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IRAC Paper #1 (Ethics, etc) - due 02/07/21

IRAC Paper #2 (Torts) - due 02/21/21

IRAC Paper #3 (Contracts) - due 03/07/21

(IRAC) Current event – Use a newspaper, news magazine, or the internet (including articles posted on D2L by instructor) to find a current article (if uncertain, please see the instructor to have your topic approved) related to business law to write about and present.  Briefly summarize your article and include some interesting facts or highlights. Lastly, and most importantly, discuss any concerns, issues, or thoughts you have about the subject matter raised in the article. This will be done by writing an IRAC (Issue, Rule, Analysis, Conclusion) about the article.

There are numerous online sources for this assignment.

The IRAC must apply to the subjects shown below:

IRAC #1 - Ethics, Employment Law, Discrimination, or Sexual Harassment

IRAC #2 – Torts, including Negligence, Defamation

IRAC #3 – Contracts, including Breach; Agency; Warranties

IRAC BASICS

Summary - write a brief summary of the article or case (no more than one (1) page.  Four things to remember when writing a summary:

  • use your words and phrases, not the author's
  • use key points only...no details.
  • represent the material accurately and fairly
  • cite your source!!!!!!!!

Issue(s) - are written in the form of questions!  These issues are questions one might ask regarding how the law applies to the article you have chosen.

Rules - are the laws/rules that the writer thinks may apply to the issues. Remember...the rule MUST BE CITED!

Analysis - is where the writer either proves or disproves the application of the rules.  This is a major focus of the paper and presentation….critical thinking must be applied.

Conclusion - will take one of two approaches.  First, if the court has decided the case, do you agree with the decision?  Why, or why not?  If the court has yet to make a decision, what do you think needs to be done, and why.

There is no minimum or limitation to the length of the paper.  The writer’s approach is to be concise, organized, and complete in the presentation of the case. If you need any further clarification of this assignment, please make an appointment to see me during office hours.

Be sure to attach the news article/court case to your essay. If the article/case is not attached a score will not be given. The attachment can be in the form of a link to a web page.

IRAC SAMPLE

Look at the FOUR Sample IRAC Papers in your BUS 340 CANVAS course inside the Module section under IRAC Examples From Past Students.  Here's a link to Sample IRAC Paper #2.  It is VERY important that you look at the four IRAC samples before you start this assignment.  This format is very specific so, this will save you a lot of time and a bad grade. 

 

IRAC Assignment Rubric - BUS 340 

Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent - Subject Matter

Subject Matter: (25%) • Key elements of assignments covered • Content is comprehensive/accurate/persuasive • Displays an understanding of relevant theory • Major points supported by specific details/examples • Research is adequate/timely • Writer has gone beyond textbook for resources

This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion.

12.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent - Higher Order Thinking

Higher-Order Thinking: (25%) • Writer compares/contrasts/integrates theory/subject matter with work environment/experience • At an appropriate level, the writer analyzes and synthesizes theory/practice to develop new ideas and ways of conceptualizing and performing

This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion.

12.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization

Organization (20%) • The introduction provides a sufficient background on the topic and previews major points • Central theme/purpose is immediately clear • Structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow • Subsequent sections develop/support the central theme • Conclusion/recommendations follow logically from the body of the paper

This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion.

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStyle and Mechanics - Format

Format: (10%) • Citations/reference page follow guidelines • Properly cites ideas/info from other sources • Paper is laid out effectively--uses, heading and other reader-friendly tools • Paper is neat/shows attention to detail

This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStyle and Mechanics - Grammar/Punctuation/ Spelling

Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling: (10%) • Rules of grammar, usage, punctuation are followed • Spelling is correct

This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStyle and Mechanics - Readability

• Sentences are complete, clear, and concise • Sentences are well-constructed with consistently strong, varied structure • Transitions between sentences/paragraphs/sections help maintain the flow of thought • Words used are precise and unambiguous • The tone is appropriate to the audience, content, and assignment

This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion.

5 pts

Total Points: 50