Global Campus Abaca Connections
For your final project in this class, you will research and write a formal paper that uses a communication theory to identify, describe, analyze, and possibly resolve a real-world communication problem in your workplace.* The project will be completed through a combination of discussion board activities and written assignments each week.
(*Students who are not employed or who cannot discuss their workplaces may use a communication problem they have experienced in another organizational setting in which they are involved, such as in school or as part of a church or community group.)
Objective: This final project is intended to help you understand how knowledge of communication theory supplements the skills you will need to succeed in their careers or personal lives. By completing it, you will achieve the following outcomes:
Format: The paper should follow the general American Psychological Association manuscript rules and contain
Use an abstract at your discretion.
Your paper should contain at least the following elements.
Begin your paper with introductory paragraphs that describe your workplace* communication problem, state your thesis, explain the significance of your inquiry, elaborate on why this question is important to you, and include any other background information that would provide context for your paper.
II. Body Paragraphs
Summarize the communication theory you have chosen for your project and analyze why it is relevant to the workplace* communication problem that you’re investigating. Explain how an understanding of this theory can be applied to resolving your workplace* communication problem. Describe how you will try to use your knowledge about this theory to addressing and potentially resolving your problem. Support your argument with reasons and evidence from your researched resources.
Summarize the major points you raised in your analysis of your workplace* communication problem and the applicability of the communication theory that you chose to identify, analyze, and possibly resolve it.
Grading: For insight into your instructor’s expectations for this assignment, scroll down here to click on and review its grading rubric. In general, your project will be evaluated in terms of how well it meets the requirements of the assignment for both content and form; how in-depth the exploration and analysis of the issue is; how well outside sources are integrated into its narrative; the credibility, currency, and authority of its research; how well the theory you chose relates to the problem; and how professionally the paper is written and edited in terms of academic language conventions.
If you need help with American Psychological Association citation style, see this examples in our library’s resources. For help developing your paper, see the Effective Writing Center’s online guides to writing and research.