Summative: Two (2) assessment tasks related to course objectives are to be completed as part of the course requirements. Details for assessment task 1 are found below.
Assessment Task 1
Due Date: 25 August 2022 at 11:55 pm via the e-assessment environment on the study desk.
Length: 1400 words
Task: Reflect on the knowledge and experience gained through engagement with the course content, course readings and your own research to address parts A and B of this assessment.
Part A (700 words)
Describe the typical anatomical and physiological features of proficient athletes in three (3) different individual or team sports where anatomical features differ. If a team sport you must state the position (e.g. – Netball Centre). State how these anatomical features may influence athlete performance. Use academic references and/or primary and secondary evidence to justify your evaluative statements.
Part B (700 words) – Apply
Apply biomechanical principles and motor learning theories to analyse physical performance in the 3 sports selected (chosen above). Evaluate the factors that contribute to improving an athlete’s performance of these skills. Use academic references and/or primary and secondary evidence to justify your evaluative statements.
Word Limit: The usual practice of accepting assignments that are 10% over or under the stated word limit, will apply. Correct research analysis presentation: genre requirements and research analysis conventions (e.g., font size etc.) in the research analysis format (typed). As a guide, quotations from published work should take up no more than 20% of your analysis
Academic Literacy: It is imperative that you conduct a spelling, punctuation and grammar check prior to submission. The assessment will not be assessed unless it meets minimum standards of academic literacy, including referencing. Avoid use of colloquial language and be professional and objective in your writing. It is normal academic practice to write in third person unless instructed otherwise. Always support your ideas and arguments with sound researched information. If you need support with literacy skills and academic writing, you can access information and help through the Learning Centre link included below:
References: A reference list of the academic books, journal articles and book chapters used must be presented. Use of the Endnote program to compile the reference list is highly recommended. World Wide Web home pages and the electronic and print media alone are not adequate as source material. The reference list should contain the academic sources that are integrated within the text. Access to journal articles etc. should be available through the library websites. (General search engine websites are a complement to, not a substitute for, academic sources).
Research Sources: There must be clear evidence of the use of credible academic research sources to guide your planning and your response to the assessment task. You need to acknowledge all sources of information that are not your own using the APA referencing style to do so.
To reference lecture notes: Geiblinger, H. (2021) EDH2253 – Scientific Bases of Movement 1: Course notes (Lecture ppt #, slide #): University of Southern Queensland.
Referencing system – American Psychological Association (APA Style): APA style is the only referencing style that will be accepted. Below is the link to the USQ Library site that will help you become familiar with the APA style: http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing/apa-referencing-guide
Draft work. No drafts of work will be able to be submitted for correction and feedback. General comments and clarification are available and exchange of ideas through forums is encouraged but you will own the final work. Your attention is drawn to the USQ Plagiarism policy: http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing/what-is-plagiarism. By submitting work you are indicating that the work has not been produced by plagiarism or collusion. There are academic penalties for dishonest actions.
Self-Assessment: As a check and for practice it is recommended that you self-assess your work on a copy of the criteria sheet attached below.
Assignment extension policy: Any application for extension to the due dates must be made via email in advance and approved by the course examiner via return email.