Content Review 3: Learning and Innovation Skills

Reflect on the video you selected and viewed from the DVD that accompanies your course text. Describe how the project featured in this video demonstrates at least two of the learning and innovation skills described in your readings. Support your ideas with information presented in the course text.

Note: You will complete a similar activity in Weeks 4 and 5 based on two other videos on the DVD.

Directions: Write a short answer, 1- to 2- paragraph response (250 – 350 words) that reflects your learning this week. Where applicable, be sure to include references to the required Learning Resources and examples from your own experience.

Use MS Word, or a compatible word-processing software suite such as OpenOffice, to write your responses. Submit your answers to the questions in one “.doc” or “rtf” file.

Submit this assignment by Sunday of this week.


Creative journal

 Your creative process journal assignments are the notes and responses to your readings from Michael Shurtleff’s AUDITION, which are posted on our Canvas calendar.

For instance, your last assignment was due on 9/26: For class, read Guidepost 4: Humor (pgs. 74-77) and prepare a process journal entry.

My hope is that you are connecting the principles discussed in the readings with the work you and your classmates are doing in class. Are you able to bring the guideposts into your own practice? If questions arise in your reading or work, speak to that.

Please let me know if there is an issue with you accessing the reading assignments on the Canvas calendar. If you haven’t purchased AUDITION, please do so immediately and catch up with the assignments.

Letter of advice

For this assignment, you will write a letter of advice to either a newly engaged couple or a group of coworkers. Imagine that either the engaged couple or coworkers hear that you are taking a course in interpersonal communication and want advice regarding how to communicate in their personal or professional relationships. Based on what you have learned in this course, your personal experience, and the five learning objectives we have covered, what advice would you give them regarding how to communicate effectively? How can you use what you have learned in this class to offer a couple or group of co-workers advice to have more positive relationships? Write your paper in the form of a letter. Please review the Sample Final Paper.


Use the list of learning outcomes to write your letter. The course learning outcomes you will need to cover are listed below:

Explain the principles of and barriers to effective interpersonal communications.

Analyze the role of communication in developing and maintaining one’s self-concept, self-image, and self-esteem.

Differentiate appropriate levels of self-disclosure and emotional intelligence in various relationships.

Describe strategies for using communication techniques to resolve interpersonal conflicts.

Analyze the impact of gender and culture on interpersonal communications.

For each of the five learning outcomes, create a separate heading that states the learning outcome that you are addressing. Then, address the following for each segment:

Explain the principles of and barriers to effective interpersonal communications. Why do the principles matter? How can your couple or group of co-workers overcome the barriers you have listed?

Analyze the role of communication in developing and maintaining one’s self-concept, self-image, and self-esteem. Begin by defining each term and then explain how these three notions of the self potentially impact the relationships of your couple or group of co-workers. What advice can you offer to help them develop a positive self-concept or build each other’s self-esteem?

Illustrate the importance of self-disclosure and emotional intelligence in various relationships. What role does self-disclosure play in the relationships of your couple or co-workers? How can their relationships be improved by them becoming more emotionally intelligent? What connections can be made between emotional intelligence and self-disclosure?

Evaluate strategies for using communication techniques to resolve interpersonal conflicts. Explain one or two potential conflicts and then present at least two strategies for addressing the dispute(s).

Analyze the impact of gender and culture on interpersonal communications. First, define these two key terms. Then, explain the importance of gender and culture in relationships generally and for your couple or group of co-workers specifically. What advice can you give to become a better communicator based on the information you have presented?

Content Requirements

You must address all five of the learning outcomes and the questions listed with those objectives. For each objective, be sure to define key terms and relate those ideas directly to advice for your couple or co-workers. The point here is for you to demonstrate how these ideas can be utilized to help people in their relationships. Try to offer specific advice they can integrate into their lives.

Begin your paper with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement and that previews what you plan to cover in your paper. End with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis and restates your key points.

You must use at least five scholarly sources to help you make your points. At least three of these should be course readings and two should be academic articles you have found yourself by doing research in the Ashford University Library. If you need help doing research, visit the Ashford University Library, which can be accessed through the Library tab in the left-navigation menu, in your online course.

You must also draw on personal experience to offer advice or to illustrate points. It is acceptable to use hypothetical examples and/or your personal experiences for either your couple or group of co-workers. We simply want to see that you can apply what you have learned to some potential “real world” experience.

The Final Paper

Must be 8 to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style. For assistance, visit the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Essay Checklist for Students

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Must include a title page with the following: (For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, please refer to the Formatting Instructions for MS Word 2013

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Title of paper

Student’s name

Course name and number

Instructor’s name

Date submitted

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 and Conclusions

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as well as Thesis Statements

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, please refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources.

Must use each learning objectives as a header dividing each section of the paper.

Must use the textbook as a source. The Integrating Research

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tutorial will offer further assistance on including supporting information and reasoning.

Must use two additional course articles/videos and two academic articles the student has found independently. A total of five sources must be used in the paper and be on the reference list.

Must document any information from a source in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s In-Text Citation Guide

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Must include a separate APA References List

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that is formatted according to APA style.

Before you submit your written assignment, you are encouraged to review The Grammarly Guide: How to Set Up & Use Grammarly

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tutorial, set up a Grammarly account (if you have not already done so), and use Grammarly to review a rough draft of your assignment. Then carefully review all issues identified by Grammarly and revise your work as needed.

Final Notes

This is a formal paper and should utilize proper grammar, complete sentences, and paragraph transitions. However, you will write this paper in the format of a letter to the newly-engaged couple or group of co-workers. Feel free to address the people you select directly throughout the paper.

Research Paper Outline

Topic- My research paper subject will be on Activity Based Accounting in the Banking Industry (can also include cost accounting, and managerial accounting). DO NOT INCLUDE ANY OTHER TOPICS.

Place an annotated bibliography, under the outline heading the source will support.

Research Paper Outline

(Paper Subject)



(This is an example of an acceptable outline.


This outline, with few changes, was utilized to write an outstanding research paper.


Your outline is your “roadmap” for the writing process.


A good outline ensures that you understand your topic and that you can collect the information to write a good paper.


In the paper writing you will probably continue your research and add or delete a few articles to arrive at the goal of your paper)








This outline provides details for the proper style for submission of research paper outlines in this class. The abstract will contain 160 words or less and be indented. The discussion below will assist you in preparing a research paper an acceptable style for this class.



The introductory paragraph, 12 lines or less in length, does not require citations unless there are direct quotes or close paraphrases of another author.  The paragraph introduces the reader to the content of the paper.



1. Battistella, R. (2013). U.S. universal health coverage at a crossroad. International Advances in Economic Research19(4), 409-423. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Include a one paragraph summary, at least 12 lines in length, which summarizes the entire article.


2. Lowry, S., & Gravelle, J. G. (2013). The affordable care act and small business: Economic issues [CRS Report for Congress]. Retrieved from Congressional Research Service: (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.


Include a one paragraph summary, at least 12 lines in length, which summarizes the entire article.

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(Continue the format used to support the first topic.)


Prepare the entire outline in the above format ensuring that at least 10 sources are used.)

Literature Research Paper

A 1,500-word research paper about a literary topic or work. Will need an Annotated Bibliography. The purpose of the paper is to support your topic, or thesis, with evidence from other sources to show that your thesis is a good one that has been researched by others. Will need at least five other sources and must use MLA format throughout the paper.

Choose one of the research topics:


Frost as a nature poet

Poe’s use of the color red as a symbol

Darkness in Poe’s works

Oedipus as a tragic character


a 1000 word paper that describes the types and functions of research designs. That ex[plains: An explanation of internal and external variable-related validity factors, The strengths and limitations of experimental research designs. An example of research done in the criminal justice field that has reduced crime.


The assignment is a ” strategy plan ” for a company that is listed on NASDAQ or NYSE.

Assignment Instructions

Course Objective:   Develop the skills to assess the success of the plan.
  1. Make sure you use adequate, credible and reliable APA source citations to support your work.
  2. This strategic plan will incorporate what you have learned over the past 7 weeks.  Your company selection must be listed on either the NASDAQ or NYSE.
  3. You may review the sample strategic plans shared in the resource section and use them as a guide in developing your strategic plan. Please keep in mind that you must still meet the 20% similarity scan requirements upon submission. DO NOT SIMPLY COPY AND PASTE MATERIAL FROM THE COMPANY WEBSITE
Strategic Plan must include the following:
Proper APA format with headers, in-text references, reference page, 1′ margins (use template provided below)
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Overview (with ticker symbol)
  • Company History
  • Products and or services
  • Operations
  • Vision
  • Mission Statement
  • Corporate Values & Culture
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Competition
  • Management team/Leadership
  • Financial Outlook
  • Strategies
  • Conclusion
  • Label your Word document as follows: YourLastname.doc (ex: Johnson.doc)
  • Review Grading rubric attached prior to submittal.
  • min 5 scholarly resources required
  • essay format; not bullet format.
  • **Minimum 7 full pages of content (Word Document) of strategic material (does not include cover page, executive summary nor reference pages)**
  • **all charts, graphs and pictures are to go in appendix (not a substitute for content)
  • ***Once you submit your document to the assignment folder it will automatically be loaded to TURNTIN.COM within the course** NOTE: Strategic Plan must return a similarity scan of 20% or less (the following will be excluded: headers, bibliography, etc. prior to instructor grading paper – focus on content of scan percentage)**