BUS 237 – Assignment 1: MIS Article Critique
Due Date/Time: Check Canvas Assignments for the due date/time for your section! Objective and Background:
Many of the concepts you will be learning throughout this course are best understood as well as more interesting if you are aware of current and emerging MIS-related news in academic journals, newspapers, and magazines. This assignment will allow you to share an article of your choice from a reputable source and critique it. Key concepts include: New and current technology; management information systems; innovation; writing business critiques; analyzing media news; and business communication skills.
Find a recent article (within 6 weeks of this assignment’s deadline) from either:
Harvard Business Review
Bloomberg Business Week
The Globe and Mail
The Financial Times
New York Times
Your choice of article may be generally based on a technological innovation or application of technology (successful or otherwise), or more specifically related to one of the topics we have discussed or will discuss in class (see course outline).
You must ensure that you reference your article correctly using APA referencing style, as well as to reference any other sources you use. You should provide an electronic copy of your chosen article (PDF format required) with your submission.
... the foreign land to perform essential functions of the business abroad. These assignments can last anywhere from a few weeks to several ... . This interconnection now enables everyone to see, in real time, the business and what is taking place. This new form of ... facilities throughout the world that are accessible by air. Transit time is another important aspect of international logistics, and is closely ...
You are required to prepare a maximum two-page summary report of this article in Microsoft Word, including a critique and/or appraisal of the article’s content; and clearly point out how it relates to at least one of the concepts from BUS 237 lectures or textbook chapters.
A note about your report: You should dedicate no more than one page to summarize the article with the rest reserved for critiquing the article. You will be critiquing the content of the article. Do not critique the writing style or grammar used in the article. Focus your critique on the opinions and facts presented in the article. You should present your opinions supported by external sources such as academic publications or news stories with your critique.
Examples of such critique include agreeing/disagreeing with the major takeaways of the article or extending the main points of the article with external research or personal observations. It is acceptable to write the critique using the first-person view. Review carefully and edit your write-up for grammatical and spelling mistakes missed by MS Word’s auto-correct feature.
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BUS 237 – Assignment 1: MIS Article Critique
This assignment is to be submitted online, using the Canvas Assignments tool. Attach your completed assignment and required supporting file(s).
You will submit a 3 page document including a cover page + 2 page report in MS Word. The document should be written in a business/professional format, well organized and easy to read. Deductions will apply for poor formatting, spelling/grammatical mistakes, and poor organization of ideas. Specifically, you are expected to use MS Word styles, citation/reference manager, and
cover page features. Refer to Lab Unit 2 notes for detail.
Please use the following fonts only: Arial, Times New Roman, Tahoma or Calibri. Do NOT use font size smaller than 11 pts. All page margins should be at least 2.5 cm (i.e., 1 inch or 72 pts).
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Double-space paragraph formatting is required. Only MS Word file format is accepted for the report – all other formats (e.g., PDF or MS Works) will NOT be accepted.
This is very important to avoid display inconsistencies leading to unnecessary grading penalties. The cover page (this page does not count toward your report page limit) should clearly display the following information: your name, student number, TA’s name, and course/tutorial section number.
Submit via Canvas Assignments tool the following two files:
1) MS Word Report consisting of your cover page + 2 pages of report content (3 pages in total) 2) PDF Copy of Article you selected for this assignment (your assignment cannot be graded without article!)
Assignments are core components of BUS 237.
See the assignment grading key on the last page for the evaluation criteria used to grade this assignment.
Plagiarism: Students are expected to work independently on this assignment; therefore, a maximum grade of zero (0) will be given to students whose submissions suggest that they collaborated with others on their assignments. This applies to the original author of the work, as well as to those whose submissions resemble it!
Late submissions will be penalized at the rate of -10 for 1 day, -50 for 2 days, -90 for 3 days!
Missing assignments will result in an N (not complete) grade for this course!!! This automatically becomes a Failed (F) at the end of the semester, if the requirements (i.e., submitting the assignment) are not satisfied.
Contact your TA immediately if you are having any problems with the Canvas submission process!
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BUS 237 – Assignment 1: Grading Key
Article directly related to ideas in course, and from reputable source
Article indirectly related to ideas in course, and from reputable source
Approaches Expectations (10)
Article indirectly related to ideas in course, and not from reputable source
Article does not relate to ideas in course, and/or is not from reputable source
Organization appropriate, appropriate length, good presentation
Organization ok, reasonable length, reasonable presentation
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Several problems with organization, length, or presentation
Inappropriate organization, length or presentation
Content & Tone
Presents critique and appraisal of key ideas; Appropriate tone established and maintained throughout report in a business professional style
Some problems with presentation of critique and appraisal of key ideas;
Appropriate tone established but not maintained consistently
Poor effort to critique and appraise key ideas;
Appropriate tone neither established nor maintained consistently
No effort to critique and appraise key ideas; Inappropriate tone used