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NURBN1015 Assessment 2b- Applying evidence to practice essay – Marking Guide

Attribute
Task
High Distinction
Distinction
Credit
Pass
Fail

1. Students embark on
inquiry and so
determine a need
for knowledge/
understanding

Identify the key
concepts within the
task, and determine
knowledge required to
complete task.
Introduction clearly
identifies clinical
scenario chosen and
asks a relevant
clinical question.
Total: 10 marks
All of the key concepts
and issues are identified
Appropriate response
to task
Purpose of paper
clearly articulated
9-10 Marks
Most of the key
concepts and issues are
identified
Appropriate response
to task
Purpose of paper
mostly articulated
7-8 Marks
Some key concepts
from the tasks identified
but in a limited capacity
Response to task
contains some
irrelevancies
Purpose of paper
partially articulated
6 Marks
Limited identification of
key concepts
Response to task mostly
irrelevant
Purpose of paper
unclear
5 Marks
Key concepts from the
task not addressed
Response to task
irrelevant
Purpose of paper not
articulated
0-4 Marks

2. Students
find/generate
needed
information/data
using appropriate
methodology

Acquires relevant
information from a
variety of sources
including textbook and
journals. Student
includes at least six
articles relevant to the
topic sourced from
relevant library
nursing databases.
Total: 15 marks
Evidence of extensive
research
Minimum of six
relevant sources used
Contemporary sources
used throughout
Highly relevant theories
and concepts obtained
from sources
13-15 marks
Evidence of wide
research
Minimum of six
sources used but not all
relevant
Sources are mostly
contemporary
Relevant theories and
concepts obtained from
sources
11-12 Marks
Some evidence of
research
Less than six relevant
sources used
A mix of out of date
and contemporary
sources
Some theories and
concepts are irrelevant
9-10 Marks
Limited evidence of
research
Mix of relevant and
irrelevant sources used
Sources are mostly old
or out of date
Theories and concepts
do not clearly address
task
7-8 Marks
No evidence of research
No relevant sources
used
Irrelevant theories and
concepts are used
0-6 Marks

3. Students critically
evaluate
information/data
Appraisal of
information on the
basis of academic
reliability and
credibility, currency,
and arguments
presented. Findings
from the articles
compared &
contrasted.
Total: 20 marks
Excellent use of
sources to back up
concepts, issues, or
theories
Sources are highly
credible
Highly effective
presentation and
interpretation of
information
18-20 Marks
Appropriate use of
sources to back up
concepts, issues, or
theories
Sources are credible
Information
appropriately presented
and interpreted
15-17 Marks
Limited use of sources
to back up concepts,
issues, or theories
Some sources are not
credible
Some poorly presented
or misinterpreted
information
12-14 Marks
Sources used to back
up concepts, issues, or
theories are not credible
Poorly presented or
misinterpreted information
10-11 Marks
No sources used to back
up concepts, issues, or
theories
0-9 Marks

4. Students synthesise
and analyse and
apply new
knowledge

Knowledge gained is
synthesised, analysed
and
applied to
nursing practice & in a
cohesive manner
which aids the
reader’s
understanding
Total: 10 marks
Insightful analysis of
information outlining two
(2) implementation
strategies
Ideas are articulated in
own words
Excellent ability to
paraphrase ideas
9-10 Marks
Reasonable attempt at
analysis of information
outlining two (2)
implementation
strategies
Ideas are mostly
articulated in own words
Good use of
paraphrasing
7-8 Marks
Some attempt at
analysis outlining two (2)
implementation
strategies
Some ideas are
articulated in own words,
some have been copied
directly from the article
Reasonable ability to
paraphrase ideas
6 Marks
Analysis of information
rarely present, or only one
(1) strategy discussed
Random or excessive
use of quotations
Paraphrasing skills
require development to
avoid plagiarism
5 Marks
Analysis of information
not present
Excessive use of
quotations
Plagiarism evident
0-4 Marks

 

Analyse your topic
analysis
Research your topic
Evaluate your sources
Paraphrase effectively

NURBN1015 Assessment 2b- Applying evidence to practice essay – Marking Guide

Attribute
Task
High Distinction
Distinction
Credit
Pass
Fail

5. Students
demonstrate
understanding of
evaluation methods
Implementation into
practice is
evaluated
appropriately using
two methods in a
cohesive manner
which aids the
reader’s
understanding
Total: 10 marks
Evaluation of evidence
using two (2) methods
clearly expressed
Ideas are articulated in
own words
Excellent ability to
paraphrase ideas
9-10 Marks
Reasonable attempt at
evaluation of evidence
using two (2) methods
Ideas are mostly
articulated in own words
Good use of
paraphrasing
7-8 Marks
Some attempt at
evaluation using two (2)
methods
Some ideas are
articulated in own words,
some have been copied
directly from the article
Reasonable ability to
paraphrase ideas
6 Marks
Evaluation of evidence
rarely present, or only one
(1) method discussed
Random or excessive
use of quotations
Paraphrasing skills
require development to
avoid plagiarism
5 Marks
Evaluation of evidence
not expressed
Excessive use of
quotations
Plagiarism evident
0-4 Marks

6. Students organise
information
Structure and
argument logically
organised
according
to the appropriate
writing genre (style).
Arguments must be
supported by relevant
evidence. Paragraph
content reflects the
steps of the EBP
process
Total: 20 marks
Assignment conforms
to the prescribed
structure
Excellent organisation
of ideas into introductory,
body, and concluding
paragraphs
Arguments presented
are logical and
convincing. Topic
sentences used at start of
all paragraphs
Clear links between
paragraphs. Transition
sentences used well.
Arguments are strongly
supported by evidence
A highly developed and
succinct conclusion
present
18-20 Marks
Assignment conforms
to the prescribed
structure
Assignment is clearly
organised into
appropriate paragraphs
Arguments are logical.
Topic sentences used at
start of most paragraphs
Mostly clear links
between paragraphs.
Transition sentences
frequently used well.
Arguments are
adequately supported by
evidence
A succinct conclusion
is present
15-17 Marks
Assignment conforms
overall to the prescribed
structure
Assignment mostly
organised into
paragraphs
Arguments are mostly
accurate. Topic
sentences used at start
of many paragraphs
Arguments do not
always flow logically
between paragraphs.
Transition sentences
attempted.
Arguments are
sometimes supported
with little or unreliable
evidence
Conclusion present but
overly long or confusing
12-14 Marks
Assignment does not
clearly conform to the
prescribed structure
Assignment not clearly
organised into paragraphs
Arguments are mostly
illogical. Topic sentences
rarely used at start of
paragraphs
Arguments are largely
unsubstantiated. Transition
sentences unclear or
illogical.
Conclusion present but
unclear
10-11 Marks
Assignment does not
conform to the prescribed
structure
Assignment lacks
introductory, body, and/or
concluding paragraphs
Arguments are illogical.
Topic sentences not used
at start of paragraphs
Arguments are lack
evidence. Transition
sentences not used.
No concluding statement
0-9 Marks

7. Students
communicate
knowledge
with
ethical, social and
cultural awareness.

Appropriate use of
discipline specific
academic language;
accurate spelling,
grammar, punctuation
and professional
presentation
Total: 10 marks
A range of discipline
specific language used
throughout
Academic tone
correctly demonstrated
and consistent
No errors in spelling,
grammar or punctuation
9-10 Marks
Discipline-specific
language used
Academic tone mostly
correctly demonstrated
No errors in spelling,
grammar or punctuation
7-8 Marks
Mainly discipline
specific language used
Academic tone
demonstrated, but
inconsistent
Few errors in spelling,
grammar or punctuation
6-7 Marks
Mostly lay language
used
Attempted use of
academic tone
Several errors in
spelling, grammar or
punctuation
5 Marks
Lay language used
Academic tone not
demonstrated
Substantial errors in
spelling, grammar or
punctuation
0-4 Marks

 

Academic writing style
Structure your writing
Paraphrase effectively

NURBN1015 Assessment 2b- Applying evidence to practice essay – Marking Guide

Attribute
Task
High Distinction
Distinction
Credit
Pass
Fail

8. Students
acknowledge
sources
appropriately
Check your
referencing

Correct
acknowledgement
of articles referenced,
in-text citations and
reference list using
APA 7th style.
Total: 10 marks
All sources are
acknowledged
Correct use of APA 7th
referencing
9-10 Marks
All sources are
acknowledged
Mostly Correct use of
APA 7th referencing
7-8 Marks
All sources are
acknowledged
Some correct use of
APA 7th referencing
6-7 Marks
Partial acknowledgement
of sources
Attempted use of APA
7th referencing
5 Marks
Incorrect
acknowledgement of
sources
Referencing does not
conform to APA 7th
referencing
0-4 Marks

 

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