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Guidelines for marking lab journals

Class

Mark

Marking guidelines

Distinction


1) Well-structured and highly coherent account of activity

2) Full description of placement but without being overly detailed

3) Where applicable, goes well beyond a satisfactory completion of required elements 

4) In-depth appreciation of the psychology behind the placement

5) Strong evidence of original critical reflection and an analytical approach

Excellent Distinction

100

Assignment reaches an exceptional level of achievement that significantly exceeds the standards described by the above statements

Good Distinction

90

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements

Solid Distinction

80

Assignment is well described by the above statements

Low Distinction

75

Assignment mostly meets the standards described by the above statements

Merit


1) Mostly well-structured and coherent account of activity

2) With a few minor exceptions, a full description of placement but without being overly detailed

3) Where applicable, goes beyond a satisfactory completion of required elements 

4) Good appreciation of the psychology behind the placement

5) Some evidence of original critical reflection and an analytical approach

Good Merit

68

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements but does not meet the standards for a distinction

Solid Merit

65

Assignment is well described by the above statements

Low Merit

62

Assignment mostly meets the standards described by the above statements

Pass


1) Reasonable structure and largely coherent account of activity, but with some problematic aspects

2) Satisfactory description of placement but with some gaps or irrelevances

3) Satisfactory completion of required elements 

4) Fair appreciation of the psychology behind the placement, but patchy in places

5) Limited evidence of original critical reflection or an analytical approach

Good Pass

58

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements but does not meet the standards for a merit

Solid Pass

55

Assignment is well described by the above statements

Low Pass

52

Assignment mostly meets the standards described by the above statements

Marginal fail


1) Poor structure with mostly illogical or incoherent account of activity

2) Description of placement misses important aspects or contains substantial irrelevant information

3) Did not complete required elements to a satisfactory standard 

4) Lacking appreciation of the psychology behind the placement

5) Weak evidence of original critical reflection or an analytical approach


48

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements but does not meet the standards for a pass


45

Assignment is well described by the above statements


42

Assignment falls below the standards described by the above statements

Clear Fail


1) Minimal structure with illogical or incoherent account of activity

2) Thoroughly inadequate description of placement

3) Did not complete required elements

4) No appreciation of the psychology behind the placement


38

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements but does not meet the standards for a marginal fail


32

Assignment is well described by the above statements


10

Assignment falls below the standards described by the above statements

Zero Marks

0

1) No content relevant to the placement

Grade assignment decision rules

Note. If an assignment meets some of the descriptive criteria for a degree class (e.g. Merit), and some of the descriptive criteria for another degree class (e.g. Pass), it is at the discretion of the marker where to assign the grade (i.e. somewhere in the Merit or Pass range).

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