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Research a Job Project

Real World Writing


Ms. Nelson

Assignment Description: You will research a career/job/occupation as a prospective employee


and document the relevant information in a formal research paper using APA guidelines for
formatting (refer to the Purdue Owl for help with APA formatting). You will also present your
findings to the class.

RESEARCH PAPER Requirements and Grading Rubric:

-All research topics are covered thoroughly and accurately _____/25

-Information is presented in a clear, logical, and reader-friendly manner_____/25

-Minimal grammatical and spelling errors_____/20

-Language is engaging and complex_____/10

-Formatted correctly using APA style_____/20

Total _____/100 points

(Rough Draft will be worth 40 points)

RESEARCH PRESENTATION Requirements and Grading Rubric:

-All research topics are covered thoroughly and accurately _____/15

-Information is presented in a clear, logical, and audience-friendly manner_____/15

-Includes three visuals, and at least two of the visuals are graphs and/or charts_____/15

You must explain the graph to the class.

-Speaker is dressed professionally and speaks loudly and clearly _____/15

Total _____/60 points

Research/work days in class:

Rough draft due: ____________________________

Final draft due: _____________________________

Presentations: ______________________________
Research Topics/Outline for Paper:

1. General Job Description.


a. What are the responsibilities of the job?
b. What services are provided by the job?
c. Are there opportunities for advancement? If so, what is needed in order to advance?
d. What is the compensation? What are the benefits? Do you have sick days, paid time
off, etc.?

2. General Information About the Job


a. Who or what does the company and/or organization serve?
b. Why is the service needed?
c. What is the companys/organizations philosophy/mission statement?
d. Is it a public or private sector job, and how does this influence the
philosophy/mission statement of the company/organization?
e. Does the job function in a team setting?

3. Qualifications
a. What experience is required and/or preferred?
b. What skills are required and/or preferred?

4. Post-Secondary Education, Training


a. What colleges and/or training programs offer the education needed for the job you
researched?
b. What is the minimum education required?
c. Are there additional licensures and/or certificates needed?
d. What are the admission requirements?

Start researching with the following websites:

1. Minnesota Career Others:


Information System
www.indeed.com
www.mncis.intocareers.org
Onet.org
(UN: Montgomery, PW: 394)

2. Career One Stop


http://www.careeronestop.org/