Any topic (writer’s choice)

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Individual pre-assignment (Literature Review and Inquiry Formulation)

you are asked to complete a literature review on one of the topics below. You are asked to critically review between 5-7 educational journal articles on your topic and write a 600-800 word literature review on the articles you ‘ ve selected.

The topics are:
Motivation & Engagement
Negotiation & Persuasion
Team Productivity & Performance
Creativity & Critical Thinking
Cross-Cultural Communication

Steps to complete your literature review:

Choose a topic that you are interested and would like to know more about. It should be looked at as an opportunity to develop your skills in that area as well.
Formulate an inquiry question that specifically describes what would like to know about your topic. For example, Discuss the barriers that hinder effective team productivity and provide ways of confronting and preventing those challenges in the future.
Search for and locate academic journal articles and books that include your topic’s information.
Select at least 5-7 academic journal articles to review. Read your articles and begin to sort and classify them according to their findings.
Organize your articles by sorting and classifying their findings in a meaningful way, always considering your original topic and inquiry question. Identify themes and patterns in your research.
Write your review.
Submissions should be double-spaced, 12 pt. Font. The word count does NOT include references or cover page.

Analysis threshold: Presents an insightful and thorough analysis of the subject matter, which is transparent and compelling.

Composition threshold:  Organized and well written. Underlying logic is clearly articulated and easy to follow. Words expressed the intended meaning and supported reader comprehension. Sentences were grammatical with few spelling errors.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Subject Knowledge threshold: Deliverable demonstrates knowledge of course content, skillfully integrating major and minor concepts. There is evidence of extensive thinking about the topic.

Sources & Citation threshold: Evidence and ideas clearly refer to subject matter and aim of assignment, drawn from a range of sources, in addition to assigned readings and in-class discussions, including scholarly books, journal articles, research institutions, government publications, and industry associations. All evidence is properly cited in APA style in-text citations and a correctly formatted reference list.