In Assignments 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3, you will be building up a formal, researched justification report (one part
at a time) that culminates in a recommendation to implement a particular product, service, or program in
your place of employment. This recommended product, service, or program should resolve a problem that
you identify in your workplace and should be directed to your employer (even if you do not actually plan to
share it with your employer).
Use the basic outline below to draft your paper. Organize your responses to each question under the
following section headings:
ï‚· Problem Statement (for Question 1)
ï‚· Overview of Alternatives (for Question 2)
ï‚· Criteria (for Question 3)
ï‚· Methods (for Question 4)
Write a two (2) page, single-spaced report in which you:
1. Describe in detail a problem at work, persuading and convincing the reader that it needs fixing.
2. Provide a detailed description of two (2) possible solutions (â€œalternativesâ€) that could be
implemented to resolve the problem identified in Question 1.
3. Describe five (5) criteria that you will use to measure the worth of each alternative in Criterion 2.
Note: The alternative that satisfies the most criteria to the highest degree will be the one you
recommend later to your employer. Criteria are standards that the audience values and are
therefore used to measure the worth of each alternative (common examples include cost,
desirability, durability, efficiency, time it will take to implement, and practicality).
4. Describe in detail how you will conduct the research needed to determine the best recommended
alternative to your employer.
Your assignment must:
ï‚· Be typed, single spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all
sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your
professor for any additional instructions.
ï‚· Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, the professorâ€™s name, the
course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required
assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
ï‚· Support ideas or claims in body paragraphs with clear details, examples, and explanations.
ï‚· Organize ideas logically by using transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
ï‚· Use sentence variety and effective word choice in written communication.
ï‚· Apply writing process strategies to develop formal business reports and / or proposals.
ï‚· Use technology and information resources to research issues related to selected topics.
ï‚· Write clearly and concisely using proper writing mechanics.
Lehman, C. M., DuFrene, D. D., & Jaffe, C. (2010). Professional communications: 2010 custom
edition (2nd ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.