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D-I.

Organise Information / Data Using a Simple Prescribed Structure and Process.

Whether note-taking, essay or report writing or data recording, students at Level I require set structures and processes to follow. Such prescriptions model appropriate practice in a discipline, and are very useful for many students new to that discipline. It is often of little benefit for students to have a high degree of independence if they are not able to practice within appropriate disciplinary boundaries. It is appropriate for students to be given lower levels of autonomy, scaffolded with corresponding levels of structure before students are enabled to break out of disciplinary boundaries. At Level 1, students use given structures or procedures to organise single source of information or data, or simple structures/processes to organise information from more than one source.

EXAMPLE CRITERIA NATURE OF THE TASK DISCIPLINE YEAR LEVEL  FULL MARKING CRITERIA
Attempts note-taking framework, but information is undifferentiated Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_diagmc08
Data gathered but not presented in report-writing structure Research paper Business Ethics Masters by Coursework BEmon_resrepmc08
Introductory sentence present but not appropriate. Body of text partially organised Diagnostic legal scenario Business Law Masters by Coursework BLmel_assignmc08

Logical structure missing or inappropriate

Research paper Business Law Masters by Coursework BLmel_diagmc08
Attempts note-taking framework, but information is undifferentiated Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Electronic Engineering Masters by Coursework PHOTad_diagMast06
Logical structure missing or inappropriate  Research Paper Electronic Engineering Masters by Coursework PHOTad_papermcMast07

Attempts note-taking framework, but information is undifferentiated

Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Human Biology First Year HBad_diag07
Attempts note-taking framework, but information is undifferentiated. Report structure follows layout of notes Literature research skills Human Biology First Year

HBad_lit1mc07

HB Lit rsd task 1 explanation

Report has beginning, middel and end. No explicit statement of aim Sourcing and Referencing Scientific Information Human Biology First Year HB Lit rsd task 3 explanation
HBad_Lit3mc07
Produces partially-labelled drawings. Ideas not always presented in logical sequence Laboratory Research Skills Human Biology First Year

HBad_Lab3mc07
HB Lab rsd task 3 explanation

Joint features not correllated with movements. Ideas not always presented in logical sequence Laboratory Research Skills Human Biology First Year

HBad_Lab7mc07

HB Lab rsd task 7 explanation

Figures partially labelled, but may be ambiguous. Ideas not always presented in logical sequence Laboratory Research Skills Human Biology First Year

HB Lab rsd task 10 marking criteria PDF

HB Lab rsd task 10 explanation PDF

Data not presented in report structure Open Inquiry in Population Analysis and report Human Biology

First Year Second Semester

HB population analysis marking criteria
HB population analysis PDF
Numeracy skills audit completed Health Numeracy diagnostic Nursing First Year NURSad_L1mc07
NurNu level 1 full PDF
Basic strategies used to organise Wiki and poster, but with little connection between sections Wiki and poster assignment Oral Health First Year OH_wiki_poster08
Attempts note-taking framework, but information is undifferentiated Entry-level diagnostic of literature research skills Petroleum Engineering First year PEad_diagmc07
Data-recording method lacks useful organisation Entry-level diagnostic of experimental design Psychology Third year PSYmac_diagmc05

 

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