Type of Project
SUBJECT: Final Exam – Semester Self-Reflective Memo
DATE: November 29, 2022
It has a been a pleasure watching your professional communication skills develop and improve—
even just meeting once a week. I suggest it is important to reflect on what you have
accomplished this semester. This exam is designed to allow you to showcase your written
communication skills and reflect on your own progress this semester.
The final exam memo is due by end-of-day (11:59 p.m. PST) on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
The exam is worth 75 points and is designed to allow you to appraise what you learned this
semester by considering the following.
Semester Self-Reflective Memo
When preparing your memo, please do not think that you must try to convince me that you or
your team were effective or be critical of your team members. Rather, your goal is to analyze
whether and how you met your semester goals, objectives and the events and behaviors that took
place during the preparation and delivery of the presentations (positive and negative). Explain
them, discuss why they occurred, and evaluate the outcome of these events and behaviors.
Evaluate what you learned this semester in GSBA 542. Thinking about the assignments,
exercises, and topics covered. Consider the following: written messages, communication
styles, team communication, planning and delivering presentations, leadership
communication, slide design, persuasion, interviews, networking, EQ, and the use of the
SDI assessment to name a few of the objectives of the course.
Look back at your Communication Development Plan and your SMART goals and
respond to how you did or did not meet your goals. Be specific with examples of what
you did right and what you need to improve/change in the future to meet your goals.
Were your goals realistic?
Discuss your team’s communication processes beginning with the assignment of the
teams through the Presentation #4 delivery. Assess each team member’s (including your
own) participation and communication during meetings, preparation processes, and the
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during the preparation and delivery processes. Provide specific examples to support each
team member supported other members to strengthen team dynamics and improve the
did well and what you’d like to improve in future team experiences. Again, focus on
specific examples to support your assertions.
Was there any conflict? If so, how was it resolved? What did you learn from the conflict?
Were there significant time management issues? If so, how were they resolved?
Length: Most memoranda, single-spaced and effectively formatted, will be about two to three
pages (approximately 1200 words). The final exam memo will not be graded on how effective
you or your team were; rather, it will be judged on how effectively you evaluate and
communicate your growth and the process through-out the semester.
Adhere to the written document guidelines discussed this semester.
12-point font, single spaced with double spaces between paragraphs)
using vertical lists
Submit to Turnitin by end-of-day (11:59 p.m. PST) on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
Late submissions will receive a full-grade reduction. Technical considerations are not acceptable
reasons for late submissions—please plan accordingly.
Have a great winter break and fight on!
GSBA 542 MS Finance Scholars Semester Self-Reflective Memo