The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Parts 1-3

The book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey offers insights into how people can become more effective and engaged with what matters most in their personal and professional lives. In the workplace it is becoming increasingly important to self-evaluate in meaningful and productive ways. When we productively self-evaluate, we express genuine concern for our role in the workplace, but also for the mission and purpose of the workplace in which we are actively engaged.

Reflective writing is an important skill as a college student and a necessary skill in the workplace. Reflective writing is not merely describing an event, but instead reflective writing reveals the learning that took place from an event. The learning includes hindsight from the past, and an ability to express how the learning is relevant to both the present and the future. Reflective writing focuses more on the “how?” and the “why?” of an event to reveal the learning and how that learning will change the future outcome of other events.


Learning Outcomes

• Create digitally-written professional communications for readability, coherence, clarity, conciseness, and tone
• Demonstrate self-reflection and strengthen interpersonal skills
• Apply research tools to enhance communication

1. The assignment for The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People contains directions and a table. The table indicates:
a. The required chapter(s) to read from the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This is table heading, “Reading”.
b. The reflective questions:
i. There are several topics in each section. Choose a minimum of one topic from each section i.e. one from Part A and one from Part B etc. Choosing more than one topic is fine, but be sure you transition between the topics. This is table heading “Reflections”
c. Students will respond to the reflective question(s) in one or two ways. Below is a description of the two types of available responses. Students must respond in the format indicated in the chart. This is the table heading “Format”.
i. Paragraph: Write a well-developed response with effective and coherent organization. Grammar, syntax, spelling, and style are important and will be considered as part of the evaluation. Minimum word count 250 words per response.
ii. Visual representation where requested may include a: digital chart, table, graph, collage, vision/inspiration board, picture, Power Point Poster etc. Any digital visual presentation is acceptable. Include the specified information in the chart. Spelling, visual appeal and presentation will be considered as part of the evaluation. All digital presentations must be original. Absolutely no “cutting and pasting” from the Internet is permitted.
In the table heading “Due Date”, please refer to the course syllabus or instructor directions. Submit each assignment in the appropriate drop box on or before the due date. Due date may change at instructor discretion. The drop boxes will be labeled accordingly. Answer each question using a separate heading. Your headings must include which “Part” you are answering and the full question. The instructor should not have to guess which topic/answer you are answering. Use APA formatting.
**Combine Part 2A/B and Part 3A/B in a single Microsoft Word document and submit as one file to drop box.
Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism:
Ensure you are aware of the College policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. You are responsible for your content and for the integrity of the academic work you submit. The work you submit must be your own. Also, taking credit for work you did not contribute to is also considered Academic Dishonesty and will be reported.
When you submit your assignment, it will go through Turnitin. Turnitin is a web-based service that checks the assignment against its database of materials that contain other learners’ work as well as electronic academic materials.
It is highly recommended that you use the Turnitin tool to make improvements to your paper before you submit the final version. Be aware of the due date for the assignment. Submit your first draft long before the deadline and allow yourself time to make changes. Then, submit your final version by the deadline.
Learners find the Turnitin report useful for editing papers. The report will include incorrect use of referencing, too many quotes, and paraphrases. If the Turnitin report, for your first draft, shows a high percentage of matching text, this will give you an opportunity to review and edit your assignment for proper citations and more original analysis. Once you make your edits, it is possible to submit your work to Turnitin again. Turnitin will know not to match the text in your second draft with text in your first draft, and so on. It is advisable to wait at least 24 hours before you submit the second draft. Faculty find Turnitin useful as a tool to teach learners proper citation practices and highlight the need for more learner originality. Faculty can also use Turnitin as a tool to detect possible instances of plagiarism and academic dishonesty.










































































































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