UC Department of Environmental Health Education and Research Center (ERC)
Examples of research topics:
I will assess your work in the context of a “real world” business setting. For each piece of writing you complete, keep the following scale in mind.
“A” Range: A manager would be very impressed and remember the work when a promotion is considered. Your work may contain the following elements: an effective, interesting, well-written, and perhaps unusual or original solution; clear logical reasoning that connotes thoughtful organization and appropriate development; the appropriate tone for the given writing situation; excellent visual presentation; and virtually error-free grammar and mechanics.
“B” Range: A manager would be satisfied with the job, but not impressed. It may contain the following elements: a competent, effective solution to the problem; a logically and adequately developed message; a clear, concise, and empathetic style; effective visual presentation; few mechanical and grammatical errors.
“C” Range: A manager would be disappointed and ask you to revise or rewrite sections before allowing others outside of the department to see the work. Work may contain the following elements: an acceptable, but perhaps weak solution and pattern of organization; obvious gaps in logic or incorrect information; errors in style, tone, or mechanics.
“D” Range: A manager would be troubled by the poor quality of your work. Work may contain the following elements: many errors in organization, development, word choice, style, tone, and/or mechanics.
“F” Range: A manager would begin looking for someone to replace you. Work contains an unacceptable number of errors in one or more of the following: content, organization, style, tone, or mechanics. The document may violate the facts explicitly given in the problem.