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The construction industry is reliant on its supply chain – critically appraise the literature

Academic journal paper

Preparation of a literature critique suitable for an academic journal.

The students must use their research skills to take a position and critically assess the literature to support or dispute it. The assessment requires evaluating existing articles in academic (NOT industry) journals and using those as a basis to prepare a submission using the guidelines for the journal.

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The construction industry is reliant on its supply chain – critically appraise the literature

  • This report MUST include at least TEN correctly referenced in-text and reference-list academic journals (complete with websites) AND at minimum two books and three news items (i.e. 15 minimum references). List these in the reference section under the headings: “Academic Journal References” “Books and News References”
  • Content length: 2000 words (the report is to state the word count on the first page)
  • Do not use words like “me” or “I”

Assessment criteria

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA ASSESSMENT 1 (50% of overall module mark)AVAILABLE MARKS %
Analysis of the challenge (critique)20
Synthesising the information20
Evidence of book, website and news sites (5 x 2)10
ACADEMIC JOURNAL-BASED research (minimum 10 x 2 marks each)20
ALL correctly referenced using the Harvard scheme10
Style – formal, third person10
Presentation – spelling, grammar, layout, compliance with instructions (including layout of Reference section)10
 100%
Assessment General Threshold Criteria   60-69 An excellent piece of work: All assessment criteria have been met at a high standard.   Takes a confident approach to critical analysis/reflection across a range of techniques/knowledge.Shows in-depth understanding of ideas and concepts.Demonstrates insightful/independent contextualisation and implications of theories/practices.Synthesises independent research across a range of authoritative sources.Communicates with clarity using appropriate format and excellent presentation.  
50-59 A good piece of work: All assessment criteria have been met at a good standard.   Demonstrates systematic understanding across a range of techniques/knowledge in specialised area.Demonstrates confident analysis/reflection on key concepts/frameworks.Explores relationship of theories/practices within the wider context.Provides additional independent research across a range of authoritative sources.Communicates clearly, using appropriate format and with sound presentation.

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