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week 2

Open Posted By: ahmad8858 Date: 12/09/2020 Graduate Coursework Writing

Lesson One Assignment Instructions: Objective Update and Journal Critical

Instructions:

Lesson One is due at the end of week five. The Lesson Report assignment is generally submitted every two weeks Lessons One through Five. The Report contains three graded activities:

  1. Overall format (do not overuse: page breaks, excess line returns, or increased margins size), readable of your assignment, and citations. Include page footers and page numbers on all assignments.
  2. A unique Business Journal Article Critique Essay.
  3. Internship update summary of internship site activities: 
    • Hours (containing a statement of activities).
    • Hours worked or volunteered.
    • Submit the status of the three Internship SMART Objectives with supporting raw data. Additionally, submit a current analysis (a state where you are in completing the objective and what you have learned so far) of collected raw data. If the objective is complete, state so.
    • To assist...review the SMART Objective Update Requirements Item found in the Lesson Tools.

The report includes the following components in this order (use a bold section header for each critical report element):

TRANSMITTAL LETTER: to the decision-maker (for this purpose that is the Professor) ---watch the video found in Lesson Tools for more information.

TITLE PAGE: assignment title, plagiarism statement, and course information.

SECTION I: a short executive summary (ES) of the entire report ---not to exceed (NTE) a half-page followed by a page break and NTE three paragraphs/single-spaced.

Executive Summary (ES) should answer this…if the decision-maker only reads your ES would decision-maker want to move on through your report, or could they make a decision based on your ES?

SECTION II: the unique business journal critique essay (the article provided as part of the assignment)---watch the video found in Lesson Tools for more information.

SECTION III: The Internship Site update.

  • A current update of three internship objectives.
  • raw data proof of internship objectives current status (analyze and graphically present raw data).
  • performance hours for the period and to date.

SECTION IV: Reference page, with references listed in APA format.

  • Any appendices, if needed (outside sources must be referenced in the main report to be valid to report).

Length:

  • Journal Critique 4 to 5 pages
  • Site and Objectives update 4 to 5 pages
  • Transmittal memorandum, cover page, and references are not in the page count

Sources:

The completed report cites three outside sources. Two sources should be from reviewed business journals.

JOURNAL ARTICLE: "Change Yourself. Step Up” by Herminia Ibarra

Resource Material critique deck v.2

Assignment RubricReport Assignment BMGT 2488 Requirements & CriteriaTransmittal Letter and Administrative Format (5%)Title Page (5%)Section I (10%)Section II (35%)Section III (40%)Section IV (5%)Total of 100 points (100%)Total (late assignments NTE 5 days - 15% reduction based on approval)

Category: Engineering & Sciences Subjects: Electrical Engineering Deadline: 12 Hours Budget: $120 - $180 Pages: 2-3 Pages (Short Assignment)

Attachment 1

A guide for writing a Business Journal Article Critique Report for BMGT 2488 and BMGT 2489

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WRITING A BUSINESS JOURNAL CRITIQUE

Assignment: Business Journal Critique Report

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Parts of the Critique

Introduction

Summary

Evaluation

Response

Conclusion

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Critique Introduction

Introduce author & title of work

Provide author’s main point (“take-away”)

State your overall evaluation of the Journal Article

Add any required background

info that may help reader understand article

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Summary (written as if you are a reporter)

Summarize the entire work

Written objectively to relate:

Author’s overall point (“take away”)

Support provided for the overall point

Goal of a summary (abstract):

Provides author’s thesis and main point untainted by your opinion

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Evaluation (written as if you are a judge)

Accuracy of information

Definition of key terms (or lack of)

Hidden assumptions

Clarity of language

Fairness

Logic and organization

Common fallacies: Name-calling, hasty generalization, over-simplification, emotional language, black/white & either/or fallacy, bandwagon appeal

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Response: (this section is YOUR opinion)

Some questions you might ask of yourself

Where do you agree and disagree?

What does the author get right or wrong?

What ultimate merit/use does this work have?

Would you recommend this work a a credible source on the topic?

Consider your response section a miniature essay. Your thesis is your opinion of the work. Your main points in this section support the opinion expressed in your thesis. This is the section to reference outside sources. Use APA version 6 (see YouTube tutorial notes below

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APA Version 6 set up guide. Use APA format throughout course.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=youtube+apa+version+6#id=2&vid=ba73ecb13f9928ee426b8e6555caf94b&action=click

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Conclusion (bring your reader back on point)

Remind reader of overall importance of topic

Combine your rating with personal response to focus on overall strengths and weaknesses of article

State what you believe is the ultimate success of the Article (“the So-What and/or Take-away”)

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Where does the Critique fit in your Update Report?

Following the Transmittal Memo and Cover Page before your Objective Updates 5% each.

The Journal Article Critique is 45% of the Update Report grade points, your objective and site summary is 35%, and overall format and APA citations are the remaining 5% each.

APA requirements are critical and required for all course writing assignments.

Outside sources are recommended (gradable) and required to be referenced within the Report if cited and noted where appropriate. Don’t provide references of materials not used in your report.

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Questions/Information

Please use the following Instructor communications methods

Provide questions on Course Message Board (best choice)

For more detailed questions text me at (210) 441-0523 requesting a phone discussion and provide the following information:

Your name and course

General question topic

2 to 3 times/dates when you will be available.

Your contact phone number

During discussion you need to have computer access to the Blackboard Course site

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