Essay for Organizational communication
The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with an opportunity to articulate—through written examples—how the material you are reading in the textbook applies to your work or other
organizational experiences (past or present).
Begin with an attention-getter then state your thesis or preview of the essay making sure you refer to the incident/s narrated and announcing each of the five major concepts/key terms utilized. The
name and physical and/or electronic address of the organization examined must also be stated.
Body (No more than a total of 40 directly quoted words may be used in this section)
The body should consist of two distinct parts which are connected comprehensively using an effective transition. The first part of the body (minimum of 2 full pages) must consist of a story or
narrative of real life experiences you have had in this organization as an employee, supervisor/owner, customer/client, provider/supplier, or auditor. It must be clear from your writing that the
story is about real events. The story should include at least two instances of drama and not just routine events, though the situations or incidents described must be real. Without a good portion
of drama, this section of your paper will be dull, and therefore ineffective. In order to maximize the human appeal of your story/narrative, avoid any mention of textbook or class jargon in this
part of the body—keep your story/narrative purely non technical except for jargon that you specify as actually used in the organization you are writing about. For good examples of a story/narrative
described above, see the “Creamy Creations Takeover” and “Teamwork at the Marshall’s Processing Plant” case studies presented at the end of chapters 2 and 3 of your textbook respectively. Your
story must be written in reported speech (indirect speech).
The second part of the body (must be distinct from the narrative or first part of the body) should articulate how a total of 5 concepts/key terms from at least three assigned chapters apply to
aspects of the story you narrated. After briefly paraphrasing (defining in your own words as much as possible) each concept/key term, explicitly describe how it applies to an aspect highlighted in
your story. Engage only aspects clearly mentioned in the narrative/story section of your paper, avoiding the introduction of new story/narrative details not mentioned before. Therefore, as you
apply each concept to an aspect of the narrative, you must indicate the page number where that particular aspect was explicitly included in the narrative section of your essay. The essay should
draw concepts/key terms from only chapters 2-9 and 11. Remember, the total of five concepts/key terms must be drawn from a minimum of three relevant chapters stipulated above. See the list at the
end of each chapter of the textbook for what are considered the concepts/key terms in that chapter.
The conclusion should indicate itself and emphasize at least two insights gained from your application of any two or more concepts/key terms applied in the body of the paper. Each one of the
concepts/key terms must be explicitly stated in this section and connected to a particular insight. The insights include realizations that (1) had never occurred to you before applying the
concepts/key terms to aspects of your story, or (2) gained new significance when you applied the concepts/key terms to aspects of your story. End the essay with a relevant memorable line or two.
All essays must be typewritten, double-spaced in 12 font size with 1 inch margins all round and a minimum of 5 full pages and a maximum of 7 pages without counting the cover page and reference
page. Use of the textbook must be explicitly and correctly acknowledged both within the paper and on a reference page, using the 6th American Psychological Association (APA) documentation style.
Each student is expected to know how to cite sources within the paper and to construct a reference page correctly according to APA requirements (see resource at
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/08/). Typographical and grammatical errors must be kept to a minimum, and certainly no spelling errors will be tolerated.
COM 3120 Essay Checklist: The checklist should be completed by checking the space against each item with a Y to indicate compliance and an X to indicate non-compliance. Essays will not be graded
without a properly completed checklist and will be regarded late with associated penalties.
Place the checklist before the title page of your essay. It should be the first thing I see when I open your submitted essay. Submit both the essay and the checklist as one document, with the
checklist appearing prior to your essay title page. The checklist, title page, and reference page should not be counted as part of the 5-7 pages length requirement. As with any formal document,
make sure to include page numbers on your submission.
1. Began with an effective attention-getter __________
2. Stated thesis or preview of the essay making sure to refer to the incident/s narrated and announcing each one of the five major concepts/key terms utilized _____
3. Stated the name and physical and/or electronic address of organization examined _______
Body (No more than 40 directly quoted words allowed) Please enter total number of quoted words here _____
4. First part of body (minimum of 2 full pages & maximum of 4 pages and no textbook or class jargon permitted) consisted of a story/narrative of real life student’s own experiences in the
5. Story included good portion of real drama and not just routine events_______
6. Second part of body is connected to first part with an effective transition that comprehensively connects the two parts ______
7. Second part of body (must be distinct from narrative in first part of the body) effectively paraphrased then demonstrated how a total of 5 concepts/key terms from chapters 2-9 and 11 apply to
aspects of the story, indicating page numbers where each aspect of the narrative was explicitly included_____ *Concepts must be drawn from at least three different chapters. Please, indicate here
___________________each chapter represented
8. Indicated itself and emphasized at least two insights gained from application of any two or more concepts/key terms applied in the body and connected each insight to a concept/key term ____
9. Ended essay with a relevant memorable line or two __________
10. Typewritten, double-spaced in 12 font size with 1 inch margins all round and final copy formatted in PDF prior to submission ________
11. Minimum of 5 full pages and a maximum of 7 pages without counting the cover page and reference page _________
12. Use of the textbook explicitly acknowledged both within the paper and on a reference page according to the 6th American Psychological Association (APA) documentation style ____
13. Typographical and grammatical errors kept to a minimum, and certainly no spelling errors committed _______