BUSM3320 Business Communications: Reflection Blog Journal Marking Guide
The Reflection Blog is not a diary of what happened in Business Communications classes. Reflection Blog journal entries need to show awareness of your personal communication skill levels and development. They also need to be well-written. They will be assessed as either Weak-below working standard: Reasonable to Good; or Excellent as outlined in the table.
Weak (0-4.9 Marks) | Reasonable(acceptable) to Good (5-7.9 Marks) | Excellent (8-10 Marks) |
* Too short * Not at all relevant; off-topic, lacks specific examples (if applicable) * Does not meet reflective writing minimum standards in grammar, spelling, word choice, paragraph and sentence structure * Inappropriate level of formality * Inappropriate tone * 3 or more days late * Unorganised, lacks cohesion * Message is unclear * Completely descriptive - just a diary of what happened; no self-awareness demonstrated * Complete lack of self-analysis * Lack of application to personal communication skill areas * Lack of an improvement plan * Lack of application to future career and personal development | * Appropriate length * Relevant ; on-topic overall * Adequate attention to detail * Meets reflective writing standards in grammar, spelling, word choice, paragraph and sentence structure most of the time * Appropriate level of formality * Appropriate tone * Submitted on time * Adequate organization and cohesio * Message is mostly clear * Adequate reflective style showing some self-awareness * Adequate level of analysis demonstrated * Adequate application to personal communication skill areas * Some attention to improvement but too general * Some application to future career and future personal development; limited, and/or too general | * Appropriate length * Highly relevant and on-topic * Consistently excellent reflective writing standards – grammar, spelling, word choice,...