For academic writing, the writer is expected to write in the third person. In third person, the writer avoids the pronouns I, we, my, and ours. The third person is used to make the writing more objective by taking the individual, the “self,” out of the writing. This method is very helpful for academic writing, a form in which facts, not opinion, drive the tone of the text. Writing in the third person allows the writer to come across as unbiased and thus more informed.
- Write a short concise paper: Use the recommendations provided in each area for length of response. Content areas should be double spaced; table entries should be single-spaced. It’s important to value quality over quantity. Assignment should not exceed 4 pages.
- Ensure that each of the tables is preceded by an introductory sentence that explains what is contained in the table, so the reader understands why the table has been included.
- Use at least two resources with APA formatted citation and reference. Use at least one external reference and one from the course content.
- Compare your work to the Grading Rubric below to be sure you have met content and quality criteria.
- Submit your paper as a Word document, or a document that can be read in Word.
- Your submission should include your last name first in the filename: Lastname_firstname_Stage_1