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Review the Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Citing reading. Read the following paragraph:
Decision making is a process by which several possibilities are considered and prioritized, resulting in a clear choice of one option over others. Decision making is a fact of life personally and in business. We make dozens of decisions each day. Some decisions are simple, while others are complex. Some are made for us while others require a great deal of analysis and thought. From what to wear to work to what computer system to choose to how to reward top performers to what movie to see, we use a variety of complex thought processes to make decisions from an array of options. Our ability to make decisions helps us to navigate through life, avoiding potential problems and expanding our horizons. Decision making plays a similar role in business. Decision making aids managers in identifying and selecting among potential opportunities, helping them solve immediate problems and make future problems more manageable. Good decision makers are those who are effective at processing information, assessing risks, and making choices that will have positive outcomes for their organization.
- Authors: S. C. De Janasz, K. O. Dowd, & B. Z. Schneider
- Date: 2002
- Title of book: Interpersonal Skills in Organizations
- City of publication: New York, NY.
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill.
- Page number: 372
Complete the following:
- Write a brief summary of the main ideas of the paragraph. Create an in-text citation for your summary.
- Paraphrase a specific point or points made by the author within the paragraph. Create an in-text citation for your paraphrase.
- Identify a direct quote from the paragraph. Create an in-text citation for your direct quote.
- Create a reference for your paragraph.
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Review the Resources to Prevent Plagiarism reading, and respond to the following question: Suppose one of your classmates asks you to proofread a paper before he or she submits it for a grade. When reviewing the document you begin to suspect that some portions are plagiarized. How would you approach your classmate about your concerns? What advice could you offer and what tools would you recommend to help that classmate avoid plagiarism?
Use the source information and the paraphrase portion of your Exercise 2 assignment to create citations in the Center for Writing Excellence Citation Generator. Save the paraphrase and citation as a Microsoft Word document and submit it to the Center for Writing Excellence Plagiarism Checker. After submission, post a 150- to 300-word summary of what you learned from using these resources and how you can use them in the future.