At the doctoral level, writing is a continual process of revision as individuals improve skills and build subject matter expertise. This notion of writing, reflecting, and revising carries forward through the dissertation process to the publication of professional materials. In this assignment, you will reflect on the written work you submitted in Topic 2 and the feedback provided by the instructor to create a revised version of the paper “Profile and Structures.”
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
- This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
- Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
- Refer to Chapters 2-4 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) for specific guidelines related to doctoral level writing. These chapters contain essential information on manuscript structure and content, clear and concise writing, and academic grammar and usage.
- This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included..
Reflect on your writing and the feedback from the instructor on the paper “Profile and Structures” that you submitted in Topic 2. What could you do to improve the academic quality of the content and the writing of the submitted paper?
Write a revised version (1,500-1,800 words total) of the paper “Profile and Structures” that makes improvements in the caliber of the writing and incorporates instructor feedback regarding content and writing. Include the following in your submission:
- A reflection (250-300 words) that provides a bulleted list of the changes you made to the paper and discusses your revision process including how you incorporated your instructor’s feedback into the revised version. Similar to an abstract, this section will receive its own page following the title page and preceding the introduction to the paper.
- The revised paper that incorporates instructor feedback; clarifies the thesis statement and solidifies supporting arguments; edits for grammar, spelling, and punctuation; adjusts word choice to display professional and scholarly language; and adjusts sentence structure for improved readability.