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Assessment overview

Your performance in this course is assessed through two means: your summative learning portfolio and the performance of your firm. These represent group and individual assessments.

There is no final examination. As all assessment takes place prior to the examination period, this course can seem as if it has a heavier workload than those with an examination.

At the end of the course, you will evaluate the performance of your team members and this will be used to allocate individual team member's share of the team's group grade. Overall, those whom the team see as having contributed the greatest will get a larger share of group grade than those who contribute the least.

You should not underestimate the importance of the peer evaluation process, and the impact it can have on your final grade. It is entirely possible for the team to get a C and for an individual team member to end up with an A+. Likewise a team might get an A+, but an individual team member might get a D.

Grading criteria

The table below shows the general criteria against which work is assessed. Although 'grading on the curve' is not used, it is usual that most students work falls within the B-range.

Grade

Description

A+

Rare, outstanding

A

Exceptional and beyond what was expected

A-

Excellent

B+

Polished and very good

B

Covers everything that was expected, comprehensive; demonstrated good understanding

B-

Good coverage but minor flaws

C+

Demonstrated adequate understanding of fundamentals, but some gaps

C

Just adequate, some problems

C-

Just adequate, many problems

D+

Inadequate and lack of understanding

D

Very poor

Generally, you should be aware that:

  • Written work is graded for quality of writing, grammar, etc., as well as content. This includes your learning journals, summative learning journals, and the comments and feedback you give to others.
  • APA referencing must be used.
  • In order to be eligible for 100 percent of your course grade, you must participate fully and unequivocally in the MikesBikes simulation and the other tasks associated with this course.. 
  • In MikesBikes, the Multi-player Off-line mode should be disabled after the practice sessions.

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