In the discussion board this week, you will be focusing on how your specific social style affects your work habits, work relationships, success at work, and what you’d like to change. Reflect on how you communicate with the opposite gender, age group, or culture. Give specific examples.
In 2-3 paragraphs, respond to the topics detailed in this module’s Social Styles lecture.
- What is your social style at work and how does it affect your work habits?
- Do you have different social styles depending on where you are and what your role is? For instance, do you have a different style at work with your co-workers than you do with your supervisors?
- Do you have a different style at work then home?
- How has your style been successful?
- What do you feel like you need to change?
- How do others view your style?
In 2-3 paragraphs, respond to at least one student about their social style.
- What did you learn about social styles from the other student?
- How will you use this information to better help you with your work habits/relationships?
- Based on what you read from the other posting, what advice would give?
- What will you change (if anything) about your social style at work/with family based on the information you read?
Writing the Rough Draft
As you begin to move beyond your initial outline and summary, your next step will be drafting. Drafting is a very important step in the writing process, but by no means should it be considered the final stage. In it you should focus on putting as much on paper as you can including your Purpose Statement (though it may eventually change), your supporting evidence, and analysis of the evidence. It is less important to worry about having all the correct words and punctuation as it is to work hard to express as much as you can about the topic. When you have completed the Rough Draft, you should be 90% done with the Final Project.
If it helps, think back to when you drafted your purpose statement in your outline. How has your work up to this point worked toward solving the issue you have identified? What have you unearthed as you have dug into your topic? Addressing similar questions to those from the earlier assignment in your introduction may help you find direction in your draft:
- What is the problem?
- When does the problem occur?
- Who and/or what does it affect?
- What are the potential solutions for the problem?
- How can you present the solution(s) in a fair way to your audience, respecting their perspective(s)?
Your rough draft will consist of the bulk of your proposal’s content, and should include your proposal broken into four sections:
- Purpose: Indicate the purpose statement and scope of your problem – tell us what you will be solving and why you believe it is an important issue.
- Problem: Share what the actual problem is and any history that you have regarding it or additional problems that will branch from this initial problem.
- Solution: Provide what your solution(s) to the problems are, and outline the steps that you think are needed to get to the solution.
- Conclusion: Wrap it all up and provide a conclusion to the reader. Be sure to engage your reader by applying effective organization, appropriate tone, and clear usage.
Also, provide a reference page with a minimum of four references properly formatted in APA style. At least two of your references should be scholarly sources. At this stage, the draft should be between 3-to-5 pages plus the reference page.