January 21, 2015
Upon completion of the writing skills assessment I received an overall rating of seven (7). The scoring breakdown rated the following categories: Focus and Meaning, which I scored a seven (7). Content and Development, which I scored a six (6). Organization, which I scored a six (6). Language Use and Style, which I scored seven (7) and Mechanics and Conventions, which I scored a seven (7).
A score of 7 in a ranking system where a score of 6-8 indicates solid writing skills is one (1) any from excellent.
My plan to improve my writing skills include the use of Purdue Owl and constant reference to APA formatting. Of course, no plan of performance improvement is complete without the inclusion of practice.
I plan to utilize the turn it in tool to refine my writings with each assessment. I plan to write at least one paper a week to improve my writing skills.
In my MBA courses writing skills will be an essential element in defining my success. I plan to read and comprehend the APA formatting and Purdue Owl writing guide. I plan to utilize the direction of both sources and implement those techniques in my writing assessments. I plan to critique my writing assessments utilizing the scoring guides and grading rubric provided through Capella in each unit of study for each course.
My Excel assessment score was 19 out of 20 correct answers. I plan to review the Excel level 1, Formulas and Functions as well as, level 2, Analyzing data in Excel as recommended in my evaluation report. I plan to set aside a specified time line of study to improve my excel skills. I plan to complete this over the next to 5to10 days. I plan to practice creating excel work sheets that can be used in both my work and personal life to organize and sort selected data to create a higher level of organization in my accounting and data tracking functions.
My career goals in obtaining my MBA are career advancement. There are numerous career opportunities that prefer or even require an MBA for an applicant to be considered for the position. My ultimate goal is to become a Human Resource Director. I have been a successful Human resource manager for a fortune 40 company most of my work career and I am completing my MBA for both my personnel and career development. I have been studying for my SPHR certification since May 2014. The knowledge skills and abilities I am gaining through that venue will contribute to my work success, as well as the completion my MBA degree.
I view the completion of my MBA as a milestone achievement in my personal development and a stepping stone achievement in my career goals. I plan to utilize what I learn during my course work study to bring my work skills to the next level. By enhancing my skill set at work I will be able to demonstrate that I am ready and able to move to the next level of advancement in my career path.
In the event that I am not given an opportunity to advance to the next level with my present employer the completion of my MBA degree will open the door to other career opportunities with other employers. My ultimate career goal of Human Resources Director is just a few Capella classes away and I can hardly wait to complete my lifelong dream of having an MBA degree.
Often times we get sidetracked in obtaining our ultimate goals in life by life itself. That is what happened to me. I completed my bachelor’s degree and then I got caught up in earning a paycheck to provide for my family. I am finally at a point in my life where I can refocus on what my dreams and aspirations have always been.
I secretly always wanted to teach, just part time at the university or technical college just one or two classes a semester. I believe that I have the ability to contribute to the development of young minds, those minds that want to know what opportunities are...
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