Pick a hospital setting for the paper.
The board of directors has asked that you provide a 750-word report detailing your strategies and recommendations to overcome the workforce shortages and to improve employee morale. The strategies and recommendations should be as specific as possible and include the resources needed for implementation. Your primary text and journal/website research must be used as a reference to support your analysis.
To get some practice into submitting written assignments for this course, please follow the rubric below for the You Decide assignments (Week 2 and Week 6), as well as for the assignments due for Weeks 3 and 5.
Written Assignment Rubric
The following grading template will be used for Weeks 2, 3, 5 and 6. There are 50 points possible for each assignment.
CONTENT: (10 possible points)
10 points – Content is excellent, completely consistent, and appropriate for audience and purpose; contains excellent internal integrity; detail is rich and specific
7 points – Content is good and usually consistent and appropriate for audience, purpose, and medium; contains some internal integrity; detail is inconsistent
4 points – Content is minimally effective; inconsistent or inappropriate for audience, purpose, or medium; contains minimal internal integrity
1 point – Content does not meet requirements for purpose or audience
ORGANIZATION: (10 possible points)
10 points – Organization is excellent; ideas are clear and arranged logically and the transitions are smooth; no flaws in logic
7 points – Organization is good; ideas are usually clear and arranged in an acceptable sequence; transitions are usually smooth and effective; good support
4 points – Organization is minimally effective; problems in approach, sequence, support, or transitions
1 point – Organization does not meet requirements for purpose or audience
DESIGN AND FORMAT: (10 possible points)
10 points – Document format is excellent, with strong visual impact, design, and format
7 points – Document format is good, showing effective visual impact and format
4 points – Document format meets some formatting requirements
1 point – Document format does not meet requirements for purpose or audience
STYLE AND READABILITY: (10 possible points)
10 points – Readability is excellent, with strong attention to audience, appropriate tone and style and good transitional language; good use of figurative language
7 points – Readability is good, containing an audience-centered focus with appropriate tone and style; some wordiness; minor problems with sentence structure
4 points – Readability is minimally effective, with limited attention to tone and style
1 point – Readability does not meet requirements for purpose or audience
GRAMMAR/REFERENCING: (10 possible points)
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10 points – Grammar, referencing, punctuation, mechanics, and usage are correct and idiomatic, consistent with Standard American English; demonstrates competent use of mechanics
7 points – Grammar, referencing, punctuation, mechanics, and usage are good, mostly consistent with Standard American English; errors do not interfere with meaning or understanding
4 points – Grammar, referencing, punctuation, mechanics, and usage are distracting and could interfere with meaning or understanding
1 point – Grammar, referencing, punctuation, mechanics, and usage interfere with understanding