Example THINK – If it’s newsworthy to in these business

  1. Example THINK – If it’s newsworthy to in these business periodicals, that means it is likely a specific event, or a political, social, economic, technological, or competitive change, that demands a response.  That is where your knowledge and course preparation come in.
    1. Summarize the challenge or opportunity arising from this story.
    2. Using course concepts from text, lectures, and activities, how would you, a critically-thinking, analytical, creative manager, address this challenge or opportunity?  
  2. OUTLINE, THEN WRITE-You have two pages (12 point type, one inch margins, double-spaced, single-side printed) to summarize the most important points of the article, emphasize the challenges or opportunities for managers, and describe and support your ideas about how managers should respond to this challenge or opportunity.  I WILL READ MORE THAN TWO PAGES, IF YOU WISH TO WRITE MORE.
    1. Use strong topic sentences, leading off focused paragraphs, presented in logical sequence.
    2. Use formal business style, which includes clarity, brevity, accuracy, and correct spelling and grammar.
    4. Save your opinions for the end, as a thoughtful and logical outcome of the facts and concepts you have presented.  
  3. TURN IN ON TIME, both uploading to this assignment page in the canvas course home website, and turning in a hard copy (paper and article) at the class meeting  . 
    1. NO LATE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED, without prior approval from me.


  4. Is the key management challenge or opportunity stated clearly, as part of the first paragraph?
  5. Does the student clearly connect the article’s information to MGMT 316 course concepts?
  6. Are course concepts first defined, then explained in detail, then logically and completely applied into your discussion of the article?
  7. Are the paragraphs of this report presented in logical sequence?
  8. Does each paragraph have a strong, clear topic sentence?
  9. If the evaluator reads only the topic sentences, in order, does the report make sense?
  10. Does the writer use facts, express concepts clearly, connect them logically?
  11. Does each paragraph deal with only one area of analysis, or does it drift into other areas?
  12. Does the writer successfully avoid colloquialisms, imprecise language, and hyperbole?
  13. Is each sentence grammatically correct? (Check green underline).
  14. Is each word spelled correctly? (Check red underline)
  15. Check spelling of synonyms (there, they’re, their; it’s, its; too, two, and to; etc.)
  16. Is the paper consistent in using passive voice and formal report style throughout?
  17. Is the author’s opinion presented at the end of the report, and does it flow logically from the facts and concepts developed throughout the paper?

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