ASSESSMENT 3 PART B BRIEF
Subject Code and Title Research Communication
Assessment Demonstration of Research Communication – Part B: A Poster or infographic/PowerPoint slides.
Length 600 words
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include:
a) Analyse types of writing appropriate for academic communication: expository, descriptive, narrative, persuasive and analytical.
b) Appraise different genres of academic writing for books, book chapters, articles – conceptual, research, paper, letter, research response, research critique, literature review.
c) Apply and advanced understanding of appropriate types of writing; audience, argument, and genres, through research communication (oral and written).
d) Plan and execute research communication in a required format.
e) Disseminate complex and abstract ideas and edit in compliance with the conventions of research communication.
You will critically analyse and synthesise the elements of research communication and present your research project outcomes in three Parts: Part A extended abstract (structured abstract format) of your research project; Part B Poster / Infographic or set of 5 PowerPoint Slides and Part C 3-minute video of persuasive presentation of your research project. The aim is to have each type of genre able to stand alone but also to relate to and reinforce each other in an overall research communication strategy.
Please refer to the Instructions for details on how to complete Part B: A Poster or infographic/PowerPoint slides.
Students should refer to Assessment Task 1 and especially the argument structure in Assessment Task 2 when working on Assessment Task 3. As with Assessment Tasks 1 & 2, when working on this assessment task, students should refer to the approved research topics provided within their
research area and consult with the supervisor who is overseeing the topic area. Choosing, justifying and delineating appropriate research communication in different genres / for the appropriate audience is one of the key skills of a professional researcher.
To complete this assessment task, you must communicate your research and its outcomes in a poster, an infographic or set of 5 PowerPoint Slides.
Note: revisit your relevant module learning activities and resources to support the development of this assessment task.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research.
Assessment Attributes Fail
(Yet to achieve minimum standard) Pass (Functional) Credit (Proficient) Distinction (Advanced) High Distinction (Exceptional)
Coherence, purpose and focus
Mark for this criterion
= 25 Incoherent; communication style is not clear; the focus and purpose is not clear to the reader; the tone is not academic / professional. Some lack of coherence; Some evidence of communication style; focus emerges and is mostly sustained and the purpose is generally clear; some evidence of appropriate tone but inconsistent. Good coherence; Proficient Communication style; focus generally sustained and the purpose is generally clear; mostly evidence of appropriate tone. Coherent well-developed communication style; establishes and maintains focus: the purpose is clear; evidence of appropriate tone. Coherent thoroughly developed communication style; establishes and maintains clear focus: the purpose is clearly established, maintained and communicated; evidence of appropriate tone.
Logic and organization
Mark for this criterion
= 25 Does not develop ideas cogently; uneven or ineffective overall organization; paragraphs poorly structured / no topic sentence; unstructured / confused / missing introduction and or conclusion; some confused or missing headings; key words not appropriate or missing. Develops ideas and organizes them within paragraphs – often no topic sentence; some organization but often ideas seem illogical or unrelated; unfocused introduction and conclusion; some confused headings; key words not appropriate or missing. Develops ideas proficiently organizes them logically within paragraphs – mostly with topic sentences; connects them with many effective transitions; clear and specific introduction and conclusion; headings and key words provided. Develops ideas cogently; organizes them logically within paragraphs – mostly with effective topic sentences; connects them with mostly effective transitions; clear and specific introduction and conclusion; headings and key words provided. Develops ideas very cogently; organizes them logically within paragraphs with topic sentences; connects them with effective transitions; clear and specific introduction and conclusion fulfilling purpose; headings and appropriate key words provided.
Visual Presentation Tending to be visually unclear; attempts to use visual elements to express relationship – not always logical; tending to be
cluttered; colours and Mostly visually clear; mostly uses visual elements to express logical relationships; mostly not cluttered; colours and patterns mostly enhance
communication / readability; Overall visually clear; uses visual elements to express logical relationships; not cluttered; colours and patterns enhance
communication / Overall visually appealing; uses visual elements to express and enhance logical relationships succinctly; not cluttered; colours and
patterns enhance Overall highly visually appealing; expertly uses visual elements to express and enhance logical relationships succinctly; not
cluttered; colours and
Mark for this criterion
= 50 patterns may tend to distract from communication / readability; use of graphics / conventions distracts from communication; can mostly be understood without narration. mostly uses graphics / conventions to enhance communication; can mostly be understood without narration. readability; uses graphics / conventions to enhance communication; can mostly be understood without narration. communication / readability; proficient use of graphics / conventions to enhance communication; can be well understood without narration. patterns enhance communication / readability; expertly uses graphics / conventions to enhance communication; can be well understood without narration.