Topic: The Language of Clothing in Business
- Research. Research your topic and prepare a short written report (minimum body of seven double-spaced pages) of your major findings on the topic. For purposes of addressing the letter of transmittal and the title page, assume this written report will be presented to the RHM CEO and later distributed throughout the organization.
- Format: APA
- In Citation
Research Report and Presentation Guidelines
Document your report by citing sources (minimum of seven) within the report and including a list of references. All information should be cited and not be your opinion. Avoid the use of personal pronouns (I, me, my, mine, you, etc.). All references should be cited within the body of the report. Use a variety of sources (books, articles, academic journals, Internet, etc.) dated within the last five years. Append your report with a copy of any material you plan to use during the presentation such as charts, pamphlets, materials, etc. If you use Microsoft PowerPoint, include a copy of your slides in handout form (three slides per page format) in the appendix of your paper. Extend/develop any topic discussed in class beyond the overview presented. Avoid redundant discussion and sources provided in class or the use of the textbook as a source.
- Written Research Report. Your written research report is due on your assigned presentation date. The written report should include a comprehensive title, title page, letter of transmittal, table of contents, executive summary, body (brief introduction, findings, summary, and conclusions or recommendations), references, and appendix. Organize your paper and provide headings to guide the reader through the major topics. Your written report should reflect graduate student quality work and should be complete, correct, clear, concise, and coherent. An evaluation form will be provided by the instructor (100 points).
- Presentation. Prepare a 15-minute oral presentation based upon your written research report. Be creative, professional, and interesting while presenting meaningful information. Use appropriate visual aids, media, equipment, etc. to enhance your professional business presentation. Plan carefully to complete your presentation within the time limit. An evaluation form will be provided by the instructor (100 points).