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Part One: Review the video Purdue OWL: White Paper on YouTube which is 9:45 long. Next, Examine a sample white paper from a student: Cloud Considerations (uploaded). Then answer the following questions:

1. Of the various types of white papers the Purdue OWL lecture describes, how would you label this type of white paper? Why? Please write a short paragraph in giving your answer.

2. Who is the audience for this white paper?

3. Comment on the level of formality of the writing in this white paper. Is it written in a formal style? Or an informal style? Or a bit of both? Give 2-3 examples of sentences in the white paper to support your answer.

Note: Initial Response and two (2) follow-up responses


Part Two: Please watch library tutorial #1 (https://learn.umuc.edu/d2l/le/content/324626/viewC...) and please complete the following tasks:

Let us assume you work for a company that is hiring more and more employees of the millennial generation.

Your supervisor has asked you to conduct research on issues regarding employees from the millennial generation. For example, she mentions that millennial individuals may have different expectations of the work environment from those of workers from older generations. In addition, she mentions that millennials have different habits with regard to their use of technology than workers from older generations exhibit.

The instructions you have been given by your supervisor are quite broad. But let us assume that this is the directive you have been given.

For this reason, you will conduct a very general search on millennials and their work or technology habits. You are not quite sure how to focus the topic, but you know that you would like to pursue this general topic and focus it later.

1. Search on some terms and find four articles on this topic. Your search can be quite broad at this stage. Try to use some search phrases that require that you use quotation marks, as the video demonstrates.

Please write the topic on which you searched and the search terms you used to search on it.

2. In addition, for the four articles you found, please write titles of the four articles and the journals in which they appeared. You don’t have to cite anything in APA format, or anything of that nature. Just post the titles and the journal names.

Note: Initial Response and two (2) follow-up responses


Part Three: Please watch library tutorial #2 (https://learn.umuc.edu/d2l/le/content/324626/viewC...) and please complete the following tasks:

The tutorial is designed to demonstrate some searching strategies when finding articles in the databases that UMUC subscribes to.

1. Conduct a new search on a phrase related to the same topic on which you searched for the previous exercise. As the video demonstrates, make sure to use quotation marks around the phrase.

-How many search results do you get?

2. Then, following the instructions provided in the second video, focus your search by using the SU-subject terms option from the drop-down menu for one of the rows.

-How many search result do you find after limiting the search by using SU-subject terms?

Note: Initial Response and two (2) follow-up responses

Part Four: Memo to instructor on white paper topic and audience (uploaded)

Instructions link: https://content.umuc.edu/file/f2b3c265-cb66-415e-b...

WA #3 rubric: https://learn.umuc.edu/d2l/lms/competencies/rubric...

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Writing Assignment #2 Technical Description Summary of the Assignment:    Task: In this assignment, you will write a technical description for a non-specialized audience. You will explain to a non-technical audience how something works. You will choose an object or a process with which you are familiar. You will describe this object or process to an audience that has little or no background of the subject. Length: 500-800 words, single-spaced Graphics: You must include at least one graphic. o graphics borrowed from other sources need to be cited in APA format o all graphics should be labeled Sample Technical Descriptions from Previous WRTG 393 Students: In our class in LEO, if you select Content, you will see a section labelled sample papers for WRTG 393. If you select that section, you will see some sample white papers written by previous students in WRTG 393. Brief Description and Strategies: Keep in mind that you are not writing instructions on how to do something. You wrote instructions for writing assignment #1. For writing assignment #2, if you describe a process, you may want to describe a process that does not involve direct human action. This approach will help prevent you from writing another set of instructions for this assignment. If you describe a process, you will describe an activity or phenomenon that takes place. For example, you could describe how the heart pumps blood in the human body. But you could not give instructions on how to take someone’s blood. Your description will include graphics. The description will use visual detail in both words and images. You might consider one of the following two strategies:   provide one main graphic and refer to parts in the graphic when writing your technical description provide many graphics, integrating each graphic as you write the various parts of the technical description Examples of topics for this assignment include the following:     You are an auto mechanic. You could write a description of how spark plugs work to an audience of non-mechanics. You would not write a set of instructions on how to install spark plugs. You would describe how spark plugs work. You work in technical support at a computer store. You could write a description of how a graphics card works to an audience that is not familiar with computers. You would not write a set of instructions on how to install a graphics card. You would describe how graphics cards work. You are in a branch of the military. You could write a description of how a function of your unit operates to a non-military audience. You would not write a set of instructions on how to do something in the military unit. You would describe how a function or process in the military unit operates. You might describe a piece of equipment that you included in your set of instructions for writing assignment #1. For example, assume that you wrote a set of instructions for writing assignment #1 on how to change oil in a car. In that set of instructions, perhaps you listed a hydraulic jack as a piece of equipment. For writing assignment #2, you could write a description of how the hydraulic jack works in lifting up a car. You would not write a set of instructions on how to jack up a car. You would describe how the jack works. Your description should answer the following questions:       What is the object or process? How is it defined? What does the object or process do? What does the object or process look like? What is the object made of? (if you are describing an object and not a process) How does the object or process work? Why should the reader be interested in your object or process? Overall, chapter 20 from Markel, “Writing Descriptions,” should be read thoroughly as you begin this assignment. Different types of descriptions call for different strategies. The chapter from Markel is an excellent resource in guiding your approach. The chapter is available in eReserves in our class. On page 549, Markel provides an excellent distinction between writing instructions and describing a process. Please become familiar with that section of Markel’s chapter as you consider your topic for this assignment. Organization and Formatting: Your technical description should have the following sections:     Title Introduction (general information, including definitions) Body (identifying and explaining the parts and characteristics) Conclusion (summary of how the parts work together) Consider one of these styles of organization in planning and organizing your description:    Functions in spatial order – o This style might be used when you want readers to describe an object or process according to its physical layout. For example, in describing an acoustic guitar, you might start with the tuners at the top and work your way to the bridge near the bottom. Functions in order of importance – o This style would be used if you want to highlight the most important functions first, the next most important functions second, etc. For example, in describing a flatscreen television set, you might start with the pixels, which make up the picture, and then proceed to describe other functions. Functions in chronological order – o This style would be used if you want to describe the object or process according to time. For example, in describing a how spark plugs work, you might start with what happens first (electrons flowing from the ignition coil) what happens second (the voltage difference that occurs), what happens third, etc. In addition, the document should be single-spaced. Helpful Guides and Resources:      “Writing Descriptions,” chapter from M. Markel in eReserves David McMurrey’s Technical Description: What does it look like? Scribd description of a computer mouse How spark plugs work Some sample technical descriptions written by previous students in WRTG 393 are provided in our class in LEO. Due Date: Your instructor will notify you of the due date. You will write a first draft, your instructor will comment on the first draft, and you will submit a second draft using the comments as your guide. ...
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MEMO

To: your instructor's name
From:
Date:
Subject: Whitepaper

The selected topic for the both of the papers fringes on how millennials work in their work
environment and their habits with technology. In the external whitepaper, the researcher is given
a broad category to search on and therefore provides a global understanding of how the
millennials understand the modern work life and their intrinsic motivators. Secondly, the internal
whitepaper follows a more narrowed search with the aid of Purdue OWL’s mechanisms that
allow the researcher to specify the keywords and phrases.
Through the use of quotation marks findings become more accurate, allowing for in-depth
analysis of the habits that are creeping into this modern era of working. The search phrase used
in the external whitepaper was “millennials in the workplace” whereas for the internal
whitepaper was “Technology habits” combined “Millennials new work habits” under the SUdropdown tool. By using the Purdue OWL the number of documents found significantly
decrease, helping the researcher write the whitepaper with ease.


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Running head: EXTERNAL WHITEPAPER: MILLENNIALS

External Whitepaper: Millennials at the workplace
Name:
Institution:
Course Code:

EXTERNAL WHITEPAPER: MILLENNIALS

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External Whitepapers: Millennials in the workplace
Executive Summary
Working in today’s modern world economies has transformed a great deal since the
incorporation of computing technology. Likewise, the workforce has also evolved in regards to
conventional workplace behaviors. The term “Millennials’’ is used to describe the younger
employees who emerged after the mass adoption of computers and it is therefore important that
managers learn to understand what really motivates them. This paper will articulate the nature of
the current transition, which involves the more senior employees paving the way for the younger,
more vibrant generation.
Introduction
Many young employees find it difficult to exert themselves fully in their places of work for
various reasons. This means that organizations are not fully utilizing their human resources and
this is a factor that needs to be addressed. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs, human
beings are motivated by specific wants at various stages of life. However, the Maslow’s pyramid
no longer seems to fully agree with the needs of the younger generation. The first few stages of
needs are concerned with the well being of in regards to safety, food, and family; they have
become less difficult to attain. Millennials can begin to focus on self-actualization at an early age
and can, therefore, attain mastery at a much younger age if well supervised.
Workplace boredom is also directly connected to interpersonal relationships and individual
output when it comes to these younger employees. They have a unique way of interacting using
the various devices (technological advancement) at their disposal making it vital for any manager
to grasp these new paradigms that may leave negative or positive influences in the organization.

EXTERNAL WHITEPAPER: MILLENNIALS

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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