I've finally committed to working on Finance. Last time, for Social Responsibility, I took the approach of reading or skimming everything before I wrote anything down. It turns out, I used exactly 0% of the materials provided. (I made most of it up, if you'll recall. Hey! Maybe that's why the originality report was so low!) This time, I'm taking a different approach and only reading what I think is essential to getting a passing score.
Once again, the rubric is clear as mud. "Candidate provides sufficient detail" versus "Candidate does not provide sufficient detail". I wonder how much the people who develop the rubrics get paid? I sure hope that the folks who empty the trash cans at the WGU home office in Salt Lake get paid more than they do, because I'm guessing they have to do a lot more problem solving and use more creativity than the Rubric Writers.
So far, I'm focusing solely on question 1 of task 1. For it, there is a scenario about a store that sells high-end bikes to people who compete in cycling races, triathlons and...wait for it...biathlons. Bingo! I've just found my first hidden gem! Saweet! Now, I understand that it would seem to be obvious that since a triathlon is made up of 3 sports, swimming, biking, and running, that a biathlon would be comprised of 2 sports. This is correct, however, the 2 sports that comprise a biathlon are skiing and rifle shooting, not biking and running. The term "biathlon" has already been taken, so a biking and running event is referred to as a duathlon. Score one for Sasha!
Ok, now back to our regularly scheduled program...actually trying to answer question 1 of task 1. Wish me luck, readers 'cause I'm pretty sure I'm gonna need it on this one. One thing to note is that Tasks 1-4 of Finance are all pass/fail. Good times!