Throughout this course, you will be asked to reflect on varioustopics in journal entries

Throughout this course, you will be asked to reflect on varioustopics in journal entries

Your Module 1 entry will be about Motivation

Complete the Module 1 Journal Entry according to the instructions on the Module 1 Journal Entry Form

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

Module 1 Journal Entry FormJournal Background:To reflect on what you have read or studied so far in a course isan essential part of understanding

This journal entry form will provide a placefor you to take some time and reflect on the topic of motivation

Beingmotivated is important to your success as a GCU student

JournalInstructions:In 250-300 words, reflect on the topic of motivation

Answer thefollowing 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 the Class Wall can help you feel connected with your classmates

Will this connection help you stay motivated? Explain

Describe any concerns or difficulties you may have had during this module

Journal Format:1

Prepare this journal entry using Times New Roman 12 font,double-spaced, with the text aligned left and the first lines of paragraphsindented at

5

2

Identify your entry on the first page using the formatpresented below:NameCourseDateInstructorTitlegrand canyon unv103 week 1 Class WallBio assignment september 2013Participating and getting to know other students in your class isimportant in order to create the online community at GCU

The Class Wall is aplace for students to network and get to know one another

Your first post tothe Class Wall will be a Bio to share information about you with fellowstudents

Review the Class Wall Bio Outline

Complete the outline to organize suggested information required for your Bio

Review the Class Wall Sample Bio

Use your completed outline to write a Bio formatted according to the presentation in the Class Wall Sample Bio and post it to the Class Wall

After other students have posted their bios, go back to the Class Wall and read them, as well as your instructors bio

Submit your biography to the appropriate assignment drop box as well

grand canyon unv103 Module 2Journal Entry assignment september 2013Throughout this course, youwill be asked to reflect on various topics in journal entries

Your Module 2entry will be about your Goal Statement

1

Complete the Module 2 Journal Entry according to the instructionson the Module 2 Journal Entry Form

2

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

Module 2Journal Entry FormJournalBackground:To reflect on what you haveread or studied so far in a course is an essential part of understanding

Thisjournal entry form will provide a place for you to take some time and reflecton the prompt below

JournalInstructions:A successful GCU studentshould know how to set long-term and short-term goals to stay motivated

In250-300 words, create a goal statement which includes your personal, academic,and career goals

Then, answer the following questions in your reflection:1

Explain why a collegedegree is important to you

2

How can GCU help youachieve your personal, academic, and career goals?3

How can you ask forfeedback about your habits from those around you to assist you in staying ontrack to meet your goals?4

Explain what you thinkis the purpose of higher education

5

Describe any concerns ordifficulties you had during this module

Please use GCU style formatting asoutlined below to complete your journal

JournalFormat:1

Prepare this journalentry using Times New Roman 12 font, double-spaced, with the text aligned leftand the first lines of paragraphs indented at

5

2

Identify your entry onthe first page using the format presented below:NameCourseDateInstructorTitlegrand canyon unv103 week 2 ScavengerHunt Worksheet assignment september 2013Being able to successfully navigate through LoudCloud, the GCULearning Management System (LMS), as well as the GCU website is essential tosuccessfully completing courses here at GCU

The goal of this assignment is tohelp you learn about several resources available to GCU students

Complete the Scavenger Hunt Worksheet

Submit the completed worksheet to your instructor

Scavenger Hunt WorksheetAssignment Background:The point of this assignment is to get you to search and becomefamiliar with the GCU Learning Management System (LMS) LoudCloud and the

gcu

edu/>GCU web site

These twosites have many resources to help you be a successful student

Assignment Instructions:Answer the following questions that require you to search theLoudCloud classroom and GCU web site

Feel free to search around the sitesuntil you find the things you are looking for

LoudCloud Questions1

After logging into the LoudCloud classroom, list the tabs andother items on the screen when you first enter a course in LoudCloud

2

From the course home page in LoudCloud, click on the Taskstab and then click on Forums

Make notes on the various forums and theirpurposes

3

Under the Resources Tab in LoudCloud, insidethe Student Success Center, click on the Writing Center link

What writing style is required for most 500-level courses at GCU?4

Under the Resources Tab in LoudCloud, insidethe Student Success Center, click on the Resourcestabat the top

List the resources available under this tab

5

Under the Resources Tab in LoudCloud, insidethe Student Success Center, click on the Tools for Success tabat the top

What videos are available for students under the SuccessWebinars section?6

From the course home page in LoudCloud, click the Reports tabat the top of the screen

List the contents of this tab and what they allowstudents to do

7

Click on the Resources Tab in the LoudCloudclassroom

List each section

Review each section and list what you find in it

8

Click on the Course Home link the left-handcorner of the screen

List some of the components found on this page

9

Go to

gcu

edu/>http://library

gcu

edu

Click on the FrequentlyAsked Questions (on the left) link

List how a GCU student findsa Book, DVD, streaming video, or other multimedia at the GCU library:GCU Web site Questions (

gcu

edu/>http://www

gcu

edu)1

Locate and click the Spiritual Lifelink on theright side of the screen

You will notice a navigation pane on the left side ofthe screen

Click the + sign next toChapel and the Gathering

What information is listed under Chapel and the Gathering?2

On the Home page, locateand click the Current Students buttonon the right side of the screen

Scroll down the page

What links are listedunder the Learning Resourcessection?3

On the Home page, locate and click on the Resources tabat the top of the screen

Click the Technical Support linklisted under the Support Services section

What informationcan be found under Technical Support?4

On the Home page, click on the ContactUstabwhich islocated just above the home page footer

This is where you can locate phonenumbers and addresses of the colleges, the main GCU switchboard, and theStudent Services offices

List the phone numbers of the following departmentslocated in the Student Contact Information section: Career Services- Center for Learning Advancement- Academic Advising- Finance Counselors- Office of Academic Records- Technical Support5

On the Home page, notice the icons on the top rightheader area

What are the other icons listed next to the for the GCU Facebook page?6

On the Home page, click the About Ustab located atthe top

What is the vision and mission statement for Grand Canyon University?7

Also under the About Ustab, locate the four pillarsof Grand Canyon University

8

Navigate from the About Us tab to the Academics tab

Read about Accreditation near the bottom of the page

What did you learn?9

Navigate from the Academics tab to the StudentLife tab

Scroll down the page to locate and click on Bookstore

Clickthe Online Bookstoreslink and then through to the GrandCanyon Online Studentssection

What sort of materials can a studentpurchase from this site?grand canyon unv103 Module 3Journal Entry assignment september 2013Throughout this course, you will be asked to reflect on varioustopics in journal entries

Your Module 3 entry will be about Community

Complete the Module 3 Journal Entry according to the instructions on the Module 3 Journal Entry Form

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

Module 3 Journal Entry FormJournal Background:To reflect on what you have read or studied so far in a course isan essential part of understanding

This journal entry form will provide a placefor you to take some time and reflect on the prompt below

Journal Instructions:GCU strives to support student learning by creating an onlinecommunity

In 250-300 words, reflect on how GCU enriches a students life

Answer the following questions in your reflection:How can a community feeling inside an online course help you stay motivated?Describe what collaboration looks like in an online course

How important is collaboration within the career field you have chosen?Some students will use collaboration to network

How can you use GCU social media such as the GCU Facebook page, Twitter, Discussion Forums, and Class Wall to network?How is networking beneficial to a professional in any career field?Journal Format:1

Prepare this journal entry using Times New Roman 12 font,double-spaced, with the text aligned left and the first lines of paragraphsindented at

5

2

Identify your entry on the first page using the formatpresented below:NameCourseDateInstructorTitlegrand canyon unv103 week 3 EffectiveCommunication Worksheet assignment september 2013At GCU, there are many ways students will communicate throughouttheir academic careers

It is essential that GCU students know how toeffectively communicate in various modalities and situations

Read the Communication Expectations Resource and then complete the Effective Communication Worksheet

GCU style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected

Effective Communication WorksheetAssignment Background:At GCU, there are many ways students will communicate throughouttheir academic careers

It is essential that GCU students know how toeffectively communicate in various modalities and situations

Assignment Instructions:Read the Communication Expectations Resource

To assist youin learning how to problem solve using effective communication, complete thefollowing exercises

________________________________________________________________________Exercise 1: Questions for the InstructorWhen you have a question about the assignment, you will contactyour instructor

Make sure your question clearly states the problem and iswritten in proper tone and grammar

Example:Poor Question: Where is the rubric for Module 1 assignment?Good question: Prof

Jones, I cannot locate the rubric for theModule 1 assignment

Can you please show me where to find it in the classroom?Write out aquestion that addresses this problem:You cannot locate theassignment drop box for Module 5

Question:________________________________________________________________________Exercise 2: Questions for the Academic AdvisingWhen you encounter a problem with your course schedule, you willneed to contact Academic Advising

Write out a question that addresses this problem:You are thinking aboutchanging your major, so you want to ask how changing your major will affectyour college credits and graduation date

Question:________________________________________________________________________Exercise 3: Questions for the Financial CounselorWhen you encounter a problem with your financial aid,scholarships, or any other financial issues, you should contact your FinancialCounselor

Write out a question that addresses this problem:Your course starts nextweek, but your financial aid has not come through yet

You are worried that youwill not be able to start the course if the financial aid does not comethrough

Question:__________________________________________________________________________Exercise 4: Questions for Technical SupportWhen you encounter technical problems with your computer withinthe LoudCloud classroom, or if you have software issues, you can contact GCUTechnical Support by submitting a ticket

Write out a question that addresses this problem:You are in the LoudCloudclassroom and you submit an assignment that is due that night, but the systemhas crashed

Question:grand canyon unv103 week 4StudentAcademic Skills Assessment Worksheetseptember 2013Student Academic Skills AssessmentWorksheetAssignment Background:Knowing what your strengths and weaknesses are will help youunderstand steps you should take to improve as a student

GCU wants to assistyou in improving in certain areas, such as study habits and note taking

Assignment Instructions:Complete the following four sections to assess your academicskills

Section 1:Complete this survey by highlighting the number that bestillustrates your response to the statements below

1

I have good study habits

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I know how to take notes in the online classroom

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I rewrite my class notes and review them before completing anassignment

strongly disagreedisagreeneutralagreestrongly agree123454

I prefer to use a computer to take notes in the onlineclassroom rather than writing everything down on paper

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I work hard to understand the big picture concepts presentedin a lecture

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I often think of how I can apply what I have learned in classto my career or everyday life

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I tend to get nervous before I take a test

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I study for a test several days before the actual test date

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I learn best when I rely on my own ideas

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Listening to soft relaxing music helps me study

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I prefer to study in a group setting

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I usually study right before bedtime

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I only use the Internet for researching topics

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Wikipedia is a great source for researching topics for papers

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I have used the public library for researching topics forpapers

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I will use the same study techniques in college that I used inhigh school or currently use at work

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I learn by doingsomething- trying a process outfor myself

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I prefer a highly structured learning environment- even anonline learning environment

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I learn by forming pictures in my mind

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When I am learning, I have strong feelings and reactions aboutthings

strongly disagreedisagreeneutralagreestrongly agree12345Section 2: There are many ways student like to study

Some enjoylistening to their favorite music while others prefer silence

Some studentsprefer to study at home alone, while others insist on study groups or a librarysetting

To evaluate your study habits, complete the following table

Assessment ofStudy SkillsStrengthsWeaknessesImprovement Ideas and GoalsExample: I have a set time and place to work on assignments

1

2

3

Example: I am easily distracted

1

2

3

Example: Put other tasks aside for 1 or 2 hours

1

2

3

Study PreferencesHow do you prefer to study?How often do you study?Why is studying important?Section 3: As a college student, taking notes is essential to understandinga topic and for assignment preparation

To evaluate your note-taking skills,complete the following table

Assessment ofNote-Taking SkillsStrengthsWeaknessesImprovement Ideas and GoalsExample: Drawing diagrams

1

2

3

Example: Outlining important information

1

2

3

Example: Construct concise, to the point outlines

1

2

3

Note-Taking PreferencesWhat note-taking method do you prefer and why?How has this method of note-taking helped you as a student in the past?Will you use a different note-taking strategy for the online environment?Section 4: Review each completed section and reflect on your assessment ofyour academic skills

Write a short summary (100-150 words) of what you learnedfrom completing this assignment

Did you notice any patterns or learn anythingnew about your academic skills? How will completing this assignment assist youin being a successful GCU student? Do you have any questions?grand canyon unv103 Module 4Journal Entry assignment september 2013Module 4 Journal Entry FormJournalBackground:To reflect on what you have read or studied so farin a course is an essential part of understanding

This journal entry form will providea place for you to take some time and reflect on the prompt below

JournalInstructions:A GCU student learns that personal accountability isvital to success in academics as well as in a chosen career field

Demonstrateyour understanding of personal accountability by pickingtwoof thefollowing stories and answering theapplicable questionsafter each

Then, answer the wrap-upquestions

______________________________________________________________________Story 1: SusieSingle MomSusie enrolled in the online Bachelors of Science inMarketing program at GCU in the fall of 2010

She is a single mom with twochildren under the age of 10 and she works fulltime as a cashier for Target

Susie graduated with honors from high school, but gotmarried and had children early so she wasnot able to attend college like allher high school friends

After being married for 8 years, she now finds herselfas a single mom with no college degree

Susie decided to attend GCU online because she dreams ofstarting her own business one day and wants to provide a better life forherself and her children

She enrolled in online courses because they areconvenient for her

But she is finding it hard to manage her time due to her jobhours and her childrens afterschool activities

She works nights three days aweek and days twice a week so she often does her homework late at night

Although she enjoys chatting with classmateson the Class Wall, she lackssupport from family and friends

Using the online library is a challenge forher as well because she has trouble navigating in the LoudCloud classroom

Now, after completing two courses online, Susieisconsidering dropping the program because of the stress, coursework, and lack offamily support

Shereally doesnot want to quit school because she is a goodstudent and knows that a college degree can make a difference in her life, butshe is extremely frustrated

Story 1 Questions:1

WhatGCU resources could Susie have used to discuss her frustrations with someone atGCU?2

Whattools/resources could Susie have used to help her manage her time better? Howcould she have prepared for unforeseen problems?3

Howcould people at GCU, including her instructor, have assisted Susie throughouther time at GCU?_________________________________________________________________________Story 2: Mark,the Married DadMark, married with two teenagers, works full time as acomputer tech and although he enjoys his job, he wants to become a PhysicianAssistant and earn more money to send his kids to college

Mark started workingright out of high school, so he never tookany college courses, but he recentlyread that individuals with college degrees earn more money

So, even though hehas family commitments and plays basketball in a city league on the weekends,he decided to enroll at GCU online

Even though Mark was comfortable with computers, he stillcontacted his academic counselor (AC) before his course started to go throughthe online classroom in LoudCloud because he had never taken an online course

After walking through his class, Mark decided to e-mail his instructor to askabout the course

Mark felt better after communicating with his instructorbecause his instructorprovided some study tips for Mark as well as instructionson how to submit assignments in the LoudCloud classroom

Mark then bought extraprinter supplies-paper and ink cartridges- so he would be prepared

He alsodownloaded all course materials ahead of time

After taking two courses online, Mark felt so at easenavigating through LoudCloud and the GCU Web site, that he was able to assisthis fellow classmates with LoudCloudon the Class Wall

He also posted on the ClassWall some tips he learned about time management and resources he gathered fromthe GCU Web site

Mark found a technology buddy in the Discussion Forum whocould contact the instructor for him in case he experienced computer problems

Most importantly, he was able to network about career opportunities with hisclassmates in the Discussion Forum

After completing his first two coursesonline, Mark had confidence to complete the degree program and graduated withhonors from GCU with a Bachelor of Science in Biology

Story 2 Questions:1

Whatdid Mark do to ensure success at GCU?2

Whatresources did Mark take advantage of to assist him in completing his course?3

Whyis it important to be prepared before class starts?4

Howcan you prepare beforehand to succeed in your courses at GCU?_________________________________________________________________________Story 3: Harry,the High School GraduateHarry flew through high school with little effort and lowgrades

He was satisfied with average and below average grades as long as hecould spend his free time playing video games

Harry approaches college with asimilar view, not seriously considering the worth of college in terms of hisfuture

Pressure from his single mom, who has a high school diploma and workstwo jobs, compels him to try college

But high school was easy, so why wouldcollege be any more difficult?He registered for two courses at GCU online andimmediately had problems with turning in assignments on time, classmateresponses to his posts in the discussion forum, and his grades

The feedbackfrom the instructor seemed brutal

Harrys spelling, grammar, and writing stylewere the major targets of the instructors comments

Taking notes online provedto be a challenge for Harry as was using the GCU library because the onlineclassroom was so different than the campus setting he was used to

Harry considered dropping out of college, because thecollege route wasnt for him

But he decided to e-mail his instructor to askquestions about the feedback on his assignments

His instructor encouraged himto stay in school and use GCU resources to change his bad habits and improvehis skills

Harry listened to his instructors advice and visited the StudentSuccess Center where he made an appointment with a GCU tutor

The tutor provided some writing tips, study strategies,and note-taking advice for the online classroom

The tutor also connected Harryto the librarian, who explained how the GCU library can help students

Harrybegan to feel better about completing his degree program

With his newstrategies in place, Harry completed his courses and looked forward to the nextones

Story 3 Questions:1

Whatmust Harry do to be more successful at GCU?2

Whatresources can Harry use to get him back on track?3

Whatresources can Harry use to improve the quality of his assignments?4

WhatmustHarry do to master skills while completing the degree?5

Howcould he have prepared for unforeseen problems?__________________________________________________________________________Story 4: Frankthe Fulltime YuppieFrank excelled in high school and planned ahead for yearsto attend college

He earned scholarships to GCU and graduated with a Bachelorof Science in Business Administration

After working for two years for a large corporation,Frank decided it was time to move up in his career because he wanted to earnmore money

As a young entry-level professional, he decided to headback to GCU and earn a Master of Business Administration in Leadership degreeonline

Frank jumped right into his first two courses with his usualenthusiasm, but began to struggle with how to manage his time

His work hourskept him at work until late, so he had to find time to study during breaks

Theonline environment was new to him and confused him at times

The course workwas harder than he anticipated, so he struggled with tests and some homeworkassignments, as well as with using the GCU library

Frustrated, Frank quickly contacted his academiccounselor(AC) and explained his issues

His AC referred him to the StudentSuccess Center in the LoudCloud classroom where Frank was able to view sometutorials about the library, learn writing tips, and gather tools for successat GCU

She also showed Frank how to utilize the GCU Web site resources, chatwith classmates about what time management strategies they use, and call hisinstructor with questions about assignments

As a result, Frank stayed in his degree program andlearned how to problem solve using GCU resources as a tool

Frank will graduatein 2012 with his masters degree and pursue that manager position he has alwaysdreamed about

Story 4 Questions:1

Whatcould Frank have done better to prepare for the GCU online environment?2

Whatimportant first step did Frank take to find solutions to his problems?3

Inwhat ways did GCU assist Frank in staying in his degree program?4

Explainhow Frank took personal responsibility for finding solutions to his problems

_______________________________________________________________________Wrap-up QuestionsAfterreading the stories and answering the questions, completethis journal entryform by answering the following questions:1

Of the people you read about, were theirexpectations realistic or not? Explain

2

How do you relate to the people in the storiesyou read?3

What can you do to meet the expectations thatyou face as a GCU student?grand canyon unv103 Module 5Journal Entry assignment september 2013Module 5 Journal Entry FormJournal Background:To reflect on what you have read or studied so far in a course isan essential part of understanding

This journal entry form will provide a placefor you to take some time and reflect on the prompt below

Journal Instructions:Understanding your role at GCU and the instructors role in theonline classroom will be beneficial to you as a GCU student

In 250-300 words,answer the following questions in your reflection:Explain your responsibilities in fulfilling your goals as a student?How do your instructors assist you in meeting your career and academic goals while at GCU?Describe any concerns or difficulties you had during this module

Journal Format:1

Prepare this journal entry using Times New Roman 12 font,double-spaced, with the text aligned left and the first lines of paragraphsindented at

5

2

Identify your entry on the first page using the formatpresented below:NameCourseDateInstructorTitlegrand canyon unv103Module 6 Understanding a GCU Assignment Worksheet assignment september 2013Understanding a GCUAssignmentWorksheetAssignment Background:Itis important to read through all components of an assignment in the GCUclassroom so that you are aware of its requirements and the expectations ofyour instructor

Look for the following cues:What isthe objectiveof the assignment?What arethe elements of the assignment?How willthe assignment be graded?What areother considerations for completing the assignment well?The purpose of thisworksheetis to guide you in decoding any GCU assignment

AssignmentInstructions:Review the module objectives, assignment instructions,and the module resources,for completing the following sampleassignment

Then, answer the questions regarding theassignment that follow

Module and AssignmentInformation Found in theSyllabus:Assignment TitleWorldview Puzzle Essay: Putting the Pieces TogetherObjectives Discuss the concept of a worldview

Describe how faith contributes to worldview

Assignment Instructions1) Identify the three components/puzzle pieces that you believe are most critical to the formation of a worldview

Refer to the Cosgrove text to help identify these components

2) After considering these components, write an essay of 500-750 words that explains how these components/puzzle pieces fit together to form a coherent worldview

How does faith contribute to this worldview?3) Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center

4) This assignment uses a grading rubric

Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignmentThe Module Readingsand Resources:Readings Read Introduction and chapters 1, 2, 3, and 6 (pp

13-42 and 64-74) in the textbook, Foundations of Christian Thought: Faith, Learning, and the Christian Worldview

Lecture: What is a Worldview? How is a Christian Worldview Distinctive?Rubric for Module 2 Assignment in CWV-101:Criteria% Value1: Satisfactory2: Somewhat Satisfactory3: Satisfactory4: Good5: Excellent% Scaling0%25%75%85%100%Identifies and Describes Critical Components in Formation of a Worldview35%Not completed

Somewhat complete; not all components identified

All components listed, but not well described

All components listed, The description is comprehensive

All components listed, The description is clear and concise

It Includes some elaboration

Describes How Faith Contributes to Ones Worldview35%Not completed

Description weakly relates faith and ones worldview

Description is okay, but the contribution of faith to worldview is weak

Description is strong, and the contribution of faith to worldview is good, No real world examples to clarify writers point of view

Description is strong, and the contribution of faith to worldview is excellent

Uses good examples to clarify writers point of view

Explains How the Components Fit Together25%Not completed

Does not adequately compare components

Explanation is adequate but specific component attributes not well addressed

The explanation is comprehensive and all components are specifically addressed

The explanation is clear and concise

The connection among the components is clear

Mechanics of Writing (spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc)5%Not completed

Multiple grammar and spelling errors

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language

Largely free of mechanical errors, although uses a variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written academic English

How do the objectives assist you in completing the assignment? What do you need to do for this assignment? How will you plan the time needed to work on the assignment? Will it be necessary to use the GCU library?What resources are provided for you?How will the instructor determine your grade for the assignment?What is not clear to you about the assignment and how will you obtain more information?How can the rubric help you meet the instructors expectation for the assignment?grand canyon unv103 Module 6 Journal Entry assignment september 2013Module 6 Journal Entry FormJournal Background:To reflect on what you have read or studied so far in a course is an essential part of understanding

This journal entry form will provide a place for you to take some time and reflect on the prompt below

Journal Instructions:Prioritizing is a very important part of being a student at GCU

There are many types of time-management tools available

In 250-300 words, answer the following questions in your reflection

Explain how you prioritize your GCU assignments with activities and work in order to effectively manage your time

Why is it important to understand the parts of a GCU assignment?How does properly reading an assignment help you schedule your study time?Describe any concerns or difficulties you had during this module

Journal Format:1

Prepare this journal entry using Times New Roman 12 font, double-spaced, with the text aligned left and the first lines of paragraphs indented at

5

2

Identify your entry on the first page using the format presented below:NameCourseDateInstructorTitlegrand canyon unv103Module 7 Personal Accountability Planassignment september 2013Personal Accountability PlanAssignment Instructions:Reviewthe Goal Statement you createdin Module 2

Fill in the chart following the example withan action plan formeeting your goals

Then, answer the questions that follow

1

Decidewhat actions you will take in each of the three categories to achieve yourgoals

2

Youranswers will be brief statements, but solid academic writing is required

Referto the Academic Writing Guidelines Resource, to assist you

3

This plancan be a valuable tool to use throughout your academic career at GCU

Example Personal Accountability PlanBob is a 23-year-old cashier at a grocery store

He isenrolled at GCU onlinein the Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies

Hewants to run his own business someday

Here is Bobs Personal AccountabilityPlan: Goal Action Plan to Achieve My GoalsPersonal Managemy time better

Create a timemanagement schedule that includes work schedule, class schedule, and activitiesI am involved in

Academic Improvemy study habits to do better in my classes

Usesome of the study strategies I learned in UNV-103 and apply them so that I canlearn to study more efficiently

Professional Recommendsolutions to problems I see at work to my managers

Start listing problems I see at work, inquire from myco-workers about what their needs are, and record my findings in a report

Present my report to my manager

Your Personal Accountability Plan: Goal Action Plan to Achieve My GoalsPersonalAcademicProfessional Answer the following questions:1

Have yourgoals changed at all since you started this course? Why or why not? Explain

2

Do youhave a new perspective on what it will take to meet your goals? 3

Whatstrategies will you use to help you stay on track to meet your goals?grand canyon unv103 Module 7 journalEntry assignment september 2013Module 7 Journal EntryFormJournal Background:To reflect on what you have read or studied so far in acourse is an essential part of understanding

This journal entry form will provide a place for you to take some timeand reflect on the prompt below

Journal Instructions:Imagineyour friend is now a new student at GCU

Your friend is asking you somequestions about GCU and UNV-103

Answer your friends questions and recommendsome strategies to help her succeed in the following areas:Time managementPrioritizeStudy habitsNote takingProblem Solving- handling crisisWhat is the Class Wall?What if I have computer problems? What number do I call for technical support?How do I log into my classroom?Where is my classroom stuff?How do I turn in an assignment?What is my syllabus and what do I use it for?What is an objective?Where do I find the assignment rubric?How do I use the rubric for my assignment?When should I start my assignment?Where can I find a tutor on the GCUweb site? How do I contact a tutor?How do I ask the instructor a question?I am so busy, how do I manage my time?I have never taken an online course

How do I take notes?I have two assignments due in one week

How do I prioritize them?How do you recommend I study for my Module 5 quiz?How do you stay motivated?Tell me how was your UNV-103 experience at GCU? Are you comfortable with navigating through LoudCloud? What did you like about it? How was it challenging?

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