Written Assignment: Personal Development Plan
HEALTHCARE INNOVATION-BASED STRATEGY: MANAGING CARE
Week 7 | Thinking Like an Innovator
Create a personal plan for developing innovative thinking skills and habits. This plan should be for six months, and include plans for a reflection at the end when you will ask yourself hard questions and try to answer them as honestly as possible. Please reference what you learned from an innovator you admire.
For this week, I will evaluate your plan in several ways.
• Did you set an ambitious (not preposterous) goal or set a low bar?
• Did you focus your thinking on problems and opportunities that matter?
• Did you propose daily habits for yourself? Back up for when the daily habits seem to unravel?
• Did you build a support system for your innovation thinking, using mentors or others who can really listen to you and will be constructive listeners? What other resources will you enlist to support more innovative thinking?
• Did you propose a practical and specific way to monitor and track your progress over the six months?
This personal plan is essentially a compact with yourself. Create a format that fits into 3 pages that you will be able to use and refer to over time. Classic written “papers” are probably not the best format, but I will leave open the possibility that you could convince me otherwise.
Writing Assignment Rubric
Writing Assignment Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Content 70 pts
The writer demonstrates an understanding of the subject matter by clearly stating the objective of the paper and links theories to practical experience. The paper includes relevant material that fulfills the objective of the paper. 47 pts
The writer demonstrates moderate understanding of the subject matter in that theories are not well connected to a practical experience or appropriate examples, though the attempt to research the topic is evident. 24 pts
The writer does not demonstrate cursory understanding of subject matter, and the purpose of the paper is not stated. The objective, therefore, is not addressed.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Organizations 10 pts
The writer focuses on ideas and concepts within paragraphs, and sentences are well-connected and meaningful. Each topic logically follows the objective. The introduction clearly states the objective or ideas leading to the purpose of the paper, and a conclusion draws the ideas together. 8 pts
Topics/content could be organized in a more logical manner. Transitions from one idea to the next are often disconnected and uneven. 3 pts
Paragraphs do not focus around a central point, and concepts are disjointedly introduced or poorly defended (i.e., stream of consciousness).
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Clarity & Style (Spelling, Grammar, & Punctuation) 10 pts
The writer demonstrates correct usage of formal English language in sentence construction. Variation in sentence structure and word usage promotes readability. There are no spelling, punctuation, or word usage errors. The reading audience is correctly identified, demonstrated by appropriate language usage (i.e., avoiding jargon and simplifying complex concepts appropriately). Writing is concise, in active voice, and avoids awkward transitions and overuse of conjunctions. 8 pts
The writer occasionally uses awkward sentence construction or overuses and/or inappropriately uses complex sentence structure. Problems with word usage (e.g., evidence of incorrect use of Thesaurus) and punctuation persist, often causing difficulties with grammar. Some words, transitional phrases, and conjunctions are overused. Ideas may be overstated, and sentences with limited contribution to the subject are included. 3 pts
The writer demonstrates limited understanding of formal written language use; writing is colloquial (i.e., conforms to spoken language). Grammar and punctuation are consistently incorrect. Spelling errors are numerous. The writer struggles with limited vocabulary and has difficulty conveying meaning such that only the broadest, most general messages are presented.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Format 10 pts
The paper is correctly formatted in APA style. This includes margins, spacing, pagination, headings, headers, citations, references, according to the specified citation manual). 8 pts
The paper does not conform completely to APA style. This includes margins, spacing, pagination, headings, headers, citations, references, according to the specified citation manual). 3 pts
The paper does not conform to APA style.
Total Points: 100