Career Narrative Research Paper Writing

Writing a Rough Draft Instructions

Introduction should include the following:

Define your career goal. Explain why you have chosen this career and why this is a good career for you based on things like the personality assessment or a short anecdote of what led you to this career. What interests you about it? Why do you think you would be successful at it? Lastly, write your thesis statement. This should show the reader that you have fully researched every aspect of the career, so you know whether or not it’s a good career choice for yourself.

Conclusion should include the following:

-Include the advantages and disadvantages for this career. It should hopefully be clear that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages for you, but if it doesn’t that’s OKAY. Your conclusion will just look a little different.

-Next, explain why or why not this career is a good fit you and your needs based on your talents, strengths, personality, and work ethic. CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BELOW TO HELP

YOU COME UP WITH A RESPONSE:

-If the career still seems to fit you after researching it more closely, then explain specific plans you have for pursing this career. Include further work experiences and post-graduation plans. End on a positive note!

IF AFTER RESEARCHING YOUR CAREER, YOU DECIDE THIS IS NOT THE BEST CAREER FOR YOU THEN WRITE ABOUT THE FOLLOWING:

-Is this still a career in which you are interested even if you don’t think it’s best for you? Why so? If not, why not?

Body Paragraph Reminders:

  • Don’t forget about topic sentences and concluding sentences. Remember topic sentences are always the first sentence of every body paragraph and just basically give the topic of what that body paragraph will be about.

See my example > One reason I would choose this career is because of its job description and daily duties.

  • Concluding sentences restate the main topic of the paragraph and signal to the reader the paragraph is coming to a close.

See my example of a concluding sentence> Overall, the job description necessary for this career seems feasible for me in the near future based on this research.

  • Citations, citations, citations! Use in-text citations whenever you take anything that is not your own original idea whether it’s a summary, paraphrase, or quote!

 


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