In the form of a mini (1750 words) literature review, evaluate an aspect/issue within women’s entrepreneurship. The review can discuss issues such as: the factors that push women to start their own business (both push and pull factors), the profile of entrepreneurial females (educational background, lifestyle), the differences of their status in different countries (both developed and developing countries). You are only allowed to go above or below this word count by 10% otherwise marks may be deducted. Marks will be awarded as follows:
• ORIGINS / DEFINITIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (10%)
• EVALUATE KEY LITERATURE WITHIN 1 AREA OF FEMALE ENT. (50%)
• DISCUSS FUTURE TRENDS FROM LITERATURE (20%)
• USE OF REFERENCES & RESEARCH (10%)
• STRUCTURE, STYLE, PRESENTATION, LANGUAGE (10%)
Student answers the question fully, particularly in the areas requiring greater analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
The entire work is clearly linked and structured, and is also succinct.
Clear and convincing line of argument.
Provides thorough evidential support and critical knowledge of theoretical positions.
60 – 69%
A substantial attempt to answer the question with adequate emphasis on the more analytical components.
Relationship between statements and sections are generally easy to follow.
There is a reasonably clear line of argument.
The need for evidence is clearly recognised, and most claims are supported by relevant evidence.
50 – 59%
Uses some relevant material but not always effectively
Relationships between statements and sections are sometimes hard to follow.
The line of argument is not convincing.
Provision of supporting evidence is spasmodic.
40 – 49%
Substantially fails to answer the question or to address the topic.
Relationship between statements and sections are difficult to recognise
The line of argument is unconvincing and minimal.
Use of evidence is weak and/or inappropriate.
< 40% (or 35%)
Fails to answer the question or to address the topic.
Few clear links between statements or sections.
Little or unconvincing argument.
Minimal reference is made to supportive evidence.