Your task is to create a Justification/Recommendation Report proposing a positive change you want to make in an
organization in which you operate (military, business, civic, church, family unit, club, etc.).
Topics: (choose ONE):
? new computer system or software upgrade,
? new policy or procedure,
? employee/member moral or team building initiatives,
? other change that needs to be implemented within your organization, or
? be creative!
? See the sample Justification/Recommendation Report, Figure 12.14 on pp. 443-444 in the textbook.
o Note: The textbook example uses MLA writing style, be sure to use APA style. You can access the CSU
Citation Guide created by the Success Center to help you with APA style.
? You may use direct or indirect strategy (see textbook pp. 441-442). Consider your audience?s likely reaction to
your ideas to help you choose and make a more impactful report.
? Use memo style format with date, to, from, and subject.
? Include headings for each of your sections (examples below):
o Significance of Problem: explain the issue/problem you want to change.
o Alternatives/Solutions 1, 2, and 3: this section should include three recommendations describing benefits
(pros), disadvantages (cons), and any costs associated with your solutions. This could be a strategic place to
include paraphrased or quoted content from a source to support your viewpoint or to show costs.
o Conclusions and Recommendations: summarize your ideas and end with your specific recommendation.
o Reference(s): a minimum one (1) reputable source must be cited and referenced in APA style to support your
ideas. Sources such as the CSU Online Library, credible websites, or the textbook are acceptable. There
should be at least one corresponding citation(s) showing paraphrased or quoted content used from each
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