaningful
reflection
No structure or
organisation
Lacking clarity or
structure
Outside word count
range
Descriptive with no
or minimal
meaningful
reflection
Very poor structure
and organisation
Outside word count
range
Descriptive but with
minimal reflection
Some evidence of
structure
Within the word count
range
Descriptive but with
some meaningful
reflection
Satisfactory
structure
Within the word
count range
Organisation
weekly rather than
via Graduate
Attributes
Evidence of
reflection
Structure clear and
logical
Personal
development
considered
Graduate Attribute
mapping used
Coherent, analytical,
evidence of
reflection
Structured and
logical
Line of argument
developed
Individuality of
personal
development
expressed
Coherent analysis
Structured and
logical
Line of argument
developed
Evaluation
Original thought
Individuality of
experience and
development
evident in reflection

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Employability &
future study
considered
Employability &
future study
considered
weighting 1-9 10-12 13-17 18-20 21-24 25-29 30-35
Written
Communication 30%
Applies to 500-word
reflective summary
Academic paragraphs
Poor
SPaG – many
mistakes
throughout
Sentence structure
– difficult to
understand
meaning
Vocabulary/writing
style
Limited
SPaG –
considerable
number of
mistakes
Sentence structure
– some difficulties
understanding
meaning
Vocabulary/writing
style
Basic
SPaG – few mistakes
Sentence structure –
meaning obvious but
some awkward
structure
Vocabulary/writing
style
Good
SPaG –
Sentence structure
– meaning clear
Vocabulary/writing
style
Very good
SPaG
Sentence structure
– meaning clear
and well expressed
Paragraph
structure follows
PEE
Vocabulary/writing
style
Excellent
SPaG
Sentence structure
– clear, very well
expressed, efficient
Paragraph
structure follows
PEEL
Vocabulary/writing
style
Exceptional
SPaG
Sentence structure
Paragraph
structure follows
PEEL
Vocabulary/writing
style
weighting 1-8 9-11 12-14 15-17 18-20 21-25 26-30

 

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