1) Examine a major change in your life, whether personal or work-related, that you found challenging and difficult to make. (See the uploaded resume and create work related hypothetical changes and challenges to complete this assignment).
2) Describe the situation in a paper of 1,000–1,200 words. Include the factors discussed in the module and how they affected your reactions to the change. Include a discussion of how these factors could have been used to make the change easier or smoother.
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the change process, factors that affect reactions to change, and how to make change easier. Clearly develops a strong analysis of the factors and how to use them to make change easier. Introduces appropriate examples.
3) Refer to the assigned readings to incorporate specific examples and details into your paper. (See the uploaded files and links for reading documents).
4) Prepare this assignment according to the 6th edition APA guidelines. An abstract is not required.
5) This assignment uses a grading rubric (see the table below). Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
Less Than Satisfactory
40.0 %Demonstrate understanding of the change process by describing a life change. Include the factors discussed in the module and how they affected your reactions to the change. Include a discussion of how these factors could have been used to make the change easier or smoother. Does not demonstrate understanding of the change process, factors that affect reactions to change, and how to make change easier.
Does not demonstrate critical thinking and analysis of the material. Demonstrates only minimal understanding of the change process, factors that affect reactions to change, and how to make change easier. Demonstrates only minimal abilities for critical thinking and analysis. Demonstrates knowledge of the change process, factors that affect reactions to change, and how to make change easier, but has some slight misunderstanding of the implications. Provides basic critical thinking and analysis. Does not include examples or descriptions. Demonstrates acceptable knowledge of the change process,
factors that affect reactions to change, and how to make change easier (in your own words). Develops an acceptable analysis of the factors and how to use them to make change easier. Utilizes some examples. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the change process, factors that affect reactions to change, and how to make change easier. Clearly develops a strong analysis of the factors and how to use them to make change easier. Introduces appropriate examples.
30.0 %Integrates information from outside resources into the body of paper. Does not use references, examples, or explanations. Provides some supporting examples,
but minimal explanations and no references. Supports main points with examples and explanations and includes few references to support claims and ideas. Supports main points with references, explanations, and examples. Analysis and description are direct, competent, and appropriate of the criteria. Supports main points with references, examples, and full explanations of how they apply. Thoughtfully analyzes, evaluates and describes major points of the criteria.
20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
7.0 %Assignment Development and Purpose Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear. Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
8.0 %Argument Logic and Construction Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses non-credible sources. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking.
Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
5.0 %Mechanics of Writing
(includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
5.0 %Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. All format elements are correct.
5.0 %Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style)
No reference page is included. No citations are used. Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used. Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct. In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
100 %Total Weightage