Poor leadership within a business can lead to high employee turnover and adverse business effects.

Competencies
127.1.1 : Research
The
graduate evaluates the quality, credibility, and relevance of evidence
in order to integrate evidence into a final research paper.
127.1.2 : Writing Process
The graduate applies steps of the writing process appropriately to improve quality of writing.
127.1.3 : Final report
The graduate composes an argumentative research paper.
Introduction
Task 2: Argumentative Research Paper

Writing
a research paper gives you an opportunity to explore a topic of special
interest, research that topic, and organize your research findings in
writing for an academic audience.

Through your
preparation work, you have established an argumentative thesis statement
and have planned a clear organization of your main points. Your
research is complete, and the details are integrated into your writing
plan. You have pulled it all together in a draft and have revised the
paper’s organization, ideas, and words.

In this task,
you will write the final draft of your argumentative research paper. You
may use the sources and thesis from Task 1, but it is not required. Aim
for a polished, error-free submission. The writing tone for your
research paper should be formal and appropriate for academic writing.
The information in the paper should be based on credible source
material. If needed, the “Topic Ideas” web link below can be used for
selecting your paper topic.

The paper must follow APA
documentation guidelines and must include an APA-formatted reference
list, not your annotated bibliography from Task 1. Any sources that you
cite in the paper must be included in the reference list, and any source
in the reference list must also be cited within your paper. Please see
“Appendix B: APA Format” from the learning resource, found in the web
links section below, for additional directions on creating an
APA-formatted reference list.

Note: An abstract is not required for this task, but including a title page is recommended.
Requirements
Your
submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of
30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one
individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from
sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when
you submit your task that can be used as a guide.

You
must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because
it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work.
Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect.
The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of
the course.

Note: When using sources to
support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include
APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for
any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources
that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the
text of the assessment.

A. Write an original and cohesive argumentative research paper (suggested length of 8–10 pages).
1. Provide an effective introduction.
2. Provide an appropriate thesis statement that previews two to four main points.
3. Develop each of the previewed main points in effective paragraphs with support from a variety of sources.
4. Provide an effective conclusion.
B. Incorporate seven academically credible sources in your paper.
Note: More than seven sources may be used but are not required.
C.
Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and
references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
Note: Refer to Appendix B, linked below, for assistance with referencing guidelines.
D. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.