1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of commercial law concepts relevant to Weeks 1 to 5 (inclusive).
2. Demonstrate an ability to identify and address the particular matters raised in the set Topic.
3. Apply appropriate and professional written language skills.
4. Demonstrate analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Rubric for marking
The rubrics apply to each one of the two essays, independently of the other one. Hence out of 30.
The benchmark for each criterion includes each of the benchmark levels before it, for example to achieve a distinction you also need to meet the criteria for a credit and pass.
Students must achieve ALL the minimum benchmark criteria at a particular grade level to be awarded an overall final grade at that level. Marks are not divided among each individual criterion, but are benchmarked to minimum standards.
Pass 15 - 19
Identified a theme relevant to the essay topic and addressed that theme with reference to at least one of the commercial law concepts. Basic understanding and confidence. Limited written language skills. Limited research.
Credit 20 - 22
Good presentation and moderate written language skills. Moderate research. Moderate development of the theme indicated by the essay Topic. Demonstrates some understanding of, and confidence with, the commercial law materials.
Distinction 23 - 25
Superior presentation and written language skills. Good and interesting development of a theme relevant to the essay topic. Demonstrates good understanding of, and confidence with, the commercial law materials. Demonstrates analytical skills and critical thinking. Demonstrates a willingness and ability to form and express an independent point of view, supported by relevant materials and research.
High Distinction 26 - 30
Exemplary standard of presentation and written language skills comparable to publishable articles and judgments referred to in the course. Superior understanding, confidence, analytical skills and critical thinking. Demonstrates clearly an ability to think independently. Superior research, supported by relevant materials.