As a business major, what I find really engaging and compelling about corporate social responsibility might not appeal to others in the same way. I anticipate this being a challenge for me throughout the repurposing project. For my project, I’m repurposing a reflective narrative about community service into more of a research paper about corporate social responsibility and the changing role of business overtime. I don’t want my paper to be well-written, but boring. I don’t want my paper to appeal to only those interested business. I want my paper to be thought-provoking and relatable for people of all backgrounds!
You might wonder how I plan to do this. You might wonder how I plan to engage all readers in a research paper that’s about the nature of a changing business phenomena. Initially, I also doubted my abilities, but then… I realized something. I realized that everyone in the entire world is a stakeholder in one business or another. Yes, even you. Do you buy things? Do you eat at restaurants? Do you store money in the bank? Do you have a WordPress account? Well congratulations, that makes you a consumer.
Now that you know you’re a consumer, and by extent a stakeholder in various businesses, are you instantly more interested in corporate social responsibility? No? What about the changing role of business over time? Still no? Fine. Challenge accepted. After reading my final draft of the repurposing project, you will be interested. The way I frame historical content, statistical evidence, and business phenomena will draw you in. You won’t only be compelled to keep reading, line after line, but you will also be left contemplating your personal opinions on the role of business.
I decided to write about corporate social responsibility and the changing role of businesses after reflecting on a speaker’s discussion of the topic in one of my BA 200 lectures. Today, businesses are insurmountable. Like it or not, they have an effect on everyone. This is why I am accepting the challenge to write a research paper that appeals to the masses on this topic.
…but first, can you help me sort a few things out?
1. I’m still unsure about what platform to use. I want the platform to reach a wide range of people, but also be a platform that publishes lengthier pieces. Any ideas?
2. Another thing I am unsure of is the use of “I” and “you” in my paper. I’ve been debating interrupting the points I make and using a more colloquial voice to make sure that the point is clear. I worry this is too informal. What do you think? Do you have any alternative suggestions?