These are what my instructor require students to include with their written work as each instructor is different. APA format is in Word and just follow the template.
While APA does provide formatting and structural guidance please remember it does not cover all papers and is relegated to research papers mostly. Therefore I will ask for different items within your written assignments.
The following are some common issues that detract from overall scores:
No running head
No page number
Incorrect instructor heading (Instructor Todd, Curtis Todd, Curtis Todd PhD (Dr. Curtis Todd will suffice)
Font in running head does not match rest of font
(Body of paper)
No thesis statement
Excessive short sentences
Failure to use headings for new topics within the paper
Sentence structure (awkward, missing words)
Incorrect or improper citations
Conclusion heading and paragraph
“In conclusion’ statement which will be severely penalized as this is not scholarly.
No restated thesis statement in past tense
Please be sure to include a thesis statement within the introduction of your written work. The thesis statement should be in bold font and be the last few sentences of the introduction. For example the thesis statement could say This paper will discuss…. or This paper will explore etc…. Please be sure to clearly state what you will discuss or address in your assignment to give your reader clarity. It should be a few sentences at mostly rather than a paragraph. Be succinct as well.
You must use an Introduction heading at the beginning of you paper and use transitional sentences to introduce the next new topic.
In the conclusion of the paper please be sure to restate your thesis statement in past tense however; you do not need to use bold font. In the conclusion please do not introduce any new information. You should summarize and provide your final thoughts. Please, please do not begin your conclusion with ’in conclusion’ as this is not a scholarly response and substantial loss of points will occur.
Please do not use bullet points, graphics, pictures or numerals when discussing information as this can be viewed as just filling the page requirement. The written assignments are too small to incorporate the above and if you a penalty will ensue.
ALL WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED AS A WORD DOC ONLY. A PDF FILE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Please be sure to write all papers in third person for a better academic flow. According to APA (slide 13 in pwr pnt presentation). Use 3rd person point of view (unless opinion paper): Avoid pronouns such as I, we, my, our (1st person) and you, yours, your, us, we (2nd person). Deal with facts, thus, providing citations within paper and reference page. Focus on subject; not feelings about the subject. The use of 3rd person retains a formal tone: Academic writing is more formal than casual conversation. Please, please, please follow all assignment directions along with weekly announcement information as this can also impact your grade. I want each of you to finish strong and if you have any questions or concerns please contact me.
HR Performance Issues and Motivation
The relationship between the organization and its members can be greatly influenced by what motivates individuals to work. The style of leadership, job design, resources on the job, and environment can all have a significant effect on the satisfaction of employees and their performance. Performance is also influenced by individual motivations (e.g., social, recognition, financial reward, personal growth and development, and/or intrinsic satisfaction) and can equally impact the organization. There are many theories that attempt to explain the nature of motivation. Write a four- to five-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) evaluating the relationship between motivation, job satisfaction, and work performance. Be sure to address the following:
- Describe a performance issue which resulted from a motivational problem (what, why, who).
- Use a content theory of motivation (e.g., Maslow, Alderfer, Herzberg, or McClelland) or a process theory (i.e., Adams, Locke, or Heider and Kelley) to explain how the issue creates a performance problem for the organization.
- Use the theory of motivation you selected to describe an intervention/action to change the motivation/behavior and correct the performance problem.
Your paper must use a minimum of three scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook. Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center..