Assessment Guideline
Executive Summaries in Industry Expert Seminars

It is easy to recognise a good summary when one reads one, but it is difficult to specify the marking scheme precisely. I use the following guideline in my marking.

It is a very demanding job to summarize a lecture in 400 words. Difficulty in this task is reflected in the marking scheme below.

Note: 50% is pass mark for postgraduate modules. A summary would fail if it is poorly presented, or the report is incomprehensible
Note: 70% is distinction mark. A distinction summary must have something *special*
Essential quality: The presentation must look professional; it must be readable and spell checked. Something special must be present, e.g.: The author has:

The above advice is given by Edward Tsang; last updated 2018.03.02