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Assessment Task 1 – Assignment (1500 words)Due date:Friday 28th August, 2015 by 23:59pmWeighting:40%Length and/or format:1500 wordsPurpose:This assessment aims to enhance students learning related tocontemporary mental health issues including reasoning, criticalthinking, reflection and care planning. The essay will provide anopportunity for students to be analytical and synthesizeinformation within the expectations of academic writing.Learning outcomes assessed:1, 2How to submit:This essay will be submitted electronically into turnitin via theLEO unit page.You must complete and attach: The ACU assignment cover sheet. Students need to attach anACU Coversheet to the assignment ensuring they have signedthe statement that the work is original. The current ACUAssignment Cover Sheet is downloadable fromhttp://students.acu.edu.au/154914.Return of assignment:The assignment will be returned via the LEO turnitin with a gradeand feedback summary.Assessment criteria:The assignment will be marked based on the criterionassessment rubric on next page.Assignment Topics:Students will be provided with two contemporary mental health topics with the choice of one to besubmitted. Please see topics to choose below:Topic 1Contemporary literature has identified the increasing incidence and prevalence of depressionin Australia. Discuss this phenomenon in relation to the reasons for this increase. In youranswer consider gender specific differences and the nurse’s role in the treatment andmanagement of the illness.ORTopic 2Individuals who experience borderline personality disorder often have difficulties in emotionalregulation leading to unstable and intense interpersonal relationships. Discuss thisstatement and the use of pharmacological and non- pharmacological treatments and nursinginterventions for these individuals.The discussion is to be supported with relevant and credible references. There are to be a minimumof ten references at least two (2) being researched based journal articles. No Wikipedia and onlytwo (2) web based sites.NRSG210 Mental Health Nursing, Semester 2 2015Page 13 of 20There is evidence ofbreadth of reading. Anargument is presentedwith supported evidence.Emphasised theimportance ofconsumer/carerperspectives throughoutmost of the discussion.There is a concludingparagraph which restatesthe topic, provides asummary of most of thekey points, and presentsan overall conclusionThere is a concludingparagraph which restatesthe topic, provides asummary of all of the keypoints, and presents anoverall conclusion.There is a clear introductionthat outlines some of thetopic, and profiles somecontent.There is a clearintroduction that outlinesthe topic, and profilesmost the scope, contentand the sequence of theessay topic.The content is relevant tothe topic. Student hashighlighted in detail allthe relevant significantfactors; explained andanalysed the conceptsand or issues and theirimportance.Evidence and examplesare presented of varyingquality.There is a concludingparagraph which restatesthe topic, and provides asummary of most of thekey points.Most content is relevant tothe topic. Student hashighlighted most of therelevant significant factors;explained and analysed theconcepts and or issues andtheir importance on mostoccasions.Evidence and examples arepresented of varyingquality.An argument is presentedwith some supportedevidence.Emphasised the importanceof consumer/carerperspectives throughoutsome of the discussion.Expected Credit (CR)StandardExpected Distinction (D)StandardThere is evidence of bothdepth and breadth ofreading. An argument ispresented and wellsupported with evidence.Emphasised the importanceof consumer/carerperspectives throughoutthe discussion.Expected High Distinction(HD)StandardThere is a clear introductionthat outlines the topic, andcontextualises and profilesthe scope, content and thesequence of the essaytopic.The content is relevant tothe topic. Student hashighlighted in detail all therelevant significant factors;explained and analysed theconcepts and or issues andtheir importance.Referred to relevant theoryand literature to supporttheir reasoning andexamples are presented.NRSG210 Mental Health Nursing, Semester 2 20158 marksClosing paragraph25 marksCritical Thinking &Reasoning30 marksContent, Evidence &Examples8 marksFocus & IntroductionElements(Weighting)ASSESSMENT TASK 1- ASSIGNMENT (40%)Student Name: _________________________________Page 14 of 20There is a concludingsentence whichrestates the topic, andprovides a summary ofsome of the key points.An argument ispresented with minimalsupport of evidence.Some emphasis on theimportance ofconsumer/carerperspectivesthroughout thediscussion.Some content isrelevant to the topic.Explained and analysedthe concepts and orissues and theirimportance on mostoccasions.Evidence and examplesare minimal.There is a clearintroduction thatoutlines the topic.Expected Pass (PAStandardThere is a concludingsentence whichrestates the topicwithout providing ansummary of thecontent.Arguments made arenot supported by anyevidence.No emphasis ofconsumer/carerperspectivesthroughout thediscussion.There is anintroductory sentencethat outlines thetopic, some parts areunclear and orabsent.There is insufficientcontent presentedthat is relevant to thetopic, and noevidence and/orexamples arepresented.Expected Fail (NN )StandardThere is noevidence of aconclusion.There is no clearargumentpresented.No attempt toincorporateconsumer/carerperspectives in thediscussion.The content,evidence andexamples are notappropriate.There is nointroduction.(No attempt made)Student ID: _______________________________NRSG210 Assessment RubricCredible and relevantreferences are used.Accurate use of APAreferencing style on mostoccasions. Uses between 11– 14 references.Credible and relevantreferences are used.Accurate use of APAreferencing style on mostoccasions.Mostly accurate use of intext citations. Usesbetween 15 – 17references.There are minimal errorswith grammar, spellingand punctuation thatimpact readability, andthe meaning is easilydiscernible.There are some errors withgrammar, spelling andpunctuation that impactreadability. However, themeaning is readilydiscernible.There is a clearintroduction, followed bythe body of the essay, witha conclusion. However,content within the bodyand within paragraphs isnot always logicallysequenced. Mostparagraphs relates to adiscrete idea.The content in the essaymostly matches theoutline presented in theintroductory paragraph.Most paragraphs areorganised in a logicalmanner, and the essayends with a rationalconclusion.Tutor Comments:There are no errors withgrammar, spelling andpunctuation that impactreadability, and themeaning is easilydiscernible.NRSG210 Mental Health Nursing, Semester 2 2015Marks = 80Sentence Structure,Grammar, Spelling &Punctuation3 marksSources & Referencing3 marks3 marksSequencing &AccuracyThe content in the essaymatches the outlinepresented in theintroductory paragraph.Most paragraphs areorganised in a logicalmanner so that contentflows from one paragraphto the next, and there areclear linking sentences thatlink each paragraph to thenext. The essay ends with arational conclusion.Credible and relevantreferences are used.Accurate use of APAreferencing style on mostoccasions.Accurate use of in-textcitations. Uses between 18– 20 references.Page 15 of 20Most references arecredible and relevant.Accurate use of APAreferencing style onmost occasions.Accurate use of in-textcitations on mostoccasions. Minimum of10 references used.There are substantialerrors with grammar,spelling andpunctuation thatimpact readability. Theerrors detractsignificantly, but themeaning is discernible.There is a clearintroduction, followedby the body of theessay, with aconclusion. However,there is little evidenceof sequentialpresentation. Someparagraphs relates to adiscrete idea.There are substantialerrors with grammar,spelling andpunctuation thatimpact readability.The errors detractsignificantly, but themeaning is discerniblewith major effort.Not all references arecredible and/orrelevant. Manyinaccuracies with theAPA referencing style.Too many directquotations. Uses lessthan 10 references.There is not a clearintroduction, bodyand conclusion.Paragraphs don’trelate to a discreteidea, or link to oneanother.Grammar, spellingand punctuationare such that thereader cannot makesense of thecontent.There are noreferences used.There is noevidence ofsequencing orparagraphs.
 
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