Content Requirements Your report will not only offer a recommendation regarding acquisition, it will also provide an abstract, an executive summary, background information about the company, an assessment of the company’s future performance, a description of the analysis methodology, supporting details and data, and references. Technical Requirements The final project must be at least 2,000-2,500 words excluding front and back matter, double spaced, with I-inch margins. You will use “Times New Roman” 2-point font.
You must use at least one table (or chart) and two graphics within the body of the report. You must use at least five (5) references within the body of report, with proper PAP citation format. No more than of your paper should be direct quotes. Any direct quotes should be used to support your own analysis and recommendations. Do not copy large sections of content verbatim from other sources. NOTE: While preparing your Final Report, be sure that you fully understand he PAP citation guidelines in Module 10 (there are additional links on the course Resources page).
You must properly cite your required five (or more) references both in the body of the report–including quotation marks for direct quotes-?and at the end. You must also cite where you obtained facts, ideas, images, and any other content, even if they are not direct quotes. Failure to properly cite sources will open you to serious charges of plagiarism and academic fraud, which could result in unwanted disciplinary action. Don’t take a chance.
Cite your references correctly. Your report must, at a minimum, incorporate the elements of a formal report that are listed on page 552 of the textbook. Use good document design and usability principles regarding headings, sections, use of bold text, etc.