Little or no attempt. Less than adequate – may lack logic and structure; failed to address many areas. Almost completely descriptive. Very weak in almost all areas
listed below. Very little, or no critique.
– Comprehensive and thorough critical literature review; uses extensive range of journal papers.
– Demonstrates a high level of critical analysis and detailed discussion of the literature; and develops strong analytical arguments within the work. Identifies and
discusses different perspectives and themes within the literature.
– Demonstrates a detailed understanding of the topic, considers the strength of evidence; methodological issues (e.g. bias, reliability, research approach, validity,
generalisability) in the literature. Considers and uses the research findings in the literature well.
– Summarises, synthesises, links together, compares and draws conclusions from a range of (journal paper) sources.
– Critical approach, expresses own voice when discussing both what is known and not known.
– Student has ensured the opinions, claims, statements, assertions and arguments they make, are the result of careful consideration and analysis of the evidence in the
academic sources. Clearly explained and structured.
– Shows originality and confidence in analysing and criticising assumptions, is aware of the limits of knowledge. – Links work very well to the question and sub
questions. Addresses the questions convincingly via an analysis of academic research evidence.
– Questions and discusses the extent to which their analysis of academic knowledge helps address the question(s) – strong, convincing, and logical work.
– Extensive range of academic research literature used – i.e. journal articles. References accurately throughout (Harvard APA).