Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font, 1” margins MLA manuscript f
Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font, 1” margins MLA manuscript format for the header (same as previous papers), in-text citations, and end-text citations (Works Cited page and notes, if necessary). Length: 1500-1750 words (approximately 5 to 6 pages) Sources: Minimum of 6 academically acceptable references cited in the paper and included in the works cited page. As outlined in the “What is an “academically acceptable source” page above, fewer than six acceptable sources will not pass. Purpose: To give you training on how to properly format a paper for a university class in MLA format and to provide you with practice in presenting information objectively and factually to a reader. Please note that the fundamental purposes of this paper are to make sure you format your essay correctly in terms of MLA style, both within the report itself and in the accompanying Works Cited page, and an understanding of what is an “academically acceptable source.” A passing paper must closely adhere to this format and have all sources be appropriate for the academic community (no Wikipedia, no unacceptable websites, articles without authors are suspect, old data is a problem, etc.). References: Please remember, this paper is to be in MLA style and not APA style. Be sure you understand M0.6: MLA Examples From the Textbook, the SBVC Library, and From Me, so you understand MLA formatting inside and out. Assignment: Carefully research a professional career in a field you are interested in. Using academically acceptable sources as outlined by M6.20: What Is an "Academically Acceptable" Source?? and during the research library orientation, write a paper that carefully fulfills all of the requirements below: Introduction: Explain the career and why you are interested in it. Body: Use published, Internet, and interview sources to describe, in detail, the following: The educational and professional requirements needed to obtain this type of career A detailed description of the day-to-day responsibilities General information about career: Where can you get this type of job? (Is this a job you can find anywhere, as in becoming a doctor or teacher, or is this a job that is location specific, such as being a hair and makeup artist in Hollywood?) What types of organizations hire people in this profession? Prospects: How easy/difficult will it be to land a job in your chosen career? (Data might include: How many projected openings might there be during the period you will be job hunting? How many openings will there be in the area you intend to live in? How many candidates might there be for these openings, or what approximate percentile of people who actually go to achieve this career actually succeed?) Response: Based on your research findings, explain how you will pursue this career goal and how you are suited to it. Conclusion Works Cited Page

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