The Case Assignment for this course will be a 5-8 page essay (excluding title page and references page) analyzing a group that has displayed evidence of groupthink.
Module 4 Case Assignment
The Case Assignment for this course will be a 5-8 page essay (excluding title page and references page) analyzing a group that has displayed evidence of groupthink. This may be a group that you have
had experience with or a group you have learned about through research or throughout the news.
Using the information learned in the first four modules:
1. You will want to include group description, group structure, group formation (i.e. Tuckman’s Group Development Model), and group efficiency/effectiveness (Module 1, 2 and 3).
2. Analyze the emergence of groupthink and how or why it may have occurred (Module 4).
3. Propose ways that groupthink may have been subverted (Module 4).
NOTE: This is not an opinion paper – be sure to find research tosupport any points you are making in your paper. You should use a minimum of 3-4 academic sources (such as found in the Touro library)
in your Case Assignment.
Writing expectations include competency in the following:
Thesis Statement, Introduction, and Conclusion: your essay must have a thesis statement, introduction, and conclusion that are all supported by research and analysis.
Focus and Organization Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, and Sentence Structure Grammar, Verb Tense, Agreement Pronoun Use: when writing academic papers, do not use “I,” “you,” “we,” or other personal pronouns.
When doing academic writing, we do not want your opinion – we want to know what the experts say about the topic you are researching.
Possessive Use and Contractions: be sure you understand the difference between them. Do not use contractions such as “don’t” or “isn’t” – all contractions should be written out, like “do not” or “is
Written assignments must be submitted in APA format.
At a minimum: Your essay should have a cover page and reference page.
Abstracts are not required. Must be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and typed in 12-point Times New Roman.
When quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing information taken from another source, use in-text citations to indicate source of information, with complete reference information on the reference page.
Every reference needs a citation, and every citation needs a reference.
You must cite all texts using in-text citations (including author, year and page number) and the full reference information on a separate reference page, as required by APA formatting guidelines.
Acts of plagiarism will result in a zero.
Please note that Wikipedia may be helpful in locating links that will take you to credible sources of information, but quotations from Wikipedia text are not recognized as credible, scholarly sources of
Encyclopedias and dictionaries should not be used as references in college level work, and blogs are not credible resources, either.
If you do not turn in your Case Assignment before the deadline, points may be deducted from your score for tardiness. If you anticipate a problem turning in your assignment on time, please contact your instructor immediately to avoid a failing grade for non-submission.