project 3 parts 1 amp 2 presentation and short report

SHORT REPORT INSTRUCTIONS:

For tips on writing an evaluative summary, see our Week 11 folder and review the steps you followed in the homework for that week. For tips on writing workplace reports see Writing for the Workplace chapter 6. And for tips on finding research, review the steps you followed in your Week 10 homework. For citation help, see the Purdue Owl website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/

Format: Memo, single-spaced, 500-700 words, with source citations in MLA, APA, or Chicago style.

Audience: Your imagined supervisor at a job in your field.

Purpose: To report on a possible solution to a workplace problem, as requested by your supervisor.

Content: Executive summary of an academic journal article in your field.

For this assignment, you need to imagine yourself in a job you would like to have, in a company where you would like to work. Make up a name for your company and your supervisor. Your report will be addressed to your supervisor. Imagine your supervisor has asked you to research and present on a possible solution to a workplace problem your company is experiencing. You can use your imagination here, but invent a problem that you will be able to research. You may simply revise and expand on your week 11 homework submission here.

In a report to your supervisor, summarize a problem at your workplace, and provide an evaluative summary of an academic article that studies a possible solution to your workplace problem. (If you don’t know which are academic or scholarly journals in your field, search for the library’s research guide specific to your field here: https://guides.lib.uh.edu/?b=s )

Example– Problem: A growing customer base at your company has slowed down your company’s efficiency in managing customer data. Customers are complaining. You look for a possible solution in a researched article in a credible journal in your field. You find an article in which a particular software was successfully implemented to increase efficiency in managing data for a company similar to yours.

Be sure to paraphrase carefully, use quotation marks for any language you use from the article, and include in-text citations for any facts or images from the article that you include (whether you are quoting or not). Also include a bibliographic citation at the end of your document in APA, MLA, or Chicago style (you may use the citation style that is typical in your field).

In your evaluative summary, explain the authors’ reasoning, and include information needed to understand the authors’ logic. Any details you include should be information that would be of interest to your supervisor such as costs, features, and data showing why this solution is promising for your company’s situation. Evaluate the content and style of the article in order to evaluate the article’s credibility and applicability to your company’s interests and needs.

Conclude by delivering a recommendation to your supervisor about how to use this information.

A successful Recommendation Report will:

● Use appropriate memo formatting and professional style.

● Display a logical organization (especially avoid long, unfocused paragraphs).

● Cite sources correctly in APA, MLA, or Chicago style and avoid plagiarism.

● Present a clear summary of the workplace problem you are addressing.

● Provide a purposeful, well-supported evaluative summary of the article’s content and style for the benefit of your supervisor’s needs.

● Provide a persuasive recommendation to your supervisor about what to do with this information.

● Display proper grammar and mechanics.

● Present material with concision, clarity, and fluency.

 
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