Individual Essay

 Individual Essay

 

You will be assigned a topic upon which you will be required to write an essay, of no more than 1,000 words.

Write a 1000-word essay to address the following statement.

“Financial reporting and accounting practices change and evolve over time”

Critically evaluate this statement with the help of at least one theoretical perspective. You can draw examples from the module’s lectures and classes to support your arguments.

 

Marking Rubric

  70+ Excellent 60-69 Very Good 50-59 Good 40-49 Weak <40 Poor
Addressed the topic

 

(10%)

The topic or questions were comprehensively addressed in accordance with the objectives of the essay and with the directions in the assessment The topic or questions were addressed according to the directions in the assessment, but less than comprehensively. The topic or questions were not consistently the focus of the essay The topic or questions were largely not the focus of the essay or the direction in the assessment was not achieved. The topic or questions were not the focus of the essay and the direction in the assessment was not achieved.
Possessed a clear argument

 

(20%)

Has a clear, consistent, logically developed argument that leads convincingly to the conclusions. Has a logical argument that is less consistently or clearly developed but leads to the conclusions. The logical development is somewhat flawed and conclusions are only partly supported. The logical development is seriously flawed and the conclusions are not supported by the argument. There is no logical argument nor are there appropriate conclusions.
Made good use of evidence and example

 

(20%)

The opinions argued in the essay are consistently supported using relevant, high quality evidence. The opinions argued in the essay are supported using relevant, high quality evidence at the important points, although the evidence used is not always the most relevant or best quality. The opinions argued in the essay are supported using relevant, high quality evidence in only some places or the choice of evidence is not appropriate. The opinions argued in the essay are generally not supported using relevant, high quality evidence. The opinions argued in the essay are not supported using appropriate evidence.
Made good use of relevant literature and referencing

 

(10%)

Excellent use of appropriate references to relevant literature, which demonstrates extensive independent research and reading.  Consistent and accurate referencing throughout. Very good use of appropriate references to relevant literature, which demonstrates considerable independent research and reading.  Consistent and accurate referencing throughout. Good use of appropriate references to relevant literature, which demonstrates some independent research and reading.  Mostly consistent and accurate referencing. Little use of appropriate references to relevant literature, with little evidence of independent research and reading.  Significant inconsistency or inaccuracy in referencing. No use or very poor use of appropriate literature, with no evidence of independent research and reading.  Poor referencing.
Showed evidence of critical, independent thinking

 

(20%)

Demonstrates excellence in original thinking in arguments or approach and critical analysis. Some original thinking in arguments or approach and critical analysis. Some original thinking in arguments or approach and/or critical analysis. Limited original thinking in arguments or approach and/or critical analysis. No original thinking in arguments or approach and/or critical analysis.
Was well structured

 

(10%)

The essay was very well structured with an effective introduction, a coherent and logical progression of argument through the body, and conclusions that flow naturally from the preceding argument. The essay was structured around the elements of introduction, body and conclusions, but some elements of these sections were not effectively written. The essay was structured around the elements of introduction, body and conclusions, but the effectiveness of each in building the argument presented was limited. The essay was structured around the elements of introduction, body and conclusions, but these were not used effectively in building the argument presented. The essay lacked a suitable structure.
Was well written

 

(10%)

English syntax and grammar are at an excellent level and has a narrative style that communicates clearly to the reader throughout the essay. English syntax and grammar are at a very high level and has a narrative style that communicates clearly for the majority of the essay. English syntax and grammar are at a high level and has a narrative style that communicates clearly for the majority of the essay, but with some repeated errors of expression. English syntax and grammar are at an acceptable level and has a narrative style that communicates with some difficulty for the reader. English syntax and grammar are poor, so that the essay fails to communicate the content to the reader.