Discussion assignment


Our main document for this course is the white paper report. We will work through the sections of the report, as we also learn about documents that are used in professional workplaces.

What is a white paper report?

“Typically, the purpose of a white paper is to advocate that a certain position is the best way to go or that a certain solution is best for a particular problem. When it is used for commercial purposes, it could influence the decision-making processes of current and prospective customers.” PurdueOWL”

This will be the purpose of our white paper report:

“That a certain solution is best for a particular problem.”

This will be the structure of our white paper report:

Cover page

Introduction (150 to 200 words)

Discussion (550 to 800 words)

Recommendation/s (150 to 200 words)

Sources (7 sources)

In the next few weeks we will examine problems in our chosen career fields, and work towards offering a solution.

Reading/Viewing assignment:

Review The Elements of Technical Writing, Chapter 1.

Take a look at this short video about dream jobs:

Discussion assignment:

In your Discussion thread, think about how you can connect your dream job to the purpose of your white paper report.

First, discuss why you chose your dream job and how your college major is useful.

Second, talk about why you feel the dream job is a logical step for you, and show your connections to the qualifications (things that qualify you for the job).

Third, discuss what you think about the skills or duties for the dream job (what you are expected to do on the job).

Your response should be 250 – 300 words.



Peer/group assignment:


Written assignment:


Due date:

Friday, week 2, 5:00 p.m.