BA 325 Information Literacy Assessment RubricYour Information Literacy assignments this term will be graded in a manner similar to how a supervisor would review your work on the job. Doing just what is required of you in a timely and reasonable fashion will let you keep your job (i.e. get some flavor of B grade from 79.5 to 89), but it won’t be enough to get you promoted (i.e. get an A or A- grade 89.5-100). Anything C+ and below means that you are at risk of losing your job because you are not meeting its requirements. See below for the criteria used to assess your assignments:ü+ (A to A-) Exceeds expectations; superior work – you have impressed your boss you’re promoted!Analysis demonstrates nuanced insight Demonstrates strong mastery of the course material through application to the readingAppropriate linking of evidence from case & class readings to support your perspective Uses course concepts to respond to the question and thereby provides your take on thingsOngoing synthesis of informationWhere appropriate – linking of real-life experienceWell-written and follows the Executive Summary ExpectationsYou impress me ü (B+ to B-) Meets expectations; fulfills the assignment – you are doing a good job.Uses appropriate evidence from case & class readings, to support your analysis. Attempt to apply course ideas to the reading but the result is less than masterful – more time and analysis is requiredWhere appropriate – linking of real-life experienceSome repetition of ideas, overly wordy, or difficult to understand – meaning that it requires more than one reading to interpret your pointFollows some, but not all, of the Executive Summary Expectationsü- (C+ and below) Does not meet expectations; insufficient for assignment – you need to work harder to keep your jobDoes not link to course concepts Explanation of course ideas are weak and/or inaccurateMerely repeats descriptive information without engaging in analysis.Presents little or no supporting evidence; discuss issue only in terms of personal opinion. Writing is problematic (very difficult to understand, many usage and typographical errors)Does not follow most, or all, of the Executive Summary ExpectationsExecutive Summary ExpectationsGuidelines for Writing an Executive SummaryAn executive summary is a concise summary of a business report. It restates the purpose of the report, it highlights the major points of the report, and it describes any results, conclusions, or recommendations from the report. Moreover, an executive summary should be aimed at a particular audience, one that is interested in and wants to learn more about the purpose—or message—of the main report. Also, the audience should be able to acquire the information it needs without having to read the whole report.An Executive Summary Should…Be presented as a document that can stand on its own;Be one to three pages, depending on the length of the report;Be written in a formal tone, avoiding the use of first person pronouns (I, we, our, etc.)When Writing an Executive Summary, Refer to These Guidelines:Clearly state the purpose of the report. Remember that your audience may not have much time, so they should know this information immediately.Present the major points in the same order they are written in the report. Organization is key for communicating your message. Also, avoid introducing information that is not addressed in the report.Summarize the results, conclusions, or recommendations made in the report. Inform your audience quickly and thoroughly instead of having them guess.Use headings as needed, but phrase them differently from those in the report. This will keep your summary organized while avoiding redundant language.Format the summary in the same way as the report.Reread the summary carefully and ask yourself, “Is my message clear? Did I include key recommendations? Could my audience peruse this without missing the main point? Would I be interested in the full report based on this summary?”Proofread and edit.Have a non–business person read the summary—a friend, relative, spouse. How did she/he react? What parts were confusing or unclear? Her/his reaction might be similar to that of a business person. Revise as necessary.