Brief Analysis

IHP 610 Brief Analysis Paper Guidelines and Rubric Overview: Throughout the course, you will complete three brief analysis papers. These assignments will prepare you to review a particular case, analyze the impact of the case from a variety of perspectives, and make a recommendation for the best course of action supported by your analysis. Within each paper, be sure to address each question in the given prompt and include the following elements:

1. Your analysis of the issue or situation 2. Your assessment of the impact on key stakeholders 3. Your clear recommendations on a course of action or policy

Guidelines for Submission: Brief analysis papers should be 1–2 pages in length with one-inch margins, 12-point font, double spacing, and APA formatting for all references and in-text citations.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (88%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Comprehension of the Issue/Case

Meets “Proficient” criteria and offers greater insight about the issue under consideration

Clearly articulates a good understanding of the issue under consideration

Articulates what is known about the issue, but is missing detail and clarity of content

Does not articulate what is known about the issue under consideration

30

Analysis of Impact on Stakeholders

Meets “Proficient” criteria with exceptional detail and identifies stakeholders or impacts that may not be obvious upon reading the prompt

Provides analysis of the impact of the issue on relevant stakeholders

Provides analysis of the impact of the issue on some of the stakeholders, but missing key perspectives

Does not demonstrate analysis of stakeholders impacted by the issue under consideration

30

Recommendation Meets “Proficient” criteria and includes additional supporting details to reinforce the recommendation

Develops a clear and relevant recommendation on the issue under consideration

Develops a recommendation, but is missing supporting details or elements to clearly articulate course of action

Does not make a relevant recommendation for a course of action regarding the policy or issue

30

Writing Mechanics Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format

Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that obstruct understanding

10

Total 100%