Identify and assess how key factors within the business environment (using PESTLE framework) have impacted a particular industry.
The students will be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the format and content of a successful assignment, including the use of essay structure and appropriate academic conventions. The assignments will need to be submitted on Turnitin. Draft submissions can be made using the same link prior to final submission.
The following self-evaluation checklist provides further guidance.
No Criteria Yes/No
1 Assignment contains a cover page with required information correctly inputted
2 Assignment follows the requirement (answers the question)
3 Key factors within the international business environment which impacted an industry are clearly discussed and evaluated. Theoretical background is explicit.
4 Assignment includes examples from different companies; each example is relevant and supports the theoretical background.
5 Assignment is written coherently, ideas are logically organised (paragraphs well-developed)
6 Introduction contains a general statement
7 Thesis statement explains the writer’s main idea
8 Thesis statement helps the reader preview the organisation of the assignment (by mentioning the topics that will be in the assignment)
9 Assignment ends with a clear conclusion which provides a summary of key points and recommendations/”final thought”
10 Style/register is academic – impersonal and hedging language used effectively
11 Referencing/citations follow Harvard referencing system, Ulster guide; there is a variety of citations (reporting verbs are used well).
12 The word count is around 2000 words
13 Assignment is written in academic English demonstrating a good range of language (grammar and vocabulary)
14 Assignment is accurately written (including spelling)