After studying the chapters, you should be able to apply the Learning Objectives outlined in Chapters 1 and 16.
Textbook – Cardon,P. , Business Communication: Developing Leaders for a Networked World (2e) with CONNECT Plus**
Suggestions for Preparing the Memorandum- (1) Make sure to read Chapters (1 and 16) in the course textbook before working on this assignment; (2) Use *Business Source Complete to locate discipline (your major) specific journals; (3) reflect on Why Does This Matter – in Chapter 1 on page 3 of the course textbook. This will help with planning your content in terms of explaining the importance of establishing credibility for business communications specific to your declared major.
Prepare a one-page memorandum with your research findings identifying the key abilities and attributes employers are seeking for unfilled positions within your declared major.
From your research, select and use two secondary sources (journals) to document your findings when writing. (The course textbook should NOT be used as a reference.) Use information from the selected two secondary sources as in-text citations (must have two citations/Do NOT use over two citations) in the body of the memo. You will also need to cite the two secondary sources as references at the bottom of the page. *(If you need a little extra space for the references use font size 10 to format the references).
Make sure to use APA style to format the in-text citations and references. *You can review APA formatting (In-Text Citations and References) via the following link: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Writing Tip: Divide your report into the following sections/paragraphs: (1) identify your declared major and explain the process you used to determine your declared major; (2) based on research findings categorize two key abilities and two attributes that are sought within your declared major; (3) describe your fit with these abilities and attributes (*explain how you will categorize and/or compensate for key abilities and attributes not yet fully developed to project credibility).
Course Textbook – Go to pages 534-535 and review the Memorandum- model document. Important Reminder- The model document is for visual and formatting purposes. In reviewing, you should note, the content is not applicable. This means “you” will need to make “applicable” modifications given “your” assignment’s instructions and “your selected content coverage.” Some applicable modifications include but are not limited to the follow.
Required – 1 page (Do NOT Exceed), Apply the following – MARGINS -1 inch (top/bottom and sides), FONT – Times New Roman-Size 12, and FORMAT – Use single space to format the body of each section/paragraph – THEN- Use 1.5 spaces between each section/paragraph (i.e. at the end of section/paragraph 1 – use 1.5 spaces THEN – go back to using single space for the body of section/paragraph two – at the end of section/paragraph two –use 1.5 spaces-then go back to using single space for the body of section/paragraph 3).
Do not include the following: Header (name of company) or Notations: Enclosures or Distribution –Do Not place the word Memorandum or use a template with the word Memorandum at the top of your page.
Do – Move and Align the Heading (TO, FROM, DATE, SUBJECT) up (1 inch Top) –this will give you extra space to complete the assignment. To: Dr. Nealy rather than information listed. Make sure to supply applicable- From, Date, and Subject.
Do not key the word–Attachment or Reference – Just Format/APA – the two secondary sources (journals within your declared major) used to support your findings at the bottom of the page. *Reminder – If you need a little extra space for the references at the bottom use font size 10 to format the references).
Important – Submission Guidelines
*I make the below requests to help with timely return of documents. (Smile) Thank you for your cooperation.
Do – Submit the assignment as an attached WORD file in the –Named (Career Memorandum) Assignment Submission Box. Name the file- use your last and Memo. (Ex. NealyMemo).
DO NOTs – Please read – I will NOT accept the submission.
Do Not PDF the assignment.
Do Not cut/paste the assignment to the Submission Board.
Do Not write a message in the Submission Board.
Do Not submit the assignment via Course Message.
Do Not submit the assignment via my university’s email.
The due date/time for this (individual) assignment is February 13, 2018 at 10AM.
Please Note- I encourage you to submit in a timely manner rather than the last minute. Remember, technology happens the system will close as scheduled. I will not accept late work.
Post Date 1/31/18