Your paper is required to have an introduction paragraph that will include a thesis sentence and a conclusion paragraph that helps provide closure. Additionally, your body paragraphs will be expected to address the following ideas:
Describe your personal ethos.
Survey the development of your writing skills over the last five weeks.
Refer to your discussion board work, as well as any assessments you made in your Week 3 paper.
Be sure to describe how your writing skills stand now, listing particular strengths as well as challenges you still face.
Investigate how the personal ethos you articulated in the Week 2 paper helped you develop in this class.
Reference specific traits or qualities that fueled specific growth opportunities.
Discuss your plan for meeting the challenge of developing your writing skills to be better prepared for applications in your field.
Produce a clear vision of where you will be in five years and how your experience and skills have shaped that development.
Refer to your unique experiences and specific skills to help chart this path forward.
The Future Opportunities Essay,
Must be five to seven pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.)
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least three credible sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view The University of Arizona Global Campus Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper