Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapters 5 and 6 in your course textbook. Additionally, read the blog post What Are the Different Types of Business Environment? (Links to an external site.)
Many people have been in situations in which they find it difficult to communicate. Improving your written communication skills and being comfortable speaking to people are extremely important to help prevent these difficulties. Locate a formative, evaluative, or diagnostic assessment or test that evaluates your communication abilities. Additional acceptable types of assessments are defined in the What Are the Different Types of Business Environment? (Links to an external site.) blog post. Develop a two to three-page APA-formatted paper in which you analyze your personal communication skills via an assessment.
Be sure to address the following in your paper:
Describe the assessment you used to analyze your skills.
Include the name of the assessment and where you retrieved it.
Discuss your communication gaps.
Describe any additional training you need in specific areas of communication.
Analyze how you can improve your current communication skills to prepare you for advancement in your profession.
NOTE: An actual assessment must be utilized. A personal inventory is not eligible criteria for this assignment.
The Communication Skills and Assessment paper,
Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.) resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
Name of institution (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least four to five credible sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view The University of Arizona Global Campus Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.