Students are instructed to write a 1-2 page “Perspective Paper” on their assigned area of inquiry. This is to be done without outside research and using only the student’s own ideas, experiences, perspectives and/or opinions.
Students will choose one of the broad categories listed below
Managing Difficult Personalities
Conflict Management Strategies
Team Building Strategies
Gender differences in communication style
Ethnic differences in communication style
Generational Differences in communication style
This is to be a single-spaced five paragraph typed essay. It should be written in the 1st person voice, using the pronoun “I”.
You are writing for the purpose of letting your newly formed team know about your reasons for choosing the area of interest that you signed up for during class. Further, you should be persuasive in trying to convince them to agree to study the area(s) that you are most interested in pursuing.
Indicate which of the following subtopics were of most interest to you and why.
Include any information such as the following:
What is it about this area that interests you?
What experiences do you have with this topic in a classroom setting, e.g. researching the topic?
What experience do you have in your personal life with this topic?
Is there anything about this topic that excites you? Upsets you? Disturbs you?
Are there other possible directions or topics that are not already listed in the subtopics category that you might like to pursue?
Tell the team why they should also want to study your particular topic.
Why should they care about this topic?
Is it a feasible topic?
Is it a useful topic?
Will it help them in their future careers?
Do you have any connections in your personal network that would be of assistance on this topic?