MGF5722 ASSESSMENT TASK 3: Take home exam
You are required to critically analyse the following article by Professor John
Ikenberry published in Foreign Affairs, 90(3), “The Future of the Liberal World
Order: Internationalism After America”, 2011.
1. Read the article carefully and begin to analyse it. Take down notes on the
key points that you find interesting and you would like to address in your
essay. It is okay just to focus on two or three points, especially given that
this not a very long essay.
2. Once you have chosen your key points, then read extensively on them so
that you have a solid argument. In additional to academic papers and
books, you could also consult other sources including newspapers, NGO
papers and papers from different international organisations. However,
your primary sources should be academic ones.
3. As a postgraduate student you can ask the library to order any article from
a journal that Monash University does not subscribe to. However
remember this could take some time.
4. You then need to design an essay plan. The questions you need to ask
yourself are as follows: (These questions are for your benefit only (to help
you plan your essay and you do not need to include your design in your
a. What are main points the author makes in his article?
b. Does the author’s argument have merit?
c. What is my line of argument and why?
d. What are the two or three main points that I will make in my essay?
e. How will I structure my essay so that it flows smoothly?
f. What examples will I use to make my case?
5. While formulating your answer please note the following:
a. This essay is designed to build your research and analytical skills. It
is not enough to read widely on the issue and then present the
material in an essay form. You have to demonstrate your ability
to critically analyse the issue using strong pertinent examples.
b. What you are NOT required to do is summarise the arguments put
forward by Professor Ikenberry in his Foreign Affairs article. Your
argument must be uniquely your own.
c. You need to adequately cover the theory on the specific question
asked. There are many theories out there and you need to be able
to demonstrate that you have understood these as well as explain
what you think about them.
d. Please make sure that your essay is based on your own work.
While lectures and lecture slides provide you with an important
starting point, please do not regurgitate lecture material.
6. You are required to use an essay-writing format. As much as possible
avoid using dot points. Work submitted for this assessment must follow the
Faculty Style as outlined in the Faculty Q Manual. Copies of this Manual
can be obtained at the bookshop or on line at URL:
7. Your essay structure should be as follows:
a. Introduction: You need to write a strong introduction which clearly
outlines your line of argument and explains how your essay is
b. Analysis: This section will constitute the bulk of the writing and you
may use sub-headings within this section to help organise the
c. Conclusion: You need to write a paragraph which draws out the
conclusions you are making, and any particular policyrecommendations
you might suggest.
8. References: Set out references in the appropriate manner. Remember,
you must provide in-text references, with the author(s) name, date of
publication and page number as well as a bibliography at the end. Work
should be properly referenced and there should be no missing references.
Cross check your work carefully.
9. Faculty Style Guide
Please use the Harvard style. I will email the style guide to you.
The Faculty has very strict procedures to deal with cases of plagiarism.
Please make sure that you understand clearly what plagiarism is and the
Faculty procedures on plagiarism.
11. Soft Copy via turnitin
You are required to submit one document by the due date and time in
electronic format via turnitin. The submission login can be found on Moodle.
The document you submit through should be entitled as follows:
Last Name First Name followed by 2. For example, the document for Jagjit
Plahe would be entitled Plahe Jagjit 2. This is important.
You will be penalised if over 15% of your essay is not written in your
own words even if your work is properly referenced. You MUST write in
your own words.
Remember stringing together quotes from various sources (even if you
carefully reference them) does not constitute writing an essay. Plagiarism will
be picked up by turnitin and the software will list in detail the sources from
which the material is sourced.
12. Return of Grades
Students will receive a feedback sheet for their assignments approximately 3
weeks after submission.
13. Penalties for Late Lodgement
A maximum penalty of 5% of the total mark allocated to this assessment will
be deducted for each day that it is late.
With kind regards,
MGF5722 Table 1: MARKING CRITERIA FOR TAKE HOME EXAM
Very poor Average Good Very
2. Review of relevant literature
! Use of scholarly literature
! Use of other literature
3. Analysis and critical thinking
! A demonstrated understanding of
the international system and in
particular of the influence of
emerging economies in a globalising
! A demonstrated ability to develop a
strong and clear written argument
using appropriate examples
• Critical analysis
4. Essay Structure and flow
! Essay structure
! Presentation, organisation and flow
! Grammar, punctuation and spelling
! Appropriate word length
! Conclusion derived from a strong
5. Use of References
! References cited are relevant to the
! Accurate text citation of references
as per the Harvard style
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1. The Future of the Liberal World Order: Internationalism After America………………………………………………. 1
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The Future of the Liberal World Order: Internationalism After America
Author: Ikenberry, G John
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