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HMD 307 Writing Assignment

Below you will find details related to your first group writing assignment. Please note the requirements related to academic peer-reviewed support in writing assignments.

Group Writing Assignment 1 – Leadership Experience vs. Leadership Attributes

Purpose: This group writing assignment is designed to ensure that students can effectively compare and contrast the importance of leadership experience with leadership attributes. This assignment is intended to stimulate students' critical thinking in selecting the most salient factors related to experience and attributes, comparing and contrasting the level of importance, and drawing a conclusion based on analysis.

Critical Thinking Skills: Comparing and contrasting is the process of looking at similarities and differences in order to reveal important characteristics of two objects, systems, organizations, events, processes or concepts. In comparing and contrasting experience and attributes, you are to demonstrate the following critical thinking skills:

  •  Identify the most salient factors related to experience and attributes for entry-level frontline managers
  •  comparing and contrasting the level of importance, and
  •  Draw a conclusion based on this investigation.

Task

As a group, you are to write an essay that compares and contrasts leadership related experience and attributes. Your paper will be assessed based on critical thinking skills outlined above.

  • This is a group assignment.  The paper must be collective original work.
  • All submitted papers must be uploaded to the appropriate assignment section in Turnitin. Please upload one of the following Word file types: .doc  or .docx.  The file name must include your group number. No group member names are to appear in the paper (The title page should only include your group number)
  • A paper is considered late if it does not meet this condition.  Late papers will be assessed against the Late Submission Policy located within this syllabus.
  • Papers should be between 1500 and 2000 words in length, typed, double-spaced, 12-point font, one-inch margins.
  • Peer-reviewed scholarly research should be used for reference that support your key points.
  • To avoid plagiarism, your paper must have similarity index less the 20%. 

 

COMPARE AND CONTRAST ESSAY RUBRIC  

 CATEGORY

Exceeds the Standard

Meets the Standard

Does Not Meet the Standard

Compares and Contrasts

40%

The paper compares and contrasts items clearly, points to specific examples to illustrate the comparison, includes only the information relevant to the comparison and draws support from academic research.

The paper compares and contrasts items clearly, but the supporting information is general. The paper includes only the information relevant to the comparison.

The paper compares and contrasts items clearly, but the supporting information is incomplete, and may include information that is not relevant to the comparison.

Organization & Structure

30%

The paper breaks the information into point-by-point or block-by-block structure. It follows a consistent order when discussing the comparison.

The paper breaks the information into point-by-point structure or block-by-block, but may not follow a consistent order when discussing the comparison.

Organizational pattern not identifiable. Some details are not in a logical or expected order, and this distracts the reader.

Conclusion

20%

The paper states a thoughtful or logical conclusion based on similarities and differences.

The paper states a conclusion based on similarities and differences.

The conclusion is evident but does not draw on any similarities or differences.

APA

10%

Model document of APA 6th edition: Correct punctuation, citation, tables, figures, format of each reference

5 or fewer instances of style errors

Between 6 and 10 instances of style errors

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