The final essay is written on HRM Performance appraisal. It is expected to be 1,000 words and demonstrate successful accomplishment of the following:
- Researching – finding at least three academically acceptable sources of information, i.e. books, academic journal articles, theses, etc.
- Reading- critically what you have found while researching.
- Thinking- critically as you read and conduct your fieldwork in the organization.
- Focusing- being able to choose and be selective while researching, reading and writing.
- Asking questions- thinking critically within the larger context as you read and write.
- Organizing- your work while doing the research, reading etc, and in the report.
- Being cohesive- while researching and writing, within the limits of time, length and resources.
- Re-drafting- asking for and responding to feedback; writing and re-writing your paper, where your final draft will be different from the very first draft.
Evaluation of the essay report, based on the above criteria:
|erstanding the topic: a short summary of the chosen topic; highlighting the significant issues around it; reasons for your interest in this topic.||25|
|Discussion of the significant issues summarised in the Introduction in detail, using additional literature as necessary;
Suggesting alternative perspectives or solution(s) for the problems, if relevant.
|Rounding out your analysis: a summary of findings and discussion; an attempt to interpret the further implications of the discussion.||25|
|References||A balanced variety of sources used, providing evidence for additional research; cited in an academic format both in-text and at the end of the essay.||10|
|Writing ability||Good command of written English (i.e. use of an appropriate ‘title’, correct grammar, spelling, etc.) and format; a ‘readable’ paper (i.e. unity and coherence of ideas and materials used, smoothly flowing throughout the paper)||15|