Information Competence & Annotated Bibliography

L. Riccomini

University 100

 

 

Information Competence  (Annotated Bibliography) and Collaborative Project

 

This assignment is worth a total of 20 points-that’s a huge part of your U100 grade! Wow!

 

Purpose

Information Competence & Annotated Bibliography: Our purpose is to give you an opportunity to individually and collaboratively research an issue that you have discovered from your Garbology reading. Your fabulous librarian and I want you to critically think more about the scope of an issue. Then we want you to practice presenting your findings like an academic—in the form of an annotated bibliography. Constructing a solid annotated bibliography in your freshman year is truly an impressive thing!

 

Task

In small groups, you will brainstorm topics related to issues raised in Garbology. We will work on this in class. Once you have settled on a topic, you will work research the topic, narrow your scope, share your research and create public service announcements (PSA) to share with the class.

 

OUTLINE OF ASSIGNMENTS:

 

 

I:         PRE-RESEARCH TUTORIAL ACTIVITY (Homework I)

  • See Homework I Pre-Research Activity on Moodle for instructions and due date
  • We will also meet with your fabulous librarian from the Oviatt Library two times this semester. Your attendance and participation are mandatory.

 

II:        INFORMATION COMPETENCE & ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

            (10 points-individually graded!)

 

  • Annotated Bibliography: EACH student will turn in an individual annotated bibliography based on your group’s chosen topic from Garbology

 

The Annotated Bibliography must contain at least 5 sources with at least

 

ü  1 academic/scholarly source (either from a database hosted by CSUN or a book found in the library).

ü  1 credible magazine or newspaper (can be electronically delivered through a library database).

ü  1 credible website.

 

Each source listed will also include a short (at least five sentences) annotation, which will describe the relevance between the information in the source and the topic of the research. The annotated bibliography should adhere to current MLA standards—we will be discussing this in more detail during the library presentation.

 

globalizing economy of the late 20th and early 21st century

Number of Pages: 5 (Double Spaced)

Writing Style: APA

Number of sources: 8

 

In the globalizing economy of the late 20th and early 21st century liberalized trade has been sought by way of regional trade agreements and broader global trade liberalization. The policy choice between these two approaches has created debates among economists and politicians concerning which is a better strategy for various countries and for the global economy as a whole, and whether the two approaches are complimentary or contradictory.

Using the Web, and/or other sources of scholarly literature, begin your research into regional trade agreements versus global trade liberalization by locating professional and academic journals and select current research articles published within the last five years on the topic.

Create an annotated bibliography from your research with a minimum of eight (8) well-written APA-formatted entries.

Then using the resources from the bibliography, develop a two-page paper summarizing and contrasting the main arguments on both sides of the issue.

Your well-written paper must meet the following requirements:

Use academic writing style, clear and concise language, and well-constructed paragraphs (minimum of three sentences required to develop a paragraph)
Ensure Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards
Include the annotated bibliography following the body of the paper

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility

Research the case Pelman v. McDonald’s in which it was alleged that McDonald’s was partially responsible for the health problems associated with the obesity of children who eat MacDonald’s fast food.

Write a 2 page, APA style paper addressing the above issues while answering the following:

Should MacDonald’s and other fast-food restaurants be judged negligent for selling dangerous products, failing to warn consumers of the dangers of a high-fat diet, and deceptive advertising?

Some websites to look at regarding the McDonald’s obesity case:

Provide 3-5 APA style references both inline and at the end of the paper to support your analysis. Please write in 3rd person.

LEED (Leadership in energy and Environmental Design)

LEED

Investigate LEED (Leadership in energy and Environmental Design) building designs. Should all new buildings be required by law to adopt LEED design standards and conform to the LEED rating system?

Write a 2 page, APA style paper addressing the above issue.

Students can learn about LEED on the U.S. Green Building Council’s website:

Provide 3-5 APA style references both inline and at the end of the paper to support your analysis. Please write in 3rd person.\

Classic and Rogerian Arguments

After reviewing the Classic and Rogerian Arguments document, discuss how to place your tentative essay into either Aristotle’s classical form of argument or the Rogerian argument style. Your initial post must justify the placement of your material and describe the material’s intended effect on the audience.

Your initial post must be 200 to 300 words in length

 

To get started on this discussion, first read the Classic and Rogerian Arguments document.

Then discuss how to place your tentative essay into either Aristotle’s classical form of argument or the Rogerian argument style.

Here’s how I would approach this discussion post:

1. Remind us of your topic.

2. State which argument style you will use

3. Give a 1-2 sentence overview of the style itself (in your own words!)

4. Explain why you chose this style for your essay. Why is the best choice? Why would the other style produce a less-effective result? How does audience play a role in your choice?

**Remember: No matter your audience’s background and expertise, the paper you are writing is still a formal, academic essay. We should still avoid first and second person, slang, clichés, truisms, and any other form of informality.

 

Chicana/o Latino Experience in the local and global society.

Persuasive Speech

Goals:  To influence listeners’ beliefs, attitudes, and their behavior about a topic through strategic presentation and information

Topic:  The topic for the persuasive speech must reflect the Chicana/o Latino Experience in the local and global society.

Requirements:

  1. Three sources
  2.  Outline plus Citation page
  3. Sources cannot be older than 10 years
  4. Review Rubric A: Evaluation for Persuasive Speeches

 

Keep in mind the following:

  1. Question what you hear
  2. Evaluate material to reach your own conclusion
  3. Be receptive to new information and ideas
  4. Support their views with reason and evidence
  5. Be ready to discuss

Verbal Materials

  1. Examples, statistics, quotes, facts/opinions
    1. Theses develop interest, and establish basis for understanding
    2.  Clarify thoughts
    3. Listeners respond
    4. They tend to remember

 

You must include statistics in delivery and cite your source

  1.  Check source….is it reliable?
  2. Note age…must be recent
  3. Use round numbers
  4. Use statistics sparingly
  5. Give them meaning

Quotes

  1. Check author’s qualification
  2. Check against others
  3. Use exact words
  4. Establish author’s credibility
  5. If you use out of context don’t destroy author’s intent
  6. Use variety in introduction and conclusion
  7. Do not say: quote/unquote or use hand gestures

Fact and opinion

  1. Use primary sources
  2. Check on reliability

Examples

  1.  You can use hypothetical “let’s imagine…”
  2.  Examples to compare
  3. Again, check fact/opinion content
  4. Apply test of inductive (evidence) reasoning

(Do you have enough to justify a conclusion?)

Ethymemes deal with probabilities

Syllogisms deal with certainties/absolutes…(all Chicanos/as Latinas)

 

 

 

 

Reasoning/Incorporate the following:

1. Logical Appeal/Verbal materials

2. Psychological Appeal/emotional overtone

3. Personal Appeal/ Attend to appearance

Inductive:  Statement followed by reason “generalization”

Deductive: Move from general to specific details

 

Paraphrasing and Quoting

Create a topic sentence and a body paragraph that will support your thesis statement. Your paragraph must include paraphrased information and a direct quote. Each of these elements must be incorporated into your paragraph with proper APA in-text citations. In addition, create an APA-formatted reference list for the sources noted in the body of your paragraph. At the end of your paragraph, provide the original text that you are paraphrasing. Share your paragraph and the original text by pasting them into the forum as your initial post by Day 3. Be sure to refer to the Ashford Writing Center (AWC) and this week’s recommended resources for information related to in-text citations and references.

Your initial post must be 200 to 300 words in length,

 

This second discussion for week two is a great way for us to dive into the draft of our papers.

There are a lot of important elements that need to go into your first post, so here is a checklist for the body paragraph that you will post:

1. Start with a topic sentence. The sentence needs to be an overview of the whole paragraph. It shouldn’t introduce a piece of research; it should summarize the whole purpose of the paragraph.

2.  Include a paraphrase of research to support your purpose. Cite it in APA (this requires the author’s last name and year. If there is no author, include the title. If there is no year, use n.d., which stands for no date).

3. Include a direct quote from research to support your purpose. Cite it in APA (this requires the author’s last name, year, and page number. If there is no author, include the title. If there is no year, use n.d., which stands for no date If there is no page number, use the paragraph number and abbreviate it to para.).

4. Include a reference page citation for the source used.

5. Under your body paragraph, include the original research source (the paragraph) that you used for your paraphrase

Recap for citations:

Paraphrases: Author’s last name, year. Example: (Brown, 2013)

Direct quote: Author’s last name, year, page number. Example: (Brown, 2013, p. 6)

  • If there is no author, use the title.
  • If there is no year, use n.d.
  • If there is no page number, use the paragraph number.
  • **NEVER use the URL.

Understanding the Depth of Challenges People Face

 

“Understanding the Depth of Challenges People Face” presentation, “Characteristics of Generational Poverty” video, and the “Breaking the Cycle of Generational Poverty” video, which are all located in this week’s Media Enhancements link.

 

Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper exploring what you have learned from this week’s readings and videos.

 

Include the following information in your paper:

 

  • Identify the complex factors involved in overcoming generational poverty.
    • Explain challenges the aged face when there is a lack of access to employment.
    • Describe the unique challenges that women face through the different life stages.
    • Has what you learned changed your perspective and the way you will approach the special populations discussed?

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

The PowerBall Lottery

Finc 340:

1. The PowerBall Lottery

Last week’s reading included a section on the time value of money.

How would you advise a friend if they won the $400,000,000 PowerBall Lottery, and had the choice of equal payments for 30 years, or a $224M lump sum payment up front?

For this problem let’s assume an inflation rate of 3% and that taxes have no impact since the winner will pay the maximum rate each year in either case.

2. Does it make sense to own a stock if it does not outperform the S&P500 index?  Why or why not?

3. What is the difference between diversifiable risk and undiversifiable risk?  (in your own words only)

4. What % of managed mutual fund portfolios have outperformed the S&P500 index over the past 5 years?   Is this what you expected?

5. What is the risk premium of Tesla stock (TSLA) if the beta is 1.28 and the market return (based on the last 12 months of the S&P500 index) is 20%.  Please calculate then explain this to a non-finance person.