Essay

SPT 208 Module Four Journal Guidelines and Rubric
In this course, the journal will be used for reflection. Journal assignments in this course are private between you and the instructor.
Overview: For this journal task, you will read Chapters 8, 9, and 10 of your text along with two short articles about the success of minor league
baseball franchises during an economic downturn, and answer questions about why they were able to succeed.
Prompt: First, review Chapters 8, 9, and 10 from the textbook and read the two articles ToughTimesAhead…WhereDoesMiLBStand? and MinorLeague
Teams DefyRecession.
Next, in a 2- to 3-paragraph journal assignment, address the following:
• Product: How is a Minor League (MiLB) team’s product different than a Major League (MLB) team’s? Do you think the difference in product
allowed MiLB to succeed during the recession?
• Place: How is an MiLB team’s place different than a MLB’s team’s? Did place play a role in MiLB’s recession success?
• Price: How is a MiLB team’s price different than a MLB’s team’s? In what ways did price help MiLB succeed during the recession?
Be sure to reference the articles as well as information from the textbook to support your responses. Feel free to reference additional course materials
and other sources as necessary.
Rubric
Guidelines for Submission: Your journal assignment should be 2–3 paragraphs in length. Submit assignment as a Word document with double spacing, 12-
point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins.
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) NeedsImprovement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Product Discusses how the Minor League
team’s product is different than a
Major League team’s
Discusses how the Minor League
team’s product is different than a
Major League team’s, but
discussion is cursory or lacking in
detail
Does not discuss how the Minor
League team’s product is different
than a Major League team’s
30
Place Discusses how the Minor League
team’s place is different than a
Major League team’s
Discusses how the Minor League
team’s place is different than a
Major League team’s, but
discussion is cursory or lacking in
detail
Does not discuss how the Minor
League team’s place is different
than a Major League team’s
30
Price Discusses how the Minor League
team’s price is different than a
Major League (MLB) team’s
Discusses how the Minor League
team’s price is different than a
Major League (MLB) team’s, but
discussion is cursory or lacking in
detail
Does not discuss how the Minor
League team’s price is different
than a Major League team’s
30
Articulation of
Response
Journal assignment is free of errors
in organization and grammar
Journal assignment contains errors
of organization and grammar, but
errors are limited enough so that
the assignment can be understood
Journal assignment contains errors
of organization and grammar
making the assignment difficult to
understand
10
Total 100%