Informational White Paper
Project Overview In this project, you will write an informational white paper and create a presentation on citation ethics. In the white paper, you will make an argument about a topic using the formatting conventions of your chosen citation style. In the presentation, you will explain the ethical and practical importance of citing and attributing sources of information. The ability to write clearly using a professional format will make you a reputable and trusted source of information to any employer. Competency In this project, you will master the following competency: Apply professional writing conventions to a piece of writing Scenario You work for Acme Widget Company, an online business that sells toys, games, bicycles, sporting goods, and footwear. Acme would like more people to visit its website. One of your coworkers suggested that employees write white papers. White papers are concise reports on different topics that are often published online to help people to understand complex topics. The companys founder, Winnie Widget, loves the idea and made a list of potential topics for employees to write about. She thinks that publishing white papers on Acmes website will help build the companys reputation. She wants Acme to be seen as a thought leadera company that people think of as knowledgeable and influential in its field. Directions Informational White Paper You have been asked to write a white paper about a topic related to the company. Review Winnie Widgets List of Potential Topics, which is also linked in the Supporting Materials section. Then, choose a topic to write about. Note: You may research a topic not included on Winnie Widgets list. Remember that if you conduct your own research, you will need to cite your sources and make sure that your sources are reputable and authoritative. Once you pick a topic, write an informational white paper (250500 words or about 12 pages) about your topic. In your white paper, make a clear argument about the topic and use at least three sources of information to support your claims.