Winter 2017Marking RubricReflective JournalsPurposeThe fundamental purpose of the reflective journal

Winter 2017Marking RubricReflective JournalsPurposeThe fundamental purpose of the reflective journals is threefold: In the context of the “e alert” subject matter that you have chosen to follow for the duration ofthe course, evidence an increasing understanding of the chosen subject matter and the variousimplications of the subject matter on international business, from a Canadian perspective.Evidence the ability to communicate in a written format in a persuasive and articulate manner.Write about a given topic in an increasingly informed manner over the term of the course sothat you can clearly state that you are informed about a specific subject matter (you becomethe class source of information on the subject matter you chose). Topics World BankIMFPatent rulesInvestor Dispute ResolutionCountry of origin rulesBrexitChina Free Trade agreementNAFTACETATPPAutomationSocial licenseSpecial topic to be presented to the Professor for approval Report StructureThe normal flow/structure of the journal would be:a) Title page with identification of the subject and student nameb) Briefly outline the content of the article(s)c) Discuss the article, placing it in the context of Canadian interests in the international businesscontext (i.e. draw linkages to course content)d) Provide your opinion with rationale as to WHY you support or do not support the article’s statedpositione) Proper APA citation of the article. 1 Any RJ that is submitted using source material dated 6 months or greater in the past, from the date ofyour RJ, will be returned to the student for updating with more current source information. Administrative Issues Individual work submitted on Slate (drop box) pursuant to posted scheduleThere are 5 opportunities to submit, only the 4 with the highest marks will be considered forfinal gradingTyped: Times New Roman, font 12, double spacedMaximum pages are 2, plus the title page and page for references. Grading RubricThe grading rubric for the RJ’s is presented below.Criteria Poor to Fair(less than 6) Satisfactory to Good to VeryExcellent (>9)Good (6 to 7.5) Good ( 7.5 to 9) Subjectmatterdiscussion Limiteddiscussion of thesubject matter,evidencing a lackof understandingof the subject.Did not gobeyond the basiccontent of thearticle chosen.No connection tocourse material Discussion ismoreadvanced, interms ofdetail, butdiscussion stilllacks clarity Opinionoffered Limitedconnection tocourse Only oneOnly one source sourceLittle or noIndividualopinion shown. attempted someIndividual simply level ofrestated theinterpretation toinformation from arrive at anthe source article opinion, butdefense ofopinion offeredwas weak. Discussion isadvanced interms of detailand nuance.Significantconnection tocourse materialTwo sources Discussionevidencessuperiorknowledge,insight andnuance.Insightfulconnection tocourse materialMultiple sources Individualarticulated welltheir opinionof the subjectmatter anddefended thatargument withat least onestrongargument. Individualarticulated welltheir opinion ofthe subjectmatter anddefended thatargument withat least twostrongarguments. 2 Readability Poor use oflanguage.Multiple andconsistentgrammar and/orspelling errors.No focusedstructure to thejournal. Limited andinconsistent useof language.Moderate butconsistentgrammar and/orspelling errors.Some structureneedsimprovement toconnect ideaspresented. Good use oflanguage withfew grammarand/or spellingerrors. Goodstructure withclear flow ofideas. Strong use oflanguage withno grammarand/or spellingerrors. Strongstructure withclear flow ofmultiple ideasthroughoutjournal. Examples of Credible Sources Globe and MailNational PostFinancial PostGuardianWall Street Journal (Asian or European edition)EconomistPeterson Institute for International EconomicsConference Board of CanadaFrazer InstituteBroadbent National Bureau of Economic ResearchWorld BankIMFCouncil of Canadians 3