In what ways does climate change affect either the accommodation or attractions sector of the tourism industry?

Assessment 1: Essay

length : 1000 words

Due: 3 April  

In what ways does climate change affect either the accommodation or  attractions sector of the tourism industry? In your essay you need to  describe and analyse the various ways that climate change is currently  affecting, and could possibly affect, the sector you have selected. You  should include specific examples of current impacts on businesses in the  sector you have selected. 

MNG00912 Environmental Management for Hotels and Attractions

Assessment 1: Essay Marking Rubric

MARKING CRITERIAHIGH DISTINCTIONDISTINCTIONCREDITPASSFAIL
Introduction: Introduces the topic; provides an overview of the essay5%Highly engaging; well developed and written; provides an excellent lead-in to the essayEngaging; well developed and written; provides a very good lead-in to the essayA good introduction but still somewhat limited in its scopeAdequate introduction but is limited in its development and scopeIntroduction fails to adequately begin the essay; fails to provide an adequate overview; confused and unclear
Provides a definition of climate change and a discussion of its global significance10%Excellent definition informed by relevant and contemporary literature; clearly stated and readily understandable; excellent discussion of the ramifications of climate change at a global scaleVery good construction of the definition, informed by relevant literature; clearly stated and readily understandable; very good level of discussionGood construction of the definition, informed by relevant literature; reasonably clearly stated and understandable; good level of discussionAdequate construction of the definition, informed by relevant literature; adequate level of discussionEither does not provide a clear definition informed by relevant literature or the definition used is ambiguous or unclear; poor discussion of ramifications
Description of the impacts that climate change is having and could have on the selected sector20%Identifies and describes at an excellent and appropriate level of detail the impacts that climate change has and could have on the sectorIdentifies and describes at a very good, appropriate level of detail the impacts that climate change has and could have on the sectorIdentifies and describes at a generally goo level of detail the impacts that climate change has and could have on the sectorIdentifies and describes at an adequate and basic level of detail the impacts that climate change has and could have on the sectorDoes not clearly describe the impacts or if it does, the description is superficial
Analysis and critical discussion of the impacts that climate change is having and could have on the selected sector20%Demonstrates a sophisticated ability to synthesise and analyse information taken from academic and technical publications in order to discuss the current and potential impacts on the sectorVery good level of analysis and synthesis of information drawn from academic and technical publications in order to discuss the current and potential impacts on the sectorA good level of synthesis and analysis of information drawn from academic and technical publications in order to develop discussion of the current and potential impactsAdequate, basic level of analysis which allows for some discussion of the current and potential impacts on the sector, but tends, overall to remain at a descriptive levelInadequate analysis and critical discussion of the current and potential impacts of climate change on the selected sector
Inclusion of appropriate examples that help develop argument5%Excellent use of relevant and illustrative examplesVery good use of relevant and illustrative examplesGood use of relevant and illustrative examplesAdequate use of relevant and illustrative examplesNo examples included or if they are, they are not relevant or appropriate
Well researched, utilising a range of relevant academic literature that is properly referenced10%Essay clearly informed by an extremely well executed process of research; excellent references both academic and technical, used and referenced correctly; direct quotes to a minimumUses appropriate number of academic articles, book and technical publications; referenced correctly; keeps direct quotes to a minimumGood level of research has been used though it falls short of being very good. References are appropriate and few errors in referencingAdequate level of research that achieves the minimum standard. Some errors in referencingPoorly researched; inadequate use of academic and technical literature; incorrectly referenced
Appropriate standard of written expression10%Written expression is excellent: clear, fluent, elegantWritten expression is very good: clear and fluentWritten expression is good but not very goodWritten expression is adequate, though sometimes there might be poorly constructed sentences or paragraphsInadequate standard of written expression; difficult to understand much of the essay
Logical and systematic structure10%Essay has a very clear structure; there is a logical flow of ideas and the development of an argument; excellent transitions from one paragraph to the nextEssay has a clear structure; there is a logical flow of ideas and the development of an argument; very transitions from one paragraph to the nextEssay has a reasonably clear structure; there is a logical flow of ideas and the development of an argument; generally good transitions from one paragraph to the nextAdequate structure but some flaws in the flow of ideas; argument not as strong as it could be; poor transitionsPoorly and inadequately structured and organised
Reference List10%Reference list is correctly constructed; completely free of errorsA very good reference list, containing no significant errorsReference list is more than adequate and mostly free of errorsReference List is adequate and is largely free of errors but there are some errorsReference list is mostly incorrectly constructed and contains many errors

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