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HSW2211 – Youth Work Practice Assignment 1
Community Profile Essay
Weighting: 50% Word Count: 1500 words (minimum)
Summary: Prepare a community profile of group of young people. Include relevant background information such as demographics, key community issues pertaining to young people as well as any youth work or programs that may have been previously undertaken.
The main tasks include:
- Introduction – Introduction your topic and provide an outline of your essay.
- Define Youth Work – Using relevant academic literature provide a definition of youth
- Community Profile – Identify and present a young person’s community, include ONE social need (i.e. homelessness, drugs/alcohol, mental health and so on). Review and discuss relevant academic literature on your community – At least FOUR Academic Journal Articles. Give attention to social, emotional and/or cultural factors relevant to the chosen community.
- Risk – Identify the key risk factors and behaviours, i.e. what are the adults (teachers, parents) worried about?
- Media – Analysis of the young person’s community as it is represented in the media, with reference to ONE media story. Provide an opinion on how the young person’s community has been represented.
- Stakeholders – Identification of relevant stakeholder/services in the young person’s community, i.e. what stakeholders/services are important for a young person in this community?
- Youth Work Application – How would a youth worker engage a young person from the chosen community? Consider approach, skills, barriers and aim of engagement.
- Conclusion – Review your key points.
More detailed instructions are listed in the corresponding specific marking criteria. Please read them carefully before you start your assignment.’
- This assessment task must be written to demonstrate your academic writing skills, including the correct use of references.
- The marking scheme/marking criteria provided should be used to form the basic framework for the assignment. The specific marking criteria should be used as headings in sequence to clearly identify the responses to the individual tasks.
- The required word count is 1500 words minimum, but no more than 2000 words maximum.
- Appendices, diagrams, direct quotes, face page, figures, page numbers, reference list, and tables are not included in the word count. Headings and in-text citations are counted.
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Marks for this assignment: 40 marks relate to the specific criteria and 10 marks relate to the general criteria (see below).
Important: To provide a balanced account as required, please address all specific marking criteria in sequence with numbered headings.
Suggestion: Check the weighting of the specific marking criteria two (2) to five (5) to work out how many words to use for each of your responses; together with short word counts for the Introduction and Conclusion the 1500-word limit can be easily achieved.
General What is expected? Mark Marking Criteria Approach to • The extent to which your responses correctly address the written individual marking criteria. content • The extent to which your assignment is a balanced and evidence- 2 based account. • The extent to which the text reflects independent research of relevant source material. Rigour • The extent to which you have researched the subject. • The extent to which you have reviewed the relevant literature on the subject. • The extent to which you have cited relevant sources – 8 to 10 appropriate references are expected. • Word limit achieved, no tolerance down, but no more than 2 2000 words. • Quotes must be clearly indicated and kept to a minimum. Literacy • The extent to which your writing is fluent and free of grammatical and spelling errors. • Emphasis is placed on clarity of expression and 2 argumentation. Organisation • The extent to which you have ordered your views. Your points should be well integrated, coherent, and sequential. • Use of headings and sub-headings is required. • A brief introduction and conclusion are required. Please use 2 the attainable marks of the core marking criteria as guidance for each task. Referencing • The extent to which you have accurately referenced all sources in accordance with the APA referencing system. • All listed references must be cited at least once. 2 • All in-text sources must be included in the reference list and match the author, year cited.
Specific Marking What is expected? Mark (%) Criteria 1 – 6 Introduction your topic and provide an outline of your essay 1 Introduction 2.5 2 Define Youth Using relevant academic literature provide a definition of youth work. 2.5 Work Identify and present a young person’s community, include 3 Community ONE social need (i.e. homelessness, drugs/alcohol, mental health and so on). Profile Review and discuss relevant academic literature on your community – At least FOUR Academic Journal Articles. 10 Give attention to social, emotional and/or cultural factors relevant the chosen community. 4 Risk Identify the key risk factors and behaviours, i.e. what are the adults (teachers, parents) worried about? 5 Analysis of the young person’s community as it is represented in the media, with reference to ONE media story. Provide an 5 Media opinion on how the young person’s community has been 5 represented. Identification of relevant stakeholder/services in the young 6 Stakeholders person’s community, i.e. what stakeholders/services are important for a young person in this community? 5 How would a youth worker engage a young person from the 7 Youth Work chosen community? Consider approach, skills, barriers and 7.5 Application aim of engagement. 8 Conclusion Briefly draw together the findings in your responses to the 2.5 above marking criteria. TOTAL 50 4
QUALITY OF RESPONSE NO RESPONSE POOR / UNSATISFACTORY SATISFACTORY GOOD EXCELLENT Content (worth a maximum of 50% of the total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 20 points out of 50: The essay illustrates poor understanding of the relevant material by failing to address or incorrectly addressing the relevant content; failing to identify or inaccurately explaining/defining key concepts/ideas; ignoring or incorrectly explaining key points/claims and the reasoning behind them; and/or incorrectly or inappropriately using terminology; and elements of the response are lacking. 30 points out of 50: The essay illustrates a rudimentary understanding of the relevant material by mentioning but not full explaining the relevant content; identifying some of the key concepts/ideas though failing to fully or accurately explain many of them; using terminology, though sometimes inaccurately or inappropriately; and/or incorporating some key claims/points but failing to explain the reasoning behind them or doing so inaccurately. Elements of the required response may also be lacking. 40 points out of 50: The essay illustrates solid understanding of the relevant material by correctly addressing most of the relevant content; identifying and explaining most of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology; explaining the reasoning behind most of the key points/claims; and/or where necessary or useful, substantiating some points with accurate examples. The answer is complete. 50 points: The essay illustrates exemplary understanding of the relevant material by thoroughly and correctly addressing the relevant content; identifying and explaining all of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology explaining the reasoning behind key points/claims and substantiating, as necessary/useful, points with several accurate and illuminating examples. No aspects of the required answer are missing. Use of Sources (worth a maximum of 20% of the total points). Zero points: Student failed to include citations and/or references. Or the student failed to submit a final paper. 5 out 20 points: Sources are seldom cited to support statements and/or format of citations are not recognizable as APA 6th Edition format. There are major errors in the formation of the references and citations. And/or there is a major reliance on highly questionable. The Student fails to provide an adequate synthesis of research collected for the paper. 10 out 20 points: References to scholarly sources are occasionally given; many statements seem unsubstantiated. Frequent errors in APA 6th Edition format, leaving the reader confused about the source of the information. There are significant errors of the formation in the references and citations. And/or there is a significant use of highly questionable sources. 15 out 20 points: Credible Scholarly sources are used effectively support claims and are, for the most part, clear and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition is used with only a few minor errors. There are minor errors in reference and/or citations. And/or there is some use of questionable sources. 20 points: Credible scholarly sources are used to give compelling evidence to support claims and are clearly and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition format is used accurately and consistently. The student uses above the maximum required references in the development of the assignment. Grammar (worth maximum of 20% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 5 points out of 20: The paper does not communicate ideas/points clearly due to inappropriate use of terminology and vague language; thoughts and sentences are disjointed or incomprehensible; organization lacking; and/or numerous grammatical, spelling/punctuation errors 10 points out 20: The paper is often unclear and difficult to follow due to some inappropriate terminology and/or vague language; ideas may be fragmented, wandering and/or repetitive; poor organization; and/or some grammatical, spelling, punctuation errors 15 points out of 20: The paper is mostly clear as a result of appropriate use of terminology and minimal vagueness; no tangents and no repetition; fairly good organization; almost perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage. 20 points: The paper is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read as a result of appropriate and precise use of terminology; total coherence of thoughts and presentation and logical organization; and the essay is error free. Structure of the Paper (worth 10% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 3 points out of 10: Student needs to develop better formatting skills. The paper omits significant structural elements required for and APA 6th edition paper. Formatting of the paper has major flaws. The paper does not conform to APA 6th edition requirements whatsoever. 5 points out of 10: Appearance of final paper demonstrates the student’s limited ability to format the paper. There are significant errors in formatting and/or the total omission of major components of an APA 6th edition paper. The can include the omission of the cover page, abstract, and page numbers. Additionally the page has major formatting issues with spacing or paragraph formation. Font size might not conform to size requirements. The student also significantly writes too large or too short of and paper 7 points out of 10: Research paper presents an above-average use of formatting skills. The paper has slight errors within the paper. This can include small errors or omissions with the cover page, abstract, page number, and headers. There could be also slight formatting issues with the document spacing or the font Additionally the paper might slightly exceed or undershoot the specific number of required written pages for the assignment. 10 points: Student provides a high-caliber, formatted paper. This includes an APA 6th edition cover page, abstract, page number, headers and is double spaced in 12’ Times Roman Font. Additionally the paper conforms to the specific number of required written pages and neither goes over or under the specified length of the paper.
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