Grading Criteria for Written Papers
- Are the goals to be achieved by the recommendations stated? Are they appropriate?
- Are the recommendations specific and comprehensive?
- Are the recommendations clearly built on the analysis?
- Does the paper include specific actions plans and timelines for implementing the recommendations?
- Are the recommendations and action plans prioritized? Which are short term and which are long term?
- Are the recommendations practical (can they reasonably be done)?
- Can the recommendations and action plan be accomplished with available resources?
- What are the risks in the recommendations and actions? What is the plan for dealing with them?
- Does the paper identify and prioritize the major issues?
- How does the paper deal with insufficient information in the analysis?
- Are relevant tools and frameworks used?
- Are relationships and dependencies among important factors in the situation identified?
- Are assumptions in the analysis stated explicitly?
- Does the paper contain major alternatives considered, and the rationale for not pursuing?
- Are analyses in the exhibits done correctly?
- Do the exhibits support the analysis and recommendations? Are they clearly and usefully referenced in the text?
Overall Criteria: (2)
- Is the paper logically consistent and structured so that it effectively sells its recommendations?
- Is there a high likelihood that the recommendations will achieve the desired goals?