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WRTG 394 students,Your next writing assignment will be a background review and synthesis of the literature forthe topic of your research-based report.This assignment is designed to help you prepare for the final paper in WRTG 394. Keep in mindthat your final paper in WRTG 394 will be a report in which you do the following:ï· define a problem in your workplace or community persuasively and accuratelyï· propose a solution or solutions to the problem or issueSteps to Take in Completing this Assignment:ï· Locate at least seven articles on your topic. At least four articles should come fromscholarly journals or credible trade journals. You should use OneSearch throughUMUCâs Library and Information Services or individual databases through the library foryour research.ï· Take notes, perhaps by applying the skills from your annotated bibliography exercise, oneach article.ï· Write a synthesis of the articles. The synthesis will be 1000-1400 words.In your synthesis, you will group the themes of the articles. For example, if you havecollected seven articles on the topic of paperless offices, you might find that three majorthemes emerge from your perusing of the seven articles:o common reasons for resisting the move to a paperless officeo costs of transitioning to a paperless officeo benefits of transitioning to a paperless officeExamples of Topics and the Role of this Assignment:You might write a report on any one of the following topics. Please note that these areexamples of topics. You might not choose any of them. They are provided here to help illustratethis assignment.ï· a report to your manager at work suggesting that more teleworking options be given toemployees at your workplaceï· a report to your supervisor at work suggesting that email be used less frequently forcommunication and that another application be used to improve communication.ï· a report to your manager at work suggesting that your office become paperlessï· a report to the board of directors at your townhouse community to argue that theplayground area in your community should be renovatedï· a report to the manager of your unit at work noting that recycling facilities in theworkplace should be improvedIn any report of this nature, some background research is necessary. For example, consider thefollowing strategies when collecting background research for the topics mentioned above:ï· For a report to your manager at work suggesting that more teleworking options be givento employees at your workplace, some research studies on teleworking would be verypersuasive.ï· For a report to your supervisor at work suggesting that email be used less frequently forcommunication and that another application be used to improve communicatio n, somescholarly literature or articles from credible trade journals on transitioning to alternativeelectronic communication would be beneficial. In addition, articles that demonstrate theproblems with email communication would add to the argument.ï· For a report to your manager at work suggesting that your office become paperless, somescholarly literature on paperless offices would be effective.ï· For a report to the board of directors at your townhouse community to argue that theplayground area in your community should be renovated, some scholarly articles or tradejournal articles on the benefits of playground areas for communities, the benefits ofexercise for young children, the effect of such playground areas on home values, etc.would be effective.ï· For a report to the manager of your unit at work arguing that recycling facilities in theworkplace should be improved, some scholarly articles or studies on the challenges ofand benefits to implementing recycling facilities in organizations would be persuasive.Of course, there are varieties of recycling programs. The articles you find would helpdefine what type of recycling program you would propose.Length of your paper:As noted above, your background review of the literature on your topic should be 1000-1400words in length.The sources should be cited throughout the paper in APA format and listed in a References pageat the end of the paper in APA format.Due Date:Your instructor will notify you of the due date. You will write a first draft, your instructor willcomment on the first draft, and you will submit a second draft using the comments as your guide.You will find that your synthesis will be a helpful component of your final research-based report.In fact, if your synthesis is well written, you might be able to take whole parts of it and copy itinto the final report. In any case, the skills and strategies you gain from writing the backgroundreview and synthesis of literature will be very valuable in writing your final research-basedreport.Topics to Help You Come Up with Ideas on this Assignment:Some possible workplace research topics are the following. These are examples to help you getstarted. Please contact your instructor to have other topic ideas approved.ï· Going to a wireless networkï· Going to a paperless officeï· Switching from Windows to Linux (or other similar switch)ï· Installing/upgrading company firewallï· Establishing a drug policyï· Establishing an employee leave donation programï· Establishing an equipment donation program for used computers, etc.ï· Establishing a company recycling program (paper, etc.)ï· Education/retraining for your employeesï· Establishing a program for millennial workers (e.g., training on certain aspects ofetiquette, on understanding other generations, etc.)ï· Designing a training program for workplace safety issuesï· Redesigning employee performance evaluationsï· Developing a work-at-home (telecommuting) policyï· Developing a flex-time policyï· Establishing on-site day care or providing other child care benefitsï· Providing gym membership or creating an on-site workout facilityï· Creating or revising a charitable contribution policyï· Creating or improving a tuition assistance programï· Accommodations needed for employee/s with specific health issues (for example,migraines)ï· Establishing a Habitat for Humanity (or other group) chapter at your organizationSome students have chosen topics outside of their workplaces, such as the following:ï· Starting a neighborhood watch programï· Starting a mentor program at your place of worshipï· Getting additional lighting in the neighborhoodï· Changing traffic patterns around your childâs schoolï· Starting a PTA website for your childâs schoolï· Installing a tot lot in your neighborhoodï· Constructing a crying baby room at your place of worshipï· Offering ESL courses at your churchï· Increasing participation in a military Family Support Groupï· Introducing a youth sports program to a school or community

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