UNV 503 Week 1 Discussion 1
How do you think your graduate educational experience will be different from your undergraduate experience? How would you describe a graduate learning community? What would be the key components of a learning community and how might it be different from an undergraduate learning community?
UNV 503 Week 1 Discussion 2
This module discussed the importance of communication. One of the goals of GCU is to help you to effectively communicate throughout your life. Access and review the “Communication Tool.” Why is it important to communicate effectively with others? How will effective communication help students in their academic career? Give examples. Why do you think GCU emphasizes quality discussion posts and proper etiquette in the Discussion Forums?
UNV 503 Week 1 Discussion 3
After learning more about what GCU is all about by reading about GCU’s Christian identity and heritage at the link provided below, how do you think GCU’s Christian heritage makes the GCU academic experience different than at a non-faith based university? What value will this difference add to your educational experience? After learning about the complexities and benefits of spiritual integration within the counseling process, how do you believe GCU addresses this need for spiritual competency?
Week 1 Assignment 1 Navigating the Online Environment Scavenger Hunt
Learning how to navigate the online classroom environment is essential to your academic success.View the LoudCloud Walk to Class Tutorial and search LoudCloud to find the answers.Complete the scavenger hunt while navigating LoudCloud.
Week 1 Assignment 2 Time Monitoring Worksheet
This assignment will help you develop an important skill for college and everyday life – time management. For this assignment, you will keep an informal time log in which you note all your activities for 3 days, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Then, you will review your activities to identify times when you were not productive. You should use this information for planning ways to make better use your time.
Part 1: Monitor your time in hourly increments.
Use the Time Monitoring Worksheet to write down what you did each hour of the day, starting at 5 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m. Even if you do not get up until 10 a.m., you still need to record 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. as “sleep.”Do not overdo the recording; record the primary activity for the hour. At most, record two activities per hour.
Part 2: Reflection
On day four, review your completed Time Monitoring Worksheet in order to take a serious look at how you use your time each day.Write a 250 – 500 word reflection on how you manage your time. Include the following in your reflection:
What are some things you can do more efficiently?
What are the main items/tasks that take up most of your time?
Do you see areas in your daily routine where you can make adjustments to become more productive?
Do you have any “black holes” that unnecessarily suck up a lot of your time?
Week 1 Assignment 3 Class Wall Biography
Participating and getting to know other students in your class is important in order to create the online community at GCU. The Class Wall is a place for students to network and get to know one another. Your first post to the Class Wall will be a biography to share information about you with fellow students.
Here are some things to consider including in your biography:
Where you are from
The degree program you are enrolled in
What you currently do for a living
Your hobbies or interests
Motivation for pursuing a graduate degree
Your biography should be 250-350 words in length.Post your biography to the Class Wall by the end of Day 2 of Topic 1.Once other students have posted their bios, go back to the Class Wall and read them, as well as your instructor’s bio.Submit your biography to the appropriate assignment drop box as well as posting it to the Class Wall.
UNV 503 Week 2 Discussion 1
Find a scholarly article in the GCU library. Copy an excerpt from the article. The excerpt should be the length of a paragraph (approximately four to five sentences long). Post the excerpt as your initial discussion forum post with your paraphrase of this excerpt directly underneath using appropriate APA citations. Use the link below and the paraphrasing guidelines outlined in Lecture 2 to assist you.
In addition, select at least two posts that your classmates have made and comment on what they did well with their paraphrasing, and what they could have done differently.
UNV 503 Week 2 Discussion 2
Why is it important to critically analyze sources? Why are scholarly sources more appropriate for academic research?
UNV 503 Week 2 Discussion 3
Read the Academic Integrity Scenarios. As you read them, think about how these types of situation might arise in your academic career. How does academic dishonesty undermine the purpose of graduate school?
Week 2 Assignment Article Summary
Read “Read-Only Participants: A Case for Student Communication in Online Classes” by Nagel, Blignaut, and Cronje which is located in the e-Library Resource section of the Topic 1 materials.After reading the Nagel, Blignaut, and Cronje article, write a 250-500-word summary of it.Refer to the guidelines for writing an effective summary presented in the Lecture 2 as a guide.Be sure to include a discussion of the research problem, questions, method, findings, and implications discussed by the authors.Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.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. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Week 2 Assignment Reference List
Select a topic to research. For your research, you must use Google Scholar, the GCU Library or another reputable site. Use Lecture 2 for a description of what is considered a scholarly article. Use APA formatting style for references. Create a title page and a reference list with 10 references from the last 5 years. Include the permalink for each reference. Include the following types of references:
Dissertation/thesis from a database
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.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 your Reference List to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
UNV 503 Week 3 Discussion 1
How is conducting graduate-level research different from research you did in your undergraduate program? Provide specific examples.
UNV 503 Week 3 Discussion 2
Why is it important to evaluate sources for credibility, reliability, and bias? What are possible consequences for not evaluating sources for these items?
UNV 503 Week 3 Discussion 3
Why is Turnitin a valuable tool for students?
Week 3 Assignment Annotated Bibliography
Select three of the 10 references from your Reference List assignment. Create an annotated bibliography that is 250-300 words for each of the three references.
The annotated bibliography includes three paraphrased paragraphs for each reference. Each annotation must have 250-300 words, making a total of 750-900 words for the entire assignment. Each annotation should have the following elements:
APA style reference of the article being annotated
A paraphrased summary of the article (See note on paraphrasing below.)
An assessment of why it is a scholarly reference
A reflection on how it is applicable to your research
Follow these steps for all three references you chose.
Note on Paraphrasing: Paraphrasing the ideas of others is a requirement in academic writing and graduate study. Paraphrasing is using your own words to restate ideas or information from a source material. As you write each annotation use the following paraphrasing guidelines.
There are three main steps to paraphrasing:
Identify the original idea(s) in the article
Identify general points regarding the idea(s)
Summarize the general points of the article in your own words (a Paraphrase
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.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 your annotated bibliography to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center
Week 3 Assignment Turnitin Questions
Complete the Turnitin worksheet.APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
UNV 503 Week 4 Discussion 1
Access and read the “Student Success Story.” After you read the story, answer the following: What do you think is the most important thing Jeannine did to change her situation and start to improve at school? Now that you are a graduate student, what are the lessons you learned during your undergraduate career that you will apply to your graduate studies to ensure you get the most out of this experience?
UNV 503 Week 4 Discussion 2
Networking is a vital way to market yourself. Online networking is an accessible way to make connections with people in your field. How do you plan on taking advantage of the online forums available to you as a GCU graduate student? How can attending events, meetings, or conferences relevant to the industry you work in (or would like to work in) assist you in staying motivated?
UNV 503 Week 4 Discussion 3
Setting and achieving goals is essential to success. Being a graduate student provides a perfect opportunity to set and accomplish goals.Reflect on the goals you would like to accomplish during your graduate program and upon completion of your program.
Week 4 Assignment Career Path Presentation
For this assignment you will conduct research on the career path you plan to pursue, and develop a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following:
Professional Organizations – Find a minimum of three professional organizations that may help you get into your desired career field.Volunteer Opportunities – Identify volunteer opportunities related to the field you are pursuing that would help you confirm the field is right for you.Interview – Interview someone in the professional field you are pursuing.Program of Study Requirements – Provide a brief summary of the requirements needed to complete your program of study.
Career Search Information – a) Find a job description for your ideal or “dream” job on Indeed.com or another job site; b) Compare the job description of the job to the program of study you are in; c) Explain what courses in the program are going to give you the skills you need to succeed in that job; d) Explain what you need to personally do to ensure you gain the skills in those courses.
Presentation should be 10 – 12 slides in length. This includes a title/introduction slide and a reference slide.Speaker notes that expand upon the content of your slides are required.The content presented in your PPT must be supported by a minimum of three to four credible sources.You may include recorded narration for your presentation.While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Week 4 Assignment Academic Skills Survey
Successful graduate students know their strengths academically. Now that you have almost completed this course, it is important for you to evaluate your skill level.Complete the “Academic Skills Survey” to evaluate your skill level as a graduate student.Complete the assignment according to the instructions in the survey.
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