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HSM 260 Final Project: Analyzing Financial Statements

Content and Development 140 Points| Points Earned125/140| | Additional Comments:|
The student covers all key elements of the assignment in a substantive way. * The student includes the information from the CheckPoints completed in previous weeks. * The student includes current ratio, long-term solvency ratio, contribution ratio, programs and expense ratio, general and management and expense ratio, and revenue and expense ratio for the years 2003 and 2004. * The student provides a 200- to 300-word explanation of the importance of each ratio for all 3 years listed in Appendix D. * The student includes a statement of whether the organization’s financial picture has improved or not within the 3-year period specified in Appendix D. * The student includes the fixed cost, variable costs, and break-even point for the XYZ Corporation for the years 2003 and 2004 listed in Appendix D. * The student discusses the purpose, advantages, disadvantages, and type of feedback provided by a line item, performance, and program budget in a 350- to 700-word essay. * The student provides a 350- to 700-word response to the following: Identify and describe two types of traditional approaches to fund development, and two types of nontraditional approaches to fund development that would be appropriate for the XYZ Corporation, and provide a conclusion of the organization’s current and future financial picture.| * The information for current ratio, long-term solvency ratio, contribution ratio, programs and expense ratio, general and management and expense ratio, and revenue and expense ratio for the years 2003 and 2004 had a few incorrect figures * Nice job on your explanation of each ration. * There was limited information provided about the organization’s financial picture has improved or not within the 3-year period specified in Appendix D * A portion of the figures for the fixed cost, variable costs, and break-even point for the XYZ Corporation for the years 2003 and 2004 listed in Appendix D were incorrect. * * Good job on your analysis of the purpose, advantages, disadvantages, and type of feedback provided by a line item, performance, and program budget. * Great job on your analysis of traditional and nontraditional funding types.Content is comprehensive and accurate.

A central theme was developed.

Paper links relevant examples and practices to theory.

Major points are clearly stated and are supported by specific details and examples.
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The student is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive.| | The student develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience.| | The student links theory to relevant examples and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.| | The student states major points clearly with specific details, examples, or analysis; and organizes logically.| | The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.| | The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the project, and reviews the major points.| | | |

Readability and Style 30 Points| Points Earned30/30|
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Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the project.| Paragraphs are logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper.

Tone is appropriate to the content.

Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.|
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment. | | Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.| |
Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.| | Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.| | | |
Mechanics 30 Points| Points Earned30/30|
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The project, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendixes, follows APA guidelines where necessary and...
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