This is a two part assignment. First you will research a technology topic, then write a paper on that topic. Follow the instructions below.
Part 1. Research
Begin by finding an interesting article from one of the news resources listed below to act as the topic for your paper. This will act as your "primary source". The article you choose must be recent, published within the last four months. Make note of the title, publication, publication date, author, and URL to use in your citations.
PAPERS SUBMITTED WITHOUT A PRIMARY SOURCE FROM THE ABOVE NEWS RESOURCES WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT A GRADE.
Once your primary resource, and the topic for your paper has been established, use the resources available at the FSU Libraries Web site (http://www.lib.fsu.edu/) and elsewhere on the Web, to find at least four additional sources of information on your topic:
Note that you may need to use different, but related, keywords to find all five resources. For example, you could find thousands of Web pages with a Google search on keywords "online dating", but the same search at FSU Library's card catalogue may turn up zilch. In such a case, you might try keywords like "virtual relationships" or something even more general like "Impact of the Internet on Society" in order to find a book that is related to your topic.
Learn as much as you can about your topic from the sources. You needn't quote directly from your recourses (except where instructed in part 2), although if you do, you need to include quotation marks and a footnote. Your instructor will check each source that you reference. If they are appropriate and related to your topic, each one will receive 3 points for a total of 15 points.
Make note of your sources so that you can cite them at the conclusion of your paper. There are several citation styles used for varying types of research.For this paper, you are required to use the APA Citation Style. Go to http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citapa.htm and and http://campusgw.library.cornell.edu/newhelp/res_strategy/citing/apa.html to find out details on how to use this style. YOU SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST FIVE CITATIONS, YOUR PRIMARY RESOURCE AND FOUR OTHERS.
Part 2. Word
This assignment uses the Watch-Practice-Apply approach.
We have broken the important aspects of Microsoft Word into two modules:
Navigating in Office 2007
College-level Word Processing
From our course Web site, click Assignments, then click the link for Instructions for Submitting and Storing Assignment Files.
Assignments will take approximately one week to grade. You will be able to view your assignment grade, along with comments from your recitation instructor, by clicking View Grades on the Course menu, then clicking on the assignment. Once graded, assignments cannot be re-submitted.