Carefully read these guidelines including the Rubric, which may be found in the Gradebook.
Download the APA Paper Template (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Rename that document as Your Last Name Professional Paper.docx. Save it to your own computer or drive in a location where you will be able to retrieve it later. Type your assignment directly on the saved document. Remember that only Microsoft Word 2010 or a later version is acceptable. The document must be saved as a .docx. Save frequently to prevent loss of your work.
Mechanics of the Professional Paper include:
Times New Roman size 12 typeface (font) double spaced with 1-inch margins
Correct APA format
Correct spelling, apostrophe use, grammar, punctuation, paragraphing, and sentence structure
Contents must include Title Page, body of the paper (500-600 words including Introduction, two Main Points and subpoints from your Professional Paper Worksheet outline including revisions suggested by instructor, and Conclusion), and References page.
Two Main Points and Conclusion should be Level 1 headings. No Level 2 headings are needed for this short paper.
References should only include your Hood textbook and the assigned article for the competency approved by your instructor.
Contents of the paper must include any revisions suggested by your instructor in Professional Paper Worksheet feedback.
When your assignment is complete, save and close your Professional Paper. Submit your completed paper as by the due date.