environmental sustainability

BCO118 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Task brief & rubrics
Task
Summative assignment 1
This assignment is worth 40% of all marks for this course and you have to complete it individual individually
Submission and Deadline: You should submit this using Turnitin on Moodle by the deadline of 23:59 CET Sunday 22nd November 2020
Word count: Every student should write one essay of between 1,000 to 1,500 words (not including the bibliography) on the following title:
Title:
Part a: With the use of supporting evidence/data explain what either peak oil or peak coal or peak gas is and explain whether this issue is in truth a problem for
humanity or not. 500 to 750 words excluding bibliography.
Part b: Critically describe policies that energy companies can follow to become more sustainable to promote sustainability in the face of peak oil, peak gas and
peak coal. In your answer you refer to these companies pursing the development of sustainable energies and in to more diverse supplies of energy. Use real life
examples to support your answer. 500 to 750 words excluding bibliography.
Research and referencing: Your work should be fully referenced. You should only write about one of peak oil, peak gas or peak coal, and don’t write about all
three.”
Plagiarism: You must ensure that your work does not fall foul of EU Business School´s plagiarism rules or you risk seeing your grade either being capped or you
risk failing this summative assignment.
Rubrics
Assignment
Exceptional
90-100
Good
80-89
Fair
70-79
Fail
<70
Knowledge &
understanding
(35%)
Student demonstrates a
systematic and thorough
understanding of the theory
delivered in class, applying
relevant knowledge to the
question.
Student demonstrates good
understanding of the theory
delivered in class, applying some
relevant knowledge to the
question (some minor details might
be missing)
Student demonstrates some
understanding of the theory
delivered in class, applying some
knowledge to the question (key
details might be missing and there
may be some irrelevance)
Student demonstrates an insufficient
understanding of the theory
delivered in class. Key knowledge is
not applied to the in question and
information is of little or no
relevance.
Critical
evaluation
(35%)
Student critically engages with
theory and its application,
considering alternative
perspectives/ possibilities with
authority.
Makes excellently sound
judgements in the absence of
complete data
Student makes a good attempt at
critically engaging with theory and
its application, considering
alternative perspectives/
possibilities.
Makes good judgements in the
absence of complete data
Student makes some attempt at
critically engaging with theory
and/or its application.
Makes some judgements in the
absence of complete data
Student makes no attempt to
critically engage with theory or
application.
Fails to make judgements in the
absence of complete data
Communication
(20%)
Student communicates their ideas
extremely clearly and concisely,
making excellent use of visuals to
support their message.
Student communicates their ideas
clearly and concisely, making good
use of visuals to support their
message.
Student communicates their ideas
with some clarity and concision.
Visuals are used to support their
message successfully at times.
Student fails to communicate their
ideas clearly and concisely. Visuals
are poor and do not support the
message.
Synthesis
(10%)
Student synthesizes the content
of their presentation with
exceptional clarity and concision
Student synthesizes the content of
their presentation with some
clarity and concision
Student synthesizes the content of
their presentation, although work
lacks clarity and/or concision
Student makes an insufficient
attempt to synthesize, with a lack of
clarity and concision.
Exceptional
90-100
Good
80-89
Fair
70-79
Fail
<70
Knowledge &
understanding
(35%)
Student demonstrates a
systematic and thorough
understanding of the theory
delivered in class, applying
relevant knowledge to
Student demonstrates good
understanding of the theory
delivered in class, applying some
relevant knowledge t
Student demonstrates some
understanding of the theory
delivered in class
Student demonstrates an insufficient
understanding of the theory
delivered in class. Key knowledge is
not applied to the

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