UNV 103 Complete Discussions Journal and Assignments

UNV 103 Complete Discussions Journal and Assignments

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UNV 103 Complete Discussions Journal and Assignments 

 

UNV 103 Discovering GCU Tools, Resources and Developing Good Time Management

 

UNV 103 Full Course

 

UNV 103 Topic 1: DQ 1

 

Prior to answering your first initial Discussion Question (DQ), please do the following to better prepare yourself on how to respond to the required DQs each week:

Read the “Communications Expectations Resource,” (located in the Topic 1 Material). This outlines specific expectations for DQ participation and posts.

Discussion Question:

GCU provides many resources to ensure your academic success. This includes the tutorials that are located in both your syllabus and in the Course Materials area of LoudCloud.

Tutorials can be very helpful in learning new skills. After viewing the required tutorials for this Topic, which do you think is the most valuable and in what ways will you apply it to your academic career?

 

UNV 103 Topic 1: DQ 2

 

After reading Chapter 1 in your ebook as well as other readings in Topic 1, discuss what sparked your interest most. Please provide specific examples from the readings. How will you implement these in your college career?

 

UNV 103 Topic 1 Assignment: Navigating Loud Cloud and Time Management

 

Details:

Purpose 

To become familiar with the GCU Learning Management System (LMS) Loud Cloud and the GCU website, and to also help you develop time management, an important skill for college and everyday life.
This assignment will be in two parts. In the first part of this assignment, you will be exploring and navigating around the Loud Cloud LMS so that you are more confident in locating items in the online class as well as resources that are available to you as a GCU student. Also in Part 1, you will navigate the main GCU website so you more familiar with it and can locate information you may need in the future.
In Part 2, you will be tracking and recording your time spent for 3 days to see where and how you manage your time. You will then reflect on your findings and plan strategies to help you maximize your time and help you become a better manager of your life.
Format

Solid academic writing is expected for both Parts 1 and 2.
Grading Criteria

Part 1 will be graded with an instructor answer key; Part 2 will be reviewed based on your data given and presentation of your reflection.
Assignment Due Date: End of Week/Topic 1

 

UNV 103 Topic 1 Journal Entry: Motivation

 

Details:

Purpose
Throughout this course, you will be asked to reflect on various topics in journal entries. Your Topic 1 entry will be about Motivation. The purpose of writing the journals is to provide you with an informal way of learning to express yourself and communicate through writing. Your writing skills will be developed throughout your program of study.
Required Materials
Microsoft Word
GCU Style Guide and GCU Style Guide Template, located in the Student Success Center; the Style Guide Template is also attached for reference.
Instructions
Reflect on the topic of “Motivation” by answering the following questions in your reflection:

  • What motivated you to enroll at GCU and pursue a degree in higher education?
  • How is motivation important for student success?
  • Explain how participating in the discussion forums can help you feel connected with your classmates. Will this connection help you stay motivated? Explain.
  • Reflect on the overall learning objectives from this topic. What was a key takeaway for you?

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Please review for originality prior to final submission.
Format Requirements
Complete the assignment using Microsoft Word formatted in GCU style.
Your response must be between 250-300 words.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
Grading Criteria
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

UNV 103 Topic 2: DQ 1

 

The “Time Management and Study Skills” essay in chapter 4 of your eBook discusses various tips to help you manage and organize your time better and put the most effort put into
your studying.

Which of these have you had the most problems with in the past, and how do you intend to address these?

 

UNV 103 Topic 2 DQ 2

 

After reading the Topic 2 lecture in the online classroom, explain the following:

  • The relationship between the topic objectives, the assignment, and the rubric.
  • How is each component important to completing an assignment?
  • What are some strategies you have learned from the readings and this course so far, that will help you complete your assignments, both accurately and efficiently?

 

UNV 103 Topic 2 Journal Entry My Program of Study

 

Details:

Purpose

Throughout this course, you will be asked to reflect on various topics in journal entries. Your Topic 2 entry will be about your program of study. The purpose of writing the journals is to provide you with an informal way of learning to express yourself and communicate through writing. Your writing skills will be developed throughout your program of study.

Required Materials

Microsoft Word

Instructions

Review your planned program of study on the GCU website. Answer the following questions in your reflection:

  1. What program of study are you enrolled in or planning to enroll in? Identify and discuss some of the courses you will be required to take.
  2. Which courses do you anticipate being the most challenging, and what GCU resources are available to help you?
  3. What skills or knowledge will you need for this program of study and how will you gain them? How will effective time management help you complete your program?
  4. Reflect on the overall learning objectives from this topic. What was a key takeaway for you?

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Please review for originality prior to final submission.

Format Requirements

Complete the assignment using Microsoft Word formatted in GCU style.

Your response must be between 250-300 words.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Grading Criteria

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

UNV 103 Week 2 Understanding a GCU Assignment Activity

 

Details:

Purpose 

There are typically several core components to any assignment at GCU. Knowing how to dissect a GCU assignment ensures successful completion of the assignment. The Understanding a GCU Assignment Worksheet will provide you with an opportunity to practice dissecting the components of an assignment so that you are better prepared to complete assignments successfully.

Required Course Materials

Lecture 2

Chapter 4 in the textbook: Time Management and Study Skills

Understanding a GCU Assignment Worksheet

Syllabus Tutorial

Microsoft Word

Instructions

Read and review the required course materials listed above to assist you in answering the questions on the attached worksheet. These materials are accessible through the course materials tab in your classroom.

To complete the assignment, you will review the sample assignment and rubric provided in the worksheet. This assignment is from another course and is only an example of an assignment, not one that you are required to complete. You will review the requirements of the sample assignment and rubric to guide you in answering the questions listed on the worksheet.

Please download the attached worksheet, as you will need to record your responses on the worksheet, save this, and then submit this as an assignment for this week.

Format Requirements

Record your answers on the Understanding a GCU Assignment Worksheet that is attached. Solid academic writing is expected.

Grading Criteria

Your instructor will grade the assignment using an Answer Key.

 

UNV 103 Topic 3 DQ 1

 

Read the article “Student Preparation for Distance Education,” located in the Topic 3 Supplemental Material Document, as this resource discusses characteristics of successful online learners. Which characteristics would you rank as the top three being most important and why? Which three do you think you will have difficulty with, and what strategies can you use to overcome these challenges?

 

UNV 103 Topic 3 DQ 2

 

Access the GCU Mission and Vision Statements, located on the GCU website: http://www.gcu.edu/about-gcu/university-snapshot.php

 

This topic has explored the purpose of higher education.  In answering the discussion question, explain what your personal, professional, and educational goals are and in what way the 5 components of the GCU Mission Statement will help you achieve these goals.

 

UNV 103 Week 3 Assignment Student Academic Skills Assessment and Reflection

 

Details:

Purpose

Knowing what your strengths and weaknesses are will help you understand steps you should take to improve as a student. GCU wants to assist you in improving in certain areas, such as study habits and note taking.

Required Materials

Microsoft Word

Instructions

*NOTE: There are 2 sections to this worksheet.

  1. Section 1 requires you to complete the Student Academic Skills Assessment in the attached document. This requires highlighting the number that best describes your current ability. For help on how to highlight, please review the “MS Word Basics 2 Highlighting” Resource (attached).
  2. Please record your answers directly on the worksheet provided.
  3. Review each completed section and reflect on the assessment results provided.
  4. Section 2 requires you to write a summary of your assessment results and then write a reflection on what you learned from completing the assessment.

Format Requirements

Record your answersincluding summary and reflection, on the attached Student Academic Skills Assessment Worksheet.

 

UNV 103 Topic 3 Journal Entry: Leadership & Service

 

Details:

Purpose

Throughout this course, you will be asked to reflect on various topics in journal entries. Your Topic 3 entry will be about Leadership and Service. The purpose of writing the journals is to provide you with an informal way of learning to express yourself and communicate through writing. Your writing skills will be developed throughout your program of study.

Required Materials

Microsoft Word

Instructions

Reflect on the topics of “Leadership and Service” by answering the following questions in your reflection:

  1. What is leadership? What does it mean to serve others?
  2. How will your program of study prepare you to lead and serve?
  3. Please provide a true account of a person exhibiting leadership and service.
  4. Reflect on the overall learning objectives from this topic. What was a key takeaway for you?

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Please review for originality prior to final submission.

Format Requirements

Complete the assignment using Microsoft Word formatted in GCU style.

Your response must be between 250-300 words.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. Solid academic writing is required.

Grading Criteria

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

UNV 103 Topic 4: DQ 1

 

This topic discusses the importance of communicating. One of the goals of GCU is to help you effectively communicate throughout your life. Read the Topic 4 Lecture and review the “UNV-103: Communication Expectations” located in your course materials under the resources tab.

All of these resources discuss how to communicate effectively with others. Why is it important to communicate effectively with others? In what ways will effective communication skills help you in your personal, professional, and educational endeavors? Give examples.

Why do you think GCU emphasizes quality discussion posts and proper etiquette in the Discussion Forums?

 

UNV 103 Topic 4 DQ 2

 

Based on reading chapter 3 in your eBook, answer the following:

  • Which learning style(s) do you think you exhibit? Give an example of a situation or situations in which you used these.
  • Which of the nine intelligence styles discussed is most applicable to you and why?
  • How might knowing your strengths and weaknesses in both of these areas help you as a student and in your career?

 

UNV 103 Topic 4 Journal Entry: Collaborative & Communication

 

Details:

Throughout this course, you will be asked to reflect on various topics in journal entries. Your Topic 4 journal entry will be about collaboration and communication. The purpose of writing the journals is to provide you with an informal way of learning to express yourself and communicate through writing. Your writing skills will be developed throughout your program of study.

Required Materials

Microsoft Word

Instructions

Reflect on the topics of “Collaboration and Communication” by answering the following questions in your reflection:

  1. Describe a time when you participated in a group that had good collaboration. How did this influence the amount of time required to complete the task?
  2. What were some key aspects of good collaboration? How did effective communication effect collaboration?
  3. How might different learning and intelligence styles effect collaboration?
  4. Reflect on the overall learning objectives from this topic. What was a key takeaway for you?

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Please review for originality prior to final submission.

Format Requirements

Complete the assignment using Microsoft Word formatted in GCU style.

Your response must be between 250-300 words.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Grading Criteria       

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

UNV 103 Topic 5: DQ 1

 

Read the assigned resource titled “Plagiarism Story” located in the Topic Materials for this week and answer the following:

  • What are the potential consequences of Steven’s academic dishonesty?
  • What would you do if you were in a similar situation as Steven?
  • What resources are there at GCU to help you so you do not resort to academic dishonesty? Please provide specific examples.

 

UNV 103 Topic 5 DQ 2

 

Please review the “How to Write a Five Paragraph Essay” article located in the Topic 5 Supplemental Materials Document.

Share one element from the article that you learned. How can improving your essay writing skills be of help to you in your professional and academic careers?

 

UNV 103 Week 5 Assignment Collegiate-Level Writing Assignment

 

Details:

Purpose

This assignment is meant to expose students to caveats and common errors in writing at the collegiate level. Working through this assignment will help you brush-up on effective college writing strategies.

Required Materials

Lecture 5

Chapter 5 in the textbook

Instructions

Complete the “College Level Writing Worksheet.”

Format Requirements

Record your answers on the “Collegiate Level Writing Worksheet.”

Grading Criteria

Your instructor will grade the assignment using an Answer Key

 

UNV 103 Topic 5 Journal Entry: Understanding Plagiarism

 

Details:

Throughout this course, you will be asked to reflect on various topics in journal entries. Your Topic 5 entry will be about understanding plagiarism. The purpose of writing the journals is to provide you with an informal way of learning to express yourself and communicate through writing. Your writing skills will be developed throughout your program of study.

Required Materials

Microsoft Word

Instructions

Reflect on the topic of “Plagiarism” by answering the following questions in your reflection:

  1. Personal Knowledge: What is plagiarism?
  2. Academic Relevance: Why do you think plagiarism is a problem in academic work? Why do think students plagiarize?
  3. Personal Connection: How can you avoid plagiarism? What resources are available to you?
  4. Reflection: Reflect on the overall learning objectives from this topic. What was a key takeaway for you?

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