1 School of Business Leadership (PG) ZBUS8201 Information about Assessment 1: Annotated Bibliography

School of Business
Leadership (PG)
Information about Assessment 1: Annotated
Assessment 1: Annotated Bibliography
Weighting: 25%
Due: 2359 Sunday 24 March 2019
Length: 1,000 words maximum (plus or minus 10%)
Alignment with Learning Outcomes and Graduate Attributes
Through undertaking Assessment 1 effectively, you will achieve the following:
Learning Outcomes
Academic writing requires the analysis and application of research sourced from peer
reviewed journal articles. This assignment will build skills in reading, analysing and applying
research published in peer reviewed articles. These skills will support academic studies in the
future as well as the use of peer reviewed articles for non-academic purposes. This
assignment will also build skills in clear, succinct writing.
Graduate Attributes
GA2. Problem Solving: Students will gain skills in using peer reviewed research to solve
complex business problems.
GA3. Business Communication: Students will build writing skills in expressing complex
ideas, arguments, positions and solutions in clear and concise written form.
Submit an annotated bibliography of 2 peer reviewed journal articles chosen from the 4
articles below.
Your annotated bibliography must include a rigorous analysis of the article and your reflections
on the application of the findings to leadership practices in your organisation.
Please choose 2 of the following articles:
1. Orazi, D., C., Turrini, A. & Valotti, G. (2013). Public Sector Leadership: new
perspectives for research and practice. International Review of Administrative
Sciences, 79, 486-504. DOI: 10.1177/0020852313489945
2. McCleskey, J. (2014). Emotional Intelligence: A review of the progress, controversy
and criticism, International Journal of Organisational Analysis, 22, 76-
93. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-03-2012-0568
3. Hautala, T. M. (2006) The relationship Between Personality and Transformational
Leadership. Journal of Management Development, 25, 777-
794. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621710610684259
4. Baker, S.D. (2007) Followership: The Theoretical Foundation of a Contemporary
Construct. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 14(1), 50-60. DOI:
Guidance on writing an annotated bibliography is available here:
https://student.unsw.edu.au/annotated-bibliography. Please note the requirement for
your annotated bibliography to be concise, while the guidelines state that these can be as
short as 1 paragraph, the requirements for this assignment is that it is no more than 1000
words in total. Please take note of the elements included in the sample annotation.
Marking Rubric
Please see below for the marking rubric associated with this assessment. The assessment will
be marked using the rubric and then returned to you with the completed rubric and
comments. You may wish to submit your assessment and a self-assessment (using the
marking rubric) into Moodle, however, this is not a mandatory requirement.
Please ensure you use the APA system of referencing, with inclusion of:
 A full reference list – not bibliography – included at end of your essay; and
 In-text references.
Your assignment is to be type-written or word processed in 12-point font, 1.5 spaced, with
margins of at least 25mm. Please ensure the text is justified (i.e. not left aligned).
Assessment Feedback
Feedback on your assessment will be returned to you through Turnitin in Moodle within 10 working
days of submission.
Late Submission
As mentioned in the Course Outline, any work handed in after the assessment deadline will attract a
flat penalty of 20% for work handed in up to a week after the deadline. Work handed in more than a
week after the deadline will receive a mark of zero. This applies to any assessment where a request
for extension has not been submitted and approved well before the assessment deadline.
Any requests for extension must be made to Dr. Johnson in writing as early as possible.
ASSESSMENT STANDARDS (for all assessment items)
University students are required to write assignments to a high academic standard. This includes
correct editing, referencing, proof-reading (spelling and grammar) and presentation to ensure
This course requires the use of the APA Referencing System (author/date). Please see UNSW’s The
American Psychological Association (APA) Referencing System website for more information.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on academic integrity (please see
UNSW’s Academic Integrity and Plagiarism website). Students must acknowledge and properly
attribute the work of others, using in-text citations correctly and extensively and using quotations
appropriately. However, please use direct quotations sparingly and get into the habit of interpreting
and then communicating others’ work in your own words. This is also useful for demonstrating your
understanding of others’ work.
To better understand the University’s expectations of students, particularly when undertaking
assessment, students should refer to UNSW’s Student Conduct website.
Turnitin: Originality Checking
You will be required to submit your assignments through Turnitin, the University’s originality
checking and plagiarism prevention tool. Please ensure your assignments are your own work (i.e.
written in your own words). Information on Turnitin can be found at: Use Turnitin within Moodle
and Turnitin Support.
Tips on Using Turnitin
For those assessment items where Turnitin has been enabled, run your DRAFT assessment items
through Turnitin (as often as time permits) before you submit your final version.
When reviewing your draft Turnitin reports you are looking for any matched text that has not been
adequately referenced. Reference these using the APA Referencing Format.
Where you are paraphrasing text (with an appropriate reference) Turnitin may advise you that your
paraphrasing is too similar to the original text. You may want to continue to develop this material.
When looking at matched text, you want to reduce the size of direct quotations, and probably move
from direct quotes towards more paraphrasing, and from paraphrasing to more summarisation. It is
better if you use direct quotations sparingly.
Please factor-in sufficient time to check your work using Turnitin. If you wish to review your Turnitin
report, please submit your assignment at least 24 hours prior to the assessment deadline.
Remember that all Turnitin messages will be sent to your student email account.
Marking Rubric for Annotated Bibliography (25%) Name: Mark:


Fail: Less than 50

Pass: 50-64

Credit: 65-74

Distinction: 75-84

High Distinction:
85 plus

Written expression
and structure (30%)

Written expression is poor;
sentence and paragraph
structure is very poor; poor
or non-existent editing.

Written expression is clear
and comprehensible.
Sentences and paragraphs
are structured adequately.
Editing is evident.

Written expression is very
good, sentences are well
formed and accurate,
paragraphs are well
structured. Editing is good.

Written expression is
excellent, sentences and
paragraphs are very well
formed, clear, succinct and
unambiguous language and
very good vocabulary. Editing
is very good.

Written expressing is
exemplary, sentences and
paragraphs formed perfectly,
language is clear, succinct,
unambiguous and distinctive.
Vocabulary is excellent.
Assignment is free from

Analysis of the article

Analysis is inadequate or not
evident. Paper is purely

Analysis is evident but could
be developed further and
presented in more depth.

Analysis is strong and shows
a deep understanding of the

Analysis is insightful and in

Analysis is insightful, in-depth
and shows original thinking.

Reflections on
leadership practice

Reflections on leadership
practice are inadequate or
not evident.

Reflections on leadership
practice are evident but
could be developed in more

Reflections on leadership
practice are thoughtful and
show a good understanding
of the article.

Reflections on leadership
practice are presented in
depth, show considerable
thought and show a very
good understanding of the

Reflections on leadership
practice are insightful, in
depth and original and show
and excellent understanding
of the article.