Human Resource Management Methods


Running head: TITLE OF PAPER – ALL CAPS 1



Comment by Dr. Susan Cathcart: Please notice that the h in Head is not capitalized.

Title of Paper

Your Name Comment by scathc01: Don’t’ forget to include your name here! Don’t forget to remove any comments.

Columbia Southern University

You are required to use headings for all assignments for this class.

Title of Paper

Introduction Comment by Dr. Susan Cathcart: You must include an Introduction for all assignments. The Introduction includes 4-6 sentences overview of the topic and 3-6 sentences overview of the paper. The overview of the paper tells me what I am going to read in the next 3 or more pages. The heading following an Introduction is always level one.

This is your introduction where you have a comprehensive overview of the topic. Then you need an overview of the paper. The next heading is always level one.

Level One Heading Comment by Dr. Susan Cathcart: Never use Part I or Part II as headings. Headings tell the reader what to expect next. The heading after an introduction is always a level ne heading (centered and bolded).

Text starts here. You must always have paragraph after a heading.

Level Two Heading

Text starts here. The level two heading is a sub-heading of a level one heading.

Leadership Styles Comment by Dr. Susan Cathcart: Don’t forget to cite when you paraphrase. Essentially, you will have a citation in every paragraph. If you do not cite, you will not get credit for what you write. Direct quotes are not analysis without a substantial discussion of relevance. If you feel you must use a direct quotes, you must cite with author, year, p. #. If you do not include a page number, no credit is earned for the quote.

Paragraph starts here.

Servant Leadership

Paragraph starts here.

Transformational Leadership

Paragraph starts here.


The conclusion should include 4-5 sentences providing a summary of the facts/findings for the assignment. This is the end to the paper. There are no headings after the Conclusion.

**This template provides examples of headings that are 2-5 words long. The organization and the words used in a heading are up to you. You never ask a question in a heading nor use Part I or Part II as headings.

References Comment by Dr. Susan Cathcart: Always in alphabetical order. The reference and citation must match.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of the journal article is case sensitive. Name of the Journal in Title Case, vol(issue), starting page-ending page. Retrieved from…

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date). Title of the newspaper article is case sensitive. Name of the Newspaper in Title Case, vol(issue number), page-page. Retrieved from name of the database.

Author, A. A. or Organization Name, if available. (Date of publication; use n.d. if there is no date). Website document title – case sensitive. Retrieved from URL.

Author, A.A. (2019). Title of the book is case sensitive and italicized (3rd ed). City, State: Publisher.

Other hints:

1. The expectations do not provide the headings nor the organization. This is up to you to determine. Headings – not formatted as a question. Headings tell me what to expect in the next discussion. You do not Part I or Part II as a heading.

2. Everything is formatted in Times new roman size 12 font.

3. Everything is double spaced. To do this, you select Don’t add space in the paragraph settings.

4. You must cite in every paragraph unless solely based on your experiences. If you do not cite, you will not receive credit.

5. Direct quotes – should be avoided and when used, you must explain its relevance in 3-4 sentences. I would prefer if you avoid direct quotes as they are not analysis when you use the author’s own words.

a. If you do not include a citation with a page number, you do not earn credit.

b. If you do not have a page number when you cite a direct quote, you would use n.p. (Cathcart, 2017, n.p.).

c. You do not use a page number unless citing a direct quote.

d. If you do not have a year when you cite, you would cite as n.d. (Cathcart, n.d.).

6. When citing three or more authors, cite all authors in the first citation. In subsequent citations, use only the last name of the first author followed by et al. Example - (Cathcart et al., 2018).

7. Everything cited in text must appear on the Reference page; likewise, everything cited on the Reference page must appear within text. If this does not happen, points will be deducted.