MGT502 Business Communication

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ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEF
Subject Code and TitleMGT502 Business Communication
AssessmentDiscussion Forum Report
Individual/GroupIndividual
Length900 words
Learning OutcomesThis assessment addresses the following Subject Learning Outcomes:
a) Apply research, academic and communication skills appropriate
to the level of study and observeacademic referencing
requirements
b) Critically analyse texts and/or multimedia material in both a business
and academic context
c) Identify and apply effective communication methods within a business
and academic environment
d) Evaluate the use and importance of technology within a business
environment
Submission12 Week Delivery:
Forum Post: Due by 11:55 pm AEDT Friday of Module 2.1 (Week 3)
Discussion Report:Week 8: Due by 11.55pm AEDT Friday of Module 4.2
Intensive Delivery:
Forum Post: Intensive class: Due by 11:55 pm AEDT Friday of Module 2
(Week 2)
Discussion Report:Week 5: Due by 11.55pm AEDT Friday of Module 5
Weighting30 %
Total Marks30 marks

Context
Business communication can either be internal, within a business organisation, or external, between the
organisation and its existing and potential customers. This assessment supports students in developing
their skills and knowledge in selected business communication methods, including an examination of the
theoretical underpinnings of communication in business.
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This assessment has been designed to:
• Appraise students’ ability to academically research and evaluate characteristics of effective
business communication.
• Apply critical thinking skills utilising supporting evidence to justifyarguments.
• Students are expected to demonstrate practical understanding of application of business
communication skills and their importance in professional development.
Guidelines
Assessment 2 consists of three (3) parts. For an acceptable result, you must submit all three parts.
Students are required to summarise their Discussion Forum Post from Module 2.1, to critique a
peer’s submission and to reflect on their learnings. The topic is decided by the learning facilitator
and posted on the Week 1 announcements.
Part 1: Discussion Forum Post: Analyse characteristics of exemplary business communication
(300 words)
Instructions:
Investigate the form of business communication chosen by the facilitator and research what makes
it effective. Critically analyse specific characteristics and justify your choices. Consider using
examples to back up your statements.
Key points to consider in your initial post:
• Your post should analyse ideal characteristics of a specific type of business communication.
• Include justifications for your chosen characteristics.
• Consider using one or more specific examples to add value to your post.
• You must include reference to literature.
o Use at least 2 in-text citations per post.
o Reference the book, article, or document using APA 7th style in the reference list.
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Part 2: Discussion Forum Report: Critique one peer post (from Discussion Forum submitted in Module
2.1) (300 words)
Instructions:
Each student is required to critique an original post of a peer. Your critique should include
commentary on:
• Whether the original post is comprehensive. Please identify missing components, if any, and
provide constructive feedback.
• Have all plausible characteristics been identified?
• Are one or more examples provided? Provide a critique on the examples and their suitability
in supporting statements.
• You must include reference to literature.
o Use at least 4 in-text citations per part.
o Reference the book, article, or document using APA 7th style in the final reference list.
Part 3: Discussion Forum Report: Summarise learning (300 words)
Instructions:
Each student is required to reflect on:
• How your views of effective business communication have changed since your original post.
• What are the 3 key points you have learned from the discussions during this course and
how you can apply that knowledge in the future.
• Give one or more practical examples of how to apply peer review in your professional
development.
• You must include reference to the literature.
o Use at least 4 in-text citations per part.
o Reference the book, article, or document using APA 7th style in the final reference list.
Please ensure you submit your Discussion Forum Report by 11:55 pm AEST
Students are responsible for:
• Staying within the word limit
• Keeping drafts and backups of their assignment
• Submitting the assignment via Blackboard by the due date
• Ensuring their assignment is written and submitted while observing and committing to the
Academic Integrity policy
Please note that if you require an extension for this assignment, you must apply using the university
application form and provide verifiable evidence of extenuating circumstances before the due date
and include your most recent draft. Please also treat the prescribed word limit as a limit not to be
breached.
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Referencing:
It is essential that you use the appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see
more information on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
Submission Instructions:
Submit your initial post via the Assessment 2 Discussion Forum link in the Assessment section
found in the main navigation menu of the subject Blackboard site.
A rubric will be attached to the assessment. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the
Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Marking Rubric:
Your assessment will be marked against the rubric which is shown on the next pages. Please ensure
that your submission addresses all four of the Assessment Attributes in the rubric.
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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%
Knowledge and
understanding of the
chosen form of business
communication
Percentage for this
criterion
35 %
Limited understanding of
required concepts and
knowledge
Key components of the
assignment are not
addressed.
Knowledge or
understanding of the field or
discipline.
Resembles a recall or
summary of key ideas.
Often confuses assertion of
personal opinion with
information substantiated
by evidence from the
research/course materials.
Thorough knowledge or
understanding of the field or
discipline/s. Supports
personal opinion and
information substantiated by
evidence from the
research/course materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to
explain and apply relevant
concepts.
Highly developed
understanding of the field or
discipline/s.
Discriminates between
assertion of personal
opinion and information
substantiated by robust
evidence from the
research/course materials
and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity
to explain and apply
relevant concepts.
A sophisticated
understanding of the field
or discipline/s.
Systematically and critically
discriminates between
assertion of personal
opinion and information
substantiated by robust
evidence from the
research/course materials
and extended reading.
Mastery of concepts and
application to new
situations/further
learning.
Analysis and application
with synthesis of new
knowledge
Percentage for this
criterion
35 %
Limited synthesis and
analysis.
Limited application based
upon analysis.
Demonstrated analysis and
synthesis of new knowledge
with application.
Shows the ability to
interpret relevant
information and literature.
Well-developed analysis,
synthesis, and application
linked to analysis/synthesis.
Thoroughly developed and
creative analysis and
synthesis with application of
pretested models and / or
independently developed
models and justified
arguments linked to
analysis/synthesis.
Highly sophisticated and
creative analysis, synthesis
of new with existing
knowledge.
Strong application by way of
pretested models and / or
independently developed
models. Arguments are
clearly justified based on
the analysis/synthesis.

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Applying knowledge to new
situations/other cases.
Effective
Communication
Percentage for this
criterion
15 %
Difficult to understand for
audience, no logical/clear
structure, poor flow of
ideas, argument lacks
supporting evidence.
Audience cannot follow
the line of reasoning.
Information, arguments and
evidence are presented in a
way that is not always clear
and logical.
Line of reasoning is often
difficult to follow.
Information, arguments and
evidence are well presented,
mostly clear flow of ideas and
arguments.
Line of reasoning is easy to
follow.
Information, arguments and
evidence are very well
presented; the presentation
is logical, clear and well
supported by evidence.
Demonstrates cultural
sensitivity.
Expertly presented; the
presentation is logical,
persuasive, and well
supported by evidence,
demonstrating a clear flow
of ideas and arguments.
Engages and sustains
audience’s interest in the
topic, demonstrates high
levels of cultural sensitivity.
Correct citation of key
resources and evidence
Percentage for this
criterion
15 %
Demonstrates inconsistent
use of good quality,
credible and relevant
resources to support and
develop ideas
Demonstrates use of
credible and relevant
resources to support and
develop ideas, but these are
not always explicit or well
developed.
Demonstrates use of credible
resources to support and
develop ideas.
Demonstrates use of good
quality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and statements.
Demonstrates use of high
quality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and position
statements.
Show evidence of wide
scope within the
organisation for sourcing
evidence.
Show evidence of wide
scope within and without
the organisation for
sourcing evidence.
Reference no: EM132069492

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