代写 ATS2743/ 3743 – Build Your Career
代写 ATS2743/ 3743 – Build Your Career
ATS2743/ 3743 – Build Your Career
Semester Two, 2016
Assignment 2–– Option B - Career Issues Essay
Instructions, format and suggested topics
Write a research-based essay drawing on a range of career theories and an
example, or examples to explore a career development issue (choice, motivation,
fulfilment, resilience or change) in depth. Example/s to illustrate your argument
should be drawn from at least one career interview with a family member or
friend. This option asks you to focus on clear and in-depth understanding of
different theories of career development and how they might inform or 'apply' to
Remember to be critical of theories means recognising the value but also the
limitations of theories.
Suggested ‘topics/questions’ to guide your research:
b1) 'Do what you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life."
Discuss this idea in relation to two or more career theories and an example or
examples (eg. a person in your life as well as, for contrast, a famous person) To
what extent do the theories and the example/s confirm or challenge this idea of
b2) Is a perfect match between person and career possible?
Respond to this question in relation to two or more key theories about career
choice and satisfaction, with reference to your example/s. You should also
consider the implications of your answer for someone about to graduate
(whether they have made a career choice or not).
b3) The most important career attribute is …. ?
Answer this question with reference to two or more key theories about career
development and apply to your example/s.
b4) Career analysis and recommendation.
Imagine that you are a careers guidance counsellor. Choose one or more
theoretical perspective to develop a detailed career analysis and
recommendation for a person you know. You can write this in the form of a
suggested career ‘plan’ for the person but remember that you MUST explain and
support your analysis with references to career development theory and
literature (journal articles, books etc.) You will need to consult with the person
to build your analysis. You can also refer to ‘career’ guidance tests, but
remember to evaluate and provide a critical perspective on such tests (don’t just
take them as ‘given’ or uncontroversial fact).
Please note: b4) is an advanced option and you are strongly encouraged to
discuss your idea for a career analysis and recommendation with your
tutor/facilitator or the coordinator before proceeding.
GENERAL points on structure and writing:
The essay structure is not ‘fixed’ you should work out how to organise your
answer based on the question and issues you address. You will need an
introduction that sets out the aims and purpose of the essay (and explains some
context about why this question is important – why you are addressing this
question). In general it is good to give an overview of what you will argue also,
and the kinds of sources or career theories you will be referring to (this is
‘methodology’). You will also need a conclusion that re-states the key points and
comes to a clear conclusion in response to the question (your argument).
You can use headings if you want, but it is not a requirement.
Direct quotations (whether from career theory or an interview you have
conducted yourself) should be indicated with quotation marks at the beginning
and end: Eg. As John said, ‘my career has been really interesting’.
Try to avoid lengthy quotations – eg. more than two sentences and remember
the quotations are there to illustrate or support a point you are making, not just
to repeat what the author’s or your interviewee have said. You can also
paraphrase – and you do not need to use quotation marks, but you do need to
make clear who has ‘said’ or ‘written’ the point. Eg. As Holland argues, the key to
a successful career is choosing…
For all material used as sources (eg. career theories, information about context,
or environment for the particpants) – follow a consistent and clear referencing
The Monash Library information on Harvard Referencing gives clear examples
and should cover most of the types of material you would need to reference.
See http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/tutorials/for more information. As well as
citing the sources in the text, you will need a bibliography.
CAREER THEORY SOURCES
There are many summaries and basic information is available online about
career development theories, and you are welcome to reference these in your
assignment. These are good sources to use to begin understanding career theory,
but to develop a more critical and ‘in depth’ approach to analysis you should
consider using academic journal articles or chapters in academic texts with more
detailed discussion of the value and limitations of various career theories.
BEING CRITICAL means not just accepting what the theories/theorists suggest
without question. All career theories have limitations and can be challenged.
You need to explain what you think those limitations are, though, and to do this
you can compare or contrast what the theory says ‘SHOULD’ or USUALLY
happens, with what a real person has experienced.
ACADEMICALLY RELIABLE SOURCES
Peer reviewed academic Journals are the gold standard for references in relation
to career theory. You can use Library databases to find these sources – and can
select ONLY to view peer reviewed sources.
Other sources can be academically reliable however. As a Rule of Thumb, you
need to assses the reliability of all sources (online or print) yourself – to do this
you can look at Authority (is the source/author a reliable author), Audience
(who is the source written for - eg. is it for schoolchildren? General audiences eg.
Wikipedia, Or is it at a higher level? ) Transparency (is it made clear where the
information has come from eg. do they give sources so you can do your own
checking?) Objectivity (is it an unbiased source – not ‘pushing’ a particular
argument for their own benefit – eg. some /com sources may not be as reliable as
they are ‘selling’ a product) and Currency (is the information up to date?)
We will be assessing the quality of your sources not just the quantity – so you
need to make sure you can answer these questions before including a source.
Submission and presentation requirements.
The case study is to be submitted online, as an attachment.
Please note - PLEASE submit in PDF - if you don’t know how to convert a word
or text document to pdf - you could google it.
You DO NOT need to submit the assignment with a cover sheet - the online
system includes a check box system for the student statement and also records
who you are when you submit.
You need to upload the file, but DON’T FORGET- you also need to click send for
marking, and agree to the student statement or your assignment will only be
registered as a draft and may be marked as late.
TURNITIN - VERY IMPORTANT!
You will also need to submit a copy of your case study via Turnitin.
This is in addition to submitting the assignment to the dropbox, you must submit
your assignment to both!
Ideally, you will submit to turnitin before you submit to the assignment dropbox.
Turnitin is a text matching tool and will tell you if there is material in your
assignment that should be referenced (in case you missed it). If you submit to
turnitin first you can make any necessary revisions to referencing before final
submission. If you do make changes, you will be able to submit to turnitin a
second time (as many times as you need) but keep in mind that there can be a
delay in receiving second or third reports from turnitin.
A note on PERCENTAGES - the turnitin software only indicates the percentage of
matched text in the document. A high percentage does not mean that you have
plagiarised, and a low percentage doesn’t necessarily mean that your assignment
is free of any unacknowledged source material. There is NO correct or incorrect
percentage to aim for, or to be worried about. You need to judge whether any
‘matched’ text is appropriately and fully acknowledged in references. You must
read the report about your text, don’t just look at the percentage. More
information on turnitin is available on moodle help pages at Monash.
5. Assignment marking criteria for this task:
Students in ATS3743 please note that you have an additional expectation of
depth of analysis for this assignment.
代写 ATS2743/ 3743 – Build Your Career