MBA 525 – Module 5: Journal Article Assignment 3
You will locate two peer-reviewed journal articles related to a topic covered in Modules 3, 4, or 5 and
create a professionally designed PowerPoint presentation. The two articles must be related and discuss
the same topic. In the presentation, you must identify similarities and differences in the two chosen
studies and draw conclusions from the results of the studies. The presentation should include a minimum
of five slides, with audio embedded on each slide (for a total of five-to-seven minutes). You will also
submit a Word document of your audio transcript.
This assignment asks you to focus on your ability to read multiple articles, in this case two, and
understand similarities and differences. Keeping in mind it is only through comparing and contrasting
what is known that we understand what is possible and what is still missing. In your quest to create new
knowledge and showcase your critical thinking skills, this assignment asks you to locate two articles on
the same topic and discover similarities and differences of thought, findings, and process of inquiry.
You should review the Steps from the Journal Article Assignment 1 instructions to assist you with
completing this assignment.
Statement on graduate-level writing requirements
Your writing reflects your ideas and communicates your understanding of the topic to the instructor. Even
though the writing in this assignment will be done as a presentation (PowerPoint slides and a transcript of
your audio), it is important to adhere to graduate writing standards. This assignment will be graded on the
composition elements listed below, as well as your understanding of the content:
Successful graduate-level writing should demonstrate:
? Proofreading skills
? Correct grammar and punctuation
? Logical organization
? Proper content presentation (introduction, body, conclusion)
? Correct formatting for citations, references, and headings
? Correct and consistent use of APA style and formatting
You will submit this assignment in two separate files (audio transcript Word doc and PPT) to the same
Dropbox basket no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module 5. This Dropbox basked is linked
to Turnitin, so you will receive an originality score.
Students will complete the assignment with attention to the criteria below.
Exceptional corresponds to a grade of A- to A (90-100). Performance is outstanding; significantly
above the usual expectations.
Proficient corresponds to a grade of B- to B+ (80-89%). Skills and standards are at the level of
Basic corresponds to a grade of C (75-79%). Skills and standards are acceptable but improvements
are needed to meet expectations well.
Missing corresponds to a grade of F (below 75%). Performance is weak; the skills or standards are
not sufficiently demonstrated at this time.