I NITIAL – ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MGT502 Business Communication
Assessment Discussion Forum Post – Basis for Assessment 2
Length 300 words
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include:
a) Apply research, academic and communication skills appropriate to the level of study and observe academic referencing requirements.
b) Critically analyse texts and/or multimedia material in both a business and academic context.
c) Identify and apply effective communication methods within a business and academic environment.
d) Evaluate the use and importance of technology within a business environment.
Submission 12 Week Delivery: Due by 11:55 pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 2.1 (Week 3)
Intensive class: Due by 11:55 pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 2.1 (Week 2)
Total Marks N/A
Write a 300 words discussion forum post critically analysing a topic given to you by the Learning Facilitator by Week 1. This discussion forum post forms the basis for Assessment 2 Discussion Forum Report due at the end of Module 4.2.
Please refer to the Instructions for details on how to complete this task.
Business communication can either be internal, within an organization, or external, between organizations. It can also be between existing and potential customers. This assessment gives you the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in selected business communication methods, including an examination of the theoretical underpinnings of communication in an organization.
This assessment has been designed to:
• Appraise your ability to academically research and evaluate characteristics of effective business communication.
• Apply critical thinking skills utilizing supporting evidence to justify arguments.
• You expected to demonstrate practical understanding of application of business communication skills and their importance in professional development.
1. Check your Announcements. A selected topic will be posted on to your Announcement section in Blackboard by your Learning Facilitator.
2. Investigate the topic chosen by the facilitator and research what makes it effective.
3. Write a 300 words discussion forum post critically analysing specific characteristics of the topic. Please provide examples to back up your statements.
4. Please consider the following key points when writing the discussion forum post:
• Your post should analyse the topic.
• Consider using one or more specific examples to add value to your post.
• Include sources and evidence.
• You are required to include reference to literature. Use at least 2 in-text citations per post. Please include a reference list.
5. Submit your 300-word post into Assessment 2_1st Post_300 words only discussion forum available in the Initial Assessment Folder in MGT502: Business Communication.
6. Please note that this discussion forum post forms the basis for Assessment 2 due at the end of Module 4.2. Please refer to MGT502_Assessment 2_Brief for more information about Assessment 2.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing in the Academic Skills webpage.
Submit your post into Assessment 2_1st Post_300 words only discussion forum available in the Initial Assessment Folder in MGT502: Business Communication.
All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately referenced and academically written according to the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need to have read and be aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are viewable online.
Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.
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