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FYE 105: Achieving Academic Success: Career Paper

Assignment Overview

Career Paper

This paper should be 750-1000 words (3-4 pages), double –spaced, 12 point font and 1” margins on all sides of paper.  This paper consists of three parts:

1.  Explore some of the career assessments that you have done for this class including the Myers Briggs, and the Focus 2.

A.  I would like you to discuss your results on each of these assessments including your Meyer’s Brigg Type and top 3 Career Choices from Focus2.

B.  Think about your college program or a program that you think you might have some interest.  Discuss how this program relates to your career assessments.  Obtain a program guide for your program from your advisor and discuss the classes that are required, required Compass scores, pre-or co-requisites, and credit hour in order to complete your studies. 

2.  Explore your chosen career.  Researching job outlook, training, salary, work environment and skill set.  Write about all these specifics.

3.  Conclude with a personal reflection. 

A.  Answering the question, “After my research, have I changed my mind about what I want to pursue, or has this solidified my decision?”

B.  If it has changed your mind, give me some ideas of what you are thinking about since doing the research.

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***Adapted from Ashford University***

State your topic

Your topic is the essential idea of your paper. It is usually a few words or a phrase that summarizes the subject of your paper. For your thesis statement, try to make your topic as specific as possible.

State your main idea about this topic

What are you trying to state or prove about your topic? What are you trying to persuade the reader to believe? When stating your opinion, be sure to:

  • express one major ideal
  • name the topic and assert something specific about it
  • take a stance on an issue that you can support with facts and reasons.
  • state your position on or opinion about the issue.

Give a reason that supports your main idea

Write your reason as a clear statement. Be sure that you can support this reason with logical facts and evidence.

Give another reason that supports your main idea

Write your reason as a clear statement. Be sure that you can support this reason with logical facts and evidence.

Give one more reason that supports your main idea

Tell us one reason that supports your opinion. Write your reason as a clear statement. Be sure that you can support this reason with logical facts and evidence.

Include an opposing viewpoint to your main idea, if applicable

A good thesis statement acknowledges that there is always another side to the argument. So, include an opposing viewpoint (a counterargument) to your opinion. Basically, write down what a person who disagrees with your position might say about your topic.



 

Click the button to generate your thesis statement!

 

 

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
San José State University

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