What challenges have you encountered so far in finding information relevant to your topic and how will you address those challenges? After you have posted your discussion, please comment to at least two of your peers.

Assignment 1

 

This week, through our work, we have had the opportunity to get to know each other and discuss the value of our respective undergraduate experiences. Additionally, we have begun to explore the following course outcomes:

 

•Apply knowledge of the liberal arts and/or sciences appropriate to the discipline

 

•Express a well-informed, personal viewpoint and show an understanding of our roles as professionals and citizens

 

•Articulate how learning extends beyond the classroom

 

 

 

In this reflection journal, in at least 150 words, reflect back on what you have learned so far through the course readings, assignment (if you’ve completed it yet), and our discussion. Consider the following questions to guide your reflection:

 

•What, if anything, did you find surprising, particularly challenging, interesting, or useful?

 

•From what you know about this course so far, what connections can you make to previous learning experiences, and how do you think this course will help you as you move forward in your college and professional life?

 

•How do the course outcomes for this week apply to your experience so far?

 

•What questions do you still need answered?

 

 

 

 

 

 Assignment 2

 

Please post the topic you plan to explore. Include why you selected it and how it impacts your profession.

 

Your submission should be at least 250 words after which you must comment to at least two of your peers.

 

At the end of the discussion, you will be asked to craft a 150 word reflection on what you have learned through this conversation and post it to the Weekly Reflection Journal. The more active you are in this part of the discussion, the more you will have to draw from in your reflection, so get involved, be active, help out your classmates when they need it, and, most of all, enjoy the conversation.

 

 

 

Assignment 3

 

 

 

This week, through our work, we have examined the ways we use research to help solve problems, how we choose topics to write about, and how we use the work of others to help support our ideas. Additionally, we have begun to explore the following course outcomes:

 

•Apply knowledge of the liberal arts and/or sciences appropriate to the discipline

 

•Survey professional journals., magazines, books and other texts for topic source validity

 

•Begin to recognize the key elements of a research paper

 

 

 

In this reflection journal, in at least 150 words, reflect back on what you have learned so far through the course readings, assignment (if you’ve completed it yet), and our discussion. Consider the following questions to guide your reflection:

 

•What, if anything, did you find surprising, particularly challenging, interesting, or useful?

 

•From what you know about this course so far, what connections can you make to previous learning experiences, and how do you think this course will help you as you move forward in your college and professional life?

 

•How do the course outcomes for this week apply to your experience so far?

 

•What questions do you still need answered?

 

 

 

Assignment 4   (can you get the pages for this, I don’t have the book yet)

 

Using the checklist provided on pages 47 and 48 of the text, please prepare and post a document explaining your proposed research project. Answer questions 1-4 on the checklist, and explain your choices.

 

In addition, you may want to review the following documents:

 

•Conceptualizing the Paper

 

•Grantham University Soft Skills Rubric

 

•Requirements for the Final Course Paper

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment 5

 

 

 

Discipline Areas (Bodies of Knowledge)

 

The following topic(s) will demonstrate what the discussion is about, but feel free to branch off or expand on the topics. At the end of the discussion, you will be asked to craft a 150 word reflection on what you have learned through this conversation and post it to the Weekly Reflection Journal. The more active you are in this part of the discussion, the more you will have to draw from in your reflection, so get involved, be active, help out your classmates when they need it, and, most of all, enjoy the conversation.

 

Your research paper must address a profession-related issue from at least two discipline perspectives. Please discuss the following questions about your proposed project:

 

1.How do the two areas you have selected relate to the issue?

 

2.How do they appear to overlap?

 

3.What challenges have you encountered so far in finding information relevant to your topic and how will you address those challenges? After you have posted your discussion, please comment to at least two of your peers.

 

 

 

Assignment 6

 

 

 

Reflection Journal

 

This week, through our work, we have looked ahead at how we should approach crafting a research project and the steps we should take to prepare the best project we can in the time we have available to us. Additionally, we have begun to explore the following course outcomes:

 

•Survey professional journals, magazines, books and other texts for topic source validity

 

•Analyze extensive research data

 

•Combine two specialized areas of expertise with a well-rounded understanding of the sociological and cultural implications of the specialized knowledge

 

In this reflection journal, in at least 150 words, reflect back on what you have learned so far through the course readings, assignment (if you’ve completed it yet), and our discussion. Consider the following questions to guide your reflection:

 

•What, if anything, did you find surprising, particularly challenging, interesting, or useful?

 

•From what you know about this course so far, what connections can you make to previous learning experiences, and how do you think this course will help you as you move forward in your college and professional life?

 

•How do the course outcomes for this week apply to your experience so far?

 

•What questions do you still need answered?

 

 

 

  Assignment 7

 

 

 

Article Evaluation Checklist and Mind-Mapping

 

Complete the Evaluation of a Research Article Checklist (pp. 65-66 of the text) and then draw a mind map (p. 61 of the text).

 

Prepare a summary narrative of what you discovered and include both worksheets (mind map and article checklist) with it.

 

Submit these as a single document to the assignment drop box.

 

 

 

Assignment 8

 

Discoveries (So Far)

 

The following topic(s) will demonstrate what the discussion is about, but feel free to branch off or expand on the topics. At the end of the discussion, you will be asked to craft a 150 word reflection on what you have learned through this conversation and post it to the Weekly Reflection Journal. The more active you are in this part of the discussion, the more you will have to draw from in your reflection, so get involved, be active, help out your classmates when they need it, and, most of all, enjoy the conversation.

 

Using the mind mapping and article evaluations completed in W3, discuss two things that surprised you regarding your topic. Additionally, are you on track with your topic or have you discovered that you may need to make some changes? Why or why not? Please respond to at least two of your colleagues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment 9

 

Reflection Journal

 

This week, through our work, we have discussed how we outline our work and how creating annotated bibliographies can help us to keep our research organized. Additionally, we have begun to explore the following course outcomes:

 

•Apply knowledge of the liberal arts and/or sciences appropriate to the discipline

 

•Survey professional journals, magazines, books and other texts for topic source validity

 

•Use the critical thinking tools of comparing and contrasting

 

In this reflection journal, in at least 150 words, reflect back on what you have learned so far through the course readings, assignment (if you’ve completed it yet), and our discussion. Consider the following questions to guide your reflection:

 

•What, if anything, did you find surprising, particularly challenging, interesting, or useful?

 

•From what you know about this course so far, what connections can you make to previous learning experiences, and how do you think this course will help you as you move forward in your college and professional life?

 

•How do the course outcomes for this week apply to your experience so far?

 

•What questions do you still need answered?

 

 

 

Assignment 10

 

Outline and Annotated Bibliography

 

Using your project proposal as a guide, develop an outline for your course paper and attach an annotated bibliography of a minimum of six (6) peer-reviewed resources. When you have completed your work, submit it to the drop box as a single document. Please refer to the following guidelines to help you shape your work:

 

Outline

 

Your outline should include the following:

 

•A brief introduction identifying your topic area, a working thesis statement, and a clearly defined statement on the position you are taking in this project

 

•A brief outline of each subpoint you will make to support your thesis statement (each subpoint you make will eventually become a body paragraph or two in your paper—you should plan to make several subpoints throughout your paper)

 

•A brief statement referring to how you might conclude your paper

 

You should expect to alter and define your position as you craft your paper, but you should use your outline to help you stay on track throughout the research and writing process.

 

Annotated Bibliography

 

Your annotated bibliography should include a full, APA-style citation followed by a brief annotation of at least six (6) peer-reviewed resources.

 

Each of your annotations should do the following:

 

•Identify the name of the source and the author(s)

 

•Summarize the main point(s) the author(s) makes and any relevant supporting subpoints

 

•Include a statement referring to the quality of the source (is it effective?) and how you might use it in your research project to support your position.

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