Healthcare professionals require a wide range of skills to enable them to interact effectively with patients. Discuss the importance of listening skills and the barriers that exist. What are the benefits of listening for both the patient and the health professional?
Marking guide; title page; table of contents; word count; page numbers; student ID on footer, correct margins; correct spacing; correct font; correct headings; correct paragraph format (see Assignment Guidelines), Assignment Checklist.
Logical and clear; well structured sentences; correct spelling (Australian); grammatically correct; appropriate paraphrasing; use of the third person
INTRODUCTION: Must outline what the assignment is about and what will be covered in the essay.
ANALYSIS: ESSAY QUESTION
References must be provided. Plagiarism penalty applies if supporting references do not appear in both in-text and end- text.
CONCLUSION: Must re-state what the assignment was about, the main points
Correct format for in-text references and end-text reference list. Evidence of current reading include journal articles, textbooks and credible websites – e.g., .gov .org .edu) All References must be less than 6 years old.
Table on content (No footer)
Double line spacing
Footer: Student Name, Student ID, Page No
In-text referencing matches End-text
Reference List (Follow APA Referencing Guide)
Single line spacing
Top: 2.54 cm
Bottom: 2.54 cm
Right: 1.91 cm
Left: 1.91 cm
• Clear introduction, generally introducing the
o topic, including what the assignment is about and what it will cover. (1st paragraph). Assignment purpose & Structure of the essay explained.
• Introduce topic generally (2nd paragraph). Brief background information and significance of topic included. Relevant definitions included.
• No conclusions stated in introduction
• In-text referencing included where necessary but not in first papragraph.
Break down the question.
Discuss the importance of listening skills and the barriers that exist.
What are the benefits of listening for both the patient and the health professional?
Restated purpose of essay and summaries of
main points. No new information.
Need to summarise all that is written.
No new information is to be provided.
No in-text reference in conclusion
Logical and clear format; written in full, well
Correct spelling (Australian);
Use of the third person only.
Use paraphrasing; any direct quotes followed by a paraphrase to explain the quote.
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