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English 1010: Research Project

How do professionals in your field use written and verbal forms of communication in the workplace?

All research begins with a research question – and a hypothesis. The research question might take the form of a problem that you want to solve, a mystery that you want to unravel, an idea that you want to pursue, or a fact that you want to discover.

Once you have identified your research question, your next step is to formulate a hypothesis – a guess, prediction, speculation, or deduction that is based on your existing body of knowledge (or sometimes assumptions).

Now that you have a research question and a hypothesis, it’s time to actually conduct your research. Research entails one or more of the following steps:

Consult reliable experts

Consult credible sources

Perform an experiment

There are three parts to this project.

1. Hypothesis: Think what you know about your future profession, and formulate a hypothesis for the following question: How do professionals in your future career field use written and verbal forms of communication in the workplace? In two or three complete, grammatically correct sentences, write your hypothesis.

2. Research:

a. Consult a professional in your future profession, or an instructor here at Atlanta Tech. Ask that professional how she or he uses written and/or verbal forms of communication in the workplace. In two or three complete, grammatically correct sentences, write their response.

b. Consult credible sources. This means…VISIT OUR FABULOUS NEW LIBRARY!! When you walk in, look immediately to your left. You will see our Periodicals section. This section is one that I hope you will become intimately familiar with during your time as a student here. In the Periodicals section, you will find professional, trade, and scholarly journals for each of the programs that we offer here. These articles are usually written by professionals and experts in their fields – not by general journalists. Select an appropriate journal, find an interesting article, and in three to five complete and grammatically correct sentences, discuss the main idea of the article, and one or two interesting things that you learned from the article.

3. Conclusion: Finally, conclude your research project by sharing your results. In five complete and grammatically correct sentences, discuss what you learned about your career from your research. Was your hypothesis correct? How do professionals in your career use written and verbal forms of communication?

4. Use the attached worksheet to complete this assignment. Your Research Project MUST is submitted as a WORD document. It MUST be free of grammatical errors. And, YOU MUST not plagiarize. Your responses must be in your own words. Any student who is caught plagiarizing will receive a ZERO on this assignment. Please refer to the Academic Honesty Agreement that you signed at the beginning of the semester for any questions regarding plagiarism.

Your name:

Program:

Anticipated Graduation Date:

What career do you see yourself employed in when you graduate from Atlanta Technical College?

If you anticipate going on to a four-year school, what do you think your major will be?

Upon graduating I plan on entering the field of medical billing and coding. I have considered going on to a four-year-school where I will possibly major in business management.

PART I: The Hypothesis

1. Hypothesis: Think what you know about your future profession, and formulate a hypothesis for the following question: How do professionals in your future career field use written and verbal forms of communication in the workplace? In two or three complete, grammatically correct sentences, write your hypothesis.

Professionals in the industry of medical billing and coding use written and verbal forms of communication in the...
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