4 Instructions Writing Tips Writing skills are often a factor in employers

4 instructions writing tips writing skills are often

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Instructions Writing Tips: Writing skills are often a factor in employers’ decisions to hire and promote individuals. Furthermore, it is difficult to lead and motivate others without the ability to effectively communicate your message(s). Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to take this opportunity to strengthen your writing skills. Here are a few helpful tips regarding good writing practices: Make a clear, linear presentation of ideas using paragraphs to organize ideas and denote transitions. Watch out for common errors such as: lack of an apostrophe in possessive nouns, using slang terms or inappropriate jargon, excessive use of abbreviations, lack of parallel noun/pronouns (singular/plural), and beginning a sentence with “this” or “that” without offering a clear indication to what the term is referring. Be careful not to confuse words that sound similar when spoken, such as affect/effect and their/there/they’re. Proofread thoroughly. Employing the spell check function alone often results in missed errors (for example, using “manger” rather than “manager”). If you require additional assistance, please visit the Drexel Writing Center. The Center is located in 0032 MacAlister Hall, and it s open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm during the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters. To contact the Writing Center, please call (215) 895-6633 or email [email protected] . Content & Format: Your written analysis must address the research questions and implement theoretical concepts into practice. In your assessment, you are expected to include citations to relevant theories and concepts. You should have a minimum of FIVE external references not including the textbook and lecture presentations. o References may be books, articles from technical journals (such as the Journal of Applied Psychology or Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes ), professional periodicals (such as Fast Company or Business Week ), or business journals (such as Harvard Business Review or Organizational Dynamics ). o It is not acceptable to use opinion websites (e.g., blogs, Wikipedia, ask.com, and the like) as references. 5
o If you quote or use materials from the textbook or lecture presentations, you do need to cite them in your paper. However, these sources do not count towards your required five external sources. You should use the APA format for in-text citations. You can find more information about the APA format at the following websites: o o The paper should be typed, doubled-spaced, with a 12-point/Times New Roman font, and a 1-inch margin around the edges. The paper should have a cover page that includes the title of the paper, your name, your section number, and your ID#. Your paper should be minimum FOUR pages in length not including the cover and reference pages. Peer-Review & Submission Processes: Step 1: Peer-Review (Question 1) Your response to the first question will be peer reviewed during Week 5 of the term. You must bring a hardcopy of your rough draft for Question 1 to class October 24. Based on the grading rubric, one of your fellow classmates will review your draft during regular class time.

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