Writting Assignment ( Business C100). BA#2 Assignment Instructions
What to Do:
This written assignment is measured in the number of words and should be between 1600 and 1760 words, and worth 50 points. Word count will be 1760
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- Select a news or magazine article relating to Chaptersin the required course textbook (i.e. The Management Process, Creating the Organization, Producing Quality Goods and Services, etc).
- Describe the article in your own words
- List the implications, what’s important about the article, future implications, provide references (where is the article taken from), etc.
- To identify material as it relates to our textbook, you need to be specific.
- For example you could begin your paragraph stating that it pertains to chapter(state the chapter number) on Human Resources, section on Forecasting Human Resources Supply.
- Please do not generalize by saying it pertains to the “Chapter on Human Resources”, again, be specific, after all Human Resources is a large chapter.
- Most assignments need should be written using MS Word. If you don’t have MS Word go to Office 365 in My Open Polytechnic to download and access your free version.
- Assignments can be submitted one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx or .rtf.
- Do not submit html files, web pages, CAD files, Visio (.vsd), PowerPoint (.ppt), PDF s (.pdf) or zip files unless these are specifically required for your course.
If you’re not sure about the file format required contact your Instructor.
- Use a clear, readable, sans serif font such as Verdana, Calibri, Tahoma or Arial, and be consistent and use the same font throughout.
- Use black text on a white background. Avoid coloured backgrounds or text in a colour other than black unless you have special permission to use them (for example, if you’re dyslexic).
- Use 11 or 12 point for the body of your assignment.
- Use 1.5 or double spacing and fairly wide margins. This leaves room for the marker’s comments.
- Leave a blank line between paragraphs.
- If the questions are short, leave a blank line between each question. If they are long, start each question on a new page.
- Left-justify your work (also known as left-aligned). Block-justified (flush left and right) might look tidy, but it’s harder to read as it can result in gaps between words.
- Use bold for headings. Not underlining or italics.
- Essays do not usually require subheadings; reports usually do.
Title or Cover page
Most assignments require a title page, which should include the following:
- the title and number of the assignment
- the course number and name
- the due date
- your full name and student number.
This information should be centered, starting approximately one third of the way down the page.
- Number all pages except the title page.
- Tables and figures must be numbered and clearly labelled. Table captions are placed above the table, while captions for a figures go below the figure.
- Don’t number the items in a reference list.
Headers and footers
Insert a header or footer on each page (except the title page). It should contain:
- your name (last name, first name/s)
- your student number
- the course number
- the assignment number
- the page number.
Word Count / Assignment Length
Assignment length requirements are usually given in terms of numbers of words.
Include a word count (the number of words in your assignment) at the end of the assignment, before the references. Your assignment should not more than 10% under or over the prescribed word count. Remember that the title/title page, reference list and appendices are not included in the word count.
Unless the instructor tells you that these limits are strict, it is normally acceptable to be 10% above or below this word limit (so, for example, a 2000 word assignment should be between 1800 and 2200 words). If the assignment uses the words “up to” (as in “up to 2500 words”) that usually means that you cannot go above the limit.
As your instructor I am informing you, the word limit does not include ‘administrative’ sections of the assignment: the cover or title page, table of contents, table of figures, reference list, list of works cited, bibliography, or any appendices.
The word limit that you are given reflects the level of detail required. This means that if your assignment is too long, you’re either taking too many words to explain your point or giving too many / too detailed examples. If your assignment is too short, either there is more to the answer than you have written or the assignment has not gone into enough detail about the answer.
Word count calculator – Massey University website (Links to an external site.) (opens in a new window)
The reference list comes at the end of the assignment, and should start on a new page labelled ‘References’.
Referencing and avoiding plagiarism (Links to an external site.)
Tops and bottoms of pages
Check the top and bottom of your pages to ensure they avoid:
- widows – single lines of text at the top of a page
- orphans – first lines of paragraphs at the bottom of a page
- tombstones – headings or subheadings alone at the bottom of a page
- split lists – lists that are divided between two pages (if possible).
MLA Citations, sometimes called parenthetical citations or in-text citations. The purpose of MLA citation is to document where you found your information and give credit to the authors for using their works. The citations refer your readers to your Works Cited page at the end of your research paper.
Author’s Name in Parentheses:
When people marry now “there is an important sense in which they don’t know what they are doing” (Giddens 46).
The APA system provides in-text parenthetical citations for quotations, paraphrases, summaries, and other specific information from a source. APA style makes the year of publication part of an in-text citation which refers to a reference list. See some APA format citation/APA style citation examples below.
One recent study examines the emotional intensity of “the fan’s link to the star” (Gitlin, 2001, p. 129).
Text book (Foundations of Business, Pride,Hughes,Kapoor, 6st,