Written communication skills

Assessment task 3: Written problem solving assignment
Intent: Written communication skills are essential to business practice involving contract administration and
management. Whether making written recommendations to a client or to a supervisor, those involved
in contract administration and management must be able to clearly and logically communicate in
written form. When making recommendations or giving advice on legal, practical and ethical aspects
of contracts, a business practitioner should be able to properly give authority to support their
arguments. This assessment will test your legal knowledge, develop your written communication
skills with particular reference to legal citation, and develop your problem solving skills.
Objective(s): This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
1, 2, 3 and 4
This task contributes specifically to the development of the following graduate attributes:
3.0, 4.0 and 5.0
Weight: 30%
Task: Prepare a written response to a legal problem question in problem solving format, demonstrating
proper legal citation. The problem question will be made available on UTSOnline. This is not a
research assignment so you do not have to do anything more than refer to your text book or material
covered in lectures. Format requirements and other information on this assessment will be provided
on UTSOnline.
Length: 2000 words (excluding in text references and reference list)
Due: 11.00pm Tuesday 1 May 2018
Criteria: Identification of relevant factual and legal issues (SLO 1; GA 3)
Identification of the key legal principles as they apply to the legal issues (SLO 1, 2; GA 4)
Appropriate consideration and correct application of relevant legal authority (statutory materials,
general law and cases) (SLO 2; GA 4)
Articulation of a clear and coherent argument which is logically structured (SLO 2, 3, 4; GA 5)
Ability to manage competing arguments (SLO 4; GA 3)
Clear written expression with correct use of grammar, punctuation and spelling (SLO 4; GA 5)