This week I want you to draft a memo to your employees. The reading this week d
This week I want you to draft a memo to your employees. The reading this week discussed planning and researching as well as writing reports and proposals. We are going to apply this knowledge to budget preparation. Please read chapter 1 and 2 in Budgeting Basics and Beyond. These 2 chapters will give you a great foundation as to what makes a good budget. For this assignment, please assume that you are a manager in the company of your choosing. You need your staff to help you gather the information that you need to create the budget that will be presented to executives for approval. This link will assist you in formatting your memo https://writingcenter.gmu.edu/guides/writing-business-memos I do not expect you to submit an actual budget to me, this is an exercise in providing good instruction to your employees. The better your instructions, the more accurate their response. Please keep in mind that in providing good instruction, you will also need to provide some background information as to what you will be using this information for and why. Provide APA formatted citations for any information that you use from any sources. Please submit your response in a Word document attached to this assignment. Reference Page Wikepedia is not an acceptable source for this paper should you choose to use additional sources. References should be in APA style (see Policies) Memo Assignment Rubric 100 % Exemplary 4 pts Accomplished 3.4 pts Developing 3 pts Beginning 2.6 pts Did not attempt 0 pts Specialized Knowledge 10 % Demonstrates fluency in the use of tools, technologies and methods in the field. Exemplary Student demonstrates fluency in the use of tools, technologies, and methods in the field in creative or innovative ways. Accomplished Student demonstrates fluency in the use of tools, technologies, and methods in the field. Developing Student demonstrates fluency in some but not all of the following areas in the field: tools, technology, and methods. Beginning Student does not demonstrate fluency in one or more of the following areas: tools, technology, and methods. Student may use appropriate tools, technology, and methods, but does not demonstrate fluency. Did not attempt Did not attempt. Quick feedback: 1468 characters left enter detailed feedback Introduction 5 % Exemplary Clearly states the purpose of the memorandum and includes all key information. Accomplished Mentions the purpose of the memorandum and includes a few important pieces of information. Developing Mentions the purpose of the memorandum. Beginning Offers a lead in to the memorandum but includes no important information. Did not attempt Did not attempt. Quick feedback: 1435 characters left enter detailed feedback Discussion 50 % Exemplary Addresses the topic with clarity; Clearly states the reason for the project and provides research to support the importance. An explanation as to how the requested information will be utilized is provided. Accomplished Addresses the topic with clarity; States the reason for the project with minimal research to support the importance of the project. An explanation as to how the requested information will be utilized is provided. Developing Addresses the topic; minimal research provided; sometimes digresses from topic of focus. A basic explanation is provided as to how the requested information will be utilized Beginning Provides little to no clarity in formulating conclusions and/or organization. No explanation is offered as to how the requested information will be utilized. Did not attempt Did not attempt.c Quick feedback: enter detailed feedback Summary 5 % Exemplary All important information is re-stated. Accomplished Most important information is re-stated. Developing Some important information is re-stated. Beginning No important information is stated. Did not attempt Did not attempt. Quick feedback: enter detailed feedback Mechanics, Grammar, & Spelling 20 % Exemplary Is free or almost free of errors of grammar, spelling, and writing mechanics. Accomplished Is free or almost free of errors of grammar, spelling, and writing mechanics. Developing Has errors but they don’t represent a major distraction. Beginning Has errors that obscure meaning of content or add confusion. Did not attempt Grammar and mechanic errors make writing completely unclear. Quick feedback: enter detailed feedback Sources 10 % Documentation of sources. Exemplary The sources included all have a corresponding in-text citation to show where and how the source was used within the paper. The sources support the conclusions made in the paper. Accomplished The sources included all have a corresponding in-text citation to show where and how the source was used within the paper. Not always clear how the sources support the conclusions made in the paper. Developing Not all sources have a corresponding in-text citation. Generally, the sources support the conclusions in the paper. Beginning Not all sources have a corresponding in-text citation OR the cited sources do not support the conclusions in the paper OR the source is misrepresented. Did not attempt The sources do not have a corresponding in-text citation and do not support the conclusions in the paper.

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