Module 2: Critical Thinking Critical Thinking Assignment (120 Points) Important! Read First Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission. Option #1: NPV Review the following data concerning the amount of capital investment and return of investment for two alternative projects. Project/ Year 0 1 2 3 4 A -$124,000 $32,000 $44,000 $50,000 $50,000 B -$211,000 $72,000 $75,000 $77,000 $80,000 Use Excel to calculate the NPV values for the two projects with the discount rates of 5%, 15% and 20% using proper formula in Excel. Provide a two-page narrative to: Describe the steps you took to calculate the NPV valuesExplain your findingsSpecify which project you would select for each of the discount rates of 5%, 15%, and 20%. Include an excerpt (showing your calculations and outcomes) from your Excel file in your narrative and specify the formula you used. Be sure to organize your writing properly and include the following: Cover pageIntroductionBody of your work with headings and subheadingsAnalysis and recommendationsConclusionList of references. Consult the Sample Paper template (Links to an external site.) for more information on how to organize the paper. Please note that Lynda.com is a great resource to learn how Excel can be used to utilize economic models (e.g., NPV, IRR). Support your assignment with a minimum of three scholarly references. The CSU-Global library is a good place to locate these sources. The written section should follow the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.). Option #2: IRR Review the following data concerning the amount of capital investment and return of investment for two alternative projects. Project/ Year 0 1 2 3 4 A -$124,000 $32,000 $44,000 $50,000 $50,000 B -$211,000 $72,000 $75,000 $77,000 $80,000 Use Excel to calculate the IRR values for the two projects. Explain if choosing different discount rates of 5%, 15% and 20% will make a difference in the results. Provide a two-page narrative to: Describe the steps you took to calculate the IRR valuesExplain your findingsSpecify which project you would choose. Include an excerpt (showing your calculations and outcomes) from your Excel file in your narrative and specify the formula you used. Be sure to organize your writing properly and include the following: Cover pageIntroductionBody of your work with headings and subheadingsAnalysis and recommendationsConclusionList of references. Consult the Sample Paper template (Links to an external site.) for more information on how to organize the paper. Please note that Lynda.com is a great resource to learn how Excel can be used to utilize economic models (e.g., NPV, IRR). Support your assignment with a minimum of three scholarly references. The CSU-Global library is a good place to locate these sources. The written section should follow the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.). Rubric PJM380 Mod 2 CT PJM380 Mod 2 CT Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Requirements 20.0 to >16.0 pts Meets Expectation Includes all of the required components, as specified in the assignment. 16.0 to >12.0 pts Approaches Expectation Includes most of the required components, as specified in the assignment. 12.0 to >8.0 pts Below Expectation Includes some of the required components, as specified in the assignment. 8.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence Includes few of the required components, as specified in the assignment. 20.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Content 30.0 to >24.0 pts Meets Expectation Demonstrates strong or adequate knowledge of the materials; correctly represents knowledge from the readings and sources. 24.0 to >18.0 pts Approaches Expectation Some significant but not major errors or omissions in demonstration of knowledge. 18.0 to >12.0 pts Below Expectation Major errors or omissions in demonstration of knowledge. 12.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence Fails to demonstrate knowledge of the materials. 30.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Problem Solving 20.0 to >16.0 pts Meets Expectation Demonstrates strong or adequate thought and insight in problem solving. 16.0 to >12.0 pts Approaches Expectation Some significant but not major errors or omissions in problem solving. 12.0 to >8.0 pts Below Expectation Major errors or omissions in problem solving. 8.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence Fails to demonstrate problem solving. 20.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Critical Analysis 20.0 to >16.0 pts Meets Expectation Provides a strong critical analysis and interpretation of the information given. 16.0 to >12.0 pts Approaches Expectation Some significant but not major errors or omissions in analysis and interpretation. 12.0 to >8.0 pts Below Expectation Major errors or omissions in analysis and interpretation. 8.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence Fails to provide critical analysis and interpretation of the information given. 20.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Sources 10.0 to >8.0 pts Meets Expectation Cites and integrates at least three credible sources, as specified in description. 8.0 to >6.0 pts Approaches Expectation Cites and integrates two credible sources, as specified in description. 6.0 to >4.0 pts Below Expectation Cites and integrates one credible source, as specified in description. 4.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence Cites and integrates no credible sources. 10.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Demonstrates college-level proficiency in organization, grammar and style. 10.0 to >8.0 pts Meets Expectation Project is clearly organized, well written, and in proper format, as outlined in the assignment. Strong sentence and paragraph structure; few errors in grammar and spelling. 8.0 to >6.0 pts Approaches Expectation Project is fairly well organized and written and is in proper format, as outlined in the assignment. Reasonably good sentence and paragraph structure; significant number of errors in grammar and spelling. 6.0 to >4.0 pts Below Expectation Project is poorly organized; does not follow proper paper format. Inconsistent to inadequate sentence and paragraph development; numerous errors in grammar and spelling. 4.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence Project is not organized or well written and is not in proper paper format. Poor quality work; unacceptable in terms of grammar and spelling. 10.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Demonstrates proper use of APA style. 10.0 to >8.0 pts Meets Expectation Project contains proper APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA, with no more than one significant error. 8.0 to >6.0 pts Approaches Expectation Few errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA, with no more than two to three significant errors. 6.0 to >4.0 pts Below Expectation Significant errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA, with four to five significant errors. 4.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence Numerous errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA, with more than five significant errors. 10.0 pts Total Points: 120.0
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Critical Thinking Assignment (120 Points)
Important! Read First
Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not do both
assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.
Option #1: NPV
Review the following data concerning the amount of capital investment and return of investment
for two alternative projects.
Project/
0
1
2
3
4
Year
A
-$124,000 $32,000 $44,000
$50,000
$50,000
B
-$211,000 $72,000 $75,000
$77,000
$80,000
Use Excel to calculate the NPV values for the two projects with the discount rates of 5%, 15%
and 20% using proper formula in Excel.
Provide a two-page narrative to:
1. Describe the steps you took to calculate the NPV values
2. Explain your findings
3. Specify which project you would select for each of the discount rates of 5%, 15%, and
20%.
Include an excerpt (showing your calculations and outcomes) from your Excel file in your
narrative and specify the formula you used.
Be sure to organize your writing properly and include the following:
• Cover page
• Introduction
• Body of your work with headings
• Analysis and recommendations
• Conclusion
and subheadings
• List
of references.
Consult the Sample Paper template (Links to an external site.) for more information on how to
organize the paper. Please note that Lynda.com is a great resource to learn how Excel can be
used to utilize economic models (e.g., NPV, IRR).
Support your assignment with a minimum of three scholarly references. The CSU-Global library
is a good place to locate these sources. The written section should follow the CSU-Global Guide
to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.).
Option #2: IRR
Review the following data concerning the amount of capital investment and return of investment
for two alternative projects.
Project/
0
1
2
3
4
Year
A
-$124,000 $32,000 $44,000
$50,000
$50,000
B
-$211,000 $72,000 $75,000
$77,000
$80,000
Use Excel to calculate the IRR values for the two projects. Explain if choosing different discount
rates of 5%, 15% and 20% will make a difference in the results.
Provide a two-page narrative to:
1. Describe the steps you took to calculate the IRR values
2. Explain your findings
3. Specify which project you would choose.
Include an excerpt (showing your calculations and outcomes) from your Excel file in your
narrative and specify the formula you used.
Be sure to organize your writing properly and include the following:
• Cover page
• Introduction
• Body of your work with headings
• Analysis and recommendations
• Conclusion
• List of references.
and subheadings
Consult the Sample Paper template (Links to an external site.) for more information on how to
organize the paper. Please note that Lynda.com is a great resource to learn how Excel can be
used to utilize economic models (e.g., NPV, IRR).
Support your assignment with a minimum of three scholarly references. The CSU-Global library
is a good place to locate these sources. The written section should follow the CSU-Global Guide
to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.).
Rubric
PJM380 Mod 2 CT
Criteria
20.0 to >16.0 pts
Meets
This criterion is
Expectation
linked to a
Includes all of
Learning Outcome the required
Requirements
components, as
specified in the
assignment.
PJM380 Mod 2 CT
Ratings
16.0 to >12.0 pts
Approaches
Expectation
Includes most of
the required
components, as
specified in the
assignment.
Pts
12.0 to >8.0 pts
Below
Expectation
Includes some of
the required
components, as
specified in the
assignment.
8.0 to >0 pts
Limited
Evidence
Includes few of
the required
components, as
specified in the
assignment.
20.0
pts
30.0 to >24.0 pts
Meets Expectation
Demonstrates
This criterion is
strong or adequate
linked to a
knowledge of the
Learning Outcome materials; correctly
Content
represents
knowledge from
the readings and
sources.
24.0 to >18.0 pts
Approaches
Expectation
Some significant
but not major
errors or
omissions in
demonstration of
knowledge.
18.0 to >12.0
pts
Below
Expectation
Major errors or
omissions in
demonstration
of knowledge.
12.0 to >0 pts
Limited
Evidence
30.0
Fails to
pts
demonstrate
knowledge of
the materials.
20.0 to >16.0 pts
This criterion is
Meets Expectation
linked to a
Demonstrates
Learning Outcome strong or adequate
Problem Solving thought and insight
in problem solving.
16.0 to >12.0 pts
Approaches
Expectation
Some significant
but not major
errors or
omissions in
problem solving.
12.0 to >8.0
pts
Below
Expectation
Major errors or
omissions in
problem
solving.
8.0 to >0 pts
Limited
Evidence
Fails to
demonstrate
problem
solving.
20.0 to >16.0 pts
Meets
This criterion is
Expectation
linked to a
Provides a
Learning Outcome
strong critical
Critical Analysis
analysis and
interpretation of
16.0 to >12.0 pts
Approaches
Expectation
Some significant
but not major
errors or
omissions in
12.0 to >8.0 pts
Below
Expectation
Major errors or
omissions in
analysis and
interpretation.
20.0
pts
8.0 to >0 pts
Limited
Evidence
20.0
Fails to provide
pts
critical analysis
and
interpretation of
PJM380 Mod 2 CT
Ratings
Criteria
the information analysis and
given.
interpretation.
10.0 to >8.0 pts
Meets Expectation
This criterion is
Cites and
linked to a
integrates at least
Learning Outcome three credible
Sources
sources, as
specified in
description.
10.0 to >8.0 pts
Meets
Expectation
Project is
This criterion is
clearly
linked to a
organized, well
Learning Outcome written, and in
Demonstrates
proper format,
college-level
as outlined in
proficiency in
the assignment.
organization,
Strong sentence
grammar and style. and paragraph
structure; few
errors in
grammar and
spelling.
the information
given.
8.0 to >6.0 pts
Approaches
Expectation
Cites and
integrates two
credible sources,
as specified in
description.
6.0 to >4.0 pts
Below
Expectation
Cites and
integrates one
credible source,
as specified in
description.
8.0 to >6.0 pts
Approaches
6.0 to >4.0 pts
Expectation
Below
Project is fairly
Expectation
well organized
Project is poorly
and written and
organized; does
is in proper
not follow proper
format, as
paper format.
outlined in the
Inconsistent to
assignment.
inadequate
Reasonably good
sentence and
sentence and
paragraph
paragraph
development;
structure;
numerous errors
significant
in grammar and
number of errors
spelling.
in grammar and
spelling.
8.0 to >6.0 pts
10.0 to >8.0 pts
Approaches
Meets
Expectation
Expectation
Few errors in
This criterion is
Project contains
APA formatting,
linked to a
proper APA
according to the
Learning Outcome formatting,
CSU-Global
Demonstrates
according to the
Guide to Writing
proper use of APA CSU-Global
and APA, with
style.
Guide to Writing
no more than
and APA, with
two to three
no more than one
significant
significant error.
errors.
Pts
4.0 to >0 pts
Limited
Evidence
10.0
Cites and
pts
integrates no
credible
sources.
4.0 to >0 pts
Limited
Evidence
Project is not
organized or
well written and
is not in proper 10.0
paper format.
pts
Poor quality
work;
unacceptable in
terms of
grammar and
spelling.
4.0 to >0 pts
6.0 to >4.0 pts
Limited
Below
Evidence
Expectation
Numerous
Significant
errors in APA
errors in APA
formatting,
formatting,
according to the 10.0
according to the
CSU-Global
pts
CSU-Global
Guide to
Guide to Writing
Writing and
and APA, with
APA, with more
four to five
than five
significant
significant
errors.
errors.
Criteria
Total Points: 120.0
PJM380 Mod 2 CT
Ratings
Pts

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