ssignment (Character Traits Paper)

Complete the Character Traits Paper.

  • Choose one character trait among the following:

a. Professional judgment

b. Values

c. Competence

d. Objectivity

e. Integrity

f. Confidentiality

g. Independence

h. Discipline

  • Define in your own words the character trait that you selected and what it means to you in terms of appropriate business and professional conduct.
  • Research your state’s professional code of conduct for the definition and expectations of your selected character trait.
  • Research the AICPA professional code of conduct to determine their definitions and expectations of the trait that you selected.
  • Search the Internet, Business Journal, or other periodicals for current news about corporate ethics. Select a current (later than 2008) news article related to business ethics that illustrates your character trait and its application (or non-application).
  • Write a one to two page summary of your research findings.
Category Points % Description
Documentation & formatting 5 12.5 A quality paper will include a proper title page and references (as noted above).
Organization & cohesiveness 10 25 A quality paper will include an introduction stating the purpose/intent of the paper (5%). The body of the paper will be derived from the assignment itself, and it will be properly subdivided into sections based upon what the paper must address (5%). In a quality paper, the conclusion will summarize the previously presented content (5%).
Editing 5 12.5 A quality paper will be free of any spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors. Sentences and paragraphs will be clear, concise, and factually correct.
Content 20 50 A quality paper will have significant scope and depth of analysis/research to support any statements. Relevant illustration or examples are encouraged. A quality paper will employ sound use of reasoning and logic to reinforce conclusions, and opinions must be supported.
Total 40 100 A quality paper (and presentation) will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.