Assignment ID Number AFFGEHU83939HD Type of Document Essay Writing Format APA/MLA/Harvard Academic Level Masters/University References/Sources 4 References Number of Pages 10 Pages Quality Level 100% Spacing Double
Enclosure 3: Analytical Essay
1. Purpose: To assess the learners ability to evaluate leadership case studies using academic writing to communicate the application of lessons learned to future operations.
2. Additional References:
a. ADP 6-0, Mission Command: Command and Control of Army Forces, pages 2-1 to 2-5.
b. Perdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) website, https://owl.perdue.edu/owl/section2/20
c. Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan – A Case Study of Adaptation in Battle.
3. Guidance and Requirements:
a. Develop an analytical essay using the six principles of mission command to appraise and compare the Operation Anaconda Case Study, March 2002. Use your time to develop a deep understanding of your topic to fully explain your analysis.
b. Construct the essay IAW the American Psychological Association (APA) Writing Style. Your essay should include four major sections: a Title page, an Abstract which is an in depth introduction of your topic, Main Body consisting of three full pages and no more than five pages, and a Reference page with at least one additional source for the bibliography.
c. Your essay should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5″ x 11″) with 1″ margins on all sides; use 12 pt. Times New Roman font.
d. Include a page header (also known as the “running head”) at the top of every page. To create a page header/running head, insert page numbers flush right; then type “TITLE OF YOUR PAPER” in the header flush left using all capital letters. The running head is a shortened version of your paper’s title and cannot exceed 50 characters including spacing and punctuation.
4. Objective. The student may choose to focus the essay on one or more of the following objectives:
a. Objective 1: Assess the implications of Operation Anaconda for command structures for future joint expeditionary operations and tactical battles. ATSG-AGS-TD SUBJECT: Adjutant General School (AGS) Noncommissioned Officer Written Communication Development Program
Criteria 0 – 1 Points 2 – 3 Point 4 – 5 Points Total Professional communication Unprofessional communication; many errors; no APA Minor grammar, spelling, and APA errors Postings are professional and in standard written English with APA Complete addressing of assessment criteria Criteria not fully addressed Minimal response to criteria; minor aspects missing All criteria are fully addressed Evidence of critical thinking or extending information Critical thinking or extending information not evident Obvious responses to questions; little thought evident Posts demonstrate critical thinking with evidence base from research or experience Course connections. No connections provided Minimal connections provided to readings/activities Clear connections to readings/activities Submitted an overview / summary of the case selected for analysis. Also identified those procedural steps to be analyzed. Did not provide an adequate overview or summary of the selected case or failed to identify those steps to be analyzed. Provides an adequate overview or summary of the selected case and steps to be analyzed though may not be clear or complete. Case overview is clearly presented including all appropriate investigative steps to be analyzed. TOTAL /25