Describe an objective that affects you either at home, work, or school that would benefit from a SWOT analysis.
Describe the objective and then list Strengths and Weaknesses and potential Threats or Opportunities to carry out the objective.
When you have completed the steps above you will have 4 – separate lists. It is best to display the lists side-by-side so you can see the overall picture and assess any issues that may need to be addressed.
Determine the objective – decide on a key project or strategy to analyze and place it at the top of your page.
Create a grid. Draw a large square and then divide it into four smaller squares.
Label each box SWOT
Add the Strengths and Weaknesses
Add potential Opportunities and Threats
Draw a conclusion(s) – a realistic recognition of the weaknesses and threats that exist for your effort is the first step to countering them with a robust and creative set of strengths and opportunities. Your conclusion should address and prioritize, action(s) that need to be taken to complete your stated objective.
Please review the Rubric for additional information regarding grading criteria. Grading will be based on content, format, and demonstration of weekly reading assignments, learning objectives, and outside research. Direct quotes are not permitted.
A minimum of 2 full pages – not including the title page and reference page.
A minimum of 2 peer-reviewed sources (not including the textbook) from the FSW library databases must be cited in the text of the paper. See the link to the Florida SouthWestern State College Library Research Tutorial. Be sure to review how to find peer-reviewed (scholarly) articles. The FSW librarians and your instructor can also assist with researching the databases.
Do not use any textbook as a source.
Do not use direct quotes. Be sure to paraphrase. Do not copy and paste. The FSW Writing Centers offer assistance with writing through virtual meetings. Grammarly.com is also helpful.
Use APA to properly cite all sources.
Make sure your paper begins with a Level One Heading: Introduction (Do not confuse an Introduction with an Abstract)
Include a properly formatted APA cover sheet.
Include a properly formatted APA reference page.
Use 12 point Times New Roman font.
Double-space the entire paper.
Accurate In-text citations must be included.
APA documentation and formatting style used appropriately (including in-text citations, reference entries, and format).
A thorough analysis of the topic in relation to management, leadership, and course learning outcomes.
Spelling, grammar, and writing style
Write in the third person – such as, This researcher, This student, Do not use I, we, our, you, or any other forms of indefinite you.
Avoid bullet points.
Submit your own original work. Do not submit work previously submitted to any course – including your own work, that of other students, or any work that is purchased or traded from the online cheating sites, such as coursehero.
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