assignment 1 research paper cis 105

Overview

Assignment 1 enables hands-on practice with searching the Internet and using MS Word. Additionally, time management is one of the greatest challenges any college student will face, so Assignment 1 helps you to research and reflect on your time management skills.

Grading ( Click Here to View Rubric )

There are four (4) main items addressed in Assignment 1:

  1. Did you find three sources, include the URL for each source, and explain how you will apply the research in your life? Weight: 30%
  2. Did you review the source detailing at least two (2) CRAAP test criteria? Weight: 30%
  3. Did you correctly format the document based upon the instructions? Weight: 30%
  4. Did you write using correct mechanics, grammar, and spelling? Weight: 10%

Click the above link to view the rubric detail so that you know exactly what is expected.

Preparation:

Background Research

  1. The topic of Assignment 1 is time management, so take a note on three (3) to five (5) keywords or terms relating to time management on which to conduct your search.
  2. Use the Strayer Library for scholarly/peer-reviewed sources on time management, noting the URL of the source.
  3. Use the Internet to locate credible sources on time management, noting the URL of the source.
  4. Ensure all sources comply with at least two (2) of the CRAAP (CURRENCY, RELEVANCE, AUTHORITY, ACCURACY, and PURPOSE) test criteria (refer to the Week 3 Learn section). Be sure to take a note of which criteria you are using and how your source complies.
  5. Take a note on one way you can use the information from each source in your life.
  6. DO NOT USE any type wiki as a source for this assignment!

Do (Click here for a sample of what Assignment 1 looks like completed)

  1. Open MS Word on your computer: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/956951/uiconf_id/43830551/entry_id/1_agb8683u/embed/dynamic
  2. Open a new Blank Document: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/956951/uiconf_id/43830551/entry_id/1_1m2w5ric/embed/dynamic
  3. Save the Blank Document with the following nomenclature: dynamic” target=”_blank” target=”_blank”_Assignment1_FirstName_Last Name_Date: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/956951/uiconf_id/43830551/entry_id/1_yfdfho07/embed/dynamic
  4. In the Word document, create a 4 x 4 table w/a headings row containing: Title, Location, What I Learned, and My Reviews: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/956951/uiconf_id/43830551/entry_id/1_jf65g7bq/embed/dynamic
  5. Fill in the table w/the online research (using your above notes from the Research section):
  6. Apply bullets to the items under My Reviews: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/956951/uiconf_id/43830551/entry_id/1_5ghkrgwz/embed/dynamic
  7. Compose an overview answering the following questions:
  8. Add a title at the top of the document with a font size of 16 points, bold, and center align, at a minimum: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/956951/uiconf_id/43830551/entry_id/1_6n0lvr2b/embed/dynamic
  9. Add an image representing time management underneath the title: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/956951/uiconf_id/43830551/entry_id/1_0jpe0aom/embed/dynamic
  10. Insert a header w/your name and course title: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/956951/uiconf_id/43830551/entry_id/1_j5wgmt47/embed/dynamic
  11. Insert a footer w/the current date: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/956951/uiconf_id/43830551/entry_id/1_4q11e068/embed/dynamic
  12. Spell and grammar check your document before submitting: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/956951/uiconf_id/43830551/entry_id/1_ys1lzlgx/embed/dynamic
  13. Submit the Word document in a .docx file type for grading. Do not submit any other file type, such as PDF.

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Note: This assignment will be run automatically through SafeAssign plagiarism detection software and an originality report will be sent to your instructor. Please make sure that you are writing in your own words and not copying any information from outside sources. Please review Strayer University’s Academic Integrity Policy before beginning this assignment.

Assignment 1 Rubric Detail

Criteria Unacceptable Below 60% F Meets Minimum Expectations 60-69% D Fair 70-79% C Proficient 80-89% B Exemplary 90-100% A
1. Did you find three sources, include the URL for each source, and explain how you will apply the research in your life? Weight: 30% You did not include any sources with URLs. You researched at least one (1) source with the URL. You did not detail how you will apply the information in your life. You researched at least two (2) sources with the URLs. You did not fully detail how you will apply the information in your life. You researched at least three (3) sources with the URLs. You lacked detail in your description of how you will apply the information in your life. You researched at least three (3) sources with the URLs. You thoroughly described how you will apply the information in your life.
2. Did you review the source detailing at least two (2) CRAAP test criteria?
Weight: 30%
You did not detail any CRAAP test criteria. You didn’t clearly include CRAAP test criteria, but there was an attempt at an analysis. You clearly identified at least one (1) CRAAP test criteria. You clearly identified two (2) CRAAP test criteria. Your analysis lacked some detail. You clearly identified two (2) CRAAP test criteria with a thorough analysis.
3. Did you correctly format the document based upon the instructions?
Weight: 30%
You did not follow the formatting instructions at all. You attempted some formatting, but four (4) to five (5) of the requirements are missing. You attempted some formatting, but two (2) to three (3) of the requirements are missing. You correctly made most of the formatting requirements with only one (1) requirement missing. You correctly made all of the formatting requirements.
4. Did you write using correct mechanics, grammar, and spelling? Weight: 10% Your spelling and grammar mistakes made your assignment impossible to understand. There were a lot of grammar and spelling errors. Because there were so many errors, it was difficult to follow and understand your main point. Your writing had several grammatical and spelling errors. The errors were distracting, but they did not take away from the main point you were trying to communicate. Your writing had a few grammatical and spelling errors. The errors were noticeable, but did not distract from the message you were trying to communicate. Your writing was free from spelling mistakes or grammatical errors.

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