Professional Paper Guidelines and Grading
The purpose of this assignment is to allow the learner to demonstrate writing skills, organizational skills, and ability to correctly present ideas and credit others
in APA formatting when writing a professional paper.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.
CO3. Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and technological communication using legal and ethical standards for transferring knowledge using success resources
provided to Chamberlain students. (PO3)
CO9. Demonstrate accountability for personal and professional development by assessing information and technology competence, implementing plans for upgrading
technology skills, and using effective strategies for online student success using resources provided to Chamberlain students. (PO5)
Submit the assignment Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT. (check your Canvas calendar for your local time).
This assignment is worth a total of 225 points.
PREPARING THE Professional Paper
Carefully read these guidelines including the Rubric, which may be found in the Gradebook.
Download the APA Paper Template (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Rename that document as Your Last Name Professional Paper.docx. Save it to your
own computer or drive in a location where you will be able to retrieve it later. Type your assignment directly on the saved document. Remember that only Microsoft Word
2010 or a later version is acceptable. The document must be saved as a .docx. Save frequently to prevent loss of your work.
Mechanics of the Professional Paper include:
Times New Roman size 12 typeface (font) double spaced with 1-inch margins
Correct APA format
Correct spelling, apostrophe use, grammar, punctuation, paragraphing, and sentence structure
Contents must include Title Page, body of the paper (500-600 words including Introduction, two Main Points and subpoints from your Professional Paper Worksheet outline
including revisions suggested by instructor, and Conclusion), and References page.
Two Main Points and Conclusion should be Level 1 headings. No Level 2 headings are needed for this short paper.
References should only include your Hood textbook and the assigned article for the competency approved by your instructor.
Contents of the paper must include any revisions suggested by your instructor in Professional Paper Worksheet feedback.
When your assignment is complete, save and close your Professional Paper. Submit your completed paper as by the due date.
**Academic Integrity Reminder**
All students should be aware of the Academic Integrity policy and follow it in all discussions and assignments.
By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my own original work except as quoted and cited appropriately. I have not received
any unauthorized assistance on this assignment.