Nursing Executive Summary Case-Assignment

Nursing Executive Summary Case-Assignment

Nursing Executive Summary Case-Assignment


Discuss: Your Executive Summary draft

This forum will support you to share a draft of your executive summary using the guidelines provided in a video, and then provide feedback on each other’s drafts.

Please watch the following video (also under Week 6 content). It reviews some of the principles and strategies in writing an executive summary.

Then post a draft of your executive summary for your final report to this forum by Thursday, Feb. 21st. This might be a rough draft of your executive summary. The purpose of this discussion topic is to get you started in thinking through your executive summary. Another goal of this discussion topic is to allow your fellow students to see the topic on which you are writing your report and the possible conclusions you might have come up with.

Please note that your executive summary might change throughout this week leading up to the submission of the draft of your report on Sunday.

Reply to at least one peer in this forum by Sunday, offering him/her tips on ways to improve their executive summary, as well as noting to him/her what was done well.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure that you follow the Executive Summary format described in the video.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes. Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages. Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor. The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.