COURSE CODE BCO 118 14542 COURSE NAME Environmental Sustainability Task brief & rubrics
Task Brief Summative 1
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Study the conflict over the expansion of the Suez Canal where environmentalist oppose the expansion whereas some businesses and governments favor
it. Ecologists concerned over Suez expansion impacts | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 06.08.2 015 In this conflict
leading business voices stand up against voices speaking in favor of environmental protection or sustainabilit y. The professor will also assign you a side in
that conflict (opposing or favoring expansion). Study the conflict and do research.
You are required to write a manifesto taking the perspective of your side in the conflict. You need to meet the following objectives:
1. Briefly explain your beliefs about the conflict. These beliefs should be based on some evidence (research).
2. Convince your audience that your side is better than the other one
2. Convince your audience that your side is in the best interest of people, profit and the planet.
o Make sure to take your side in the conflict and to be persuasive in your writing ! Manifestos are subjective so you can use 1
forms (I and you).
o This article of the Huffington Post How To Write Your Manifesto In 5 Steps | HuffPost provides steps how to write an effective and persuasive
o Keep a triple bottom line approach (people, profit and planet)
o Have a convincing and inspiring tone.
o Submit your manifesto in a word document on Moodle.
Wordcount: 1,500 words
No table of contents required
Cover and References are excluded of the total wordcount
Font: Arial 12,5 pts.
Text alignment: Justified.
The in-text References and the Bibliography have to be in Harvard’s citation style.
Submission: June the 20
at 23:59– Via Moodle (Turnitin).
Weight: This task is a 40% of your total grade for this subject.
It assesses the following learning outcomes:
Outcome 1: understand responsible and ethical practices in public, corporate and private sustainable behaviour, taking into account the attitudes, needs and
wants (objective and subjective) and physical constraints of all stakeholders
Outcome 2: assess issues in sustainability by means of research, questioning facts and effects
Outcome 5: communicate any role as a stakeholder in issues pertaining to environmental sustainability
Exceptional 90-100 Good 80-89 Fair 70-79 Marginal fail 60-69 Fain < 60 Knowledge & Understanding (40%) Student demonstrates excellent understanding of key concepts and uses vocabulary in an entirely appropriate manner. Student demonstrates good understanding of the task and mentions some relevant concepts and demonstrates good use of the relevant vocabulary and concepts. Student understands the task and provides minimum theory and/or some use of vocabulary. Use of concepts and vocabulary is mostly correct. Student shows little understanding of the task and attempts to answer the question but does not mention key concepts or uses minimum amount of relevant vocabulary or uses concepts and vocabulary inadequately. Student shows no understanding of the task, does not attempt to perform it. Critical Assessment (40%) Student demonstrates an ability to present, evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, in order to develop lines of argument and make sound judgements in accordance with basic theories and concepts of their subject(s) of study. Student demonstrates a good ability to present, evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, in order to develop lines of argument and make sound judgements in accordance with basic theories and concepts of their subject(s) of study. Student demonstrates a marginally inadequate ability to present, evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, in order to develop lines of argument and make sound judgements in accordance with basic theories and concepts of their subject(s) of study. Student makes little critical thinking insights, shows little qualitative/quantitative data, and arguments are very simple, repetitive or irrelevant. Student makes no critical thinking insights, shows no qualitative/quantitative data, and no arguments. Communication (20%) Student communicates their ideas extremely clearly and concisely, respecting word count, grammar and spellcheck Student communicates their ideas clearly and concisely, respecting word count, grammar and spellcheck Student communicates their ideas with some clarity and concision. It may be slightly over or under the wordcount limit. Some misspelling errors may be evident. Student communicates their ideas in a somewhat unclear and unconcise way. Does not reach or does exceed wordcount slightly and misspelling errors are evident. Student communicates their ideas in an entirely unclear and unconcise way. Does not reach or does exceed wordcount excessively and there are many language errors.
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