Sections of the Paper: • TITLE PAGE: Refer to the title page template provided in this course syllabus. • ABSTRACT: The abstract will be on page two (2) and has a limit of 150 words, single-spaced. • INTRODUCTION: The introduction will begin on page 3 and will have the heading of introduction centered under the paper title (refer to page 12 of this syllabus). An introduction is necessary to introduce your reader to the topic that you are discussing in the paper they are about to read. The introduction provides the reader supporting information about your topic, the significance, the rationale, your objectives or generally what you will be discussing in your paper. The introduction will not contain detailed information; this will be done in the body of the paper. Some would say that the introduction should contain your thesis statement and introduce your reader to your purpose of writing the paper. The introduction should be ¼ to ¾ of a standard page in length. • BODY of the PAPER: This part of the paper should contain your detailed research findings and information you gained from your research and readings that relate directly to the topic of the class assignment. Layout this part of the paper in sections, with headings/sub-headings that organize your presented research findings, and that will assist the reader in their understanding of your methodology and discussion. You are to state, discuss, support and document your research findings in this section of the paper. • CONCLUSION: In this section you summarize your findings and tie back to your introduction statement. In the conclusion, the reader should be able to (if they only read the conclusion) gain 70-80% of the data and/or main points presented in your paper in a summary format. • The conclusion is the most important part of the paper and you must treat it as such, so spend time developing and organizing an outstanding, concise and well written conclusion. The conclusion should be at least one-page in length, with two standard text pages the maximum length. • REFERENCES: The reference page(s) will follow the papers conclusion section beginning on a new page. Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition for style, format and organization of elements not addressed in this syllabus. General Writing and Formatting Guidelines for Your Paper (Reference APA Manual, section 8.03 and sample papers, Chapter 2) – Paper size: Papers shall be typewritten on 8.5” x 11” paper, one side only. – Line Spacing: Double-space between all text lines of the manuscript, does not include the abstract. – Margins: One inch margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, right). – Font type and size: Times New Roman, 12 point. – Paragraph indention: Indent the first line of every paragraph 5-7 spaces (1/2 inch), with the exception of the Abstract and reference list entries. – Alignment: Align text left (uneven right edges), not justified (even left and right edges). – Spacing after punctuation: Use 1 space after commas, colons, and semicolons within sentences and 2 spaces after punctuation marks at the end of sentences. – Pagination: Number all pages consecutively, beginning with number Page1 of ? on the title page. Page numbers shall be flush-right on the first line of every page (use the header function found in WORD) one inch from the right edge of the paper. – Running head: In this course of study, the running head on each page (other than the title page) is to consist of the following information: In this order: your last, your CWID number, and the assignment number. The running head shall be flush left in all uppercase letters using 12 point font and on the same line as the page numbers. Do not bold the running head. – Heading levels: Follow guidelines in the APA Manual, section 3.03. Abstract (Reference APA Manual, section 2.04, 8.03, and sample papers, chapter 2) – Pagination: The abstract shall begin on a new page (page 2). – Heading: The label “Abstract” shall be typed using uppercase and lowercase letters. The heading shall be centered on the page on the first line (Do not bold). Double-space between the heading and the text. – Length: The abstract is a brief summary (maximum of 150 words) of the contents of the assignment/manuscript. Refer to APA 2.04. – Format: The abstract shall be typed as a single paragraph with no indention, aligned flush-left. Do not italicize. – Line Spacing: The abstract must be single-spaced for this course. Note: Keywords, as shown in the APA Manual sample paper, are not to be included in this paper. Manuscript Body (Reference APA Manual, section 2.05-2.08, 8.03, and sample papers, chapter 2) – Pagination: The body of the paper shall begin on a new page (page 3). – Subsections of the manuscript body do not begin on a new page. – Title: The paper title shall be centered on the first line of page 3. The paper title shall be boldfaced and is typed in uppercase and lowercase letters. – Introduction: The first section of your paper’s body is to be an introduction. The heading Introduction is to be centered and double-spaced beneath the paper title on page 3. – Headings: The remaining sections and subsections of the paper shall all be titled appropriately using headings and sub-heading that will benefit the reader. Refer to 3.03 Levels of Heading in the APA Manual. – The body of your paper must include an identifiable introduction and conclusion sections with headings. • Hint: Research and compare traditional business management principles and practices with those found in today’s technology-intensive organizations. Be sure you can support your reported findings with valid sources/citations. • To support your narrative, you may want to consider creating a matrix that will illustrate/compare your research findings. • Your manuscript is to have a title page, abstract, introduction, body with a well-developed conclusion and reference page. • Your total manuscript is to be between 1800 and 2000 words including the title page, abstract, introduction, body, and reference page (s). • Your manuscript is to have a minimum of eight (8) cited references obtained from articles found in refereed journals, articles from edited magazines published by professional organizations or societies, articles from refereed proceedings of professional conferences and/or published textbooks. • NOTE: No article published on the Internet that is not directly connected to an established peer-reviewed professional conference, journal or magazine is acceptable as a cited reference source. Published textbooks are also acceptable. The course textbook may be used as one reference source.