Marking Guide: ASS#1 (Steps 2-6)

Grades will be allocated to ASS#1 (Steps 2-6) as follows: 

  Mark Your Mark
Step 2    
Introductory words in Description box 1  
Photo and description 1  
Link to your blog/Set up blog 1  
Step 3    
Background information on company 2  
Comments/KCQs 4  
Comments on other’s blogs 2  
Step4    
Input company’s financial statements 5  
Step 5    
KCQs 3  
Step 6    
Individual feedback with other students 3  
TOTAL 22  

 

What I do is first copy the file ASS#1 Steps 2-6 Marking Example to the student’s Word feedback file, which I label: Fred Smith ASS#1 Steps 2-6 Feedback. I save this file to my computer. I then include the student’s first name after ‘Hi’ at the beginning of the feedback in this file. Then as I mark each step I adjust this file for the marks I give the student and adjust the comments.

Here is the ASS#1 Steps2-6 Marking Example.

Step 2:

  1. Click on the student’s photo at the top of the page with the student’s assignment submission.  This will take you to their personal profile on Moodle.
  1. Allocate marks for each part of Step 2. You only need to complete each part to get marks for each part, e.g. a few introductory words in the Description box will give you 1/1.  You either give 1/1 or 0/1.  Give 0/1 if there is nothing in the Description box.  To get a mark for ‘Photo and description’ you only need to have included your photo.
  2. If the student has included a link to their blog in their personal section, click on the link; if there is a blog set up there they get 1 mark. There does not need to be anything in their blog to gain 1 mark; they just get 1 mark for setting it up.
  3. If the student has not included a link to their blog in their personal section, go to their Word document to see if they have included a link to their blog in their Word document.
  4. If you have trouble finding the student’s link to their blog in their assignment, go to the Blog Links Forum on Moodle (in the top right hand box called Communication) and search for the students name to see if the student has included a link to their blog in the Blog Links Forum.
  5. If you cannot find their link to their blog, give them 0/1 for ‘Link to your blog/Set up blog’.

Step 3

1. Background information on company:

2 marks:                Describes the company’s activities quite well.  This may include links to their blogs, links to the company’s website, news articles etc.

1 mark:               Limited description of the company

0 marks:              No description of the company.

2.  Comments/KCQs:

4 marks: 

Communicates personally significant insights and engagement with their firm and with their firm’s annual report.

3 marks:   

Communicates their opinions, supporting their reactions with evidence from their own prior knowledge and previous experience and of others in the unit.

2 marks:   

Communicates their opinions, with very limited (if any) support (for example, from their prior knowledge and previous experience).  Gives a reasonable description of their firm.  They give only limited evidence they have discussed with other students in the unit about their firms.

1.5 marks:  

Describes their firm and may give some very limited indication of personal engagement with their firm (e.g. perhaps ask a question or perhaps express some very limited reaction or opinion about their firm).  This is basically a limited summary of their firm’s activities taken from their firm’s annual report with very little or no personal engagement.

1 marks:    

Some description of their firm; summarising some of their firm’s annual report.

0 marks: 

Leaves it blank.

3.  Comments on other’s blogs:

2 marks:   

Gives evidence of having commented on some other people’s blogs.  Gives their top 3 favourite blogs and their reasons why they thought the blogs were good.  Includes links to their top 3 blogs.

1.5 marks:

Between the criteria for 2 marks and 1 mark.

1 mark: 

Gives limited evidence of having commented on other people’s blogs.  Gives link to at least one favourite blog and at least some limited comment as to why they thought the blog(s) were good.

0 mark:    

Leaves it blank (or largely blank).

Step 4

5 marks: 

Inputted all items for the three financial statements for 4 years, using the group accounts for their correct firm. Well set out and presented.

4 marks:   

Inputted almost all items for the three financial statements for 4 years, using the group accounts for their correct firm. Quite well set out and presented.

3 marks:  

Inputted most items for the three financial statements for 4 years, using the group accounts for their correct firm. Reasonably well set out and presented.

2 marks: 

Significant omissions of data from their firm’s financial statements, e.g. omitting some years, not including all financial statements, including parent and not group numbers.

1 marks:   

Inputted very minimal data from their firm’s financial statements.

0 marks: 

No data entered

 

Step 5

3 marks  

HD equivalent: Communicates personally significant insights and engagement with the material. There will be very few of these.

2.5 marks    

D equivalent: Communicates their opinions, supporting their reactions with evidence from their own prior knowledge and previous experience and (often) of others in the unit.

2 marks   

C equivalent: Communicates their opinions, with limited support from their prior knowledge and previous experience.

1.5 marks  

P equivalent: Largely summarises a limited amount of the material, perhaps with some limited personal comments or opinions.

1 marks      

F equivalent: Simply summarises or comments on a very limited amount of the material. Incomplete in almost all respects.

0 mark    

Just a sentence (or two) submitted.

Step 6

3 marks                Provides thoughtful and considered feedback to three other students.

2 marks                Provides reasonable quality feedback to three other students (OR thoughtful and considered feedback to only two other students).

1 mark                  Provides limited feedback to two or fewer students

0 mark                  Provides little or no feedback

When finished marking – loading marks and feedback files onto Moodle:

  1. When you have finished marking the student’s assignment, attach the student’s Word document with your feedback and marks in the Response files section. Click on Add, then Upload a file, then click on Browse to locate the feedback file you wish to attach and then click on Upload this file.
  2. Add some further words in the Feedback box, including the student’s name. For example: “Hi Fred, Your feedback is in the attached file.  Regards, Martin”.
  3. Include the student’s grade in the Grade box.
  4. Also, make sure the Send notifications box is ticked (this will ensure the student receives an email that their assignment has been marked).
  5. Then click on Save changes. This completes the marking task for that student.

Note: Marking time of 4 students/hour has been allocated to marking ASS#1.

Regards,

Martin Turner

Course Co-ordinator

 

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