Do not repeat verbatim large slabs of information from other sources such as the text – you must put the ideas/information in your own words.
You must use at least three (3) academically sound sources other than the research article in completing your assignment.
You are required to use EndNote (reference management software tool) that can be used with Microsoft Word to write and present your research writing with references.
Note: the word count does not include references or appendices.
Appendix 1: Critical Review Journal and Reflection Report
A reflective report allows you to learn from your critical review experience. It is intended to make connections between what you did in your assignment and what you need to learn/ practice to become a competent researcher.
Prepare a journal that records your activities and reflection of your research work related to completing the assignment. In date order, clearly list the following:
o Date of research activity
o Full description of activity/ discussion o Time duration of the activity
o References/ resources visited
oReflection related to the activity (reflective writing)
Description: Making sense of what did you do?
Self-Evaluation: How well did you do? You can perhaps do it better next time?
Action Plan: Why and how this activity could be important for you in future?
Submit this part as Appendix 1 of the Assignment Report.
Attach the Assignment report in Microsoft Word or PDF file format using the naming convention below, to your online assignment submission in the Assignment 1 area on the CIS8500 StudyDesk before midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on the day the assignment is due.
Upon completion of the submission process, check your UMail email account for an automatically generated confirmation email (if you do not have an email account, print out the Submission Complete screen before exiting the Submission System). You must check that the file name and file size are listed correctly - if there is a problem with either, please email the course leader immediately.
If you have difficulties submitting through the StudyDesk Assignments submission tool, email the course leader immediately for instructions on an alternative course of action. Any submissions after the due date is considered Late Submission and will be dealt accordingly.
•The following is the USQ Assessment – Assignment (Late Submission) and Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances procedure that relate to Extensions and Late Assignments. They can be found under the following links:
Assessment – Assignment (Late Submission) Procedure:
Assessment of Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances Procedures:
•Students seeking extensions for any Assignment work must provide appropriate documentation to support their request before the due date of the assignment (see points 4.3 and 4.4 in the Assessment of Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances Procedures above to see what is considered as Compassionate and Compelling reason for an extension and the level of documentation that will be needed).
•An Assignment submitted after the due date without an approved extension of time will be penalised. The penalty for late submission is a reduction by five percent (5%) of the maximum Mark applicable for the Assignment, for each University Business Day or part Business Day that the Assignment is late. An Assignment submitted more than ten (10) University Business Days after the due date will have a Mark of zero recorded for that Assignment.