Avoiding Biased and Insensitive Communications

Professional communications are meant for a diverse audience. These diversities might include cultural, racial, religious, gender, ability, or any other type of diversity.

In your paper,

Explain two best practices for avoiding biased and insensitive written and verbal communications.
Explain why you might include humor in your professional communications.
Identify at least two situations where humor should be avoided.
Explain how to remain positive and how to show respect to your listeners.
Explain from the sentences listed below why each could be considered biased or insensitive.
Then, revise each sentence to remove any biased or insensitive language.

Biased and/or Insensitive Sentences:
A secretary should be available at all times for her supervisor.
Autistic children in this program have maintained high GPAs.
As a nation, we strive for Christian values.
We need feedback on our new smartphone app, so Ive sent a survey to our employees who are under 50.
The new Chinese intern Chao is, of course, our best at analyzing data.

The Avoiding Biased and Insensitive Communications paper

Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Centers APA Style. (Links to an external site.)
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Students name
Course name and number
Instructors name
Date submitted
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must use at least one credible outside source in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this University of Arizona Global Campus Library Quick n Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the UAGC Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Centers APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the UAGC Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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