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COURSE:      Master of Business (Research)
Unit: Foundational Skills for Academic Research
Unit Code: BUS600
Type of Assessment: Assessment 3 – Presentation
Unit Learning Outcomes addressed: a)       Analyse and reflect critically on a range of materials and sources presented in written, spoken, visual and numerical format.

b)       Describe and discuss the key features, constituent process, and constraints of academic research.

c)       Communicate ideas and concepts in language and structure appropriate to an academic research context.

d)       Articulate and express ideas and information in the academic format as specified by the Excelsia College minimum academic standards, including appropriate use of the APA referencing style.

e)       Understand the personal, intellectual, and practical requirements for successful research at a postgraduate level.

Criteria for Assessment: •       Understanding of the journal article

•       Evidence of analysis

•       Organisation and Use of visual aids

•       Non-verbal & Verbal delivery


Assessment Task: Each student is required to select one empirical, peer-reviewed journal article and prepare PowerPoint slides to be submitted online in week 12. This should be a different paper from the one used for assessments one and two. You are required to record your voice whiles presenting and submit it via the lecturer’s email address. Maximum 15 slides. Your PPT slides should be centered on the following:

1.       Problem of the study (The reason behind the study)

2.       Theoretical basis (Theories used by the author(s))

3.       Logical reasoning

4.       Methodology used in the paper (Quantitative, qualitative or mixed and the analytical tools used)

5.       Findings of the study

6.       Limitations and future research direction

7.       Opinion about the study (Focus on a. whether the study achieved its intended objectives. b. relevance of the theory used. c.

appropriateness of the methodology)

Submission Date: Week 12
Total Mark & Weighting: 25 marks | 25%


Marking     criteria

criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Fail
Understanding            of           the



5 marks

Builds convincing argument showing how all key points are integrated



Uses examples to elaborate the key

points and theory




5-4 marks

Builds convincing argument showing how key issues, analysis and


are          integrated together





3- 2.9 marks

Includes all issues, analysis and


but           with            little



Not integrated with

theory or are not




2.8-2.1 marks

Includes some issues but analysis glossed over



The team seemed uncomfortable going beyond key facts.


2-1.9 marks

Key points left out


No grasp of issues that faced the client. Overreliance on notes





1.0-0.0 marks

Evidence of analysis


10 marks

Able to use references to back up claims and recommendations made


Recommendations clearly come from the analysis of the project.



8.5 – 10 marks


Evidence of extensive research and analysis: journals, prescribed text, other books, verified websites,

primary research


Used references to

justify analysis



7.5 – 8.4 marks

Background research and analysis of this is

clearly identifiable


The steps used are shown and some rationale for the development of





6.5 – 7.4 marks

Steps used in the analysis are shown but little justification for why or how these are used to develop








5.0 – 6.4 marks

No references to any sources




Suggestions/recommendations just seem to appear.





0-4.9 marks


Organisation and Use of

visual aids



5  marks

Ideas are clearly organized so the audience can follow them easily. The purpose of the presentation is clear in all stages and there is


Main ideas are presented in a logical manner. The flow of the presentation is smooth between speakers.


Main ideas are presented in a logical manner. The flow of the presentation may be awkward. Group members demonstrate that they have worked on presentations as a Ideas are not focused. The audience may have difficulty following the argument. The main points are difficult to identify. There is no transition between key points. It is awkward No structure to the presentation


The audience cannot    follow the sequence


No introduction or conclusion


Apparent that group is not working well together


the transition between speakers.


Graphics and text are well integrated into the presentation. Text is appropriate for the content and room size.





rather                 than









5-4 marks

This shows that the group has worked



The text clearly summarises the key points. Graphics and text do not distract attention from the speaker or content. The use of visual aids is consistent across the entire presentation.









3- 2.9 marks

whole. All group members take an equal share in the presentation.


Group uses graphics but often differs from the verbal presentation. Not summarised so presenters end up reading off-board.


Differing styles with differing speakers.



2.8-2.1 marks

the transition between speakers.

The presentation appears to be done by individuals rather than groups.


Group uses graphics but is not supported by text or presentation. The text is too dense – too much info on the slide.

Differing styles with

differing speakers


2 marks-1.9


Group         members         missing

(without valid reason) or not



Presents       content      with     no

PowerPoint or overhead slides



















1-0.0 marks








5 marks

& Verbal Constantly looks at



Shows enthusiasm for their own work and how this will help the client


All group members use a clear voice

Generally, the presenter looks at the audience during a presentation


Shows expression consistent with



Uses gestures to point out or highlight

Occasionally looks at the audience during



Voice   is               generally clear


Generally,         speaks

directly to audience


Only focuses attention on one particular part of the audience, and does not

scan audience


Voice is low


Does not attempt to look at the audience at all, and reads notes the entire time


Distracting gestures (fidgeting) while presenting or waiting to present


Excessive use of filler words

(e.g. um, er, ah, like)

and                     correct,

precise pronunciation of terms so that all audience

members can hear


Acts in a very




5-4 marks




All voices are clear





3- 2.9 marks

Some reading off the board


Some group members are difficult to understand because

of rushed speech



2.8-2.1 marks

Constantly talks to the board, not the



Some use of filler



Audience members have difficulty




2 marks-1.9


Use of offensive language


Use of slang




1-0.0 marks


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