Writing the critical appraisal
The critical appraisal should have a Reference List that includes at least 5 references:
1. The selected critical appraisal paper
2. At least one research textbook;
3. At least three journal articles in which the study findings are compared/contrasted.
Students should take into account the following requirements when planning, writing and submitting their critical appraisal for marking:
1. Attention should be given to the marking criteria when planning and writing the critical appraisal;
2. The word limit for the critical appraisal is 1500 words. There will be a 5% deduction for every 10% above or below the word limit;
3. The submission should be written and presented in a scholarly manner, double-spaced using a word processor;
4. The system of referencing that should be used is outlined in the Victoria University Style Guide which is the APA Referencing style;
5. There should be evidence of critical analysis of the research not just a gathering of information;
6. Any assessment item submitted after the due date without an approved extension will normally incur a deduction of 5% of the marks awarded for that assessment item per working day. Late submission will not be accepted after five working days after the due date so that students who have submitted within the proper timeframe are not disadvantaged.
7. All students are to submit their assignments via Turnitin.
The written assignment (Critical Appraisal) will be assessed according to the Marking Criteria