ACC 434-800 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting CAFR Grading Requirements

Introduction

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Tell the reader what you will cover and why it is interesting; give the reader context (for instance, say something about the city such as its location, weather, what it’s known for …

Body – Organization

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Well organized; flow in a logical sequence from paragraph to paragraph, from sentence to sentence; the reader isn’t surprised by a sentence that doesn’t seem related to the ones before and after. The best way to check this is read it out loud, preferably to someone else (teenagers are the best; they won’t spare your feelings with their feedback).

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Statements supported with appropriate tables, graphs, charts, or references.

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Transitions are easy to follow.

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Coverage of topic is complete.

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Layout is easy to follow. Conclusion

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Findings consistent with purpose are summarized. References

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Sufficient to support the conclusion.

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Appropriately cited. USE of Visuals

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Use visuals, graphs, tables and charts to make points.

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Easy to read and appropriately place. Professional appearance

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Word choice and sentence structure are clear.

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Spell check and editing appears to have been done

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Logical sequencing of thoughts and analysis of topics;

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Use of examples and visuals