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Organize Your Writing
In your "Leaders and Followers" discussion this week, you have a choice about the content of your original post. By day 3, you can either discuss how followers could have contributed to the effectiveness/ineffectiveness of a leader you discussed last week, or you can discuss how you, as a follower, could strategically work with a leader whom you admired. No matter the post option you chose, you will need to provide evidence (based on experience, current events, or course readings) to support your claims.
Also, don't forget to respond to one or more of your colleagues by day 6!
This week, you will begin work on your first formal assignment, "Individual Reflection: Following and Leading," which is due by day 7. In this assignment, to best combine these 5 separate but related ideas, I suggest crafting a clear thesis statement and five indivual paragraphs to support each of these concepts. Your paragraphs should be organized with a clear topic sentence that states your main idea. If you have trouble organizing paragraphs, remember to use the MEAL plan.
M = Main Idea (or topic sentence)
E = Evidence (from course readings, experience, current events)
A = Analysis (your analysis or interpretation of the evidence you use, relating it to your topic sentence)