During this week of Negotiation & Deal-Making, you will practice your research and writing skills. Researching issues efficiently and accurately and knowing how to communicate them will make you a more effective negotiator. Establishing excellent research and communication skills takes practice. Exercises like this assignment will help you expand upon your research and communication skills.
Here are some important points to remember:
As always, please refer to the important class information in FSO concerning the late policy, original work, grammar, punctuation and sentence construction.
This week we are discussing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Please review the archived session below and I encourage you to review APA style writing. I expect an in-text citation after every single sentence, unless it is clearly an opinion. You will be receiving an email from me later this week with turnitin.com registration information.
Additionally, I am providing you with some helpful hints when writing in APA and they are as follows:
1) Font – Times New Roman
2) Font size – 12 pt.
3) Spacing – Double
4) Don’t forgot about the Running Head
5) page number (top right hand corner of paper)
6) Margins 1 inch all 4 sides
7) No Bold type only if you use sub headings.
8) No underlining
9) Only use quotations when directly quoting another source (only quote 10% or less of your paper)
10) References page is in alphabetical order of the author’s last name, if no author, then the title.
Here are some words of wisdom:
It is better to over cite than to under cite.
In other words, do not Plagiarize. You MUST have an in-text citation after EVERY SINGLE SENTENCE unless it’s your own thought or common knowledge. Even if you paraphrase a source, your sentence MUST have an in-text citation.
In Text Citations are (Author’s last name, year source was published) Ex. (Smith, 2014). If quoting from a book (Author’s last name, Year published, page number) Ex. (Jones, 2014, p. 5). If a website without an author (Website address up to the .com, year published). Ex. (msn.com, 2015). If you mention the author within the sentence, you still need to provide the year published and a page number if it’s a book. Ex. Smith states in his book, higher learning, that everyone can accomplish his or her goals (2014, p. 89).
When you quote in APA format, you are only allowed to quote 40 words at a time unless you are block quoting, be careful here as block quoting will take up a majority of your 10% that you are allowed to quote.
The use of quotations is very specific in APA. You should only use quotes when directly taking another author’s words directly and that sentence should always be followed up with an in-text citation. When emphasizing a word use italics only. For example, if you want to emphasize the word, wow. You would simply use italics within the sentence: ex. John said wow when Mary walked into the room.