An Executive Summary should be done for the paper. This should provide highlights of the paper and is used to entice the executive into reading the complete paper. It is placed between the title page and the table of contents. A SWOT Analysis should be included in the paper. It can be incorporated into the body of the paper or as supplementary materials.
The introduction should include why this paper is being done; what is the point. The background provides a summary of the issue or case. Current thinking covers current literature relating to the topic. For the area of relationship to current or other organizations, explain how the subject compares or contrasts with those of another organization. This demonstrates the start of the benchmarking process. The conclusion is what you found out by conducting this research and exercise. There should be at least six references from journal articles, textbooks, or government publications (excluding textbooks from this course). These can be from various sources, but should include internet or online library resources.
As a student of FDU, you have access to the online library resources. There are thousands of full text articles available through the library
Supplemental materials to be attached to the end of the paper may include a specific policy or procedure in effect in your organization or personnel manual. Permission to use the material must be obtained, and the issue of confidentiality must be observed. Inability or failure to attach these materials may adversely impact grading.
A presentation will be expected for each term paper. This can be either an Executive Summary of your paper or a PowerPoint presentation. There will be a five to ten minute presentation of the paper on the last day of class. The presentation should provide a summary of the term paper. The presentation will provide an opportunity for other class participants to suggest other aspects to consider