Content and Scope of Knowledge and

Ability to Integrate

(70%)

Presentation, Organisation, Language, Vocabulary and Style

(20%)

Bibliography and Referencing According to SJTI Prospectus

 (10%)

Standard of Achievement

(100%)

Very well argued. Excellent understanding of the material.  Comprehensive survey of the issues.  Capacity to think independently. Excellent critical and conceptual analysis. Excellently organized. Impeccable presentation.  Highly competent academic methodology.  Logical, cohesive, concise and systematic with a very well-thought out introduction and conclusion. Standards of spelling, punctuation, vocabulary use and grammar are extremely high.  Mistakes are rare. Use of language entirely appropriate to context, function and intention. Allocation of a score of 0-10 based on the SJTI General Prospectus. Aspects to look out for are: Consistency, accuracy, citations used in the text should also be accounted for in the bibliography.  

 

 

1st class

(75% +)

Well argued.   Evidence of substantial research, Some insight and some attempt at independent thought, Good critical and conceptual analysis.  Relevant reading effectively incorporated Well organized.  Logical and cohesive structure. Competent academic methodology. Good presentation.  Argument concisely and systematically developed with a well-thought out introduction and conclusion. Standards of spelling, punctuation, vocabulary use and grammar are good.  Few errors occur. Use of language is appropriate to context, function and intention.

 

Allocation of a score of 0-10 based on the SJTI General Prospectus. Aspects to look out for are: Consistency, accuracy, citations used in the text should also be accounted for in the bibliography.  

 

 

2nd class

(65 – 74%)

Evidence of adequate research.  Rather more descriptive than critical and conceptual.  Some insight and some attempt at independent thought.  Some mistakes. Analysis lacks clarity in parts.  Reading relevant but not effectively incorporated. Fairly well organized and presented.  Writing is coherent, ideas developed but not always concise or systematic. Introduction and conclusion not well integrated with the body of the paper. Standards of spelling, punctuation, vocabulary use are reasonably accurate.  Errors do occur but do not interfere with communication. Slight limitation of style and mastery of appropriate idiom.

 

Allocation of a score of 0-10 based on the SJTI General Prospectus. Aspects to look out for are: Consistency, accuracy, citations used in the text should also be accounted for in the bibliography.  

 

 

3rd class

(55 – 64%)

Largely descriptive.  Patchy understanding though some basic information given, often without any real logic or structure.  Failure to distinguish between what is relevant and what is not.  No evidence of independent thought. Organization and presentation just about acceptable.  Some but not sufficient research. Few references.  Possibly not entirely correctly done. The paper is intelligible but contains a fair number of errors in spelling, punctuation, vocabulary use and grammar. Use of style and conveyance of tone is present but not consistent Allocation of a score of 0-10 based on the SJTI General Prospectus. Aspects to look out for are: Consistency, accuracy, citations used in the text should also be accounted for in the bibliography.  

 

Pass

(50 – 54%)

No or few references. Little or no conception of basic academic methodology.  Failure to address the question.  Little or no logic or structure.  No evidence of understanding.  Very little or no evidence of reading. Poor organization and presentation.  No attempt has been made to develop an argument.  Much redundant and irrelevant material. The paper is frequently unintelligible.  There are many errors of spelling, punctuation, vocabulary use and grammar. Stylistically very poor and frequently inappropriate.

 

Allocation of a score of 0-10 based on the SJTI General Prospectus. Aspects to look out for are: Consistency, accuracy, citations used in the text should also be accounted for in the bibliography.  

 

Fail

(0-49%)

 

Please Note:

  • These Guidelines are to be read together with the relevant paragraphs of sub-section PA 6.1 and section PA 8 in the Academic Prospectus.
  • In order to maintain high levels of transparency and objectivity, all lecturers, students, internal examiners, and external examiners are required to assiduously follow these Guidelines in assessing the standard of work under review.