devry coll148 full course latest 2015july [all discusion,course project all homwrk and all journl excpt week 1 journal

| June 4, 2016

Question
week

Motivation (graded)
Motivation is a key factor in your success at the college level. Motivation can change your life! External and internal motivation are two types of motivation that can help you reach your goals. What is your motivation? Is it external or internal? Share a specific example with your response.

Developing Potential (graded)
Think about the challenges in your life as you attend college and review the Eight-Point Plan from chapter 2. Which point is most relevant to you right now in your current life situation? Why and how are you going to overcome this challenge to succeed?

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Personal Power (graded)
A Clint Eastwood quote states, “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” What do you think that he means by this? What does this quote mean to you?

Passion for Reading (graded)
Do you enjoy reading? Do you often read books, magazines, newspapers, or web pages when you are not required to do so? How do some people develop the motivation and skills to be a passionate reader?

week 3

Student Success Strategies (graded)
One key element of critical thinking and problem solving is to plan ahead for contingencies–things that come up that you weren’t expecting. For success in college this is particularly important; you can’t do your work and submit it on time in classes if you don’t have access to the Internet, you have computer problems, or you lose power in your neighborhood. Let’s explore how to be sure we have all these things exactly when we need them to do our studies. Remember, problems can be easily overcome if you have a good back up plan.

In our discussion for this week you will develop and verify a back up plan to complete your work. Where will you go to get access to another computer to do your work when you lose power in your neighborhood, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is down, and/ or you have computer problems? Be specific.

Researching the Internet (graded)
As your text states, anyone can put anything on the Web. To evaluate the quality of Web sites, we can think in terms of five criteria for evaluating the credibility of websites.

Authority

Accuracy

Objectivity

Currency

Coverage

1. Read this week’s Lecture section titled “Evaluating Research Sources” for a review of these terms.

2. For our discussion, you will need to read the article, “Sleeping with the Enemy: Wikipedia in the College Classroom” by Cullen Chandler and Alison Gregory. For help finding this article, read “Accessing DeVry Library Research Sources” in DocSharing Week 3.

3. Find the article, then download the full-text PDF or print it out.

4. Read the article carefully and critically (using the active reading strategies from Chapter 8, pp. ZZ-AA).

5. Go to .wikipedia.org/”>http://www.wikipedia.org and search for “Wikipedia” to learn exactly what Wikipedia is.

6. Write a paragraph for your first discussion post in which you answer the following question: Why is Wikipedia acceptable as a quick reference but not for research?

Your post should include discussion of our five criteria (authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and coverage) and should refer to the “Sleeping with the Enemy” and “Wikipedia” articles.

week 4
Critical Thinking (graded)
Welcome to our discussion of critical thinking! To begin our discussion, we will explore the topic of relevant questions. Questions direct thought and thought directs action. So, think of a situation where the outcome was a result of your choices or decisions but did not turn out as you expected. Then, answer the following questions:

Did you follow a logical process of analysis based on relevant questions?

Did your question direct your thoughts?

Did those thoughts direct your actions?

What questions would you ask if you were given the opportunity to reshape the outcome of this situation?

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Library Research (graded)
Handley (2012) writes that a 2011 study found Americans are charging more, a lot more, on their credit cards once again.

Americans racked up nearly $48 billion in new credit card debt in 2011, 424 percent more than what they charged in 2010, and 577 percent more than in 2009. Although total outstanding credit rose only about $4 billion, that number was largely offset by the magnitude of consumer defaults–$44.2 billion worth. “Looking back two years, with the exception of a single quarter, U.S. consumer debt management has consistently worsened,” the report said, noting that the recent trend of consumers paying down debt doesn’t match up with the hard data. “First-quarter pay-downs have become less significant and the amount of new debt added in each subsequent quarter has grown compared to its respective counterparts in the previous two years (p. 8).

Handley, M. (2012, March 16). Assessing the debt explosion. U.S. News Digital Weekly, 4(11), 8.

The fact that consumer credit card debt is continuing to worsen and default rates are reaching staggering amounts raises a number of troubling questions.

To address such important matters, responsible citizens, policy makers, and leaders utilize research to draw conclusions and make important decisions wisely. We will use this threaded discussion to learn more about credit card use and then make decisions based on our research.

Read “Library Database Research Strategies” in DocSharing Week 4 for tips on finding appropriate sources. (Don’t forget to evaluate those sources based on the criteria discussed last week!)
Using a library research database such as Academic Search Complete or Business Source Complete in EBSCOhost, find one good article on ONE of the three topics below. Select an article that will help you answer the questions given with your topic below.
Financial Literacy. Over the past decade “Financial Literacy” has received increasing attention in all levels of schools. What does it mean to be financially literate? How do financially literate people handle credit cards?
Credit Ratings Companies such as the Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO), CoreLogic, Experian, and others provide lenders with credit ratings. What are some of the key factors considered in calculating these scores? Decide what you can do to have as good a rating as possible.
Debt.How do the policies and availability of credit cards affect students’ debt? What is the potential impact on students’ financial future? What can be done to ensure people enjoy a secure financial future?
Read your selected article carefully.
For your first post, write a paragraph in which you use the article to help answer the questions for your topic. Be sure to refer to the article in your writing.
Review the Week 3 Lecture section titled “Avoiding Plagiarism” and Week 4 Lecture section titled “APA Documentation” to help you properlyuse and cite your article in your post. (Note how the Handley article was used and cited at the beginning of this discussion assignment.)
Save your article as a PDF and then share it with the class by using the Attach function to append it to your post.

week 5

Career & Diversity Case Study (graded)
Below is a job description for an entry-level help desk position.

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The prospective employer has asked the top four candidates to explain why he or she should be hired, i.e., what sets them apart from other qualified applicants. Review this week’s You Decide content item to see what each candidate has to say and review their resumes. Then, tell us who you would hire and why.

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My Story (graded)
You should have completed your Plan of Study in Degree Works by now. You also should have talked with your advisor or success coach about your plan by the end of this week.

Now share with your class “the story” of your prior studies and your next year at DeVry. You might use the following questions to guide you in telling your story.

Did you transfer credit or already earn credit here toward your degree requirements?
Which sessions will be easier or harder than others?
Which are you looking forward to or dreading certain sessions?
What challenges will you face over the coming year and how will you deal with those challenges?
How close to graduation are you now and how close will you be at the end of your six Plan of Study sessions?

week 6
Leadership (graded)
The online lecture discussed types and styles of leadership. Some necessary qualities were mentioned, but not developed. What qualities do you think that a great leader needs?

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Problem Solving Practice (graded)
The most effective way to improve your problem-solving skills, to be an effective leader, is with practice! Let’s look at the following problem using the problem solving steps in your book:

You are the new Human Resources Manager for a small manufacturing company in the Midwest.

The Vice President of Operations has asked you to hire an engineer to replace an engineer who has recently retired. You ask for some details and learn that the candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from a good school, preferably with good grades (at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale). Other criteria include a minimum of three years of work experience, but the VP would prefer 5+ years. Though it will be difficult to find, she would prefer a candidate with experience working in the same industry as your company’s. Additional engineering certifications (such as PE licensure) would be a plus, but are not necessary. A master’s degree (either technical or managerial) would also be advantageous, but may price the recruit out of your budget. You both agree that the person must be legally able to work in the U.S., since visa costs and additional time required for immigration-related issues (up to 12 months) make the counterpart case problematic.

Your company is small, with only fifty employees, which may appear as a drawback to some engineers coming from larger companies with deeper pockets, while others may see it as an opportunity to advance more quickly. (Consider how you will position the issue with candidates). The starting salary range you are able to offer is $50 – 55,000 per year, plus relocation expenses up to $10,000. This salary is about average in your location (approximately fifteen miles outside a medium-sized city in the Midwest), but it will be difficult to find a qualified engineer locally. The odds of finding candidates are better with a national search, but then the allowable salary is below the national average, and in some higher-cost areas (e.g. California, New England, New York) it would be far below competitive. There will also be hotel and flight costs for out of town recruits during the interview process.

You can try to recruit an engineer locally to save relocation costs and other expenses, but you must think ahead if this effort fails. You cannot afford to lose time in a low-probability effort. The VP of Operations has made it clear that this hire is a priority and that she needs an engineer on board and able to go full speed, as of yesterday! More realistically, she would like this person on board and working within 90 days. This may sound like plenty of time, but by the time you advertise, screen resumes, interview candidates, make a decision, make an offer(s), and get results from the person’s references, background check, and drug test – you will barely make it. This will be especially true if you choose someone already employed (because of the need to give notice to the current employer), someone moving a good distance, someone with a family, someone buying/selling a house.

Additionally, the VP of OPS wants to keep recruiting costs down as much as possible while still finding the person who is the best choice overall. The last engineer hired cost approximately $20,000 to bring on board, including research, ads, interviews, flights, hotels, and follow-up.

The focus for this question is on your process: What are your first steps? Where and how will you search?

week 7

Session Review (graded)
During this session we have focused on many topics.

Understanding ourselves in terms of our learning styles, values, attitudes and so on
Developing critical thinking and college success skills in reading, problem solving, and the like
Planning for further personal growth and success as leaders in our fields by focusing on short-term and long-term goals and plans
As we wrap up this session, take a few minutes to review your COLL148 experience. What was most valuable? What personal growth have you already seen? What positive changes have you made already? How will you continue to apply the lessons of COLL148 as you pursue your full potential and your dreams?

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My Mission: Making My Dreams Come True (graded)
These past 6 weeks have passed very quickly, haven’t they?

Your remaining classes will also go very quickly, and graduation will be here before you know it. As a DeVry student, you have an amazing Career Services department supporting you. Be sure to check out the .devry.edu/career-services/career-services-overview.jsp”>Career Services website to find out everything that is available to you. You can also watch this video (.devry.edu/career-services/career-services-overview.jsp”>http://www.devry.edu/career-services/career-services-overview.jsp) to learn more about the services..devry.edu/career-services/career-services-overview.jsp”>

For now, let’s take one last opportunity to think about where we have been, how far we have come, and where we are going. Reflecting on your Week 1 Guiding Statement, your Week 6 Personal Development Goals, and the leadership plan you are developing in your Course Project, what is your personal mission? Your first post should start with a personal Mission Statement in which you answer questions like:

Who am I now and who do I intend to become?
What do I intend to accomplish with my life?
What is and what will be my role in society?
How will I personally help make the world a better place?
What will be my legacy?
You should briefly explain your statement and how you see it playing out over the next decade or perhaps by the end of your life.

For your remaining posts, give your peers feedback on their mission statements!

course project

Course Project: Leadership Project
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Objectives

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TCO 6: Given an example of a role model or mentor, such as a community or industry leader, analyze the practices of effective leadership and accountability that contribute to documented success and create an individual plan for employing similar strategies at college and in a career.

Content Overview

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As stated in TCO 6, the course project is designed to give you an opportunity to practice real, college-level academic research that will be required throughout your academic program and beyond, to begin learning about people who have had a significant influence on your chosen field and who may be good role models for you, and to begin charting your path toward success in your chosen field. To accomplish that, your course project will require you to:

Indicate your field of study, expected graduation date, and career goal.
Explain effective leadership characteristics, particularly as required in your field of study.
Summarize the importance of individual accountability and personal responsibility as elements of success.
Identify a recognized leader within your field of study (or a closely-related field) who exemplifies positive leadership skills in that field and who can be a positive role model as you work toward success in the field.
Define your personal strengths and areas for positive change (based on self-assessments), and list how they can be used to support your success.
Evaluate the roles of critical thinking, leadership, and accountability as critical elements in your personal plan for success.
Milestone and Project Requirements

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There are four graded elements for your project. The due dates indicated have been set to give you time to carefully and thoroughly develop each section. More detailed instructions for each element are provided later in the course.

Week 3 — Proposal (25 points)
Write a brief overview of your project, including the leader you selected, your rationale for selecting this person, the research you have completed to date, and your plan for completing your research and project.
Note: Even if you are working on your project in a group, you must each complete your own proposal.
Week 5 — Outline (100 points)
Create a title page, outline, and references page in APA format.
Find at least three authoritative academic research sources from the DeVry Library databases and use content from those sources to support the various sections of your project outline.
Properly cite all sources used on the outline (in-text parenthetical citations) and on a separate references page (full bibliographic citations).
Follow all DeVry University policies including the academic integrity and plagiarism policies.
Note: Even if you are working on your project in a group, you must each complete your own outline.
Week 6 — Presentation Draft (25 points)
Create and submit a rough draft of a PowerPoint, a visual representation of the leadership project you planned in your outline. It does not have to be pretty or polished at this point, but it should contain the required number of slides, demonstrate that you will cover all required content, and indicate support for the content areas with properly cited, authoritative research.
If you have never built a PowerPoint presentation before, review this information on .microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/create-a-basic-presentation-in-powerpoint-2007-HA010194282.aspx”>Microsoft PowerPoint Basics to learn more.
Note: If you are working in a group, you may combine the best parts of your individual outlines as you develop your group’s presentation PowerPoint. All members of the group will earn the same grade on the group PowerPoint draft.
Week 8 — PowerPoint Presentation (200 points)
Polish and submit your leadership project presentation PowerPoint. Remember that the goal is to show how you will follow your leader’s example to become personally successful in your own right. Your presentation must include:
A title slide
At least 13 body slideswith appropriately detailed, researched (& cited) information about:
yourself, your academic program, and career goals
your leader, his or her path to success, and his or her leadership qualities
the role of leadership, responsibility, and accountability in achieving personal success
your personal plan for utilizing your strengths and making positive changes to achieve personal success
A references slide listing bibliographic information for the three or more authoritative, academic sources that you use and cite in the body of your presentation and any other sources (non-academic sources, image sources, etc.) you use.
Minimum of 15 slides in total
Notes in the “click to add notes” section below each slide. ONSITE/BLENDED students: You should include speaker notes that can be used in place of notecards during your speech. ONLINE students: You must write the full content of the speech you would deliver if you were presenting to a live, onsite class. In the Notes window below each slide, type the related parts of your speech.
Deliver your presentation. ONSITE/BLENDED students: Deliver your presentation to your class using your PowerPoint as a visual aid to support your speech. Your presentation should be 5-10 minutes long, depending on whether you are working in groups and depending on your class size. You should create speaker notes in the Notes window below each slide and use printouts of these instead of notecards during your speech. ONLINE students: You must deliver in written form the full content of the speech you would give if you were presenting to a live, onsite class. In the Notes window below each slide, type the related parts of your speech.
Note: If you are working in a group, you will collaboratively present the group’s PowerPoint. Your instructor may give credit based on individual contributions to the presentation. All members of the group will earn the same grade on the group PowerPoint.
ONSITE students must submit their final PowerPoint projects on the day of their class presentations or as specified by the instructor.
ONLINE students – This project is due in week 8. Please see the syllabus for information on course deadlines.
Best Practices

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The following are the best practices in preparing this presentation.

Title Slide:Include for whom you prepared the presentation, who prepared it, and the date.
Introduction:The purpose of an introduction or opening is as follows:
Introduce the subject and why the subject is important.
Preview the main ideas and the order in which they will be covered.
Establish a tone of the document. Include in the introduction a reason for the audience to read the rest of the slides. Also, include an overview of what you are going to cover in your project and the importance of the material. (This should include or introduce the questions you are asked to answer on each assignment.)
Body: State the main ideas, state major ideas with each idea, support with information and evidence found during research and investigation, and cite sources for all researched information.
Summary and Conclusion: Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing but presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body of your report. Minor details are left out.
Reference Slide: Use the APA citation format as specified in the Syllabus.
Grading Rubric: Course Project: Leadership PowerPoint

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COLL148 Final Project Presentation Grade Rubric – Blended/On-Site
Group Members:
Points Earned
out of

Points Possible
130 PPT Content
10 Title Slide
90 Intro, Body, Conclusion Slides
30 Required content (topics & 15+ slides) personalized for student/group’s leader, academic programs, and career interests.
30 Support: USE & cite appropriately at least THREE quality sources
20 Organization
10 Notes: include speaker notes in notes section of each slide to use during presentation.
25 References Slide – APA citation of the 3+ quality sources used in presentation AND all images or other sources used
5 Conventions (spelling, grammar, etc.)
35 PPT Appearance
20 Visually appealing format and content
15 Appropriate level of supporting detail
35 PPT Presentation
15 Group presentation skills
20 Individual contribution
200 TOTAL PROJECT SCORE
COLL148 Final Project Presentation Grade Rubric – Online
Student Name:
Points Earned
out of

Points Possible
165 PPT Content
10 Title Slide
80 Intro, Body, Conclusion Slides
40 Required content (topics & 15+ slides) personalized for student/group’s leader, academic programs, and career interests.
30 Support: USE & cite appropriately at least THREE quality sources
10 Organization
25 References Slide – APA citation of the 3+ quality sources used in presentation AND all images or other sources used
40 Speaker Notes: In notes section of each slide, include full-text of speech (with in-text citations) that would be given in a live presentation.
10 Conventions (spelling, grammar, etc.)
35 PPT Appearance
20 Visually appealing format and content
15 Appropriate level and arrangement of supporting detail
200 TOTAL PROJECT SCORE

journal

week 3
Homework
Journal Assignment: Thinking back on the budget information, take a few minutes to consider the following questions. Provide thoughtful responses (several sentences per question) and post them to the Journal. Save your entry as Week 3 Budget Journal.

As you reflect back on this budgeting assignment, what are the most personally important facts or concepts you learned?
How does what you have learned or realized relate to or impact your personal, educational, and career goals?
Do you feel prepared to enter a student loan repayment and understand how to get started?
What money-related questions do you still have? How will you get the answers you need?
How will you apply the lessons of this activity to your own life?
With all these money matters in mind, what is your next financial step toward achieving your goals?
Note: Blended classes may complete this activity as an in-class discussion after the budget presentation by a finacial services representative.

Access the Journal feature on

week 5

journal: Using the Journal feature, complete Figure 4.8 in Chapter 4: Conflict Management Assessment. Tally your results and write one paragraph based on your results on how you can handle conflict successfully in future situations. The Journal feature can be accessed on the silver tab above.

week 4

Homework
Journal Assignment: Using the Journal feature, respond to Listening with an Open Mind on pages 232-234. Respond to the 11 questions on pp. 233-234 to consider how becoming a more effective listener can help you. Access the Journal feature on the silver tab above. Save your entry asListening Journal. For a rubric .equella.ecollege.com/file/63f90edb-0a57-495f-ae01-e8fd89df8852/2/documents–Week%204%20Journal%20Grading%20Rubric.docx”>click here.

1. What is the song’s title and artist?

2. What emotional and mental responses did you have to the song the first time you listened to it? Why do you think you had this response?

3. While listening to the song, what happened to your appreciation level? Did it increase or decrease? Why?

4. In your opinion, what was the message (theme) of the song?

5. What about the song most surprised you? The Lyrics? The actual music? Your like or dislike of the song? The artist’s voice? Etc….

6. If you HAD to say that you gained or learned one positive thing from this song, what would it be?

7. From memory, list at least two statements, comments or quotes from the song.

8. By enhancing my listening skills, I can become more OPEN-MINDED by

9. By enhancing my listening skills, I can become more CREATIVE by

10. By enhancing my listening skills, I can become more KNOWLEDGEABLE by

11. By enhancing my listening skills, I can become more RESOURCEFULNESS by

week 2

My Estimated Costs: Based on Heidy’s preference to complete her program in 4 years, what is her estimated cost to complete the program?

$67,690

$80,076

$85,000

$89,575

Question 2. Question :

My Estimated Costs: What minimum level of enrollment does Heidy need to maintain to graduate in 4 years as planned?

Less than half time (12 hours)

Question 3. Question :

My Estimated Costs: How much is Heidy borrowing each year in loans that have to be repaid after leaving school?

$4,750

$6,000

$14,250

$21,285

Question 4. Question :

My Estimated Costs: How much money does Heidy need to find from alternative sources, such as savings or scholarships, in order to have enough to cover her expenses each session?

$1750

$594

$1785

$7095

Question 5. Question :

My Budget: After reviewing Heidy’s income and expenses on the My Budget tab, how much additional money does she need to cover her current expenses while in school?

$200.00

$298.75

$347.00

None of the above

Question 6. Question :

My Budget: Which of the following are wants (nice-to-have, non-essential goods and services) instead of needs (items that are necessary for everyday living)?

Cable Television

Rent

Dining Out

Both A and C

Both B and C

Question 7. Question :

My Dream Career: Even though Heidy plans to make $38,000 annually, how much will she actually have left to spend after taxes (Estimated net annual income after taxes)?

$38,000

$35,093

$5,681.25

$27,511.75

Question 8. Question :

My Dream Career: How much student loan debt will Heidy be responsible for once she completes her program?

$57,000

$14,250

$80,364

None

Question 9. Question :

My Dream Career: Which repayment plans offer Heidy a repayment amount she can afford based on her projections?

Standard, Extended, Graduated, Income Sensitive

Income Sensitive, Income Based, Consolidated with Auto Debt

Standard, Consolidated with Auto Debt

Extended, Income Based, Graduated, Income Sensitive

Question 10. Question :

My Dream Career: The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) website (http://www.nslds.ed.gov/) contains information on which of the following:

Amounts of all federal loans the borrower has received

The status of each of the federal loans the borrower has received

Specific contact information for lenders and loan services

All of the above

Comments:

Question 11. Question :

My Dream Career: What web site should Heidy visit if she wants to consolidate her loans to make one payment?

my.devry.edu

NSLDS.ed.gov

LoanConsolidation.ed.gov

week 3

(2 points) According to the Multiple Intelligences Survey, my dominant intelligence is:

Comments:

Question 2. Question : (2 points) According to the Learning Evaluation and Assessment Directory, my primary learning style is:

Comments:

Question 3. Question : (2 points) According to the Personality Assessment Profile, my strongest personality type is:

Comments: You were just one step from determining your personality type

Question 4. Question : (3 points) Academic Strengths: I found that I . . .

Question 5. Question : (3 points) Academic Challenges: I found that I . . .

Question 6. Question : (3 points) Communication Strengths: I found that I . . .

Question 7. Question : (3 points) Communication Challenges: I found that I . . .

Question 8. Question : (3 points) Relationship Strengths: I found that I . . .

Question 9. Question : (3 points) Relationship Challenges: I found that I . . .

Question 10. Question : (3 points) Career Strengths: I found that I . . .

Question 11. Question : (3 points) Career Challenges: I found that I . . .

Question 12. Question : (10 points) Summary Reflection: Putting all your results and findings together, write a detailed paragraph about what all of this means about you. Include thoughts on how your learning style, your personality, your study habits, and your communication skills relate to achieving your personal, academic, and career goals.\

week 4

Which of the following is NOT true about words?

They can influence how we think.

They have started wars.

They have stirred nations to do the right thing.

They can rarely motivate people.

Question 2. Question : When writing a college paper, the tone and style and overall focus of your paper should be appropriate for

direct quotes and information you summarized or put into your own words (paraphrased).

direct quotes, but not information you summarized or put into your own words (paraphrased).

direct quotes and summaries, but not paraphrases because they are your writing

direct quotes and paraphrases, but not summaries because they just give the general ideas

5 of 5

Comments:

Question 3. Question : In selecting a topic for a paper, which of the following is most important?

Study the assignment and know exactly what the professor wants you to do.

focus on what you know best: your personal interests and experiences.

not be worried about writing too much or too little.

choose a broad topic like depression so you will find enough research sources.

Question 4. Question : In the age of the Internet, the library is

an outdated concept and has little real value for students who have access to the Internet

the hub of information and research resources in a college or university

primarily useful as a quiet place to do homework.

no longer needed to conduct serious research.

Question 5. Question : Which one of the following is NOT a good way to create an effective introduction?

Tell a story or create a vivid, visual illustration.

Include a quotation.

Begin with a simple statement announcing your topic so you can end more powerfully.

Ask a pertinent rhetorical question.

Question 6. Question : Which of the following is NOT a good way to conclude a college essay?

Refer back to the introduction (parallelism).

Repeat the thesis just as you wrote it in your introduction.

Complete the story you used to hook your reader in the introduction.

Re-emphasize and connect your main idea and supporting ideas

week 5

Plan of Study
This week, you will begin your personal Plan of Study. This will be a schedule of the courses you need to complete your degree program.

You have until the end of Week 5 to complete this assignment.

Set an appointment to talk with your Academic Advisor or Student Success Coach. If you haven’t already set an appointment, call or email TODAY to set one! You must meet before Friday of Week 5. Both you and DeVry want you to complete your program as quickly and effectively as possible without problems related to degree requirements, transfer credits, specific courses, prerequisites, or finances. The advisors are the program experts who can help you make a successful plan.
Before meeting with your coach or advisor, use Degree Works to plan at least your next year (six terms) of courses (unless you will be graduating sooner). View the tutorials below to understand Degree Works, then follow the .equella.ecollege.com/file/ec8414f8-5884-4784-9ce6-5ae2fffa5327/15/Plan_of_Study_Instructions_Due_Week_5.docx”>Degree Works instructional screen shots to log in and develop your personalized Plan of Study. Have your plan available when you meet with your advisor or coach.
NOTE: This assignment is very important. You don’t want to waste time and money by taking a course you don’t need or for which you are not prepared. You also don’t want to overload yourself or run into financial aid trouble because you registered for the wrong number of courses.Plan now for successful completion of your academic program!

A quick tour of DegreeWorks

week 6

All of the following are true regarding planning for your future EXCEPT which one?

We live in a dramatically changing, global environment.

You will probably work for the same employer for your entire career.

Technology has a major impact on change.

Your grades can affect your future employment.

Making a major or career choice can be overwhelming for many students.

Question 2. Question : When writing your resume, which one of the following is most important to remember?

: Be truthful.

It is yours, so don’t let anyone else review it for you.

Give lots of detail because a potential employer will always take the time to read your entire resume if it is well written.

Use a fancy font to make your resume stand out from the crowd.

None of the above is a good thing to do when writing your resume.

Question 3. Question : Which is NOT a recommendation for preparing for your future success?

Improve your communication skills.

Build your computer skills.

Give back to your community by volunteering your time and talents.

Focus only on what the employer wants, not your abilities and values.

Get involved and stay active.

Question 4. Question : Which element of the REWARDS interviews preparation process is NOT defined correctly?

Rapport—Use verbal and nonverbal communication to build a relationship.

Appearance—Pay careful attention to your attire, grooming, and hygiene.

Demeanor—Carry yourself with confidence.

Willingness—Avoid jumping into new projects and technologies.

Sincerity—Be yourself in the interview.

Question 5. Question : Which step in the job search process do most people fail to complete?

Use quality paper for the resume.

Dress well for the interview.

Write a follow-up thank you note.

Include a cover letter with the job application and resume.

week 6

Personal Development Goals
Overview: You will prepare a plan and sign a contract with yourself stating how you intend to achieve the student success skills you need to be successful in college and beyond. Based on your assessments, journal assignments, professor feedback, your experience, and self-knowledge, determine the four areas in which you wish to make positive changes and then set SMART goals for accomplishing those changes over the remaining weeks of this session.

Developing quality goals and plans takes time. Reflect on your assessments; talk with professors, family members, and other related people; think through logical plans for accomplishing your goals. You should start your plan this week, but it is not due until the end of Week 6. Place your completed assignment in the Week 6 Personal Development Goals Dropbox.

Focus: The development goals relate specifically to what you have learned about yourself and your skills so far in this class and what you will do about it in the next weeks and months. Each of your four goals must be related to success skills evaluated in the self-assessments.Please note that your goals should not include long-term academic or career goals (such as “Graduate in 2 years.”).

For example, one goal could relate to improving your reading speed in response to your reading rate assessment, another could be about reducing procrastination based on the time management tool, a third might focus on improving your social skills as suggested by the Personality Assessment Profile, and a fourth may relate to improving your attitude about school based on your CSI results.

Instructions:Choose four areas in which you would like to make positive changes, and then use the .equella.ecollege.com/file/0005e8ac-ab27-4631-8160-96974d7faf5b/1/documents–Week_4_Personal_Development_Goals_Worksheet.xlsx”>Personal Development Goals Worksheet to list the areas for improvement, provide rationale for making a positive change, and develop your SMART goals and specific plans to achieve those goals. (The worksheet is also available in Doc Sharing under Week 4.)

As you develop your SMART goals, be sure each goal contains Specific behaviors that are observable and can be Measured. Each goal should be Appropriate andAchievable for you personally. You should also be sure the goals are Action-oriented and Agreed on by all involved people. The goals should be Relevant and Realistic to your actual needs. Finally, they should also have Time limits.

For example, to include the time element, you might write: “Every Saturday afternoon, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., I will….” Alternatively, your SMART goal might contain a goal time, such as, “I will buy myself a daily planner by this Saturday at noon so I can write in all my assignments for the term before 2 p.m.” Further details on SMART goals are provided below.

Once you’ve composed your four SMART goals and plans for each, you should make a commitment to your plan by signing the statement of intent at the bottom of the worksheet. You can type your signature for the Development Goals you turn in to the Dropbox, but you should print out and actually sign a copy for yourself and hang it in a visible place in your home where you can refer to it often.

An Explanation of SMART Goals
Specific—What precisely do you want to accomplish? It is hard to know how to proceed if your goal is too vague. Include detail about who, what, where, why, when, and how.

Measurable—Include detail by which you can tell whether you have made progress or achieved your goal. Think about how much, how many, or how well as they relate to your goal.

Agreed—Everyone impacted by your goal and plan to achieve it must be onboard and supportive. Other words that apply here: Action-oriented, Appropriate, andAchievable.

Realistic—Though you want to stretch beyond your comfort zone, your goal should still be realistic and Relevant to your situation. Do you have control over the things required to make this change? Can you do all that is necessary to achieve the goal?

Time-Bound—We all procrastinate to some degree. If you are really going somewhere, you should have an estimated time of arrival. By what date will you get there? What milestones will you pass along the way and when should you reach them? Is there a “how often” element to your goal?

Also consider (SMARTER):

Ethical—Does your goal fit with your values? You will be more motivated to accomplish something if it is morally good and you don’t feel guilty doing it. Stick to your own high standards.

Resourced—Do you have the resources to get the job done? Consider what you will need and whether it is time or money or help from others. If you don’t have what you need, how will you get it?

Adapted from: Haughey, D. (2012). SMART goals. Retrieved from http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/smart-goals.html

Submit your assignment in Week 6 to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>Step-by-Step Instructions or watch this

.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

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