The new edition of this best-selling study skills book provides a practical guide for success for students at every level of their study in criminology or criminal justice degree. Fully-revised and thoroughly updated to reflect changes in the curriculum, the book continues to provide students with practical and relevant information for their degree including topics on: choosing courses, sourcing and researching, applying theory to practice, writing essays, presentation skills, revision, taking exams, and careers after your degree. Additional content for the new edition includes:
a new chapter on plagiarism; developments in virtual learning environments and e-resources; expanded coverage of internet and e-learning skills; your move from high school to university and the varying levels within your degree.
Chapter 3: Assessment in Criminology
Assessment in Criminology
3.1 What is Assessment?
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) checks quality and standards of programmes and subjects within all Higher Education institutions by auditing them. The QAA Code of Practice on the Assessment of Students states that: Assessment is a generic term for a set of processes that measure the outcomes of students' learning, in terms of knowledge acquired, understanding developed and skills gained' and that:
It provides the basis for decisions on whether a student is ready to proceed, to qualify for an award or to demonstrate competence to practise. ...