PART 3: RESEARCH SUMMARY
The BUS 206A Project, which is a formal research paper, will provide you with an opportunity to more fully develop the background and implications of a business ethics/legal/regulation issue within the context of the course.
For the third part of the project, you will submit your research summary. At this point, you should have completed the majority of your research. Writing the research summary will confirm whether or not you are ready to begin composing your final project. The challenge in writing a research summary comes from providing a complete understanding of your source while also being concise. A well-written research summary gives your readers the opportunity to quickly and accurately identify the basic content and key themes of your topic.
The research summary should…
be concise and only discuss what is essential.
be 300 words or less.
not include citations or any material that needs to be cited.
Be as thorough as possible when writing your assignment, and remember, this is an academic assignment, so no “text-talk,” no conversational tone, and ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS… don’t plagiarize!! Lastly, spell-check and proofread your work! Failure to follow these steps will negatively impact your grade.
For this course, you will submit the graded activity using Turnitin. An Originality Report will become available within a few minutes after your first submission. Inside the Originality Report will be a Similarity Index. The Similarity Index shows a percentage of the material in your paper which matches other sources found by Turnitin. You will be expected to have a Similarity Index of less than 20%. If your Similarity Index is greater than 20% you will need to review your Originality Report to be sure that you have paraphrased your work appropriately, and cited your sources correctly.
The Originality Report will help you to avoid plagiarism and improve the quality and content of your essay. It is strongly suggested that you keep direct quotations to a minimum, and never copy and paste text without proper citations. You have until the activity due date to resubmit your work, however, there will be a 24-hour delay before the Originality Report becomes available. It is your responsibility to submit your activity on time, with a Similarity Index of less than 20%.
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