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UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA

BKAS3113 SEMINAR IN ACCOUNTING INFORMATION


SYSTEMS
FIRST SEMESTER 2016/2017 (A161)
GROUP B (DR. ROSLI MOHAMAD)
ASSIGNMENT 1
(GROUP PRESENTATION - 5%; INDIVIDUAL WRITING - 5%)
A.

Introduction
The purpose of this assignment is to facilitate students abilities to
understand the selected topic covered in the course syllabus. The
project facilitates students to: (1) identify and formulate an inquiry
question that defines what youd like to learn, and (2) deliver the
knowledge to the respective audience via presentation.

B.

Selection of article
1. Each group (with three students in a group) will be assigned for ONE
(1) article for the report writing (5%) and for the presentation (5%).
2. The instructor will provide the article (either quantitative or
qualitative in nature) at the beginning of the semester.
3. Refer presentation timetable for an article details and presentation
schedule.

C.

Content of Report
The report must include each of the following sections:
i.
Title page
ii. Introduction
Provide brief background/description of the assigned topic for
audience understanding.
Indicate among others: why the topic is important, the issue
related to the topic,
Objective(s) of the article.
iii. Body-analysis of the main points. These include (among others):
Theoretical framework and variables considered by the
article,
Research method employed,
Data collection procedure and targeted respondents (if
applicable),
Context of study (e.g., focused country, industrial), and
The outcomes/findings of the study.
iv. Conclusion
v. References (cited articles)
1

Please
refer
and
(http://www.apa.org).

follow

the

APA

Style

6th

ed.

D.

Format of Report
1. Format: Typed, double spacing, Times New Roman, Font size 12,
Margin 2.5cm or 1 inch, justified.
2. Number each page excluding cover page and table of content.
3. Language: Report should be written in English.
4. The content of the report is limited to 500 words only (excluding
cover page, table of content, references, and appendices).
5. Correct
spelling,
grammar,
punctuation,
and
paragraph
construction are very important. Please check your report before
submission and edit your paper for readability.
6. Use heading and sub-heading appropriately. Number your heading
and sub-heading consistently.
7. Number and label all tables/figures (if any) accordingly.

E.

Submission
1.
Submission of report will be in two formats:
A hard copy submission will be in class (during the respective
lecture/presentation as specified). The submission of the
assignments must be done on time and PENALTY will be
imposed on late submission.
A soft copy of the summary must be submitted to Turnitin for
plagiarism checking purpose. A final soft copy of the summary
must be submitted to UUM Online Learning.
A report with more than 25% of similarity index (as suggested by
the Turnitin) will be totally rejected. Hence, no marks will be
given to such report.
2.
Submission of the PowerPoint slides soft copy must be submitted to
UUM Online Learning TWO (2) days before the presentation, not
later than 4.00 p.m.
3.
Please use the cover page template (Appendix 1).

F.

Presentation (5%)
1. Presenter(s) should simplify the article for better audience
understanding.
2. Presenter(s) can freely ask questions and request for class
members responses/opinion on the given article.
3. Limit the presentation to 6 minutes so that ample time will be
made available for questions and answers session. Two (2)
minutes will be allocated for the question and answer session. The
presentation should focused on the main issues of the article.

G.

Evaluation

This project comprises of two assessment criteria:


Component
Evaluation criteria

Written report
(individual)

Rubric 1 (Appendix 2)

Presentation (group)

Rubric 2 (Appendix 3)

TOTAL

10

Appendix 1: Cover Page

UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA


BKAS3113 SEMINAR IN ACCOUNTING INFORMATION
SYSTEMS
FIRST SEMESTER 2016/2017 (A161)
ASSIGNMENT 1
(INDIVIDUAL PROJECT)
<ARTICLE TITLE>

PREPARED FOR:
DR. ROSLI MOHAMAD

PREPARED BY:
<STUDENTS NAME AND MATRIC NO.>

SUBMISSION DATE:
3

Appendix 2: Report Writing Rubric


REPORT WRITING RUBRIC
Course Name ( Course
Code):____________________________________________________________________________________________________
____
Student Name (Matric
No):______________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____
Project
Title:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________

Poor
1-3
ORGANISATI
ON

INFORMATIO
N

ANALYSES

TIMELINESS
MECHANICS

AESTHETICS
SOURCES &
REFERENCES

Fair
4-6

Good
7-9

Excellent
10 - 12

Totally unrelated. The


information appears to be
disorganised.

Remotely relevant. Information


is organised but paragraphs are
not well-structured.

Somewhat relevant. Information


is organised with well-constructed
paragraphs.

One or more topics were not


addressed. Information has
little or nothing to do with the
main topic.

All topics are addressed and


most questions answered with
about 1 sentence each.
Information clearly relates to
the main topic. No details
and/or examples are given.

Provides insufficient
evaluation and critical analysis
of the topic in terms of
research and comparison to
similar work done by others.
Report handed in more than 1
week late.
Many grammatical, spelling or
punctuation errors.
Unacceptable appearance.
Does not use appropriate
table, figure, font, font size,
line spacing and border areas.
Unclear style.
Some sources are not
accurately documented.
References are not cited in
text, and no or few references
are provided in the reference
list. Style and format are

Provides somewhat adequate


evaluation and critical analysis
of the topic in terms of research
and comparison to similar work
done by others.
Up to 1 week late.

All topics are addressed and most


questions answered with at least
about 2 sentences each.
Information clearly related to the
main topic. It provides 1 - 2
supporting details and/or
examples.
Demonstrates thoughtful
evaluation and critical analysis of
the topic in terms of research and
comparison to similar work done
by others.
Up to two days late.

Directly relevant. Information is


very organised with wellconstructed paragraphs and
subheadings.
All topics are addressed and all
questions answered.
Information clearly relates to
the main topic. It includes
several supporting details
and/or examples.
Demonstrates sophisticated
evaluation and critical analysis
of the topic in terms of
research and comparison to
similar work done by others.
Report handed in on time.

Some grammatical, spelling or


punctuation errors.
Appearance is acceptable but a
lot could be improved.

A few grammatical, spelling or


punctuation errors.
Appearance is generally good;
only some elements need to be
improved

No grammatical, spelling, or
punctuation errors.
Excellent formatting and
appearance. Use appropriate
table, figure, font, font size, line
spacing, and border areas.

All sources (information and


graphics) are accurately
documented but many are not
in the desired format. Few
references are cited in text and
in the reference list. Most

All sources (information and


graphics) are accurately
documented, but a few are not in
the desired format.
Most references are cited in text
and appropriately provided in

All sources (information and


graphics) are accurately
documented in the desired
format. Complete references in
text and reference list. All
references use correct style

Scor
e

incorrect.

OVERALL
ASSESSMENT

Seriously lacking. The paper


was not acceptable. The work
was not up to the quality
expected in this course. The
paper did not meet the
requirements.

references use incorrect style


and format.
Somewhat lacking. The paper
was acceptable. It
demonstrated some
understanding of the material
covered. The paper met
minimal requirements.

reference list. Most references


use correct style and format.
Adequately meets criteria. It
demonstrated an average
understanding of the material
covered. The requirements were
adequately met.

TOTAL SCORE

and format.
Fully meets criteria. The paper
was outstanding. It
demonstrated superior
understanding of the material
covered. The requirements
were met in full.
/96

Appendix 3: Presentation Rubric


PRESENTATION RUBRIC
Course Name ( Course
Code):___________________________________________________________________________
_
Student Name (Matric
No):_____________________________________________________________________________
_
Project
Title:_____________________________________________________________________________
_________________

Content

Organization
Subject
knowledge

Visual Aids

Poor
1-3
There is no sequence
at all in the
presentation.
Student does not
have grasp of
information, and
unable to answer
questions.
Student uses no,
poor or inappropriate
visual aids.

Non- Verbal Skills

Student makes no
eye contact, reads
from notes, is
nervous, and
inappropriately
dressed.

Verbal
Skills

Student does not


show interest
towards the topic
presented.
Student incorrectly
pronounces terms
and speaks too

Enthusiasm

Elocution

Fair
4-6
There are gaps in the
sequence of the
presentation.
Student has a grasp
of information, but
less comfortable
answering questions.

Good
7-9
There is a logical
sequence in the
presentation.
Student is at ease
with information, and
answers questions
reasonably well.

Excellent
10 - 12
There is a logical and
interesting sequence
in the presentation..
Student has a good
grasp of information,
and handles all
questions well.

Student uses
average quality
visual aids that
rarely support the
presentation.
Student makes some
eye contact, reads
mostly from notes,
seems nervous, and
rather
inappropriately
dressed.
Student is indifferent
to the topic
presented.

Student uses good


quality visual aids.

Student uses good


quality and creative
visual aids.

Student makes eye


contact most of the
time but sometimes
reads from notes, is
relaxed, and
appropriately
dressed.
Student shows
interest in the topic
presented.

Student incorrectly
pronounces some
terms and speaks

Student pronounces
most words correctly
and speaks clearly.

Student maintains
eye contact, seldom
reads from notes, is
relaxed, selfconfident and
appropriately
dressed.
Student
demonstrates
passion for the topic
presented.
Student pronounces
correctly and speaks
eloquently.

Score

quietly.

quietly.
TOTAL SCORE

/72