Grading Criteria for Written Papers
Problem Statement and Recommended Actions: (6)
- Is the problem that needs to be solved stated clearly?
- Is the criteria for identifying this problem appropriate?
- Are the criteria for selecting a recommendation stated? Are they appropriate?
- Is the plan of action integrated in a logical way and linked to the analysis?
- Does the action plan recognize the importance of timing (short and long term)?
- Is the action plan specific and complete?
- Is the action plan practical (something that can be done reasonably)?
- Is the action plan effective (does it resolve the problems and achieve the desired result)?
- Is the action plan efficient (does it make good use of available resources)?
- Does the paper contain analyses of the major issues?
- Does each analysis properly incorporate the relevant tools?
- Does each analysis show the relationships among important factors in the situation?
- Are assumptions which are made in the analysis stated explicitly?
- Does the paper contain a broad perspective of available alternatives, and the strengths and weaknesses of each?
- Is the recommended strategy backed by numerical forecasts and projections incorporating information from exhibits in the original case? Are these projections reasonable? Are the analyses done correctly?
- Is information in the exhibits visualized and presented in an appropriate manner?
- Do the key analyses support and add to the text on salient points?
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 their desired results?