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should have 3 paragraphs
. first: why mental illness in Aboriginal in Australia is higher rates than normal population, what’s the course ( stolen generation, British colorization…. , which is the factor, which illness is common( suicide should be mention)
.second: how social and cultural factors that are associated with higher rates of mental illness and suicide (these are the main content of this essay)
third: identify one evidence-based strategy to address this ( government report, what do the government do? mental nurse do…)
The topic of essay:
Australia Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) individual are know experience rate of mental illnesses far above the national average, with suicide rates significantly higher in some communities. Discuss the social and cultural factors that are associated with higher rates of mental illnesses and suicide, and indentify one evidence-bases strategy to address this .

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Assessment Task 1 –Essay (1600 words)
Due date: Thursday, 24th March, 2016 by 23:59pm
Weighting: 40%
Length and/or format: 1600 words
Purpose: This assessment aims to enhance students learning related to
contemporary mental health issues including reasoning, critical
thinking, reflection and care planning. The essay will provide an
opportunity for students to be analytical and synthesize
information within the expectations of academic writing. Students
will be provided with two contemporary mental health topics with
the choice of one to be submitted. The discussion is to be
supported with relevant and credible references.
Learning outcomes assessed: 1, 2
How to submit: This essay will be submitted electronically into turnitin via the
LEO unit page.
Return of assignment: The assignment will be returned via the LEO turnitin with a grade
and feedback summary.
Assessment criteria: The assignment will be marked based on the criterion
assessment rubric .on page 17-18. Further information pertaining
to this assessment task can be found in the assessment block on
LEO site.
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NRSG210 Assessment Rubric
Student Name: _________________________________ Student ID: _______________________________
ASSESSMENT TASK 1- (40%)
Elements
(Weighting)
Expected High Distinction
(HD)
Standard
Expected Distinction (D)
Standard
Expected Credit (CR)
Standard
Expected Pass (PA
Standard
Fail (NN )
Standard (No attempt made)
Focus
& Introduction
7 marks
There is a clear introduction
that outlines the topic, and
contextualises and profiles
the scope, content and the
sequence of the essay
topic.
There is a clear
introduction that outlines
the topic, and profiles
most the scope, content
and the sequence of the
essay topic.
There is a clear introduction
that outlines some of the
topic, and profiles some
content.
There is a clear
introduction that
outlines the topic.
There is an
introductory sentence
that outlines the
topic, some parts are
unclear and or
absent.
There is no
introduction.
Content, Evidence
&
Examples
42 marks
The content is relevant to
the topic. Student has
highlighted in detail all the
relevant significant factors;
explained and analysed the
concepts and or issues and
their importance.
Referred to relevant theory
and literature to support
their reasoning and
examples are presented.
The content is relevant to
the topic. Student has
highlighted in detail all
the relevant significant
factors; explained and
analysed the concepts
and or issues and their
importance.
Evidence and examples
are presented of varying
quality.
Most content is relevant to
the topic. Student has
highlighted most of the
relevant significant factors;
explained and analysed the
concepts and or issues and
their importance on most
occasions.
Evidence and examples are
presented of varying
quality.
Some content is
relevant to the topic.
Explained and analysed
the concepts and or
issues and their
importance on most
occasions.
Evidence and examples
are minimal.
There is insufficient
content presented
that is relevant to the
topic, and no
evidence and/or
examples are
presented.
The content,
evidence and
examples are not
appropriate.
Critical Thinking
&
Reasoning
15 marks
There is evidence of both
depth and breadth of
reading. An argument is
presented and well
supported with evidence.
Emphasised the importance
of consumer/carer
perspectives throughout
the discussion.
There is evidence of
breadth of reading. An
argument is presented
with supported evidence.
Emphasised the
importance of
consumer/carer
perspectives throughout
most of the discussion.
An argument is presented
with some supported
evidence.
Emphasised the importance
of consumer/carer
perspectives throughout
some of the discussion.
An argument is
presented with minimal
support of evidence.
Some emphasis on the
importance of
consumer/carer
perspectives
throughout the
discussion.
Arguments made are
not supported by any
evidence.
No emphasis of
consumer/carer
perspectives
throughout the
discussion.
There is no clear
argument
presented.
No attempt to
incorporate
consumer/carer
perspectives in the
discussion.
Closing paragraph
7 marks
There is a concluding
paragraph which restates
the topic, provides a
summary of all of the key
points, and presents an
overall conclusion.
There is a concluding
paragraph which restates
the topic, provides a
summary of most of the
key points, and presents
an overall conclusion
There is a concluding
paragraph which restates
the topic, and provides a
summary of most of the
key points.
There is a concluding
sentence which
restates the topic, and
provides a summary of
some of the key points.
There is a concluding
sentence which
restates the topic
without providing an
summary of the
content.
There is no
evidence of a
conclusion.
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Sequencing
&
Accuracy
3 marks
The content in the essay
matches the outline
presented in the
introductory paragraph.
Most paragraphs are
organised in a logical
manner so that content
flows from one paragraph
to the next, and there are
clear linking sentences that
link each paragraph to the
next. The essay ends with a
rational conclusion.
The content in the essay
mostly matches the
outline presented in the
introductory paragraph.
Most paragraphs are
organised in a logical
manner, and the essay
ends with a rational
conclusion.
There is a clear
introduction, followed by
the body of the essay, with
a conclusion. However,
content within the body
and within paragraphs is
not always logically
sequenced. Most
paragraphs relates to a
discrete idea.
There is a clear
introduction, followed
by the body of the
essay, with a
conclusion. However,
there is little evidence
of sequential
presentation. Some
paragraphs relates to a
discrete idea.
There is not a clear
introduction, body
and conclusion.
Paragraphs don’t
relate to a discrete
idea, or link to one
another.
There is no
evidence of
sequencing or
paragraphs.
Sources
& Referencing
3 marks
Credible and relevant
references are used.
Accurate use of APA
referencing style on most
occasions.
Accurate use of in-text
citations. Uses between 18
– 20 references.
Credible and relevant
references are used.
Accurate use of APA
referencing style on most
occasions.
Mostly accurate use of in-
text citations. Uses
between 15
– 17
references.
Credible and relevant
references are used.
Accurate use of APA
referencing style on most
occasions. Uses between 11
– 14 references.
Most references are
credible and relevant.
Accurate use of APA
referencing style on
most occasions.
Accurate use of in-text
citations on most
occasions. Minimum of
10 references used.
Not all references are
credible and/or
relevant. Many
inaccuracies with the
APA referencing style.
Too many direct

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