Assessing Sources for Credibility Journal
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Assignment 1: Discussion: Assessing Sources for Credibility
Last week, you completed an annotated bibliography as part of your Final Project. For this Journal, consider how you determine whether a resource is credible and how awareness of divisive views is important for addressing a social issue.Assessing Sources for Credibility Journal
To prepare for this Assignment:
Review the explanation of “Walden University’s DEEP-C Model General Education Learning Outcome Evaluation” included in the Syllabus.
Consider the resources you selected for your Annotated Bibliography.
Consider the types of resources to be the most credible and what makes them more or less reliable and more or less credible than other sources.
Consider the bias and deception you have seen in sources and why it is important to identify bias and deception.
Explain how the sources you selected for your Annotated Bibliography are credible? What makes them so? Explain, in what ways does the ability to conduct research strengthen your understanding of the city?
BY DAY 3
Post your discussion.
BY DAY 5
Respond to a colleague posting providing additional insights on the credibility of resources.
SUBMISSION AND GRADING INFORMATION
To access your rubric:
Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 5
To participate in this Discussion:
Week 5 Discussion
Assignment 2: Final Project: A City Museum
Now that all of your important decisions have been made, it is time for you, as the chosen Director of the new city museum, to write and present your Final Museum Proposal to your City Officials.
In this final proposal your decisions and the reasons for them should be made evident:Assessing Sources for Credibility Journal
Why did you decide on the this particular focus for the city museum?
Why do you think that the permanent exhibit you have chosen will appeal to the city’s diverse citizens as well as to foreign visitors?
What is your reasoning for deciding on this particular museum site? What documentation have you found that would support your decision? Do you anticipate any opposition to your site selection? How will you answer their concerns?
All of these questions should be answered in your Final Museum Proposal.
Go back and review your Instructor’s feedback on each of the previous Project Milestones. Make any necessary revisions, and incorporate any needed Instructor feedback. Then, pull together all of the information, ideas and resources you have collected to complete your Final Museum Proposal.
BY DAY 7
Submit this completed worksheet.
In order to receive full credit, all Assignments are due on time. Should you encounter an unanticipated and uncontrollable life event that may prevent you from meeting an Assignment deadline, contact the Instructor immediately to request an extension. Your Instructor’s contact information is in the Contact the Instructor area in the course navigation menu. For a full description of the late policy, please refer to the “Policies on Late Assignments” section of your Syllabus.
Note: Do you have questions about this Assignment? If so, post them in the Contact the Instructor area. That way, everyone in the class will see and benefit from the Instructor’s response.
SUBMISSION AND GRADING INFORMATION
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:
Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK5Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
Click the Final Project Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
Click the Week 5 Assignment 2 link.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK5Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.Assessing Sources for Credibility Journal
To access your rubric:
Final Project Rubric
Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity
To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:
Submit your Week 5 Assignment 2 draft and review the originality report.
Submit Your Assignment by Day 7
To submit your Assignment:
Week 5 Assignment 2
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.Assessing Sources for Credibility Journal
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.Assessing Sources for Credibility Journal
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages.Assessing Sources for Credibility Journal