Imagine that a newly engaged couple hears that you are taking a
course in interpersonal communication, and wants advice for their
relationship. Based on what you have learned in this course, what
advice would you give them regarding how to effectively use
interpersonal communication in their relationship? Write your paper
in the form of a letter.
Choose at least five (5) of the twelve (12) course learning
outcomes below to help guide your letter: For each of the five
learning outcomes that you use, create a separate section with a
heading that reflects the learning outcome that you are
Write an eight to ten page paper (excluding title and reference
pages) in the form of a letter. In this paper, address at least
five concepts (choose the concepts that you feel are most important
to successful communication within interpersonal relationships).
Your advice cannot be based on your own
opinions; you must back up your advice
with research, which may include readings from this course or from
outside sources. In total, your paper must include at least
five (5) sources, including at least two (2) from
ProQuest. This is a formal paper and should utilize proper
grammar, complete sentences, appropriate paragraphs, and correct
citations/references in proper APA (6th edition) style. However,
you will write this paper in the format of a letter to the
newly-engaged couple, and may address the couple throughout the
paper. For example: “Dear Sara and Tim, my advice to you for a
successful relationship is…” Along with explaining concepts and
including research, you may also use your personal experiences as
examples of the research and advice that you are offering.
The paper must be formatted according to APA style. Cite your
resources in text and on the reference page. For information
regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing
Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation
Please Note: An outline of this assignment will be
submitted for credit during Week Three, on Day 7. You will receive
feedback on this draft so that you can make the necessary
improvements for your Final Paper submission during Week Five.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and
formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least five (5) scholarly sources, including a
minimum of two (2) from ProQuest, found in the Ashford Online
Must document all sources (both within the text and on a
separate reference page) in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to
APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.