Evidence for extensive and in-depth reading of relevant literature (journal articles, textbooks, and other relevant sources)
Understanding of the subject, as demonstrated by the ability to clearly explain the issues involved and an awareness of alternative views on the topic.
Thorough grasp of theories and/or theoretical models (where appropriate) relevant to the topic, the use of relevant concepts and (where appropriate) the use of diagrammatic analysis and/or equations.
Good use of comprehensive, relevant, accurate and up-to-date factual/statistical material (where this is appropriate).
Ability to think and to reason logically and consistently in the writing of the report.
Good use of a wide range of academic sources in the writing of the report, all of which have been fully and comprehensively referenced in the bibliography.
Ability to write in clear and grammatically-correct English, with proper use of paragraphs including both an opening/introductory paragraph that sets the scene and concluding paragraph bringing together the issues discussed is the report.
Ability to come to a clear set of independent, yet intelligent and well informed, conclusions that derive from the arguments contained in the rest of the report and the evidence cited.
The use of good written and communication skills in the presentation of the report, including typing, spelling, punctuation, sentence construction, the drawing of tables, the presentation of statistical material, the use of footnotes and the overall lay-out of the report.
LSBU Harvard Style Referencing– (available at https://www.citethisforme.com/)