Employability Skills

Employability Skills TASK (20 marks)
1.  You are to select a journal article from one of the journals electronically available in
the University journals section, published between 2005 – 2013.
2.  Your journal article should consider ONE  of the following areas:
a)  The importance of communication skills for today’s graduates
b)  The importance of teamwork skills for today’s graduates
c)  The importance of numeracy skills for today’s graduates
3.  Download the pdf of the article to your own computer/ memory stick so that you have
a permanent copy. Take this with you to your presentation (see below).
4.  You are to prepare and present (5 minutes) slides on the class computer in the
format given below :
Name
Student Number
Author(s) of journal article
(Eg: Williamson, P.)
Year of publication
(Eg: 2010)
Title of Article
(Eg: Mind mapping in executive
education)
Title of Journal
(Eg: Journal of Management
Development)
Volume
Number
Pages
MY CRITIQUE
Usefulness of title of article
Usefulness of Abstract
Usefulness of the Introduction
Usefulness of Research Methods section
Usefulness of Main Research Findings
Usefulness of Conclusion
Usefulness of References
Would I recommend the journal to other
students?
Points of interest to me/ things I learned
From reading the article (300 words max)
EXPAND AS NECESSARY – THIS IS AN
IMPORTANT SECTION
JOURNAL ARTICLE CRITIQUE SHEET
Assessment Criteria
Your work will be marked against the following criteria, which have been mapped against the University generic criteria (please see module guide). You
should note that the overall grade for this element of your work, while based upon these criteria, is not always a simple arithmetical summation of the
component parts (unless otherwise stated, as in this case) but seeks to show some of the strengths and weaknesses in your submission. You should refer to
your tutor’s feedback on these criteria for further explanation of what you are doing well and what you need to improve upon.
Learning Outcome and Criteria Assessed in this Element of Work
Exemplary
Outstanding
Excellent
Good
Competent
Basic
Borderline fail
Weak
Very weak
Extremely weak
86 -100
76 -85
70 -75
60 -69
50 -59
40 -49
35 -39
30 -34
15 -29
0-14
(a)  S9: Access various forms of information for the purposes of research
?   In this assignment: Journal Article Critique Sheet shows
appropriate details in each box – ie have you filled in all areas of
the critique sheet correctly and effectively?
( nearest equivalent criteria in generic criteria is “Relevance”
(b)  K4: Basic research methods
?  In this assignment: your critique comments which give both
positive/ benefits and negative/ limitations of the journal article –
ie how in depth and appropriate is your evaluation of the journal
article?
( nearest equivalent criteria in generic criteria is “Critical Evaluation”)
An average % mark of ((a) +(b)) / 2 will be awarded for this assignment

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