Reflection Paper

Reflection Paper

Business Communication Skills II-Second Sem-2020-21                        

                                                   

                                                       Reflective Portfolio Guidelines and Rubric                               15 Marks

 

Introduction:

 

Reflection is a key component of professional development and life-long learning.  For the purpose of this task, questions will guide the student in Course Reflection Assignments for Skills for Business II.

 

Reflection Assignments will be graded on the criteria outlined below in the Reflective Portfolio Rubric.

 

To be effective and constructive, reflective writing needs to go beyond description of just events and your own associated feelings.  You need to:

 

  • Step back, explore and analyse your own role 
  • Consider the different perspectives of other people involved
  • Show awareness of social, organizational, and/or other influences
  • Show what you have learned in the process.

 

Because reflective writing involves personal analysis of experience and feelings, it is acceptable to use the “first person,” i.e. to describe what “I did” and how “I felt.” 

 

The style however, should not be too informal and the tone not too conversational.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Objective:

 

Self-assessment of competencies/skills; demonstrate achievement of competencies using examples, connecting competencies to course material.

 

 

 

Project Submission Guidelines

 

    

Reflective Portfolio Assessment Criteria:

Organization and language Style (13%)

·     Appropriate formatting rules & Cover Page

·     correct grammar, sentences are coherent and fluent.

Content and Structure (85%)

·     Complete Journal Entry contents

·     Understanding and Clear self-assessment well-supported by specific examples”

·     Examples given, and student explains about the example and how it supports the competency.

·     “Shows why” the student is at a certain level

·     Reflections does “stand on their own” and did not require the reader to have extra background information

 

                                            

 

Ø To know more about the grading criteria for this assignment and what is expected from you to get a good grade, check the detailed rubric mentioned on page 5, 6 & 7

 

Ø  Submission will be accepted via blackboard only. Submission due date is in week 13.

 

Ø  You must include student declaration on the first page of your report and should be signed by you.

Student Declaration: The standard coursework submission sheet for the receipting of coursework includes an explicit    

                                       reference to plagiarism as follows.

“I declare that this is my own work and that any material I have referred to has been accurately and consistently referenced. I have read the CBA’s policy on plagiarism and understand the definition of plagiarism as given in the [course] syllabus. If it is shown that material has been plagiarized, or I have otherwise attempted to obtain an unfair advantage for myself or others, I understand that I may face penalties in accordance with the policies and procedures of the CBA. A mark of zero may be awarded and the reason for that mark will be recorded on my file”.

 

Reflective Portfolio Entries

 

Design your Reflective Portfolio Entries based on mentioned below My Pearson Lab Competencies/Skills followed by guidelines:

 

1.    Critical Thinking

2.    Goal Setting

3.    Stress Management

4.    Time Management

5.    Online Learning

6.    Learning Preferences

7.    Listening and Taking Notes in Class

8.    Problem solving

9.    Understanding Diversity & Ethics

10. Reading to Learn

11. Understanding Growth Mind set

12. Mid term exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflective Portfolio Entries Guidelines 

 

 

Reflective Portfolio Entries -1-11 must be Skills Lab Entries – 11 marks; 1 mark for each entry (all skill labs listed above except Memory and studying)

You must provide a reflection for each of the 11 Skills (except Memory and studying) as part of the Student and Career Success Paths in MyLab. Each reflection should be structured and answered using the questions below. 

 

–     How would you rate your current level of proficiency in this competency?

–     What is your experience with this competency at the moment?

–     How do you feel about your development of this competency?

–     What exercises have you completed in the Skills lab to develop this competency? Provide details and attach an example of your work from the Skills Lab. 

 

Reflective Portfolio Entry 12-  1 mark

 

Reflect on your experience and performance in the Midterm exam. How has what you learned under the Student Success Path improved your skills and competencies. Do you plan on changing how you are engaging with the Lab or your strategy for improving your skills and competencies for the second half of the course? If yes, what do you plan on doing differently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      Rubric guidelines for Assessing/Grading                                   15 Marks

 

Language and style -13% (2 MARKS)

Criteria

Excellent

(5)

Very Good

(4)

Good

(3)

Fair

(2)

Poor

(1)

The student demonstrates well the ability (100%) to understand and complete the information required

The student demonstrates the ability (75%) to understand and complete the information required

The student demonstrates   the ability (50 %) to understand and complete the information required

The student demonstrates the ability (25 %) to understand and complete the information required

The student does not (0%) understand and complete the information required

 

Cover page

 

Appropriate formatting rules & Cover Page-

 

• Size 12·

• Font type: Times

  New Roman • Spacing 1.5 • University logo • College Name • Department Name • Section No • Name of Instructor • Students name and

    IDs

•  Semester

•  Academic year.

(1 Mark)

 

 

 

 

 

All formatting rules applied. Well-arranged structured with coherent information details

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 mark

 

 

 

 

 

Most of the formatting rules applied. One or two aspect missing. Structured front  page with good flow of information details

 

 

 

 

0.75 marks

 

 

 

 

 

Only some formatting rules applied. Somewhat structured Front page with partially flow of information details

 

 

 

 

0.5 marks

 

 

 

 

 

Only few formatting rules applied. Somewhat structured Front page but lacking coherent sequence of information details

 

 

 

 

0.25 marks

 

 

 

 

 

 

No formatting applied, No Front page ,No information details

 

 

 

 

 

0 marks

 

Language & Style

 

 

(1 Mark)

 

 

 

The student have (100%) correct grammar, sentences are coherent and fluent.

 

 

 

1 mark

The student have (75%) correct grammar, sentences are coherent and fluent.

 

 

0.75 marks

The student have (50%) correct grammar, sentences are coherent and fluent.

 

 

 

0.5 marks

The student have (25%) correct grammar, sentences are coherent and fluent.

 

 

0.25 marks

The student does not follow correct grammar, sentences are not coherent and lack fluency.

 

 

0 marks

Contents -87% (13 MARKS)

Criteria

Excellent

(5)

Very Good

(4)

Good

(3)

Fair

(2)

Poor

(1)

The student demonstrates well the ability (100%) to understand and complete the information required

The student demonstrates the ability (75%) to understand and complete the information required

The student demonstrates   the ability (50 %) to understand and complete the information required

The student demonstrates the ability (25 %) to understand and complete the information required

The student does not (0%) understand and complete the information required

 

Journal Entries

1.    Critical Thinking

2.    Goal Setting

3.    Stress Management

4.    Time Management

5.    Online Learning

6.    Learning Preferences

7.    Listening and Taking Notes in Class

8.    Problem solving

9.    Understanding Diversity & Ethics

10. Reading to Learn

11. Understanding Growth Mind set

12. Mid term exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(12 Marks)

The student demonstrates well the ability (100%)  to understand each skill in Pearson Lab and completes  all Journal entries based on that in clear & concise manner.

 

12 marks

The student demonstrates  the ability (75%)  to understand each skill in Pearson Lab and complete  all Journal entries based on that in quite clear & concise manner.

 

9 marks

The student demonstrates   the ability (50 %)  to understand each skill in Pearson Lab and complete  all Journal entries based on that in somewhat clear & concise manner.

 

6 marks

The student demonstrates the ability (25 %)  to understand each skill in Pearson Lab and completes Journal entries based on that but lacks clarity.

 

 

 

3 marks

Does not understand skills and has not completed all entries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

0 mark

 

Referencing

 

 

 

 

                  (1 mark)

The student provides correct and enough references (100%) for each part of question.

 

 

1 mark

The student provides quite a no. of references (75%) for questions overall.

 

 

0.75 marks

The student provides some references (50%) for most questions

 

 

 

0.5 marks

The student provides some references (25%) for few questions

 

 

 

0.25 marks

The student doesn’t provide any references for any questions

 

 

0 mark