Success Strategies Paper Purpose: Nursing requires the nurse to have knowledge, clinical reasoning, and creativity.The process of acquiring these skills starts in your nursing program and is a life-long process.Success as a nursing student is dependent on the students maximizing their strengths and improving upon their weaknesses.This assignment is designed for the student to examine his/her strengths and weaknesses and reflect on strategies employed for success.(CLO 7) Guidelines: 1.The paper is composed of the following sections: Title page Introduction Strengths, weaknesses, and study strategies reflection Strategy analysis Conclusion Reference page 2.Utilize APA formatting and style throughout the paper. 3. The final paper scoring will be based on the rubric. 4.A minimum of 2 valid sources must be used.Valid and reliable sources for this assignment are journal based literature and valid and reliable websites.A minimum of 1 source must be a journal article.Sources such as textbooks, Wikipedia, and a dictionary are not acceptable as the 2 minimum resources. 5.The ideas expressed should be supported with the literature. 6.The paper should be 2 to 3 pages in length. 7. See the Course Schedule for the due date of the paper. 8. The paper should be submitted to OWL prior to submission. 9.A librarian should be consulted with any difficulties finding or retrieving articles. Process: 1.Review the literature related to learning styles, student success, and study strategies. 2.Evaluate yourself in the following areas: Test-takingListeningMemoryReadingWritingNote-takingLibrary researchStudyingProblem solvingDecision makingStrategic planningLearning style(s)Time managementGoal-settingPrioritizing 3.Based on reflection of the above listed areas, complete a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats).The SWOT analysis can be done on the template found on the following page. Include the SWOT table with your submission. 4.Based on reflection of the above topics, select one or three areas that you feel you feel are your areas that you most need to improve on to ensure success in the BSN program and identify strategies you may use. to improve upon the identified areas of weakness. 5.Reflect on a new strategy that you plan to utilize this semester in your courses.Describe how you will go about implementing the strategy. SWOT Analysis Worksheet Strengths Academically, what do you do well?What resources can you use to be academically successful?What do others see as your academic strengths? Weaknesses What could you do to improve your academic success?What resources do you feel you are lacking to be academically successful?What are others likely to see as academic weaknesses? Opportunities What opportunities are open to you for academic success?What trends can you take advantage of contributed to your academic success?How can you turn your strengths into academic opportunity? Threats What threats could harm your academic success?What are the barriers to your academic success?What threats to your weaknesses expose you to that could prevent academic success? *The SWOT analysis is adapted from SWOT Analysis Worksheet by MindTools.Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/lrstutte/Downloads/SWOTAnalysisWorksheet%20(2).pdf Success Strategies Paper Grading Rubric Ideas and Concepts Expressed 10 pts Ideas clearly and accurately expressed with a full explanation of all ideas and concepts of success strategies; writing commands attention 8 – 9 pts Well-written; major ideas and concepts included; understandable and clearly expressed; information accurate 6 – 7 pts Key ideas and concepts explained with a few areas of vagueness; writing lacks enthusiasm 4 – 5 pts Explanation of key ideas and concepts generally lacks clarity; minimal key concepts and ideas identified 2 – 3 pts Ideas and concepts minimally explained or not explained; minimal or no relationship to literature and or educational material 1 pts Turned in the assignment Organization of Paper 5 pts Well organized; logical flow of ideas and concepts, using transitions well; all components included 4 pts Organized; logical flow of ideas; lacks transitional sentences; all components included 3 pts Organized with a few areas of non-logical flow of ideas and concepts; all components included 2 pts Organization fragmented; missing 1 component 1 pts Lack of organization; multiple components missing Critical Thinking 10 pts Thoughts, ideas, and opinions, as described in each section of the paper, are clearly identified, thoroughly analyzed, and supported with literature 8 – 9 pts Thoughts, ideas, and opinions, as described in each section of the paper, are identified, analyzed, and supported with literature 6 – 7 pts Thoughts, ideas, and opinions, as described in each section of the paper, are generally stated, with limited analysis, and weakly supported by literature 4 – 5 pts Thoughts, ideas, and opinions, as described in each section of the paper, are vague and weakly supported by literature 2 – 3 pts Minimal inclusion of thoughts, ideas; opinions, as described in each section of the paper, is not supported with literature 1 pts No inclusion of own thoughts or ideas; not supported with literature Literature 5 pts Minimum required sources of literature related to topic; valid and reliable website used; HON criteria used 4 pts Minimum sources used but not all acceptable sources (for example textbooks, Wikipedia, dictionary, etc.); HON criteria used 3 pts Minimum required sources used; but not all related to topic; HON criteria not used 2 pts Less than minimum sources used but related to topic 1 pts Less than minimum sources used and or not related to topic Grammar, Spelling, Sentence Structure 5 pts No errors 4 pts One error in grammar, spelling, or sentence structure 3 pts Two errors in grammar, spelling, or sentence structure 2 pts Consistently making same error or one or two errors of different types in grammar, spelling, or sentence structure 1 pts Consistently making multiple errors of different types in grammar, spelling, or sentence structure APA Documentation – Citation in Body of Paper 5 pts No errors in APA documentation 4 pts One or two errors in APA documentation 3 pts Consistently making same error or making 1 or 2 errors of different types 2 pts Making multiple errors of different types 1 pts Using APA inconsistently APA Formatting – Margins, Spacing, Page Number, Font, Font Size, Running Head, Title Page 5 pts No errors in APA formatting 4 pts One or two errors in APA formatting 3 pts Consistently making same error or making 1 or 2 errors of different types 2 pts Making multiple errors of different types 1 pts Using APA formatting inconsistently Bibliography/Reference Page/Appendix Correct APA Format 5 pts No errors in APA format 4 pts One or two errors in APA format 3 pts Consistently making same error or 1 or 2 errors of different types 2 pts Consistently making multiple errors 1 pts Using APA format inconsistently
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