Making Sense ofYour Assignments
Making Sense of Your Assignments & Texts           Are you overwhelmed with understanding your assignments?     Do you kno...
Agenda• Problem solving steps• Sample “breaking down” for  assignments  – Western Civilization  – Diversity in the Workpla...
Problem Solving Steps• Understand the problem.• Make a plan.• Carry out the plan.• Reflect - How can the plan be improved?...
Problem Solving Steps• Understand the problem.  • Know what you are being asked to do – “rules”  • Figure out what you nee...
What are the “rules” … • How do you need to structure your response?   • formatting, length, due date, etc. • How you are ...
Problem Solving Steps• Understand the problem.  • Know what you are being asked to do – “rules”  • Figure out what you nee...
Identify the Content -- “What” Questions/Answers• What is the actual question or problem am I being     asked to address/s...
Bloom’s Taxonomy                                                                                                    evalua...
Problem Solving Steps• Understand the problem.  • Know what you are being asked to do – “rules”  • Figure out what you nee...
How do I make an“assignment timeline” ?        • Identify the individual steps        you will need to take to complete   ...
Steps    Steps          1& 2      3&4                  Step                    5Project  Due
Problem Solving Steps• Understand the problem.  • Know what you are being asked to do – “rules”  • Figure out what you nee...
I put my due dates & action steps into a          calendar, NOW WHAT?• Gather the materials you need to read and/orresearc...
“So, How Do I Actually Do This With My Classes?” Examples – Independent Study   • Western Civilization – Online Study   • ...
Independent Study Assignment ExampleWestern Civilization I is designed to introduce the student tothe emergence of the fir...
Independent Study Assignment ExampleWestern Civilization I is designed to introduce the student tothe emergence of the fir...
Independent Study Assignment ExampleWestern Civilization I is designed to introduce the student tothe emergence of the fir...
Independent Study Assignment Example             METHOD AND CRITERIA FOR EVALUATIONThe student must demonstrate a working ...
Independent Study Assignment Example              METHOD AND CRITERIA FOR EVALUATIONThe student must demonstrate a working...
Independent Study Assignment Example      METHOD AND CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION          SO… you will be evaluated onThe stud...
Independent Study Assignment ExampleEXTREMELY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY!!!Below are specific guidel...
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY!!!                        Independent Study Assignment ExampleB...
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY!!!                         Independent Study Assignment Example...
Independent Study Assignment ExampleFor the last paper, choose one of the following topics:A) The Renaissance transformed ...
Independent Study Assignment ExampleFor the last paper, choose one of the following topics:A) The Renaissance transformed ...
Independent Study Assignment ExampleFIRST, highlight important words…      B) Using examples from Greece, Rome, the Middle...
Independent Study Assignment ExampleTry out different style of notetaking                                        B) Using ...
Independent Study Assignment Example  B) Using examples from Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the  Renaissance, and the Refo...
Independent Study Assignment ExampleHOW DID ART INFLUENCE the Dominant Ideas? (By Period)I. Greece                        ...
Independent Study Assignment ExampleYOUR PLAN CONSISTS OF KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT:         - the structure of the assi...
“So, How Do I Actually Do This With My Classes?” Examples – Independent Study   • Western Civilization – Online Study   • ...
NOTES:Online Course Assignment Example   ASSIGNMENT : Team work within the discussion                                   bo...
Be sure to also read the instructor commentary & click on the links to the learning objectives                            ...
Course Materials                            and Due Dates         Writing Assignments:                                    ...
Online Course Assignment Example        3 Part Assignment    1 - Case Study Questions (p. 17)    2 – Case Narrative (p. 18...
1   Online Course Assignment Example                         3 Part Assignment                      1 - Case Study Questio...
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Online Course Assignment ExampleQuestion                        Question  #5                              #8              ...
Online Course Assignment ExampleYOUR PLAN CONSISTS OF KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT:         - the structure of the assignme...
“So, How Do I Actually Do This With My Classes?” Examples – Independent Study   • Western Civilization – Online Study   • ...
Study Group Assignment ExampleThe student’s intent is to learn about an important contemporary issue, workplacediversity. ...
Study Group Assignment ExampleThe student’s intent is to learn about an important contemporary issue, workplacediversity. ...
Study Group Assignment ExampleMethods and Criteria of EvaluationEvaluation will be by the tutor in terms of the student’s ...
Assignments                                               Study Group Assignment Example   The first group of readings rel...
Study Group Assignment Example2nd Paper Workplace diversity has economic importance as well as social significance. This d...
effective diversity                  Study Group Assignment Example      in the workplace.                                ...
Study Group Assignment ExampleExplain the HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTI. Equal Opportunity     A. Key Elements          i.    “W...
Group Study Assignment ExampleYOUR PLAN CONSISTS OF KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT:         - the structure of the assignment...
REVISTING -- Problem Solving Steps• Understand the problem.• Make a plan.• Carry out the plan.• Reflect - How can the plan...
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  • Polya’s 4 part Problem Solving Steps are applicable not only to math but also to understanding all sorts of problems from your assignments to the ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS analogy… You need to understand that Rock breaks scissors, Scissors cut paper, Paper covers rock. Then think about the person you are competing with – what might s/he play first? You play the item to beat the one you think will be thrown, evaluate, etc.
  • Carrying out the plan means using the strategies you find most effective, sticking to your timeline, revising the timeline as necessary – also building in time for getting assistance and feedback – constantly monitor what is and is not working well for you in terms of timelines and content organization strategies.
  • Making sense of your assignments

    1. 1. Making Sense ofYour Assignments
    2. 2. Making Sense of Your Assignments & Texts Are you overwhelmed with understanding your assignments? Do you know how to present what you have learned through your writing?Many of your assignments will be complex with multiple steps requiring you to usehigher level thinking skills. This workshop will help you to break down an assignmentto focus your reading and study strategies. It will also help you to take newknowledge into effective assignment responses.
    3. 3. Agenda• Problem solving steps• Sample “breaking down” for assignments – Western Civilization – Diversity in the Workplace – Management Principles
    4. 4. Problem Solving Steps• Understand the problem.• Make a plan.• Carry out the plan.• Reflect - How can the plan be improved? Source: George Pólya (1945) How to Solve It
    5. 5. Problem Solving Steps• Understand the problem. • Know what you are being asked to do – “rules” • Figure out what you need to learn/do – “content”• Make a plan.• Carry out the plan.• Reflect - How can the plan be improved? Source: George Pólya (1945) How to Solve It
    6. 6. What are the “rules” … • How do you need to structure your response? • formatting, length, due date, etc. • How you are going to be evaluated? • Scope, content, critical thinking and clarity of ideas. • Proper writing mechanics and academic citations. • How do you submit assignment? • E-mail attachment, Angel submission or paper
    7. 7. Problem Solving Steps• Understand the problem. • Know what you are being asked to do – “rules” • Figure out what you need to learn/do – “content”• Make a plan.• Carry out the plan.• Reflect - How can the plan be improved? Source: George Pólya (1945) How to Solve It
    8. 8. Identify the Content -- “What” Questions/Answers• What is the actual question or problem am I being asked to address/solve/answer?• What are key terms/vocabulary that I need to know/ define?• What are the concepts that I HAVE to, WANT to, NEED to KNOW?• What are the action words in the assignment? (analyze, apply, argue, compare/contrast, describe, discuss, defi ne, evaluate, critique, interpret, react, summarize, synthes ize)
    9. 9. Bloom’s Taxonomy evaluate EVALUATION – JUDGE – Do you have to appraise, assess or critique critique on a basis of specific standards and criteria? synthesize SYNTHESIS – COMBINE – Do you need to take your own ideas and argue integrate them with course concepts into a product, plan or proposal? Can you identify what is relevant from what irrelevant? compare/ ANALYSIS – CONNECT – Do you need to contrast analyze compare/contrast, distinguish, classify and relate any assumptions, hypotheses, evidence or structure of a statement or question? apply APPLICATION - USE – Do you have to select, transfer or use data react and principles to complete a problem or task? summarize describe interpret discuss COMPREHENSION – UNDERSTAND - Do you have to translate your understanding or interpretation of information? KNOWLEDGE – REGURGITATE -- Do you have to recall or define recognizes information? Do you have to present the ideas and principles that you learned in a basic summary?
    10. 10. Problem Solving Steps• Understand the problem. • Know what you are being asked to do – “rules” • Figure out what you need to learn/do – “content”• Make a plan. • Create a timeline • Gather the materials you need to read and/or research • Create action steps/appropriate studying strategies • Brainstorming • Idea lists • Mindmaps • Outlining
    11. 11. How do I make an“assignment timeline” ? • Identify the individual steps you will need to take to complete the assignment. Use the University of Minnesota’s Assignment Calculator https://bitly.com/assignmentcalculator •Then plug them into a calendar - backwards plan from the due date Use the NEC Academic Support Terms at a Glance Calendar https://bitly.com/TermCalendars
    12. 12. Steps Steps 1& 2 3&4 Step 5Project Due
    13. 13. Problem Solving Steps• Understand the problem. • Know what you are being asked to do – “rules” • Figure out what you need to learn/do – “content”• Make a plan. • Create a timeline • Gather the materials you need to read and/or research • Create action steps/appropriate studying strategies • Brainstorming • Idea lists • Mindmaps • Outlining
    14. 14. I put my due dates & action steps into a calendar, NOW WHAT?• Gather the materials you need to read and/orresearch• Use your understanding of the concepts that youHAVE to,WANT to,NEED to KNOW to create actionsteps/use appropriate studying strategies • Brainstorming • Idea lists • Mind maps • Outlining
    15. 15. “So, How Do I Actually Do This With My Classes?” Examples – Independent Study • Western Civilization – Online Study • Management Principles – Study Group • Diversity in the Workplace
    16. 16. Independent Study Assignment ExampleWestern Civilization I is designed to introduce the student tothe emergence of the first civilizations and the trajectory oftheir development into Western society. We will examine thecontributions of Greece and Rome and how they expandedtheir empires; how ideas are conceived, put into practice, andhave social consequences; how and why empires collapsed;how people and societies existed during the Middle Ages; hownumerous cultures developed values and coexisted/clashedwith others; and how a broken Europe, after severalstarts, reinvigorated itself with the Renaissance, and split againin the Reformation. Throughout the period ofstudy, culture, and the role of ideas, will be emphasized as ameans of analyzing and connecting the people and events thatmake up the trajectory of history. Understanding the “Problem” Break the purpose of the course down into manageable concepts/key words.
    17. 17. Independent Study Assignment ExampleWestern Civilization I is designed to introduce the student tothe emergence of the first civilizations and the trajectory oftheir development into Western society. We will examine thecontributions of Greece and Rome and how they expandedtheir empires; how ideas are conceived, put into practice, andhave social consequences; how and why empires collapsed;how people and societies existed during the Middle Ages; hownumerous cultures developed values and coexisted/clashedwith others; and how a broken Europe, after severalstarts, reinvigorated itself with the Renaissance, and split againin the Reformation. Throughout the period ofstudy, culture, and the role of ideas, will be emphasized as ameans of analyzing and connecting the people and events thatmake up the trajectory of history.COMPREHENSION ANALYSIS SYNTHESIS
    18. 18. Independent Study Assignment ExampleWestern Civilization I is designed to introduce the student tothe emergence of the first civilizations and the trajectory oftheir development into Western society. We will examine the Understanding the “Problem” for this course,contributions ofunderstanding how how instructor wants begins with Greece and Rome and the they expandedtheir empires; how ideas are conceived, put into practice, and you to think. The instructor wants you to engage inhave social consequences; how and why empires collapsed;howlearning that is more than memorizing historical people and societies existed during the Middle Ages; how facts. You have to understand the HOWs & the WHYsnumerous cultures developed values and coexisted/clashedwith others; and how a broken Europe, after & synthesize in order to comprehend, analyze severalstarts, reinvigorated itselfinformation. with the Renaissance, and split againin the Reformation. Throughout the period ofstudy, culture, and the role of ideas, will be emphasized as ameans of analyzing and connecting the people and events thatmake up the trajectory of history.COMPREHENSION ANALYSIS SYNTHESIS
    19. 19. Independent Study Assignment Example METHOD AND CRITERIA FOR EVALUATIONThe student must demonstrate a working and analytical knowledge of thebasic concepts presented in the course. They should understand thefundamental values and ideas necessary to establish civilization and howthose concepts were put into practice by Greece and Rome; why empiresarise and fall; how social and cultural forces interact with politics andeconomics; the importance of polytheistic and monotheistic religions; therise of Christianity; the significance of the Middle Ages as Europestruggled with self-defense, and to keep the knowledge of the past inexistence; the emergence of the Renaissance and Reformation – howmuch of that time was a recycling of history and how much was trueinnovation. Students must complete the assigned readings and write three10-11 page papers on the topics listed below (title page and bibliographydo not count toward total). Understanding the “Problem” Break the method and criteria for evaluation into manageable key words and requirements.
    20. 20. Independent Study Assignment Example METHOD AND CRITERIA FOR EVALUATIONThe student must demonstrate a working and analytical knowledge of thebasic concepts presented in the course. They should understand thefundamental values and ideas necessary to establish civilization and howthose concepts were put into practice by Greece and Rome; why empiresarise and fall; how social and cultural forces interact with politics andeconomics; the importance of polytheistic and monotheistic religions; therise of Christianity; the significance of the Middle Ages as Europestruggled with self-defense, and to keep the knowledge of the past inexistence; the emergence of the Renaissance and Reformation – howmuch of that time was a recycling of history and how much was trueinnovation. Students must complete the assigned readings and write three10-11 page papers on the topics listed below (title page and bibliographydo not count toward total).
    21. 21. Independent Study Assignment Example METHOD AND CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION SO… you will be evaluated onThe student must demonstrate a working and analytical knowledge of thebasic concepts presented in the course. They should understand the how well you show youfundamental values and ideas necessary to establish civilization and howthose concepts were put into practice by Greece and Rome; why empires understand the course’s basicarise and fall; how social and cultural forces interact with politics andeconomics; the importance of polytheistic and monotheistic religions; the concepts, completion ofrise of Christianity; the significance of the Middle Ages as Europe reading assignmentsstruggled with self-defense, and to keep the knowledge of the past inexistence; the emergence of the Renaissance and Reformation – how and 3 papers of 10-11 pagesmuch of that time was a recycling of history and how much was trueinnovation. Students must complete the assigned readings and write three with additional cover and10-11 page papers on the topics listed below (title page and bibliographydo not count toward total). citation pages.
    22. 22. Independent Study Assignment ExampleEXTREMELY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY!!!Below are specific guidelines for essay requirements, feedback, due dates, penalties, and Incompletes.Essay requirements:Students will be graded on their written assignments. The papers must be typed using Times New Roman, 12 font, double-spaced, normal margins (usually 1” on top and bottom; 1.25” on right and left), no pictures, no lengthy quotes or extra spacesbetween paragraphs, with citations and bibliography. Papers must be first submitted in electronic form to turnitin.com, andthen emailed as an attachment to the Instructor. Additionally, it is very strongly recommended that students have MicrosoftWord 2007, or 2010. Due dates and penalties for late submissions are in effect (read below), and assignments only count as“turned in” when the Instructor receives the emailed attachment.Feedback:I have a strong preference for giving verbal feedback – that way I can explain things fully and answer any of your questionsthat might arise. Ideally, we should meet in person, but if you cannot make it in, then a phone call should be arranged. Ifneither are possible, then you can request some written comments. Discussing the first essay is in some ways the mostimportant because we can work to eliminate simple mistakes and make sure that the content addresses the essay topic.Due dates:The first essay is due at approximately the midpoint of the Term. The second essay is due at approximately the three-quarterpoint, and the final essay is due by the end of the Term (the exact dates will be provided by the Instructor).Penalties:Assignments are late when the Instructor receives them via email after the due dates given out at the beginning of the Term.The penalty for turning in late assignments is:1-7 days late – 5-point reduction8-14 days late – 15-point reduction15-21 days late – 30-point reductionPapers will not be accepted more than 21 days late and will receive 0 points. No extensions will be granted for work due bythe end of the Term. Exceptions to this policy will only be made for extreme circumstances, such as severe illness (i.e.hospitalization), death in the family, or some other catastrophic event. In such a case, the student must inform the Instructorin a timely manner, and keep the Instructor posted of the continuing circumstances as they pertain to the course.
    23. 23. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY!!! Independent Study Assignment ExampleBelow are specific guidelines for essay requirements, feedback, due dates, penalties, and Incompletes.Essay requirements:Students will be graded on their written assignments. The papers must be typed using Times New Roman, 12font, double-spaced, normal margins (usually 1” on top and bottom; 1.25” on right and left), no pictures, no lengthyquotes or extra spaces between paragraphs, with citations and bibliography. Papers must be first submitted inelectronic form to turnitin.com, and then emailed as an attachment to the Instructor. Additionally, it is verystrongly recommended that students have Microsoft Word 2007, or 2010. Due dates and penalties for latesubmissions are in effect (read below), and assignments only count as “turned in” when the Instructor receives theemailed attachment.Feedback:I have a strong preference for giving verbal feedback – that way I can explain things fully and answer any of yourquestions that might arise. Ideally, we should meet in person, but if you cannot make it in, then a phone callshould be arranged. If neither are possible, then you can request some written comments. Discussing the firstessay is in some ways the most important because we can work to eliminate simple mistakes and make sure thatthe content addresses the essay topic.Due dates:The first essay is due at approximately the midpoint of the Term. The second essay is due at approximatelythe three-quarter point, and the final essay is due by the end of the Term (the exact dates will be provided bythe Instructor).Penalties:Assignments are late when the Instructor receives them via email after the due dates given out at the beginning ofthe Term. The penalty for turning in late assignments is:1-7 days late – 5-point reduction 8-14 days late – 15-point reduction 15-21 days late – 30-point reductionPapers will not be accepted more than 21 days late and will receive 0 points. No extensions will be grantedfor work due by the end of the Term. Exceptions to this policy will only be made for extreme circumstances, suchas severe illness (i.e. hospitalization), death in the family, or some other catastrophic event. In such a case, thestudent must inform the Instructor in a timely manner, and keep the Instructor posted of the continuingcircumstances as they pertain to the course.
    24. 24. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY!!! Independent Study Assignment ExampleBelow are specific guidelines for essay requirements, feedback, due dates, penalties, and Incompletes.Essay requirements:Students will be graded on their written assignments. The papers must be typed using Times New Roman, 12font, double-spaced, normal margins (usually 1” on top and bottom; 1.25” on right and left), no pictures, no lengthyquotes or extra spaces between paragraphs, with citations and bibliography. Papers must be first submitted inelectronic form to turnitin.com, and then emailed as an attachment to the Instructor. Additionally, it is very SO… you need to follow very specificstrongly recommended that students have Microsoft Word 2007, or 2010. Due dates and penalties for latesubmissions are in effect (read below), and assignments only count as “turned in” when the Instructor receives the formatting requirements, submit youremailed attachment.Feedback: assignment to Turnitin.com, email your paperI have a strong preference for giving verbal feedback – that way I can explain things fully and answer any of yourquestions that might arise. Ideally, we should meet in person, but if you cannot make it in, then a phone call as an attachment to the instructor and handshould be arranged. If neither are possible, then you can request some written comments. Discussing the firstessay is in some ways the most important because we can work to eliminate simple mistakes and make sure thatthe content addresses the essay topic.Due dates: assignments in on time or lose points.The first essay is due at approximately the midpoint of the Term. The second essay is due at approximatelythe three-quarter point, and the final essay is due by the end of the Term from dates will be provided by You will get verbal feedback (the exact thethe Instructor).Penalties: instructor.Assignments are late when the Instructor receives them via email after the due dates given out at the beginning ofthe Term. The penalty for turning in late assignments is:1-7 days late – 5-point reduction 8-14 days late – 15-point reduction 15-21 days late – 30-point reductionPapers will not be accepted more than 21 days late and will receive 0 points. No extensions will be grantedfor work due by the end of the Term. Exceptions to this policy will only be made for extreme circumstances, suchas severe illness (i.e. hospitalization), death in the family, or some other catastrophic event. In such a case, thestudent must inform the Instructor in a timely manner, and keep the Instructor posted of the continuingcircumstances as they pertain to the course.
    25. 25. Independent Study Assignment ExampleFor the last paper, choose one of the following topics:A) The Renaissance transformed Europe, but did so very differently in Northern Europe than in the region of its origin – the Italian peninsula. Again using specific examples, discuss the differences between the Italian Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance. For this paper, you may choose to do a fictional narrative – such as placing yourself as a character in the time period, or writing a story from the third-person perspective.B) Using examples from Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation, discuss how art influenced any of the dominant ideas connected to that period, and make every effort to connect a central theme to each. Make a Plan Decide which of the questions you are going to answer.
    26. 26. Independent Study Assignment ExampleFor the last paper, choose one of the following topics:A) The Renaissance transformed Europe, but did so very differently in Northern Europe than in the region of its origin – the Italian peninsula. Again using specific examples, discuss the differences between the Italian Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance. For this paper, you may choose to do a fictional narrative – such as placing yourself as a character in the time period, or writing a story from the third-person perspective.B) Using examples from Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation, discuss how art influenced any of the dominant ideas connected to that period, and make every effort to connect a central theme to each.
    27. 27. Independent Study Assignment ExampleFIRST, highlight important words… B) Using examples from Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation, discuss how art influenced any of the dominant ideas connected to that period, and make every effort to connect a central theme to each. HOW DID ART INFLUENCE SECOND, (By Period) TAKE NOTES Greece in your own words to be Rome sure you understand Middle Ages what the assignment is Renaissance asking you to address Reformation Dominant ideas? Central Theme(s)? Use examples for each
    28. 28. Independent Study Assignment ExampleTry out different style of notetaking B) Using examples from Greece, Rome, the Middle and organizing when trying to Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation, discuss formulate your answer to the how art influenced any of the dominant ideas question. connected to that period, and make every effort to connect a central theme to each.MINDMAPPING/BRAINSTORMING Renaissance Central Themes? HOW DID ART INFLUENCE? Idea #1 Example Dominant Ideas Idea #2 Greece Rome Middle Ages Example Central Themes? Central Themes? Idea #3 Central Themes? Idea #1 Idea #1 Idea #1 ExampleExample Example Example Idea #2 Reformation Central Theme Idea #2 Idea #2Example Example Example Idea #1 Example Idea #3 Idea #3 Idea #3 Example Idea #2
    29. 29. Independent Study Assignment Example B) Using examples from Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation, discuss how art influenced any of the dominant ideas connected to that period, and make every effort to connect a central theme to each. OR, try NOTETAKING STEMS(1) The art of Ancient Greece influenced the ways in which the Greekcitizens thought about ______________ and __________...etc.These ideas are central connected by the theme of ______________ .(2) The art of Rome influenced the ways in which the Roman citizensthought about ______________ and __________...etc.These ideas are central connected by the theme of ______________ . Keep going with your notes for Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation
    30. 30. Independent Study Assignment ExampleHOW DID ART INFLUENCE the Dominant Ideas? (By Period)I. Greece III. Middle Ages A. Idea/how influenced by art A. Idea/how influenced by art i. example i. example B. Idea/how influenced by art B. Idea/how influenced by art i. example i. example C. Idea C. Idea i. example i. example D. Central Theme D. Central ThemeII. Rome IV. Renaissance A. Idea/how influenced by art A. Idea/how influenced by art i. example i. example B. Idea/how influenced by art B. Idea/how influenced by art i. example i. example C. Idea C. Idea/how influenced by art i. example i. example D. Central ThemeB) Using examples from Greece, Rome, the Middle V. ReformationAges, the Renaissance, try the OR, and A. Idea/how influenced by art OutliningReformation, discuss how art influenced any of thedominant ideas connected to that period, and make i. example And so forth for the Reformationevery effort to connect a central theme to each.
    31. 31. Independent Study Assignment ExampleYOUR PLAN CONSISTS OF KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT: - the structure of the assignment Due at the midpoint of the term Typed - Times New Roman, 12 font, double-spaced, normal margins (usually 1” on top and bottom; 1.25” on right and left), no pictures, no lengthy quotes or extra spaces between paragraphs, with citations and bibliography. First submitted to turnitin.com, Then emailed as an attachment to the Instructor - the elements/concepts of the assignment HOW DID ART INFLUENCE the Dominant ideas? (By Period) – find Central Theme(s) & use examples for each Greece Rome Middle Ages Renaissance ReformationDeveloping your timeline forwhen and how you are going to Understandcomplete all the different Question/ Mindmapcomponents of the assignment Break down question, readand choosing your appropriate materials & take notesstrategies in order to write yourresponse… Write 1st draft Submit Revise CARRY OUT to 1st draft Turnitin Revise Email Paper THE PLAN Submit to Smarthinking final final paper Due
    32. 32. “So, How Do I Actually Do This With My Classes?” Examples – Independent Study • Western Civilization – Online Study • Management Principles – Study Group • Diversity in the Workplace
    33. 33. NOTES:Online Course Assignment Example ASSIGNMENT : Team work within the discussion board activity. Assignment is individual. CONCEPTS: Leadership and motivation are important to management. Studying the nuances of leadership & fundamental understanding of motivation (a powerful tool of influence). Inter-relation al nature of leadership and motivation. FIRST -- Review & Take Notes on the Module Overview for important information regarding the focus and content of the module.
    34. 34. Be sure to also read the instructor commentary & click on the links to the learning objectives Online Course Assignment Example
    35. 35. Course Materials and Due Dates Writing Assignments: Be sure you understand all parts of the assignment Discussion: Know whatReading: discussionBe sure to gather all of questions youyour reading materials: and/or your teamTextbooks, Supplement need to answer.s, SelectedReadings, etc. Online Course Assignment Example
    36. 36. Online Course Assignment Example 3 Part Assignment 1 - Case Study Questions (p. 17) 2 – Case Narrative (p. 18) 3 – Case Model (p. 19) 1 23 2 1 3
    37. 37. 1 Online Course Assignment Example 3 Part Assignment 1 - Case Study Questions (p. 17) 2 – Case Narrative (p. 18) 3 – Case Model (p. 19) The questions are a great resource to help you focus your reading and writing. READ & ANNOTATE all questions BEFORE you begin reading the CASE STUDY & TAKE NOTES as you read.
    38. 38. 2 Online Course Assignment Example 3 Part Assignment 1 - Case Study Questions (p. 17) 2 – Case Narrative (p. 18) 3 – Case Model (p. 19) 1 3 The CASE STUDY 2 NARRATIVE FORMAT is structured into 4 parts which relate directly to the Case Study Questions. 4 Firm Overview/Intro to Case Questions 1-3 5 Internal Perspectives Questions 4-5 7 6 External Perspectives Questions 5-7 5 Solutions 8 Questions 8-12 9 10 11 12
    39. 39. Online Course Assignment ExampleQuestion Question #5 #8 The CASE MODEL is a Question #7 graphic representation of Your some of the key elements of critical the case study and relate to your answers to specific analysis Case Study Questions And your critical analysis of the salient points from the case study.
    40. 40. Online Course Assignment ExampleYOUR PLAN CONSISTS OF KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT: - the structure of the assignment 3 part assignment – Case Study Questions, Case Study Narrative, Case Study Model - the elements/concepts of the assignment The questions feed into all of the other components of the assignment – focus on both the characteristics of the individual business (Amy’s Bread), the industry, and the problems the company is facing – you propose solutions and analyze the advantages & disadvantages of the solutions.Developing your timeline forwhen and how you are going to Organizecomplete all the different all your materialscomponents of the assignment Read the case materials & take notes by answering the Caseand choosing your appropriate Study Questions as you read.strategies in order to write your Start Caseresponse… Study Write 1st draft Case Study Narrative Model Upload Edit All 3 CARRY OUT parts Assignment to ANGEL Assignment THE PLAN Due
    41. 41. “So, How Do I Actually Do This With My Classes?” Examples – Independent Study • Western Civilization – Online Study • Management Principles – Study Group • Diversity in the Workplace
    42. 42. Study Group Assignment ExampleThe student’s intent is to learn about an important contemporary issue, workplacediversity. Its distinctness comes from the fact that the current United States workforce isvery different from the one that existed fifty or even thirty years ago. The workplacepopulation has shifted and the expectations are that this trend will continue.Understanding these changes and the impact that they have on the work environment arethe focal points for this course.Workplace diversity has economic importance as well as social significance. This differsfrom Equal Employment legislation and Affirmative Action approaches that can be said tohave a moral and humane basis. Understanding and clearly articulating this distinction is amajor goal of this study. Over the course of the study, we will examine various elements ofdiscrimination, bigotry and stereotyping within the workplace. This will involve a view ofcorporate culture, legal reviews and legislative action as well as textual material.We will approach this subject by looking at business practices and how they relate torespect for people and their uniqueness and to the multidimensional diversity ofhumankind and the power that this holds. By the end of the course, we will develop andreview how to approach workplace diversity constructively in order to impact productivityand competitiveness. Understanding the “Problem” Break the purpose of the course down into manageable concepts/key words.
    43. 43. Study Group Assignment ExampleThe student’s intent is to learn about an important contemporary issue, workplacediversity. Its distinctness comes from the fact that the current United States workforce isvery different from the one that existed fifty or even thirty years ago. The workplacepopulation has shifted and the expectations are that this trend will continue.Understanding these changes and the impact that they have on the work environment arethe focal points for this course.Workplace diversity has economic importance as well as social significance. This differsfrom Equal Employment legislation and Affirmative Action approaches that can be said tohave a moral and humane basis. Understanding and clearly articulating this distinction is amajor goal of this study. Over the course of the study, we will examine various elements ofdiscrimination, bigotry and stereotyping within the workplace. This will involve a view ofcorporate culture, legal reviews and legislative action as well as textual material.We will approach this subject by looking at business practices and how they relate torespect for people and their uniqueness and to the multidimensional diversity ofhumankind and the power that this holds. By the end of the course, we will develop andreview how to approach workplace diversity constructively in order to impact productivityand competitiveness. Understanding the “Problem” Break the purpose of the course down into manageable concepts/key words.
    44. 44. Study Group Assignment ExampleMethods and Criteria of EvaluationEvaluation will be by the tutor in terms of the student’s ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the assigned andresearched material. All verbal and written activities will be evaluated by the tutor for their scope, content, clarity ofideas and balanced approach to research that exhibit a critical perspective. Both written and verbal ideas must befocused and fully developed in order to achieve advanced level credit. The student must demonstrate an ability toresearch and use Dept. of Labor statistics, as well as journal and periodical material pertinent to the study. This mustinvolve both library and web-based research. Responses must demonstrate the practical application of textbook andresearch material.An addendum at the end of this contract outlines written material expectations that will be applied for introductory levelcollege credit standards. For credit to be earned at the advanced level, the nature of the research activities and writtenwork must be at the advanced level involving more extensive research and more substantial and complex analysis andintegration of ideas.AddendumAll assignments must be written at the college level. Writing should be logically organized and should conform to the rulesof correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Writing assignments containing citations (indications thatyou are using either another person’s exact words or ideas) must be properly cited using the MLA Citation Style. Studentsare urged to use the Diana Hacker manual for assistance with writing style, content, and properly using the MLA CitationStyle.Academic Integrity:Students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity. All work for this course must be originalcreated by the student for this course. You are not permitted to use someone else’s work or to hand in work that youcreated for another course. If you copy another person’s words verbatim, you must place those words in quotes and includea citation. If you copy another person’s ideas, you must include a citation. Failure to follow these guidelines constitutesplagiarism and is expressly not permitted. Be especially careful when you use web resources in your written work and tocite Understanding the “Problem” Know how you are going to be evaluated
    45. 45. Assignments Study Group Assignment Example The first group of readings relates to the study of differences and how theseinfluence the work environment. You will review the concept of difference in light oflegal decisions. Within this context, you will write a brief essay that clearly outlinesyour definition of diversity in the workplace, the goal of effective workplacediversity and why it has become so important an issue.(To be provided) Delgado and Stefancics “Images of the Outsider in American Lawand Culture” (Cornell Law Review); Caldwell’s “Hair Piece: Perspectives on theIntersection of Race and Gender” (Duke Law Journal); Flaggs "Was Blind But Now ISee (Michigan Law Review);" Reskins "Unconsciousness Raising;" and others.You will research the distinction and importance of Affirmative Action and EqualEmployment enactments and legislation. These have a history that is important to Paperthe U.S. workplace. You will write a research paper about this and how this relates #2to the subject of effective diversity in the workplace.You will examine gender and racial inequality at work with special emphasis on theissue of invisibility for women and white color-blindness relative to racism.Readings: Flaggs’ “‘Was Blind, But Now I See’: White Race Consciousness and theRequirement of Discriminatory Intent” (Michigan Law Review); Arthur Fletcher’s“Business and Race: Only Halfway There;” and McIntosh’s “White Privilege and MalePrivilege,” (Work In Progress Series #189: Stone Center, Wellesley College forWomen). Etc…..
    46. 46. Study Group Assignment Example2nd Paper Workplace diversity has economic importance as well as social significance. This differs from Equal Employment legislation and Affirmative Action approaches that can be said to have a moral and humane basis. Understanding and clearly articulating this distinction is a major goal of the study, Diversity in the Workplace. Explain the historical development of each of these two enactments; their key elements; whether each is a law; and how they do or do not influence the issue of effective diversity in the workplace. Understanding the “Problem” Break down the question into the parts you have to answer.
    47. 47. effective diversity Study Group Assignment Example in the workplace. HOW? do influence do not influence HOW? Equal Employment Explain the historical development of each of these two enactments(Equal Employment & Affirmative Action); their key elements; whether each is a law; and how they do or do not influence the issue of effective diversity in the workplace. Make a PLAN Brainstorm ideas before, during and after reading the course materials by creating a mind map.
    48. 48. Study Group Assignment ExampleExplain the HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTI. Equal Opportunity A. Key Elements i. “W” questions – Who , What, When, Where, Why & How B. Law? i. Yes or No - explain C. Effective Diversity in the Workplace i. Yes, does influence OR -- Make a PLAN a) HOW? By creating an outline of your ideas before, during and ii. No, does not influence after reading the course materials by creating a mind map. a) HOW?II. Affirmative Action A. Key Elements i. “W” questions – Who , What, When, Where, Why & How B. Law? i. Yes or No - explain Explain the historical development of each C. Effective Diversity in the Workplace of these two enactments i. Yes, does influence (Equal Employment & Affirmative Action); a) HOW? their key elements; whether each is a law; ii. No, does not influence and how they do or do not influence the a) HOW? issue of effective diversity in the workplace.
    49. 49. Group Study Assignment ExampleYOUR PLAN CONSISTS OF KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT: - the structure of the assignment Research paper, no length given, must cite sources in MLA style. Focus on clarity of ideas and logical presentation of ideas. - the elements/concepts of the assignment Historical development of Equal Employment and Affirmative Action – focus on key elements, influence on effective diversity in the workplace, and whether or not a law.Developing your timeline forwhen and how you are going tocomplete all the differentcomponents of the assignment Researchand choosing your appropriate EE & AAstrategies in order to write your Develop notes on EE & AA – beresponse… sure to look at influence & impact on diversity effectiveness Meet with Revise CARRY OUT Write 1st draft Learning Coach Meet with Email Paper THE PLAN Learning Coach Revise final paper Due
    50. 50. REVISTING -- Problem Solving Steps• Understand the problem.• Make a plan.• Carry out the plan.• Reflect - How can the plan be improved? Source: George Pólya (1945) How to Solve It
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