CriteriaNURBN2009 Essay Marking GuideMark
Introduction 
10
The introduction includes all components (which include all of the following: 1) general 
background information on the topic; 2) more detailed information on the topic; 3) a clear 
statement of purpose and/or topic; and 4) an outline of the main ideas in the body on the 
topic.
8-10
The introduction includes most components (which include three of the following: 1) 
general background information on the topic; 2) more detailed information on the topic; 3) 
a clear statement of purpose and/or topic; and 4) an outline of the main ideas in the body); 
however, one component is missing or unclear.
6-7
The introduction includes some components (which include two of the following: 1) general 
background information on the topic; 2) more detailed information on the topic; 3) a clear 
statement of purpose and/or topic; and 4) an outline of the main ideas in the body); 
however, two components are missing or unclear.
3-5
The introduction includes minimal components (which includes one of the following: 1) 
general background information on the topic; 2) more detailed information on the topic; 3) 
a clear statement of purpose and/or topic; and 4) an outline of the main ideas in the body); 
however, three components are missing or unclear.
1-2
The introduction is unclear or non–existent with no intent and purpose.0
Body and 
Structure 
10
The body contains evidence of high level understanding of the essay topic. The paragraphs 
are clear with introductory and linking sentences. Sentence structure is clear. The 
paragraphs identify and describe main points. Key definitions are addressed.
8-10
Evidence of substantial level understanding of the essay topic. Most of the paragraphs 
contain introductory and linking sentences and clearly make a point. Some key terms are 
defined/ there are minor problems with sentence structure and expression evident.
6-7
Evidence of low level understanding of the essay topic. The paragraphs do not contain 
introductory and linking sentences, or are unorganised. There are a number of sentence 
structure and expression problems evident. Key terms are not adequately defined
3-5
The paper does not contain organised paragraphs, main points or define key terms.0-2
Conclusion 
10
Coherent & logical conclusion of essay topic. The final remarks clearly capture the essence 
of the topic. The topic is tied together well and no new information is contained in the 
conclusion.
8-10
Well organised and clear conclusion of essay topic that mostly captures the essence of the 
topic
6-7
Some evidence or an attempt at a conclusion. There are problems with summation of the 
main points.
3-5
The paper has no conclusion or summation of the main points and/or ends abruptly0-2
Argument 
development 
and Evidence 
20
All Literature in text is cited is relevant & extensive; accurate & systematic citation. 
Argument is well developed and well supported by literature
16-20
All literature in text cited & relevant; citations are mostly accurate &/or systematic. The 
argument is developing and supported by the literature.
11-15
Most literature in text cited; some not relevant to argument. There is an attempt at an 
argument but there is improvement required.
6-10
Some literature in text is cited. There is some description evident3-5
Opinion only; no in text literature is cited.0-2
Writing, 
Presentation 
and 
Readability 
10
High level of skill in articulating & presenting ideas & issues in a concise way. The paper 
reads well and the reader is engaged in the writing.
8-10
Satisfactory, clear & concise6-7
Writing, structure, syntax & presentation is inconsistent. Mostly description rather than 
evaluation & discussion or not well supported by evidence; limited integration of material.
3-5
Writing &/or structure &/or presentation is/are poor. No evaluation & discussion – 
description or personal opinion only with no supporting logic or evidence; no integration of 
material. The paper is hard to read and is hard to follow
0-2
Referencing 
10
There is a formatted reference list, which complies with the general or APA guide. There is 
the correct number of references according to the course descriptor which are reputable, 
current, extensive and relevant. The paper has accurate & systematic citations from the 
reference list according to the general guide.
8-10
There is a formatted reference list. Most of the references are relevant and current; 
accurate & systematic citation from the reference list according to the general guide. There 
is a correct number of references according to course descriptor.
6-7
There is a reference list. Some of the references are current but not always relevant or 
reputable.
3-5
There is no reference list or there is a poor example of a reference list which is not 
formatted and crudely presented.
0-2
Comments:Final Grade 
/70

NURBN2009 Assessment Instructions 2019 
Assessment Task 1: Academic Essay 
Due: Monday 1st April, by 5pm (ALL students) 
Word Count: 1500 words (+/- 10%) 
Weight: 40% 
Research and Writing time: approx. 12-20 hours 
Number of References: 10 minimum, APA style ONLY 
Purpose: 
This essay is designed to develop a capacity to identify, research and critically analyse the key 
concepts within health promotion and health education as it relates to the role of the professional 
nurse. This task is intended to encourage students to practise writing and presenting researched 
material in a logical, concise manner that is academically rigorous, including correct referencing, 
spelling and grammar. 
Topic: 
The introduction of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion in 1986 signalled the beginning of 
change in the way that health professionals educate and empower individuals and populations. 
Using the action areas of the Ottawa charter for health promotion and YOUR health promotion 
project (from Expo task), explain how the nurses’ role and the concepts of Health Literacy, Health 
Education and Health Promotion relate to empowerment of your target population. 
Instructions: 
Using the Health Promotion program YOU are developing for the Expo Assessment, demonstrate 
your understanding of how the key Ottawa Charter actions apply in regards to YOUR target 
population or community. This essay should discuss how health literacy, health education and health 
promotion contribute to empowering this population and the nurse’s role in providing them. 
The use of headings is encouraged in this essay, with the Ottawa Charter actions the most logical 
choice. Within the discussion around each Ottawa action and how it relates to YOUR program, 
connections should be made where appropriate, regarding literacy, education and empowerment for 
YOUR particular target population. For example; if discussing the health literacy of an aged 
multicultural population that you are targeting for a cardiovascular health promotion program; what 
plans have you considered to address this in the delivery of your campaign? How might literacy 
impact the success of your program? What Ottawa Charter action is at work here? 
Students should use the marking guide provided to understand the expected standard and quality of 
work. They must use appropriate resources and reference accordingly, using the university approved 
referencing style; APA sixth edition. The number of references required for this assessment is a 
minimum of 10. 
Submission 
Students are required to submit their Essay as a Microsoft Word file (.doc/.docx) via the appropriate 
Turnitin drop box (Flexible OR Standard) within the Assessment Module of Moodle

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