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Title of Essay
SAMPLE FORMAL ESSAY
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pages, the header should consist of the title in all
capital letters. Be sure that the title within the running
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TITLE OF ESSAY 2
Title of Essay
There are key elements that are necessary to be successful in online learning as well as
with most careers. These skills are useful for those in roles of leadership to maintain order and
productivity. In my career as a training coordinator, skills such as organization, time
management, and communication are paramount.
Organization is an optimal skill to help efficiency. It is a necessary ability that enhances
learning through orderly schoolwork and increases productivity in oneâ€™s job through systematic
documentation. This process allows for files and documents to be arranged so that they can be
easily accessed (Hamilton, 2013). Paperwork organization allows for training documents to be
updated and placed in specific binders for dissemination to team members. Additionally, it is
imperative to keep email files organized so that tasks are not forgotten or overlooked. Just as
years ago when paper mail had to be sorted, email must be sorted or grouped into appropriate
folders (Weber & Horn, 2011). Great organization skills make keeping and accessing
Time management is an element or skill that allows employees as well as students to get
the most out of the allotted time. â€œItâ€™s been estimated that reading, responding, and doing
something with business e-mail can consume two to four hours each and every day!â€ (Weber &
Horn, 2011, p. 33). Prioritizing tasks and scheduling events allow one to maximize productivity
(Hamilton, 2013). When time is scheduled and work is ordered, the most important things get
done first. It does not matter if an unexpected meeting is called; the imperative jobs have been
accomplished or planned. Highlighting the most important tasks ensures that those take first
place and do not get overlooked in a rush. Along with time management comes the ability to be
flexible. Flexibility allows for rearrangement of schedules to make sure all responsibilities are
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include the author(s) and the year of publication.
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year of publication, and the page or paragraph number.
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document. Not Boldface.
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taken care of in an acceptable amount of time. Effective time management is a constantly
Communication is an ability that is equally required in course work as well as the
corporate world. To convey information in a clear and concise manner is key whether one is
training someone or writing a research paper. There are so many various methods in which to
communicate (Hamilton, 2013). It is essential to use an appropriate medium so that the message
is received. Day to day communication such as email and phone conversations must be
professional as well as grammatically correct. It is also important to maintain proper etiquette
when communicating online or through email (Hamilton, 2013). Additionally, training
communication is much like teaching in that information must be imparted or taught to others.
One must take into account the different types of learners that will be on the receiving end.
Communication should be auditory, visual, and kinesthetic in order to be optimal. Having the
ability to clearly relay key thoughts and ideas to others is a valuable skill.
There are three elements that have proven to be key to productivity in masterâ€™s programs,
in the professional world, and in everyday life. Organization, time management, and
communication are skills that should be honed and crafted as one continues in his or her degree
or career path.
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Hamilton, A. (2013). Essay writing in a virtual environment. Nashville, TN: Music City Press
Weber, R.M., & Horn, B.D. (2011). Taming your inbox. Journal of Financial Service
Professionals, 65(4), 33-36. Retrieved from Business Source Complete database.
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corresponding entry on the
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