 Duaa Ajmal  Sehrish Yousaf  Huzaima Naheed Qureshi  Tehmina Javed

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 Different types of Cases. What is a Case Method?  Understanding the Case Method.  Writing a Report.  Reading a Case Properly.  Do’s Don’ts for a Case preparation.  Summary .

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 Developing alternative courses of action.It develops skills:  In Diagnosing situations.  Defining problems. .  Deciding on particular courses of action.  Analyzing the sources of problems.

.Understanding the Case Method.

o Mastering a different learning style. o Overcoming the fear of writing and speaking . o Developing your own personal system of analysis.

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 STEP 1: Define the case problem. STEP 4: Select a solution and prepare it to defend.  STEP 2: Consider the relevant     information and underlying assumptions. STEP 3: List the possible solutions. STEP 6: Decide how to communicate your analysis. STEP 5: Decide how to implement the solution. .

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The Formal Case: a stimulated or real life situation. . 3. 2.Three different types of cases are: 1.The Case Story: much like a news story.The Critical Incident: a situation having greater impact on interpersonal relationships.

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 Main objectives in reading should be as efficiently as possible. . Solutions to a problem can be only found through properly analyzing the problem. to cover material thoroughly and glean the most significant points.  Proper analysis generally requires at least two readings of each case.

.Four Basic Steps to properly read a Case.

1. subtitle. . Previewing •Previewing is to learn as much about the case as possible before actually reading it. headings and subheadings. •Look at the title. •Resist the temptation to mark any items on the case •Merely size up the case how you are going to read and disect it.

.Skimming involves previewing in greater detail. issues and potential solutions.  Determine the thesis or key problems in the case. Avoid the desire to read each word and to underline items in the text.  Look for major ideas.

 Read at a comfortable pace.  Make brief penciled notations to yourself. later make them bolder with ink. .  Look for answers to questions or specific details that you will need in deciding on solutions.

. Scanning allows you to review names and facts that are pertinent to the case.  Look for the unexpected elements. Work on understanding the flow of information from beginning to the end.

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 Leave sufficient time to prepare the written report.  Organize your material in a very succinct and direct manner.  Devote ample time to writing and developing your ideas. . as your grade is based upon it.

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The Suspense Format .1.

. 3) Make recommendations.1) Identify the strategic issues and problems. 2) Analyze and evaluate the possible solutions to these issues.

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2. 3.1. List the other alternatives and why you did not select them. Support your recommendation. Present your recommended solution first. 4. . Provide evidence supporting your recommendation.

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5) The plan of action for implementation. 2) The assumptions you made about those issues. 3) The strategies you recommend for dealing with the issues 4) The justification for your recommendations. 6) The expected result. .1) The crucial strategic issues.

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. Learn to slice through the stuff and make decisions. Identify personality and behavioral characteristics of your Professors and then Conduct different type of analyses . Follow a logical. 3. how they want.1. 2. clear and consistent path through the case analysis.

the better you will look. 5. The stronger and better supported your stand. strive to base your analysis on facts whenever possible. Take a stand in your analysis and support it.4. . Recognize the difference between facts and inferences or suppositions.

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.1. 2. Don’t expect cases to cover a single discipline. Don’t tell the instructor that you lack information before arriving at a decision. Don’t expect a right conclusion to be available following the study of a case. 3.

Don’t feel that you have to solve all the problems in the cases.4.Don’t decide on a conclusion early in the analysis and become locked into that conclusion 6. 5. Don’t expect your instructor to give you clear instructions. .

Summary .

how to think an how to ask questions. 3) Critical incident. defining problems. 2)Skimming . developing skills. developing courses of actions and deciding solutions.  Three different types of cases: 1)Formal Case. 2)Case story.  Four stages for reading a case properly: 1) Previewing. Case Method and its Understanding. 3)Reading. . 4)Scanning.

. 3) Strategic Issues Format. 2) News-First Format.  Do’s and Don’ts of a Case analysis. Three formats of report writing: 1) Suspense Format.

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