UNV 104 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy

By November 23, 2017Academic Papers
UNV 104 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy
 
 
UNV 104 Week 1 Topic 1 DQ 1
 
Max Points: 5.0
 
In this topic, you are required to begin the development of your expository essay by completing several brainstorming techniques.
Please view the Writing Process media piece section “Inventing Your Ideas, and then share with your classmates two brainstorming techniques that you found helpful. In addition, explain why you found these helpful and how it relates information literacy and the writing process.
 
UNV 104 Week 1 Topic 1 DQ 2
 
Max Points: 5.0
 
Considering the resources and readings assigned to you this week, give a brief overview of Information Literacy in your own words. Include in your response, the process of information literacy and challenges that college students may face in becoming information literate.
 
 
UNV 104 Week 1 Assignment Brainstorming and Beginning Research Assignment
 
Details:
Please make sure to complete the “Navigating the GCU Library” assignment BEFORE completing this assignment.
  1. To assist you with this assignment, be sure to review the “The Writing Process” media; this is a great resource for you to use as you create your essay throughout the course.
  2. Access and complete the “Brainstorming and Beginning Research” assignment. This assignment will walk you through the writing process steps of choosing a topic, brainstorming techniques, research strategies, and research.
Submit the completed assignment to the final assignment drop box by the end of Topic 1 (Sunday, by 11:59pm, Arizona Time).
 
 
UNV 104 Week 1 Navigating the Online GCU Library Assignment
 
Details:
Access and complete the “Navigating the GCU Library” assignment.
Submit the completed assignment to the final assignment drop box by the end of Topic 1 (Sunday, by 11:59pm, Arizona Time).
 
 
UNV 104 Week 2 Topic 2 DQ 1
 
The topic lecture and readings have reviewed the reasons and importance of using online GCU Library resources in your research. Using examples from the Course Materials, explain why it is important to use scholarly, peer reviewed resources retrieved from the online GCU Library vs. a general Internet search. In those instances where you need to do a search on the Internet, what guidelines should you follow? Why?
 
 
UNV 104 Week 2 Topic 2 DQ 2
 
Review the reading strategies on pages 70-73 in the textbook. Apply one of the reading strategies towards one of your articles you chose for your essay in section 4 of your assignment in Topic 1. After reading your article, select a passage of at least three to five sentences that supports your essay topic. Put these sentences into direct quotes and include an in-text citation. Then, paraphrase the quote and include an in-text citation.
 
 
UNV 104 Week 2 Reading Strategies and Annotated Reference List Assignment
 
Details:
Using your preferred reading strategy, read through three articles you plan to use as references in your Expository Essay. You will then complete the assignment, which in return, will also help you prepare citations for you to include within your essay.
  1. Review the Topic 2 readings and resources.
  2. Access and complete the “Reading Strategies and Annotated Reference List” assignment.
Submit the completed assignment to the final assignment drop box by the end of Topic 2 (Sunday, by 11:59pm, Arizona Time).
 
 
UNV 104 Week 3 Topic 3 DQ 1
 
In week one you selected a research question and began to collect potential resources. Last week you worked to read through three of those articles in search for more information to answer the research question. This week you will be creating an organized blueprint of your plans for the essay. The first step in organizing the essay is to create a thesis statement.
 
The thesis statement for this type of essay should be one sentence in length and all three supporting paragraph sub-topics should be present within it.
 
Please post your proposed thesis statement as your DQ 1 response this week. We will be working together as a class to approve and/or revise the thesis statements.
In addition, as part of participation this week, respond to two of your peers’ posts focusing on identifying the claim and three subtopics. Also, within each thesis statement participation feedback reply, provide a credible reference (GCU style) for a source that you think would be helpful evidence for one of the subtopics.
 
 
UNV 104 Week 3 Topic 3 DQ 2
 
Refer to the Topic Materials for this week, and review “About Turnitin and Turnitin FAQs” prior to responding to this discussion question.
After reviewing the TII information, address the following questions: 1) what is the purpose of the TII Report; 2) why is it important to review the TII report before hitting the final submission option; and 3) what are some possible consequences of not checking your TII report?
 
 
UNV 104 Week 3 Expository Essay Outline
 
Details:
So far, you have chosen a topic and located resources for your Expository Essay. Continue developing your essay by developing a thesis statement and creating an outline.
  1. Review the media piece “The Writing Process” to help you develop your thesis statement and create your essay outline.
  2. Open the attached template “Expository Essay Outline” to use to create your outline.
  3. Incorporate any feedback you received on your thesis statement in the discussion this week.
  4. Refer to the Reading Strategies and Annotated Reference List assignment for references, in-text citation, and resource information.
  5. Avoid using quotes in your outline. Instead, paraphrase your information.
  6. Refer to the “Example Essay Outline” in Course Materials this week for help.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Submit the completed assignment to the final assignment drop box by the end of Topic 3 (Sunday, by 11:59pm, Arizona Time).
 
 
UNV 104 Week 4 Topic 4 DQ 1
 
Read the plagiarism article, Times Reporter who Resigned Leaves Long Trail of Deception and then view the video on Jaysen Blair to prepare you to respond to the discussion question.
Use your own words to synthesize information from all three resources to determine some implications of being accused of plagiarism in the professional world or in your chosen career. Within this paragraph, be sure to paraphrase a supporting statement from at least two of the sources and include their appropriate in-text citations
 
Article Links:
 
Reference
Barry, D., Barstow, D., Glater, J. D., Liptak, A., & Steinberg, J. (2003). Correcting the record: Times reporter who resigned leaves long trail of deception. New York Times11.
 
Reference
Belt, G. (2007). The First Amendment Center – Ethics in journalism. Freedom Forum. Retrieved from: http://catalog.freedomforum.org/FFLib/JournalistScandals.htm
 
Reference
The Jayson Blair story: Favoritism and plagiarism at the New York times [Video file]. (2003). In Films On Demand. Retrieved May 8, 2015, from
 
 
UNV 104 Week 4 Topic 4 DQ 2
 
When someone’s writing is not focused, clear, and precise the message is often lost or confusing. To succeed in today’s competitive, professional world you must be able to communicate effectively; especially through writing.
Describe a situation (real or fictional) where not having a focused message in your writing could lead to a problem or poor outcome. Describe how you can use the writing process to ensure your writing is focused and effective.
 
 
UNV 104 Week 4 First Draft Expository Essay
 
Details:
Now that you have written the outline for your essay, it is time to write the first draft. Please access your resources through the resources tab, and then course materials. These resources can be found under “other.”
  1. Review the attached “Writing a Five-Paragraph Essay” resource to help guide you through the structure of a five-paragraph essay.
  2. Review the media piece The Writing Process to help you prepare your first draft.
  3. Review your outline feedback from your instructor to help you prepare your first draft.
  4. Write the first draft of your five-paragraph expository essay, which should be 750-1,000 words.
  5. Review the First Draft Rubric to help you make sure all elements are present in your essay. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. 
  6. Review the attached “Essay Checklist” to help you review and make sure your essay includes the following:
  • An introductory paragraph with a thesis statement.
  • Three body or supporting paragraphs.
  • A concluding paragraph.
  • In-text citations and a reference page. (Remember to reference and cite any supporting information you are taking from your articles-if it is not your original thought, there needs to be a citation and reference.)
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center at http://gcumedia.com/lms-resources/student-success-center/writing-center/index.html.
Submit the completed First Draft to TurnItIn (TII) and review your report BEFORE submitting to your instructor. Access the additional instructions how to understand your report in your resources.
Once you know your first draft is ready to submit to your instructor, submit the completed assignment to the final assignment drop box by the end of Topic 4 (Sunday, by 11:59pm, Arizona Time).
 
 
UNV 104 Week 5 Topic 5 DQ 1
 
In this course you have been introduced to many different types of resources to help you become a good writer at the college level. What resources did you use prior to taking this course to help you with the research and/or writing process? What new resource(s) have you found most helpful? Please explain.
 
UNV 104 Week 5 Topic 5 DQ 2
 
Why is it important to reflect on your learning as you move through your program of study? What are your writing and researching strengths and weaknesses at this point?
 
 
UNV 104 Week 5 Assignment First Draft Self-Evaluation and Reflection
 
Details:
Part of the writing process is reviewing, revising, and editing your work. While your instructor is grading your essay this week, you will also review and reflect on your writing.
  1. Review the “Revising and Editing your Paper” section of “The Writing Process” media piece.
  2. Access and complete the “First Draft Self-Evaluation and Reflection” assignment. This assignment will walk you through the writing process steps of choosing a topic, brainstorming techniques, research strategies, and research.
Submit the completed assignment to the final assignment drop box by the end of Topic 5 (Sunday, by 11:59pm, Arizona Time).
 
 
UNV 104 Week 6 Topic 6 DQ 1
 
Review your first draft, instructor feedback, TurnItIn feedback, and course materials. Provide three successful strategies you will use in preparing your final draft. Why did you select these strategies?  Do you have any questions as you prepare for your final draft this week?
 
UNV 104 Week 6 Topic 6 DQ 2
 
Explain why going through the writing process steps improves the quality of writing.  What did you find most difficult about the writing process?
 
 
UNV 106 Week 6 Assignment Final Draft Expository Essay
 
Details:
Please do the following in completing the final draft of your essay:
  1. Revise your expository essay using the feedback received from your instructor on your outline and first draft.
  2. Review the media piece The Writing Process to help you refine and finalize your essay.
  3. Review the rubric for this assignment to ensure you have completed all necessary components of your essay.
  4. Your final draft should be at least 750-1,000 words.
  5. Complete the following before submitting your final essay:
  • Read your paper aloud (to yourself or someone else) to “hear” issues with your grammar and sentence structure.
  • Polish the issues found by smoothing out your language.
  • Run spellcheck and grammar check (as a backup) before submitting the final draft. Make any necessary changes to address spelling or grammar issues.
  • Properly cite your sources both in-text and in the References section at the end of your paper. (The Reference Page is the last page of your paper and should ONLY contain references. If you cited the work in the paper; the reference needs to be included. If you did not use the reference in your paper, then do not include the reference.) 
  • Make sure that the final draft does not contain any of the instructors embedded feedback from your first draft. These comments should have been corrected and the comment should be deleted. Please contact your instructor if you have questions.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center at http://gcumedia.com/lms-resources/student-success-center/writing-center/index.html.
Review the Final Draft Rubric to help you make sure all elements is present in your essay; this is NOT the same rubric that was used in the First Draft. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Submit the completed Final Draft to TurnItIn (TII) and review your report BEFORE submitting to your instructor. Make sure your TII score and essay are ready to be submitted BEFORE you select the “Final Submit” option.
Submit the completed assignment to the final assignment drop box by the end of Topic 6 (Sunday, by 11:59pm, Arizona Time).
 
 
UNV 104 Week 7 Topic 7 DQ 1
 
Choose one of the required or optional readings assigned this week; discuss the importance of effective communication. Support your response through the integration of paraphrased information from at least one of the required or optional readings assigned this week.
Remember to include an in-text citation for your paraphrase and reference.
 
 
UNV 104 Week 7 Topic 7 DQ 2
 
In using the GCU Online Library, please research an article within your program of study (POS) or career field that is current (within the last 5 years). Provide a brief summary of the article, and discuss why this article appealed to you and how it is relevant to your POS or career field. If there were any questions that arose from the reading, please include them as well.
Please provide proper GCU Style referencing format, as well as the permalink to the article. 
 
 
UNV 104 Week 7 CLC Assignment Collaboration in the Professional World
 
Details:
This is a Collaborative Learning Communities (CLC) Assignment. Review the CLC Handout (attached) for a better understanding of the purpose of this assignment, as well as the expectations and responsibilities that you need to adhere to as a GCU student.
  1. Your instructor will assign you to a CLC group. Each group is identified by a different color within the Loud Cloud classroom.
  2. Locate your CLC forum.
  3. Post a message in the CLC forum including the following information:
  • Your Name
  • Your intended program of study.
  1. Decide amongst your group who will submit your CLC assignment as the leader of the group.
  2. Each member of the team will read one article from the list found in the topic materials for this week.
  3. In the group forum, each team member will provide a summary of the article.
  4. As a group, come up with five “best practices” for group work based on your discussion and what you learned in your article. Provide a justification for the best practice.
The team leader will compile the five best practices onto the worksheet and submit the completed assignment to the final assignment drop box by the end of Topic 7 (Sunday, by 11:59pm, Arizona Time).
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
 
 
UNV 104 Week 7 Self-Reflection Essay
 
Details:
Write a 500-750-word self-reflection essay on the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication in your field of study.
Explain how you can apply the knowledge learned in this course towards effective communication.
Identify areas of strengths you feel you will bring to your field of study in regards to communication.
Identify areas of opportunity and improvements.
You may use First Person point of view in the writing, as it is a personal reflection.
You are required to use at least one source for supporting your essay; the textbook for this course may be used as a source.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center at http://gcumedia.com/lms-resources/student-success-center/writing-center/index.html.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Submit the completed assignment to the final assignment drop box by the end of Topic 7 (Sunday, by 11:59pm, Arizona Time).

 

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