|Business and Economics
|Sources / references
|Description / paper instructions
Structure (3%): essay relevant to the topic and the session, topic covered in depth.
? Argument (3%): accurate presentation of evidence, logically developed argument, original and creative thought
? Style (2%): a fluent piece of writing, succinct writing, grammatical sentences, correct spelling throughout
? Presentation (2%): legible and well set out work, reasonable length
The purpose of the Learner’s Log Book (LLB) is to document the achievements of the learner in a central repository that will be considered as evidence on the effectiveness of the learning process. It is a ‘monitoring tool’ that e-tutors use to report on individual learners’ progress and it is a way of ensuring that learners:
The onus is mainly on learners to furnish the required information in the templates after each unit based on the Read and Analyze Activity. After filling the information in the template they need to e-mail it back to the e-Tutor.
e-Tutor will then comments on the work done and the involvement that takes place and give overall impressions on the learners at the end of the module.
Provide a narrative summary in your own words of the article that you are requested to read. There is no particular word count for the summary; however, it should not be longer than one page. As with all summaries, yours should offer an overview of the paper in a way to help anyone who reads it to understand what it is all about without having to read it himself/herself.
Identify the key learning points in the read and analyze assigned activity. With key learning points, we mean the key ideas or concepts that are addressed in the document at hand. A list of keywords is not sufficient. Two articles may be very similar in their list of keywords (example: TQM and employee satisfaction) however they may have totally different if not opposing key learning points (one addresses how TQM leads to better employee satisfaction, while the other targets the impact of employee satisfaction levels on the implementation of TQM in a given company).
While you are reading, identify the relevant concepts to the session/s and insert them in the following space. Please do not limit yourself to specific quotes, rather try to extract the ideas from the article that relate to the topics and issues discussed in our sessions, and list them in your own words.
This is the most important section in your analysis. To complete it successfully, learner is to consider the following guiding steps:
In other words, offer your critical analysis, assessment and evaluation of the different ideas or arguments presented in the document while offering a argument in support of your position
How could you apply the subject matter from the article in a real business case?
This may be related to your own work environment, but does not have to.
What have you learnt? Critical thinking is about lessons learnt to be drawn from the analysis.