Practical Connection Assignment
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Practical Connection Assignment At UC, it is a priority that students are provided with strong educational programs and courses that allow them to be servant-leaders in their disciplines and communities, linking research with practice and knowledge with ethical decision-making. This assignment is a written assignment where students will demonstrate how this course research has connected and put into practice within their own career. This is a unique assignment that will concentrate on concepts learned within the course. Do not reuse prior Practical Connections Assignments. Assignment: 
Provide a reflection of at least 500 words (or 2 pages double spaced) of how the knowledge, skills, or theories of this course have been applied, or could be applied, in a practical manner to your current work environment. If you are not currently working, share times when you have or could observe these theories and knowledge could be applied to an employment opportunity in your field of study.  Requirements:
Provide a 500 word (or 2 pages double spaced) minimum reflection.
Use of proper APA formatting and citations. Only use the textbook.
Share a personal connection that identifies specific knowledge and theories from three (3) different chapters covered to date in this course.
Use a very specific concept not a general one. The concept selected will be evaluated and considered when grading.
Demonstrate a connection to your current work environment. If you are not employed, demonstrate a connection to your desired work environment. 
You should NOT, provide an overview of the assignments assigned in the course. The assignment asks that you reflect how the knowledge and skills obtained through meeting course objectives were applied or could be applied in the workplace. 
At the end of each chapter there is a list of key terms that can be referenced to identify concepts from the chapter.
Paper should have four (4) identifiable paragraphs:
Paragraph 1: Short explanation of current career (approximately 50 words)
Paragraphs 2-4: Select a concept from a chapter, explain the concept then apply it in your work (150+ words per paragraph)