The assigned readings for this week discuss how and why we address different audiences using different styles of writing or rhetorical situations.
Select three potential topics that you might write an essay about, and that would apply to both a public audience and a business audience. Review the ?Rhetorical Context and the Audience? discussion for ideas. One of these topics will be the basis for your essay assignment in Week Three and Week Five. For each of the three topics, write a 350 word summary that contains:
A description of the topic.
An analysis of why the issue is IMPORTANT to a public policy advocates that includes at least one source appropriate to the audience and concludes with at least one specific action the audience might take.
An analysis of why the issue is important to a business audience that includes at least one source appropriate to the audience and concludes with at least one specific action the audience might take.
Be sure to use APA style (including a cover page and reference pages) and include proper citations for all sources. Use direct quotations, paraphrasing, and/or summary when including ideas and materials from outside sources, including the text and other readings and videos. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
The Research Paper will be a comprehensive research review of the significant principles of management communications used to successfully achieve organizational objectives. For this assignment of a minimum of eight pages, you need to integrate material from the readings, multimedia, and class discussion boards, and also reflect on professional experience where possible. It is mandatory to include research from the classroom text as well as from six scholarly sources to support your views. Consider the validity of your resources carefully before using them in academic papers. Use at least one professional example to address the topics below.
The following components must be included in order for the paper to be complete:
Explain effective communication norms in a business setting.
Describe the role of interpersonal communication both as a manager and as an employee. What specific techniques have you used to overcome barriers to communication? Be sure to specify your role in the communication.
Explore the role of international and intercultural interpersonal communications in today?s global businesses.
Describe both verbal and nonverbal management communication.
Explain approaches for effective written management communication.
Analyze various approaches for engaging an audience during a presentation and encouraging active listening.
Describe effective methods of conflict resolution.
Analyze techniques for leading teams and group meetings.
Writing the Research Paper
The Research Paper:
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least six scholarly resources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford Online Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.