# 2- Problem Solving Scenario

BUS101 Module 1 – SLP

Word Processing and Problem Solving Techniques

SLP 1

When faced with a problem, what do you do to solve it? In this SLP assignment you will apply a systematic approach to problem solving. SLP 1 is divided into two (2) parts. In Part I, of the assignment, you will read three (3) articles that present variations on step-by-step problem solving strategies and then select one (1) of these strategies; you will engage in pre-writing to develop a solution to a problem scenario. In Part II of the assignment, you will present a synthesis of your ideas about solving the problem. As Voltaire said, ?No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.?

Part I

Preparation and Pre-writing: Follow the steps below to explore a problem through reading and writing ?

Scenario 3: You have two jobs?one during the week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and one on Saturday from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. You are taking two classes?one that meets from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, and one class online. You have two kids?one who plays soccer, and one who is in band. You have two elderly parents who no longer drive. You have two siblings?one who lives two (2) miles away, and one who lives in another state. You have two (2) papers due in your classes the same week that one (1) of your children has a soccer tournament, and the other child has a band concert. You are coaching the soccer team, and you are in charge of fundraising for the band. You have a goal to complete your degree in two (2) years. Your doctor tells you that your blood pressure, your cholesterol, and your weight are too high and recommends several medications that cost you nearly \$200 per month after your insurance co-pay

Part II Read the following articles:

3. Select one (1) of the step-by-step problem solving strategies outlined in one (1) of the articles. Using the chosen problem solving strategy as a model, brainstorm ideas for each of the steps to develop a solution to the problem scenario you chose.

Part II Synthesizing and Writing: Now that you have developed a solution to the problem by pre-writing about your ideas ?

Write a paper in which you:

1. Analyze the problem scenario that you have chosen, and organize your analysis into sections that correlate to each step in the selected problem solving strategy.
2. Apply each step within the selected problem solving strategy to related elements of the scenario that you have chosen.
3. Suggest alternative actions to the situation(s) within the scenario that correspond to each of the steps within the selected problem solving strategy.
4. Speculate on whether or not the same problem-solving strategy would be effective if used with different scenarios.

The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

• Your introductory paragraph should begin with a broad sentence such as ?There are many approaches to solving any problems?? or ?When faced with a problem I find?? Then continue with more specific information about what you will discuss in your paper.
• Your concluding paragraph should summarize your problem solving approach and reflect on the things you have learned from the assignment.

SLP Assignment Expectations

1. Center the title, your name, and date on a separate page. Use Times New Roman, 14 point
1. Bold the title only
2. Set Left and Right margins at 1 inch
3. Number the pages
4. Include a References section using the guidelines from the Trident University Writing Style Guide (Mullen, Timothy. 2014. Trident University Writing Guide. Accessed on June 20, 2016 at https://mytlc.trident.edu/index.php). Include this site as a reference in addition to the three articles that you read on problem solving.
5. Upload your document as a Word .doc or .pdf into the Case drop box by the module due date.

Use this file name:BUS101_Mod1_SLP1_Jacquelyn *** Note: No plagiarism and paper must be 15% or less originality*** _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

­­­ BUS101 Module 1 – SLP

Word Processing and Problem Solving Techniques

SLP 1

When faced with a problem, what do you do to solve it? In this SLP assignment you will apply a systematic approach to problem solving. SLP 1 is divided into two (2) parts. In Part I, of the assignment, you will read three (3) articles that present variations on step-by-step problem solving strategies and then select one (1) of these strategies; you will engage in pre-writing to develop a solution to a problem scenario. In Part II of the assignment, you will present a synthesis of your ideas about solving the problem. As Voltaire said, ?No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.?

Part I

Preparation and Pre-writing: Follow the steps below to explore a problem through reading and writing ?

Scenario 4: You are a sales representative for a company that encourages staff to log time in the field and away from the office. You are expected to begin and end your day at the office. You notice that each day when you arrive and return another co-worker is already there, and you wonder whether this person spends most of his / her time at the office. At your weekly sales meeting, you are informed of your co-workers? outstanding sales performance. You suspect that this co-worker is spending more time flattering the boss instead of working leads in the field, and as a result is getting the best client referrals. Your own sales numbers have steadily decreased since this other sales representative was hired.

Part II Read the following articles:

3. Select one (1) of the step-by-step problem solving strategies outlined in one (1) of the articles. Using the chosen problem solving strategy as a model, brainstorm ideas for each of the steps to develop a solution to the problem scenario you chose.

Part II Synthesizing and Writing: Now that you have developed a solution to the problem by pre-writing about your ideas ?

Write a paper in which you:

1. Analyze the problem scenario that you have chosen, and organize your analysis into sections that correlate to each step in the selected problem solving strategy.
2. Apply each step within the selected problem solving strategy to related elements of the scenario that you have chosen.
3. Suggest alternative actions to the situation(s) within the scenario that correspond to each of the steps within the selected problem solving strategy.
4. Speculate on whether or not the same problem-solving strategy would be effective if used with different scenarios.

The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

• Your introductory paragraph should begin with a broad sentence such as ?There are many approaches to solving any problems?? or ?When faced with a problem I find?? Then continue with more specific information about what you will discuss in your paper.
• Your concluding paragraph should summarize your problem solving approach and reflect on the things you have learned from the assignment.

SLP Assignment Expectations