CM107M4-1: Demonstrate when, how, and why to support your writing with appropriate research.
GEL-1.02: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.
PC-1.1: Engage in a team setting with professional integrity and respect.
Imagine that you are a supervisor in a small organization in your field of study. One of your employees has submitted a report for your review. You noticed immediately that the report includes problematic and possibly unreliable research information, as well as paraphrases and quotes from sources that are not cited. Having seen this problem before with other employees, you decide to write a brief company manual that educates your team on the importance of ethical writing and that motivates them to apply this skill to being not only effective writers but also ethical team members who represent the organization well.
Be sure your manual shows your support for your teammates and explains the following to your current and future employees: 1. Why research is valuable
How to locate relevant and reliable research information.
2. How to paraphrase and integrate sources
3. How to cite sources appropriately using APA style.
4. What plagiarism is and at least two strategies for avoiding it.
5. How professional integrity and ethical writing behavior are essential and valuable for both the employee and employer.
Your goal in this manual is to establish guidelines for ethical writing and to share specific examples of sources and citations.
You will want to pick a topic relevant to your field of study that you can use as an example, and find 2 sources, one a peer reviewed journal article and one a relevant, reliable online source, and demonstrate the application of the above skills to these particular sources in a particular writing situation.
Your manual must use appropriate formal, professional language and be between 5 and 6 paragraphs long, between 2 and 2 and ½ pages double spaced in length, excluding the title page and References page. It must itself demonstrate ethical and honest writing by crediting any use of source information both in-text and in an APA formatted References page.
Minimum Submission Requirements
Proper notification of any resubmission, repurposing, or reworking of prior work per the Purdue Global Student Coursework Resubmission, Repurposing, and Reworking Policy Resource.
Must meet length requirements: 5-6 paragraphs and 2- 2 and 1/2 pages double spaced, excluding title page and references page
Must follow APA format
Must refer to two relevant, reliable sources, one a peer reviewed journal article and one a reliable online source
All source information must be credited both in-text and in a References page, using APA style
If the work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned for revision. If the work submitted does not meet the minimum submission requirements by the end of the term, you will receive a failing score.
Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It violates the University’s Code of Student Conduct, and the offense is subject to disciplinary action. You are expected to be the sole author of your work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references. Whether the action is intentional or not, it still constitutes plagiarism.

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