[SOLVED] Transport Management Leadership

[SOLVED] Transport Management Leadership

B Bus Supply Chain & Transport Management Leadership and Communications

Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain, & Transport Management in the International Supply Chain
Leadership and Communications – Academic Essay Specification

Essay Words – 2,000 words (not including title or references)
References – Absolute requirement.
• 5 distinct references.
• 3 distinct sources.
• Correctly formatted using Harvard Reference System or Similar
Your Academic Essay should answer ONE of following:
“Understanding Motivation and Employee Engagement are essential requirements for effective leadership in the
modern workplace”.
‘The ability to Manage and Deliver Change is an essential ‘tool in the toolbox’ for the leader in today’s workplace.
‘Understanding and harnessing Teamwork has become an essential part of leadership in the modern workplace’.
Discuss any ONE of the above statements using the Academic Essay Guidelines provided below with reference to your
studies in the Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Transport Management in the International Supply Chain Course
(Leadership & Communications Module) and/or your experience to date in the workplace.
Academic Essay Guidelines- B Bus Supply Chain and Transport Management
(Transport and the SC & Leadership and Communications)
This document describes the principal structures and contents of an academic essay. (Title Page,
Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion & Bibliography) It outlines what should be contained in each of
these sections and it also provides guidance how to present your evidence. This is issued as an aide
to help organise and present your academic writing in a sequential, coherent, and articulate form.
At the outset, it is important to note that this aide is not exhaustive. It cannot be exhaustive for
several reasons. Sometimes owing to the nature of the question posed, your essay may require
‘additional’ sections such as a technical description, diagrams, or images to describe, outline or
complete your answer. Also, a section for ‘Recommendations’ or a ‘Road Map’ may be required
following your conclusions. For example, if you have arrived at your conclusions and there are
actions that need to be taken on foot of your analysis. You should clearly recommend what these
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actions are in a Recommendations section. Alternatively, if you need to present a ‘Road Map’ for
objectives along a proposed course of action include the ‘Road Map’ at the end. So, do not be overly
prescriptive in your approach however the principal sections below should always be included.
Title Page:
The title page should outline the essay’s title. The title should be in a larger print than your normal
written text. The title should be centred near the top of the page. Your full name and your student
identity number should follow (below the title in a lesser font size). Lower down on the title page,
you can enter; The Course Title, The Module Code (if applicable), the Name of the Instructor and the
Essay Submission Date.
Your introduction has three objectives:
a) It must introduce the theme and subject matter of the essay.
b) It presents your hypothesis and provides signposts to the reader to outline the approach or
argument the essay will adopt.
c) The introduction will also tell the reader how the essay will be structured.
You can introduce the essay topic by providing some brief background, relevant information or
context related to the question posed. The significance of the topic can be introduced through a
brief story, some facts or statistics that engage and focus the reader’s initial attention. Once you
have focused the reader’s attention, present the thesis or argument of the essay. Depending on the
complexity of your thesis this may consist of one or more sentences. Remember: a thesis statement
is not the same as your topic (i.e., something you want to talk about). A thesis is a theory, a view a
proposal or an argument generally reduced to a short paragraph containing one or more points that
are related. You should end your introduction by giving the reader a preview of the main assertions
and reasoning you will make to authenticate and validate the statements made in your thesis.
Main Body:
In the body of your essay, you must establish and demonstrate the relevant information and the
evidence behind the premise. You must also through evidence of research and referencing develop
the route of your ‘exploration and argument’ to your thesis. It is essential that this part of the essay
is developed and presented in a coherent, logical, and orderly manner. You should follow the
preview that you have presented in your introduction, but you must bring along your own
‘additional researched and relevant information and a probing consideration. The overall goal of this
section is to develop your analysis, present it and where necessary defend and support your
argument. This is the main section of the essay and it must be able ‘carry its own weight’ in evidence
and reasoned argument.
Structurally, the body of your academic essay will consist of a series of paragraphs that may or may
not contain paragraph headings (signposts). Each paragraph, whilst logically following the previous
one as part of the overall argument, should develop one significant theme that can help to inform
the reader and help you develop and further your overall thesis.
The paragraph can introduce a specific subject area either as a topic or with a sentence or a
statement. It should then expand on the theme within the paragraph with evidence or examples. An
explanation or argument can show how this paragraph specific subject area, coupled with analysis,
contributes to the specific point you are making within the paragraph and to the thesis. Paragraphs
should normally consist of several sentences rather than one, long sentence.
The conclusion is designed to bring together your essay’s main points and to reassert or emphasize
the strength of the thesis or argument. A conclusion is more than a summary. In your conclusion, it is
important to indicate why there is merit to your thesis or argument and what has been shown
because of your investigation or exploration of the topic.
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Most academic essays require a bibliography at the end of the paper that includes all sources
(written or otherwise) used in the composition of your essay. Sources are listed alphabetically by
author’s name or by corporate/government name and are single-spaced.
Notes (Footnotes or Endnotes) (only if appropriate): All academic essays will use information found
in books, scholarly articles, electronic sources, or other sources. All academic essays must also
inform the reader of which specific sources this information came from. This source of this
information is “cited” in “notes” – either “footnotes” (which appear at the bottom of the page) or
“endnotes” (which can appear on a separate page near the end of the essay).
Finally – Plagiarism: what it is.
Plagiarism means taking another person’s work or ideas and presenting them as your own. It can
take many forms, including:
a) using another person’s words without enclosing them in quotation marks.
b) using another person’s words without citing their author and source with a footnote or endnote;
c) paraphrasing improperly. This occurs when you change a few words or rearrange the order of a
sentence but continue to rely on the basic structure of your source’s phrasing. Acceptable
paraphrasing requires that you use your own words and sentence structure.
d) using the original ideas of another person without citing them.
e) submitting the same work for two different courses.
f) submitting work written by someone other than yourself.
g) submitting work that has been corrected by someone else.
MTU operates a software driven matching text comparison on submitted assignments.
The system in use is called Ouriginal. Information on Ouriginal is available at :
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Detailed Marking Scheme Rubric – Academic Essay & Assignments.
This detailed marking scheme is applied to the introduction / main body & conclusions
sections of an academic essay.
Criteria <40% 40-50% 50-60% 60-70% 70-80% >80%
Clarity of
purpose, and
Defined but not
fully met
Clear and
achieved to
some extent
Clear and largely
Clear and fully
Evidence of high
levels sophistication
in overall clarity of
Review –
Breath and
depth of
treatment and
evidence of major
gaps in range of
treatment of
literature with
some significant
treatment of a
limited range
of relevant
treatment of a
wide range of
relevant literature
at some depth
Sophisticated and
treatment of a
wide range of
relevant literature
at some depth
comprehensive and
creative treatment
of a wide and
original range of
coherence of
Not addressed Partially
theory considered
and not well
considered but
only partially
Clearly expressed
and extensive
application of
and relevantly
Extremely high
level of critical
application and
critique of relevant
Outstanding level of
critical awareness
and application
Clarity and
coherence of
No evidence of
Some attempt at
creation of
evidence of
Demonstrates an
ability to weave a
variety of themes
into an overall
A complex and
original weaving of
themes into an
overall and
Sophisticated level
of scholarship,
demonstrating an
degree of
originality, clarity,
and technical
Quality of
and structure
Poor presentation
with inconsistent
referencing and
presentation but
referencing and
unclear structure
with consistent
and clear
Good presentation
with consistent
referencing and
clear and sensible
publishable and
referencing, and
Outstanding level of
referencing and
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Marking Scheme Academic Essay or Assignment
Clarity of issue, purpose,
and context –
(Introduction & Main
• Clear statement of issue/topic being explored.
• Clear statement of aim and purpose
• Relevant background information/contextual information
(10 marks)
Literature review –
Selection and Critique /
(Main Body)
• Range
• Appropriateness
• Critique/analysis (including depth, relevance)
• Conceptual framework identified/emerging.
(30 marks)
Development and
coherence of argument
(Main Body)
• Clarity of argument
• Conveys understanding of topic and related
• Coherent conceptual linkages established across the
literature, the context, and the topic for exploration.
(25 marks)
Clarity and coherence of
(Main Body and
• Clear and coherent linkages established between the
various sections of the work.
• Structure provides a logical and smooth integration of
sections, leading to a strong and integrated conclusion.
(25 marks)
Presentation /
Overall Assignment /
• Referencing: adherence to referencing format, accuracy,
and consistency
• Bibliography: comprehensiveness, accuracy, and
consistency in format
• Clarity of expression/writing style
• General layout (including presentation of any tables,
diagrams etc.)
(10 marks)
Academic Essay and Report Writing Font and Line Spacing.
For academic essay or report writing:
Font – Main Text: Size 12 any of the main font styles can be selected e.g. (Arial, Calibri, Cambria,
Times New Roman, etc). Font – Describing a picture or outline (underneath) – Size 10.
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Line Spacing – Main Text – 1.5 Line Spacing.

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