Learning Goal: I’m working on a business writing question and need support to help me learn.
You must select (2-3) peer-reviewed journal articles ( to read and analyze. The articles must cover a topic that relates to job satisfaction; consider theories, tools, and techniques to achieve motivation and enhance the work environment. You will take the main points, concepts, or themes from each of these articles and integrate them into one paper.
The review paper should be 3-4 pages in length, 12-point Times New Roman font, and double-spaced. The page count does not include the title page, tables, graphics, or reference pages. Do not submit an abstract. In addition, submit the final copy as a .doc or .pdf. The paper must be in APA format.
- The paper is not a literature review and should not be a simple listing of each article. You must use articles from peer-reviewed journals; do not use trade magazines, books, newspapers, and similar. (If you are unfamiliar with what constitutes a peer-reviewed journal article, check within the FIT Evans Library for resources)
- Articles cannot be any more than 5 years old. Your articles must contain current and relevant data
- Articles must be found within the FIT Evans library databases; not a website (
- The (2-3) articles must be sourced and cited within the paper
- No more than 15% of your paper should be from direct quotes
- Your 3-4 page paper must be arranged as a single-read with paragraph transitions. Do not simply discuss each article and paste the discussions together as your paper
- All sources must be cited in APA format within the reference page and in-text citations
- Submit your paper to the course digital drop box. The paper will be submitted through Turnitin.com to identify plagiarism issues
- Some areas of focus for your article review (these are just suggestions):
- Why did you select the articles?
- What are the reasons for the research?
- Concepts that are discussed and how do these relate to your weekly class topic?
- Do you agree/disagree with the authors hypotheses?
- Any assumptions within the articles?
- Any additional data you find relevant to the topic
You are expected to write primarily in your own voice, using paraphrase, summary, and synthesis techniques when integrating information from class and outside sources. Use an authors exact words only when the language is especially vivid, unique, or needed for technical accuracy. Failure to do so may result in charges of Academic Dishonesty.
Overusing an authors exact words, such as including block quotations to meet word counts, may lead your readers to conclude that you lack appropriate comprehension of the subject matter or that you are neither an original thinker nor a skillful writer.
How to Access Peer-Reviewed Articles