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.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_33756_1&content_id=_1191793_1&mode=view”>Unit 2 Discussion [Click here to Enter]Read the following articles pertaining to The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey and answer to help you answer the discussion questions:.whitedovebooks.co.uk/7-habits/7-habits.htm”>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.people.vcu.edu/~albest/troop700/documents/SevenHabits.pdf”>The Human Endowments and the 7 Habits.whitedovebooks.co.uk/time-management/first-things-first.htm”>First Things First: An Article on Time Management by Stephen CoveyDiscussion Question 1: Which habit do you think is the most helpful to you in your daily life and achieving efficacy?Discussion Question 2: Which habit (or habits) do you generally practice now? Which habit(s) would you like to start employing? Why?.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_33756_1&content_id=_1191796_1&mode=view”>Unit 3 Discussion [Click here to Enter]Read:.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-1191796-dt-content-rid-11326508_1/xid-11326508_1″>Adults Who do it All and.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-1191796-dt-content-rid-11326504_1/xid-11326504_1″>The Impact of Extrinsic Motivation. Also find this website on.coe.uga.edu/epltt/motivation/index.htm”>Motivation and Goals by Shiang-Kwei Wang: Be sure to click the links on the left side to navigate to different theories.Discussion Question: For you to be able to do anything in life, what are your internal and external motivators? When is each of these motivators more important? Why? Overall, which is the most important motivator? Why? The research concludes that there is a relationship between happiness and motivators. Why is this so?.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_33756_1&content_id=_1191804_1&mode=view”>Unit 4 Discussion [Click here to Enter]Discussion Question 1: How can “Bloom’s Taxonomy” help you to understand instructor expectations?Discussion Question 2: After reviewing the assignment chapters, write in your own words what is Critical Thinking. Why is Critical Thinking important in education and beyond in your life? How does “Bloom’s Taxonomy” relate to Critical Thinking?.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_33756_1&content_id=_1191811_1&mode=view”>Unit 5 Discussion [Click here to Enter]Discussion Question 1: Join the discussion board and type in or copy from a word document your Thesis statement for one of the topics. For this exercise, you will be opening your own thread. Please be sure to give your thread the appropriate subject title, for example “Video Games.”Also, be sure to rate the other students’ posts.Rating a Post!To rate a post, click on the link to the student’s post and in the right hand side of their post you will see a drop-down box that allows you to rate the post from 0-5 stars. Once you have chosen a number, click the rate button next to the drop-down box. Please refrain from commenting on each other’s posts.Discussion Question 2: Use your critical thinking skills to make a list of things you should consider in deciding if a source is appropriate to use. (Your textbook gives some good hints).***To enter the discussion board click the underlined link above..blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_33756_1&content_id=_1191814_1&mode=view”>Unit 6 Discussion [Click here to Enter]This week, we have two discussion questions. Please participate in both threads.Discussion Question 1: Which Memory Principles do you often apply to remember and retain information? Which memory principles do you think are most important in promoting consolidation?Discussion Question 2: Read the article, “.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-1191814-dt-content-rid-11326479_1/xid-11326479_1″>Squeeze a bit more from this sponge.” In relation to this article, think about how you learn: What is one thing you understand really well? How did you come to understand it? How do you know you understand it? After answering these question, in what ways do you think instructors can help foster learning in the classroom?.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_33756_1&content_id=_1191822_1&mode=view”>Unit 7 Discussion [Click here to Enter]Discussion Question 1: VAKPlease discuss your learning styles here, based on the VAK Questionnaire results. Also, use this space to discuss your thoughts and reflections on the outcomes of your learning style assessment. When commenting, try to base your comments on the VAK paradigm (i.e. “Since visual learners achieve better results by viewing information, it might be helpful to make a graph…”).I look forward to seeing what kind of learners you all are!!Discussion Question 2: MITraditionally, people have defined someone who is intelligent as an individual who can solve problems, use logic to answer questions, and think critically. But psychologist Howard Gardner has a much broader definition of intelligence. Compare the traditional idea about intelligence with Gardner’s. How have his ideas changed the way we assess the strengths and weaknesses of people? How does an understanding of multiple intelligences change how you view your own abilities?.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_33756_1&content_id=_1191827_1&mode=view”>Unit 8 Discussion [Click to Enter]Discussion Question 1: Discuss your methods to handle stress (use examples such as the BREATHE method) and how well you adapt to change.Discussion Question 2: Change is not simply adapting to change, but also making a difference to create change.Your task this week is to visit .change.org/”>Change.orgHere, you will find hundreds of non-profit organizations and “causes” that underscore needs, concerns and developments in our 21st-century world. You will find organizations working to protect and sustain the environment, relieve hunger, advocate for the safety of children, provide health care to refugees, and save endangered species. For each organization or cause, there is a brief write-up of the work that is being done, and the challenges that remain.Please identify an organization or cause and write a brief description of why you are interested in the issue. Additionally, share a “creative strategy” on how you might integrate some form of participation in your chosen issue into your professional, educational or personal goals.We are all “entrepreneurs” for the future. As you prepare to “graduate” from this CSS class and go on to further specialized coursework in your major discipline, it will be exciting to think of ways you can make a difference!!***To enter the discussion board click the underlined link above.Time Management Exercise: Master ScheduleRead the Chapter on Time Management, and pay special attention to Planning a Master Schedule (p. 37) along with Putting Your Master Schedule into Practice (p. 39).This exercise will be submitted next week as well as generate discussion in the class.This Week: Unit 2Open the .blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-1191794-dt-content-rid-11326505_1/xid-11326505_1″>Time Management Exercise .blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-1191794-dt-content-rid-11326496_1/xid-11326496_1″>file; You will use this as your template for completing the assignment.Start to plan out your schedule for next week and think about what you spend your time doing, from sleeping to eating, working to playing, etc.On the Weekly Schedule tabyou will schedule NEXT WEEK by charting specific activities during each day including times in the “Plan Column”: All 24 hours of your day should be accounted for.Next Week: Unit 3Beginning Monday track your daily activities under the “Actual” column on the Weekly Scheduletab.At the end of the week:On theTime Management Summary tab, you need to provide an overall picture of your time during a week and 6 items that you have learned from the exercise about how you spend your time.On the Life Priorities tab, you should list the top three priorities in your life.***To enter the discussion board click the underlined link above..blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/execute/uploadAssignment?content_id=_1191797_1&course_id=_33756_1&assign_group_id=&mode=view”>Academic/Professional Goals PowerPoint [Click here to Submit]This week, read through the Chapter on Setting Goals, focusing on why and how to set your goals. Read pp. 78-80 “Writing SMART Goals”.Here’s the assignment:1. Devise a list of 3 short-term and 3 long-term academic and/or professional career goals:Include how you plan to achieve each goalInclude the motivators to achieve each goalInclude the support system to achieve each goal2. After you have settled on your goals, how to achieve each one and your motivators organize your ideas to prepare a slide presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.Include an introductory/cover pageInclude a minimum of 10 slides and a maximum of 12 slidesYou may use images, clip art, charts, graphs, etc., or keep it simple — once again, you won’t be “graded” on how it “looks” (although I do want you to give it your best shot based on your familiarity with PowerPoint going into the assignment). What’s most important is to make your presentation “your own” — in other words, I’m looking for you to prepare a presentation that is informative to you and to your audience. If you’ve never used Microsoft PowerPoint before, you might want to ask a friend or colleague for some help; also, there is a “HELP” feature built into the program that is informative.***To submit your assignment click the underlined link above..blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/execute/uploadAssignment?content_id=_1191802_1&course_id=_33756_1&assign_group_id=&mode=view”>Bloom’s Taxonomy Activities [Click here to Submit]Open the.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-1191802-dt-content-rid-11326493_1/xid-11326493_1″>Bloom’s Taxonomy Activity file and complete the assignment by entering your examples in the gray boxes.Two examples are provided for you. Please create one more activity; You can base your example on any subject andwill be devising one additional type of learning activityfor each of the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.The PowerPoint presentation and other materials on Bloom’s Taxonomy will help you.***To submit your assignment click the underlined link above.Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy FrameworkHigher-order thinkingActionsProductsBelow, please provide an example of a task or activity for each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy. I have provided some examples for you..gif”>Creating(Putting together ideas or elements to develop an original idea or engage in creative thinking).DesigningConstructingPlanningProducingInventingDevisingMakingFilmStoryProjectPlanNew gameSongMedia productAdvertisementPaintingInstructor’s Examples:Create a webpage for your new online company.Design a board game to be used as a study tool for your classmates.Your Example:Evaluating(Judging the value of ideas, materials and methods by developing and applying standards and criteria).CheckingHypothesisingCritiquingExperimentingJudgingTestingDetectingMonitoringDebatePanelReportEvaluationInvestigationVerdictConclusionPersuasive speechInstructor’s Examples:Form a hypothesis to test your theory of what would happen if you combine sulfur and iodine.Make a judgment on whether Goldilocks is good or bad? Explain your answer.Your Example:Analyzing(Breaking information down into its component elements).ComparingOrganisingDeconstructingAttributingOutliningStructuringIntegratingSurveyDatabaseMobileAbstractReportGraphSpreadsheetChecklistChartOutlineInstructor’s Examples:Compare two types of earthquakes.Dissect a crayfish and examine the body parts.Your Example:Lower-order thinkingApplying(Using strategies, concepts, principles and theories in new situations).ImplementingCarrying outUsingExecutingIllustrationSimulationSculptureDemonstrationPresentationInterviewPerformanceDiaryJournalInstructor’s Examples:Illustrate the key point of this article.Present the information from your department for your business meeting.Your Example:Understanding(Understanding of given information).InterpretingExemplifyingSummarisingInferringParaphrasingClassifyingComparingExplainingRecitationSummaryCollectionExplanationShow and tellExampleQuizListLabelOutlineInstructor’s Examples:Explain the difference between an invertebrate with a vertebrate.Use a set of symbols and graphics to draw the water cycle.Your Example:Remembering(Recall or recognition of specific information).RecognisingListingDescribingIdentifyingRetrievingNamingLocatingFindingQuizDefinitionFactWorksheetTestLabelListWorkbookReproductionInstructor’s Examples:Define each of these terms: encomienda, conquistador, gauchoList the 50 states and their capitals.Your Example:Rough Draft of Argumentative PaperChoose one of the following topics and then write your paper: Is it ethical to use animals in research testing?Is global climate change man-made?We are becoming overwhelmingly dependent on computers. Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits?Should drivers of automobiles be prohibited from texting?Do violent video games cause aggression in children?Should college athletes be paid to play?Do students receive the same quality education online as traditional classroom face-to-face education?Should juveniles be charged as adults in criminal cases?OR – choose a topic of your own to argue. You must get instructor approval for this beforehand!Your paper must be in APA format and include the following:APA Cover Page3 to 4 Pages of Body Text (the Cover Page and References Page do not count)APA References PageMicrosoft Word DocumentIt must also include these important factors:Running Head & Page Numbers2 or More Sources from the Library – these should be academic in nature and cited in-text and on the Reference Page1 or More Sources from the Internet – these should be academic in nature (Wikipedia is not an acceptable source) and cited in-text and on the Reference PageMake sure that you include your introduction and thesis, along with three supporting paragraphs in the body of your paper, and a clear and concise conclusion, that will demonstrate how you have proven your thesis.Your rough draft will be due Thursday Night at Midnight. After I have reviewed it and corrected it, you will then submit the final draft the following week (end of Week 7). In your paper, please use the 2-3 outside sources you used in your APA Research Assignment to support your view (you can use additional sources if you’d like). Be sure to format the paper in APA format with a cover page and provide in-text citations and references.Edit and proofread your paper and ensure that it is in proper APA format, with a Cover Page, in-text citations and a References Page.Submit Your Rough Draft in the Link BelowAssignments submitted through this link will be checked using SafeAssign by Blackboard. Your work will not be used for any purpose other than preventing plagiarism in the University. Ownership of the intellectual property contained in your written work will not be transferred to any third party.Please submit your paper as a Word Document.If you have the 2010 version of Word, please save your paper in a previous version (Word 97-2003 document) as Safe Assign may not accept the most recent version.Final Draft of Argumentative PaperChoose one of the following topics and then write your paper: Is it ethical to use animals in research testing?Is global climate change man-made?We are becoming overwhelmingly dependent on computers. Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits?Should drivers of automobiles be prohibited from texting?Do violent video games cause aggression in children?Should college athletes be paid to play?Do students receive the same quality education online as traditional classroom face-to-face education?Should juveniles be charged as adults in criminal cases?OR – choose a topic of your own to argue. You must get instructor approval for this beforehand!Your paper must be in APA format and include the following:APA Cover Page3 to 4 Pages of Body Text (the Cover Page and References Page do not count)APA References PageMicrosoft Word DocumentIt must also include these important factors:Running Head & Page Numbers2 or More Sources from the Library – these should be academic in nature and cited in-text and on the Reference Page1 or More Sources from the Internet – these should be academic in nature (Wikipedia is not an acceptable source) and cited in-text and on the Reference PageMake sure that you include your introduction and thesis, along with three supporting paragraphs in the body of your paper, and a clear and concise conclusion, that will demonstrate how you have proven your thesis.Your rough draft will be due Sunday Night at Midnight.Edit and proofread your paper and ensure that it is in proper APA format, with a Cover Page, in-text citations and a References Page.Submit Your Final Draft in the Link BelowAssignments submitted through this link will be checked using SafeAssign by Blackboard. Your work will not be used for any purpose other than preventing plagiarism in the University. Ownership of the intellectual property contained in your written work will not be transferred to any third party. Please submit your paper as a Word Document. If you have the 2010 version of Word, please save your paper in a previous version (Word 97-2003 document) as Safe Assign may not accept the most recent version.***Click the Link Below to Submit your Final Draft. Due on Sunday by Midnight. .blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/execute/uploadAssignment?content_id=_1191809_1&course_id=_33756_1&assign_group_id=&mode=view”>APA Resource Assignment [Click here to Submit]This APA Resource Assignment requires you to find sources for your argumentative research paper. Next week you will hand in your Rough Draft, and if you choose to change some sources, that is acceptable.Step 1: Create an ‘APA’ sample cover page. Provide a title that relates to your chosen topic for the argumentative research paper. Step 2: Go to the online library resources using your library bar code (Use the Library Tab above).Search for 2 full-text articles found in academic journals, and 1 website on the topic you’ve chosen for your argumentative research paper. (The key here is to search for articles and a website you believe to be relevant and truthful).Use the academic databases in the Virtual Library (i.e. Ebscohost), and write a brief 2-3 sentence summary of each article .Write 2 or 3 sentences about the website explaining why you believe this website may be a good reference when doing research on the subject matter.Step 3: Provide full citations of the articles/website on the “References” page in proper APA format. Submit to the above link. You may use any journal, but as an example, here are directions for finding an article from the Harvard Business Review in our Virtual Library.Access the Virtual Library from the Post University Online portalClick on EbscohostEnter your library barcode (contact .edu”>library@post.edu if you do not already have one) & log inClick on the second listing, HealthBusiness FullText, Title ListType in “Harvard Business Review”, click on BrowseScroll down and click on the article in the desired format. Remember, this assignment is as much about reading and following directions as it is about being able to do citations.***To submit your assignment click the underlined link above.

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