ACCY%20302%20Lab-8-26-09-Unfilled - ACCY 302 LAB Wednesday,...

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ACCY 302 LAB ACCY 302 LAB Wednesday, August 26 Wednesday, August 26
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Welcome to ACCY 302 Lab! Welcome to ACCY 302 Lab! Today’s Agenda Introduction Course Information and Syllabus Effectively analyzing and writing about cases
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Introduction Introduction Instructor Name: Sue Thomas E-mail: [email protected] Office hours Tuesday: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Thursday: 9:00-11:00 a.m. 2046 BIF TA office hours: To be determined
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Course Information and Course Information and Syllabus Syllabus Course objectives Administrative info Course work Lab grade Lab schedule Course web site: https://compass.illinois.edu
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Case Analysis and Writing Case Analysis and Writing Today’s topics What is a case? Your experience with cases Why cases are sometimes challenging Steps for case analysis Types of cases and analytical strategies for each Writing a case analysis Effective writing tips
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Case Analysis and Writing Case Analysis and Writing Why is this topic important? Several courses within the business curriculum involve case writing. Even if you’ve written cases before, the suggestions here may reduce the time you spend on cases and increase their overall quality.
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Case Analysis and Writing Case Analysis and Writing The following strategies are derived from The Case Study Handbook: How to Read, Discuss, and Write Persuasively about Cases by William Ellet (Harvard Business School Press), 2007.
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CASE ANALYSIS CASE ANALYSIS
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What is a case? What is a case? Simulates a real life business situation. Puts you, the student, in the role of __________________. Enables you to apply _________ instead of solely listening to them in a lecture.
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What skills do you need to write What skills do you need to write an effective case? an effective case? You need to have the ability to… …identify and understand the key issues in the case. …weed out ____________information. …use case facts to form an opinion, ______________, or conclusion. …communicate your thinking about the case.
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Your experience with cases Your experience with cases Have you written case analysis assignments before? What was your experience?
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It’s helpful to know… It’s helpful to know… …that case analysis and writing are often challenging. …you are not alone if you feel this way.
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Why are cases challenging? Why are cases challenging? They can be _____________ Statements in the case could have different interpretations. Some cases don’t have a designated “right” answer. 40 different classmates might have 40 different views of the case.
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Why are cases challenging? Why are cases challenging?
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2009 for the course ACCY 301 taught by Professor Keller during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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