Assignment Analysis


Assignment Analysis

As part of any assignment, it is vitally important that you develop the skill of assessing your own written assignments. The allows you to become a more independent learner and ultimately puts you in control of your own output. This is a skill that is developed over time and is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

In order to help you analyse your own work, please follow the sample guide below.

Step 1: Look at Assignment Brief and highlight they key points you need to address in the assignment.

Part 1: Career Goal – Identify three possible career choices. Briefly explain your first two choices and why they are no longer suitable for you. Your main career choice must be elaborated on in terms of the following;

· your motivation for this choice

· an overview of the health of industry (job opportunities in the current market)

· the physical, psychological, educational and emotional characteristics and demands of the role, ie. Person specifications

· geographical location

· remuneration, opportunities for personal development and benefits

This information must be garnered from independent research. Consider using Career Zone as a tool. Also, use the resources listed to support your decision making. Acknowledge the source of your information (For example, “According to Rook (2019), the opportunities for this profession are…….)

Step 2: Look at the Marking Scheme for Section 1. Remember, this section offers 20 marks in total. Answer the questions below.

  1. What are the requirements for a student who wants to get between 14-20 marks?
  1. Explain what is meant by ‘coherence’ and ‘cohesion’ as well as ‘personal insight and reflection’.

Step 3: Read the sample paragraph below and score it from the criteria on the marking guide above and your highlights on the assignment brief. Use the questions at the end to help you score it.

My name is Student XY and I am studying in Anglia Ruskin. I think I would like to be a nurse when I finish this degree. In my home country we need a lot of nurses because there is not very good healthcare. My mother is a nurse too and she is always a kind person who likes to help other people. That is why I came to the UK. In our village she was an important person because of her job and she has inspired me to be more like her. If I want to be a nurse I think I will have to study very hard in the university and do all the homework that is given to me to become a nurse. If I do this, it will be easier for me to follow my lectures and become a successful nurse in my dream job. I think the money to be a nurse in the UK is quite good and that will help me to raise my children and have a good life here in the UK. The reason I come to the UK is to have this better opportunity to help people and I know that because I am a very caring person that this is the job I will be best suited for. It can be very hard work sometimes, but that does not bother me because I have been a hard-working person all of my life. I hope that my children will see all my hard work and will be inspired to be a person like me too.

  1. Highlight the following points in the text from Student XY.
  • 3 specific career choices –
  • 1 specific career they want to pursue –
  • Requirements needed to become a nurse –
  • The location of nursing jobs they may pursue –
  • The personality specification you need to have to be a nurse –
  • The education requirements needed for nursing –
  • Sources used –
  • Is Section 1 organized so that it is easy to read –
  • Is it coherent throughout? –
  • Has the student explained their rationale for becoming a nurse –
  1. How would you score this student? Explain why

Analysing Your Own Writing

Part 1: Career Goal – Identify three possible career choices. Briefly explain your first two choices and why they are no longer suitable for you. Your main career choice must be elaborated on in terms of the following;

· your motivation for this choice

· an overview of the health of industry (job opportunities in the current market)

· the physical, psychological, educational and emotional characteristics and demands of the role, ie. Person specifications

· geographical location

· remuneration, opportunities for personal development and benefits

This information must be garnered from independent research. Consider using Career Zone as a tool. Also, use the resources listed to support your decision making. Acknowledge the source of your information (For example, “According to Rook (2019), the opportunities for this profession are…….)

  1. Highlight the main requirements from the brief.
  1. Check your own work by highlighting the corresponding information in your assignment.
  1. Make sure that you have used citations for your research. Check these against the Harvard Referencing Guide on Digital Library.
  1. Refer back to the Marking Scheme for additional considerations.

Part 2: Current Reality– Identify and explain your strengths (skills, experience and personal qualities) and weaknesses, using the Personal SWOT completed in class, and feedback from 5 contacts using the “Ask 5 People” exercise. These should be supplemented by research carried out into your strengths and weaknesses completed throughout the course. Explain your current role and any relevance this has to your choice of degree and your future career goals. Finally, offer an explanation of your understanding of what your degree entails and which aspects of this excites you the most.

For example: According to a survey completed on MLWR (2018), my key strengths are…

All five people who completed my questionnaire commented that I was…

My experience includes… Referring to my personal SWOT, my weaknesses…

My degree encompasses the following modules………. and these will enhance my knowledge and understanding of ……………….

This part of the plan should be approximately 450 words and is worth 30 marks.

  1. Highlight the main requirements from the brief.
  1. Check your own work by highlighting the corresponding information in your assignment.
  1. Make sure that you have used citations for your research. For your SWOT, you can refer to it in text as ‘As noted in my SWOT (Appendix 2), my main strengths are ……………….’

For your Ask 5 People surveys – In my ‘Ask 5 People’ surveys (Appendix 3), my employer noted ……………………….’

  1. Refer to the Marking Scheme below for additional considerations.

Marking Scheme – Section 2:

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