怎么写Paper？. For this semester’s paper assignment, you must read one of the following “popular management” books. Then write a 7-11 page typed report (1.5 or double-spaced, 1-inch margins) relating the book to the course (note that you may have to ‘read ahead’ a bit in your textbook to see how some books relate to course topics that come after the due date for the paper). These books are NOT on reserve but may be available at a local library and/or may be available for purchase at a bookstore. Your paper is due as both hard copy and via e-mail at the beginning of class on Wednesday, November 16th at the beginning of class. The paper constitutes 11% of your course grade.
You may organize your paper in one of two ways (don’t feel you have to cover every topic mentioned in the book in your report; after all, you only have 6-8 pages):
Approach #1: (a) summary followed by (b) analysis, considering the same topics within each section; include a brief overview and conclusion.
Either approach is fine. However, the summary should only be about 1/3rd of the book. The other 2/3rds should be analyzing the book. Is it consistent with the textbook? Is it consistent with scientific research? (It helps if you read and cite scientific studies). Is the book just repackaged ‘common sense’? Is it too simplistic? Piercing and keen insights? Unworkable models? Muddy thinking? Worthwhile advice?
Remember: Reading and taking notes on your chosen book is the easy (and smaller) part of the assignment. The harder part is writing a paper relating the book to the scientific literature in Organizational Behavior, which will require additional research, thought, and organization.