There are 2 written assignments due for this course. We will be using a “building block” approach and your midterm assignment will be a stepping stone toward helping you complete your final assignment. For each assignment, I am very interested in content and not a stickler for format, etcetera. Although, some level of academic professionalism will be expected. Mid-term assignment (due in week 4): Please briefly discuss the topic for your final paper in approximately 2-3 pages and why you feel it is an important topic in healthcare operations. In addition, provide 4-5 references of research materials related to your topic in the form of annotated bibliographies (see attached samples of annotated bibliographies). Your assignment should be a minimum of approximately 4-5 pages in total. Final Assignment (due in week 7): Develop a 10-12 page paper on the topic you have chosen related to our course (please provide topics for approval by end of week 3). Here are a few suggestions/guidelines for the final assignment: • The assignments double spaced pages that are articulately written. • Margins should be 1” or less. • Font should be Times New Roman - 12 CPI. • Citations should be noted in the body of the report and clearly referenced. o You are free to choose APA, MLA or Chicago style for citations and references. o You should strive to include a minimum of 5-8 citations and references from our course materials. Please do not confuse citations with quotations. A citation generally references a source but is not necessarily a direct quote. Quotations should not account for more than 10% of the body of your paper. o You may also feel free to reference other materials you find interesting and that support your discussion. • You should also include a cover page and reference page(s). These do not count toward the written page requirement of the report. o The cover page should include a title; your name; course name and date submitted. o The reference page should include references that clearly indicate author, date, title and source. Sample Annotated Bibliographies (APA Style) Ehrenreich, B. (2001). Nickel and dimed: On (not) getting by in America. New York: Henry Holt and Company. In this book of nonfiction based on the journalist's experiential research, Ehrenreich attempts to ascertain whether it is currently possible for an individual to live on a minimum-wage in America. Taking jobs as a waitress, a maid in a cleaning service, and a Wal-Mart sales employee, the author summarizes and reflects on her work, her relationships with fellow workers, and her financial struggles in each situation. An experienced journalist, Ehrenreich is aware of the limitations of her experiment and the ethical implications of her experiential research tactics and reflects on these issues in the text. The author is forthcoming about her methods and supplements her experiences with scholarly research on her places of employment, the economy, and the rising cost of living in America. Ehrenreich’s project is timely, descriptive, and well-researched. Harvard Project Zero. (2000). Project Sumit: Schools using multiple intelligence theory. Retrieved September 27, 2001, from http://pzweb.harvard.edu/sumit/ This site is created by Howard Gardnerʹs research group at Harvard. Itʹs purpose is to ʺidentify, document, and promote effective implementations of MIʺ. It identifies and describes schools that have successfully implemented MI theory. The site also explains ʺCompass Pointsʺ ‐‐ principles common to these schools ‐‐ as well as MI Theory. This site offers outstanding models for teachers wishing to apply MI theory in their classrooms.