Written Paper Grading Rubric
All Levels, College of Business
For this assignment, develop a 4 -5 pages response containing written narrative, figures, and charts.
Milano Co. manufactures and sells three products: product 1, product 2, and product 3. Their unit selling prices are product 1, $40; product 2, $30; and product 3, $20. The per unit variable costs to manufacture and sell these products are product 1, $30; product 2, $15; and product 3, $8. Their sales mix is reflected in a ratio of 6:4:2. Annual fixed costs shared by all three products are $270,000. One type of raw material has been used to manufacture products 1 and 2. The company has developed a new material of equal quality for less cost. The new material would reduce variable costs per unit as follows: product 1 by $10 and product 2 by $5. However, the new material requires new equipment, which will increase annual fixed costs by $50,000.
· If the company continues to use the old material, determine its break-even point in both sales units and sales dollars of each individual product.
· If the company uses the new material, determine its new break-even point in both sales units and sales dollars of each individual product. (Round to the next whole unit.)
· What insight does this analysis offer management for long-term planning?
View the Written Paper Grading Rubric.
(Observation descriptors indicating extent to which criterion is met.)
30% of overall grade
Content indicates synthesis of ideas, in depth analysis, and evidence of original thought and support for the topic.
Content indicates original thinking and develops ideas with sufficient and firm evidence.
Content indicates thinking and reasoning applied with original thought on a few ideas.
Content indicates some thinking and reasoning but most ideas are unoriginal or underdeveloped.
25% of overall grade
All evidence supports arguments and is relevant to the topic. The student uses the required number and type of resources identified in the syllabus to support his/her argument.
Most evidence supports arguments and is relevant to the topic. The student uses 75% of the required number and type of resources identified in the syllabus to support his/her argument.
Some evidence supports arguments and is relevant to the topic. The student uses 50% of the required number of sources.
Limited evidence to support arguments, with few sources relevant to the topic. The student uses less than 50% of the required number of sources.
15% of overall grade
Paper has a high degree of attention to logic and reasoning of points. Paper clearly leads the reader to the conclusion and stirs thought regarding the topic.
Paper is coherent and logically organized with transitions used between ideas and paragraphs to create coherence. Overall unity of ideas is present.
Paper is somewhat structured and logically organized. Some points remain misplaced and stray from the topic. Transitions evident but not used throughout.
Paper is limited in logical organization with major errors.
15% of overall grade
Paper is free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors.
Paper has few spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors allowing the reader to follow ideas clearly.
Most spelling, punctuation, and grammar are correct, which allows the reader to progress through the paper. Some errors remain.
Spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors create distraction, making reading difficult. Errors are frequent.
15% of overall grade
Paper meets all formatting guidelines and assignment requirements, including page-length and APA formatting requirements. Paper is correctly assembled with a professional look.
The paper follows most formatting guidelines, including page-length and APA formatting requirements.Paper is correctly assembled.
Paper generally follows formatting guidelines and assignment requirements, including page-length and APA formatting requirements. Paper has some assembly errors
Paper does not follow formatting guidelines and assignment requirements, including page -length and APA format requirements. Paper has major assembly errors