In this assignment you will write the opening section of your Trends paper and outline your benefits, challenges and recommendations section. Be sure to
start by reviewing the guidelines for the final Trends paper assignment. Then…
1. Create a title page, header, page numbers, and References page in APA style.
2. Write a one or two page opening section of the Trend paper that:
Defines the trend.
States the purpose of the paper (This might be a sentence like: “This essay is designed to support social media strategists who want to understand how to
use TikTok to promote new product launches.”)
Indicates the reader/audience (Who will benefit from reading this essay – remember you writing to a particular group of communication professionals – notice
how the example above accomplishes both the purpose and audience tasks).
Explains why the trend is currently important in communication practice.
Gives some historical background on the trend.
Includes some real-world examples of the trend.
Explains some of the implications of the trend for engagement, relationship building, integrating content, linking channels, and personal/organizational
branding or other practice goals.
3. Create a one or two page outline of the remainder of the paper. Your outline should look something like this:
I. Benefits of the trend
II. Challenges of the trend
III. Recommendations for communication practitioners
Note: your outline does not need to be well-written, edited or proof-read. You don’t even necessarily need to use full sentences. There should be enough
information for me to be able to give you feedback and for you to use this opportunity to map out the remainder of your Trends paper. For each element of
the outline try to include the evidence or example you will use to support your claim in the final paper. Include examples for most of the claims in your outline.
4. Include a minimum of 4 sources in the Reference list. Be sure to identify the source of all factual information or ideas not your own