BUS 600 WK1

Using APA Style

The purpose of this short research paper is to ensure proper understanding and application of APA style as required in all Ashford courses.

Using the Ashford Online Library, develop an annotated bibliography on one of the following factors that has had a significant impact on business and management communication in the past decade: diversity

  • globalization and outsourcing
  • pace of life and work
  • evolving workplace technologies
  • influence of social media
  • ethical challenges 

Your annotated bibliography requires at least six (6) peer-reviewed articles, full reference information, and a short paragraph description of the main findings.

To receive maximum points, all of the following elements must be included in your paper: 

The paper

  • Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including the title), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a title page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. with the following:
  • Title of paper
  • Student’s name
  • Course name and number
  • Instructor’s name
  • Date submitted
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must use at least six scholarly sources from the Ashford Online Library. One of the six sources may be the text.
  • Must include at least one direct quote from one of the sources (see Guidelines for Quoting Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.).
  • Must include at least one summarized statement from one of the sources (see Guidelines for Summarizing Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.).

Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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Description:

Total Possible Score: 8.00

Annotated Bibliography and Description of Findings

Total: 3.50

Distinguished – Provides a thorough annotated bibliography with a comprehensive description of the findings.

Proficient – Provides an annotated bibliography with a description of the findings. Minor details are missing.

Basic – Provides an annotated bibliography with a limited description of the findings. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to provide an annotated bibliography with a description of the findings; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The annotated bibliography and description of the findings are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

References

Total: 3.50

Distinguished – Clearly summarizes the required number of scholarly references, in addition to the text. The described references relate to the stated thesis or central argument.

Proficient – Summarizes the required number of scholarly references, in addition to the text. The described references relate to the stated thesis or central argument. Minor details are missing or unclear.

Basic – Summarizes the required number of scholarly references. The described references somewhat relate to the stated thesis or central argument. Relevant details are missing and/or unclear.

Below Expectations – Summarizes fewer than the required number of scholarly references and the described references do not relate to the stated thesis or central argument. Significant details are missing and unclear.

Non-Performance – The references are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.25

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.25

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits limited knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Page Requirement

Total: 0.25

Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages. 

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Resource Requirement

Total: 0.25

Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient – Uses the required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations – Uses an inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

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