Individual Synopsis & Critical Reflection Paper
Word count: 500 words
Due date: Online one week after the group presentation by each member of the student team
Submission details: Refer to Submission Requirements (p. 24)
Marking Criteria and Standards: See page 14.
One week after the group presentation each student will submit an individual synopsis of the content
of the presentation and a critical reflection on the process of working in a team to construct an
argument and achieve consensus. The paper is NOT to be an exact copy of the student’s
contribution to the group presentation in Part A.
The marking criteria and standards have been developed to guide you through the assessment
process. Please read the criteria and standards carefully.
Students are required to cover the following:
An individual synopsis of the content of the group presentation – A written summary of the
main points made by the student’s team in the debate
Critical reflection on the process – How your team’s presentation could be improved to
strengthen your case? This includes providing alternative approaches to address the
professional practice issues identified in the case study.
Critical reflection on your learning – How the NMBA Codes, Standards, and Guides enhance
your understanding of professional practice as a graduate nurse or midwife?
The paper must include in-text references and a reference list at the end of the paper in the APA style
6th edition (available on vUWS) for all resources used in your team presentation and in the critical
reflection on the group process (a minimum of five references is expected).
There is a word limit of 500 words. Use your computer to total the number of words used in your
assignment. However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word
count. In-text citations will be included in the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit
by more than 10% the marker will stop marking at 500 words plus 10%.