2014 Spring

Writing Assessment Essay
Please submit the essay as described below in your assignment folder in LEO. It will be
evaluated according to the rubric criteria (attached).
Identify a government policy decision that has influenced or will influence the field of
accounting. The policy decision can be a federal or state agency rulemaking, legislative
action, or court decision that has already been or will be implemented. Discuss one
positive and one negative effect that this policy has had or will have on accounting
1. Write a short essay (800-1,000 words; 3-4 pages) that provides a critical and
thoughtful response to the prompt presented above.
2. Perform appropriate research that will support your response to the prompt and
meet these criteria:
Use library to locate at least three (3) scholarly journal articles.
Two of these articles must have been published within the last 5 years.
3. Follow APA style guidelines for citations and reference page. Please use APA
Level 1 headings and organize the essay in a logical sequence.
4. Demonstrate the mastery of technology skills by meeting following criteria:
Prepare your essay in MS Word with 1-inch margins on all sides, doublespaced and 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Employ page numbers.
Create a 2-slide PowerPoint presentation which explains the major
challenge and the one positive and one negative effect it will have on
accounting practice. Convert the PowerPoint into a PDF.
Upload both your essay in MS Word and your PowerPoint presentation in
PDF submissions to the assignment folder.
Note: Prior to starting the assignment, please review the communication rubric
(attached) and consider all rubric criteria when writing your essay.