SHORT LITERATURE REVIEW

Assessment Item 1: Portfolio – Short Literature Review Task
Instructions
1 Go to the Assessment section of the GL6 Moodle and download the document called SOURCE TEXTS
FOR ASSESSMENT ITEM 1 – PORTFOLIO – SHORT LITERATURE REVIEW. You should aim to do this by
Friday October 04 2019.
2 Choose ONE of the following themes for your short literature review:

A Using machine translation tools to improve the language skills of international
students at university
B International students’ use of paraphrase in academic writing – problems and
solutions.
C The influence of machine translation on the quality of academic assignments
written by international students
There are FOUR source texts. The mean average word count for the texts is 695 words. The total
wordcount is 2,781 words. Read all the texts and make sure you understand: (a) what each text is
about; (b) how each text is relevant to the theme you have chosen – A, B, or C.
Make notes on any similarities or differences between the texts which are relevant to your theme.
You should aim to complete your reading and note-taking by Friday October 25 2019.
3 Go to the Assessment section of the GL6 Moodle and download the document called
000000_FIRST_DRAFT_SHORT_LITERATURE_REVIEW. Save a copy of this document with your
student number in place of 000000. For example, if your student number is 744518 then you save this
document as 744518_FIRST_DRAFT_SHORT_LITERATURE_REVIEW.
Write the first draft of your short literature in this document. Use a suitable 11-point font 1 .
4 Before you submit your first draft, make sure you have done the following:
o You have marked on the document which theme (A, B, or C) your literature review is about;
o You have included end-of-text References for all four sources using APA 6th referencing style;
o You have completed the wordcount box on the document (remember – the end-of-text References
are not included in the wordcount).
5 Upload your first draft on the correct document (see Instruction 3, above) to the drop-box on GL6
Moodle before 12 noon on Friday November 01 2019.
6 Download your tutor’s feedback from Moodle on the afternoon of Friday November 29 2019. Read
the feedback carefully and use it revise and improve your short literature review. (Note that you have
two weeks to complete your revision).
7 Go to the Assessment section of the GL6 Moodle and download the document called
000000_FINAL_DRAFT_SHORT_LITERATURE_REVIEW. Save a copy of this document with your
student number in place of 000000. For example, if your student number is 744518 then you save this
document as 744518_FINAL_DRAFT_SHORT_LITERATURE_REVIEW.

1 Suitable fonts = Calibri (Body) or Times New Roman or Arial

Upload your final draft on this document to the TurnItin drop-box on GL6 Moodle before 12 noon on
Friday December 13 2019. You will receive your mark after 12 noon on Friday January 17 2020.

Assessment Item 1: Portfolio – Short Literature Review
Assessment Criteria & Mark sheet
U21128/S21128: Assessment Item 1: Portfolio – Short Literature Review (10%)
Student number: Overall Task Mark:
Comment

A: Writer’s Purpose
Writer’s Purpose is assessed using questions such as
those in the space below.

≥ 39 40-
49
50-
59
60-
69
70-
79
80+

o Has the writer been able to select relevant information from the source texts for their chosen
theme (A or B or C)?
o Is there evidence that the writer has understood the source texts?
o Has the writer used the source texts appropriately, using direct quotation, paraphrase, and
summary effectively?
o Have words and ideas from the sources been acknowledged appropriately using integral or non-
integral citation in APA 6th style?
o Does the text include a list of References at the end of the text presented using APA 6th style?
o Does this literature review help the reader to understand some of the issues that are relevant or
important to the theme (A or B or C)?
o Has the writer responded to feedback on the first draft appropriately to improve their review?
o Has the writer followed the assessment instructions (i.e. Has the task been submitted on the
correct document? Is the wordcount correct? etc.)?
B: Text Organisation
Text Organisation is assessed using questions such as
those in the space below.

≥ 39 40-
49
50-
59
60-
69
70-
79
80+

o Has the text been organised into paragraphs and is it clear where one paragraph ends and the next
begins?
o Does each paragraph express a clear message?
o Is there a clear connection between the ideas of the sentences in each paragraph?
o Has the writer used appropriate linking words and phrases to help the reader understand the
message more easily?
o Has the writer included links between paragraphs and across the text?
C: Use of English
Use of English is assessed using questions such as those in
the space below.

≥ 39 40-
49
50-
59
60-
69
70-
79
80+

o Has the writer used words, collocations, phrases that are relevant to the message?
o Has the writer used words, collocations, phrases that are appropriate for formal academic writing?
o How accurate is the writer’s formation of words, collocations, phrases?
o How accurate is the writer’s use of verb forms and sentence structure?
o Has the writer used a range of sentence structures appropriately and effectively?
IMPORTANT NOTE!
The following penalties apply if you do not reference appropriately: If you submit written work with minor
errors in the use the APA 6th style and/or one of two references may be missing you will lose 2 marks; If
you submit written work which shows some inconsistencies in the use the APA 6th style and/or there are
some missing references you will lose 5 marks; If you submit written work which shows clear, consistent
and repeated misunderstanding of how to use the APA 6th style and/or there are a significant number of
missing references you will lose 10 marks; If you submit written work without a Bibliography / Reference
List / References your work will normally receive a mark of 0.