Devry HRM 595 Full Course Project latest
There are two objectives for the course project:
- To analyze a complex negotiation (work, personal or historical)
- To apply negotiation course concepts in your analysis.
These objectives, while straightforward, are critical to your learning. Application knowledge is the key. If you can apply what you have learned in the course to the project you will also be able to apply what you have learned in other environments after the class has ended.
PROPOSAL TOPIC IDEAS
The proposal (one page) should describe the focus of the paper and your method. The negotiation can be one in which you were a participant or one in which you have been an active observer. Some examples of applicable negotiations include.
- a workplace negotiation, such as a complex contract, new position or new salary (preferred);
- a complex business transaction, such as a merger or acquisition;
- a complex real estate purchase;
- a union-management contract (including professional sports leagues);
- a neighborhood group negotiating zoning concerns with a city government;
- a negotiation between divorcing spouses who have complex settlement issues; and
- a negotiation between a vendor and business over products and services.
The above are representative examples of possible topics. The important thing to keep in mind in your topic selection is that the negotiation should be complex enough that you can perform a thoughtful and critical analysis in your paper using concepts learned in this course.
- Paper must be 10 pages minimum in length, not including the title, abstract or reference pages.
- Paper must apply APA formatting.
- Paper may apply more up to but no more than three pages in describing the negotiation.
- Negotiation should be complex enough to challenge student’s analytic skills.
- Paper Topic Proposal (for faculty review and approval) is due in Week 3 (approximate length = one page).
- Paper is due in week 7.
|Organization & Cohesiveness||63||35%||Central theme/purpose is clearly identifiable and well developed; introductory comments provide sufficient background on the topic and preview major points.
Subsequent sections develop/support the central theme of the paper.
Conclusions and recommendations follow logically from the body of the paper and bring closure to the paper.
Structure is clear, logical and easy to follow; smooth transition between paragraphs help maintain the flow of thought.
Meets minimum assigned length.
No major errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar.
Paper is laid out effectively – uses headers and/or other reader friendly tools
Paper is professional in appearance and demonstrated attention to detail; tone of voice is appropriate to audience (academic is preferred).
|Content||72||40%||Addresses all aspects of the assignment in sufficient depth.
Analyzes and discusses negotiations concepts by extending and elaborating with realistic examples
Exhibits a substantive and perceptive ability in analyzing and discussing negotiation topic that is focus of paper.
|Documentation (References)||27||15%||The majority of opinions, assertions and analyses are rigorously supported by primary and secondary research. Papers need to include a minimum of 6 sources with at 50% of those sources being primary sources. Note: course texts are secondary research sources.|
|Formatting (APA)||18||10%||Paper conforms to APA format guidelines. All references are acknowledged and properly cited in APA format.|
|Total||180||100%||An “A” quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
The following are the best practices in preparing this paper:
- Title Page – Include who you prepared the paper for, who prepared, and date.
- Table of Contents – List the main ideas and section of your paper and the pages in which they are located. The illustrations should be included separately.
- Introduction – Use a header on your paper. This will indicate you are introducing your paper.
The purpose of an introduction or opening:
- Introduce the subject and why the subject is important.
- Preview the main ideas and the order in which they will be covered.
- Establish a tone of the document.
Include in the introduction a reason for the audience to read the paper. Also, include an overview of what you are going to cover in your paper and the importance of the material. (This should include or introduce the questions you are asked to answer on each assignment.)
- Body of Your Report – Use a header titled with the name of your project. Example: “The negotiation between Company X and Company Y; An Analysis”. Then proceed to break out the main ideas. State the main ideas, state major points in each idea, and provide evidence. Break out each main idea you will use in the body of your paper. Show some type of division, such as separate sections that are labeled, separate groups of paragraphs, or headers. You would include the information you found during your research and investigation.
- Summary and Conclusion – Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing but presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body of your report. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the ideas and how they affect the tourism industry.
- References – Follow APA Publications Manual in using in-text citations and include a reference page.
Additional tips on preparing the best possible project:
- Apply a three step process of writing (plan, write, and complete).
- Prepare an outline of your research paper before you go forward.
- Complete a first draft and then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required.
- Use visual communication to further clarify and support the written part of your report. You could use example like graphs, diagrams, photographs, flowcharts, maps, drawings, animation, video clips, pictograms, tables, and Gantt charts if applicable.
Devry HRM 595 Full Course Project latest