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Assignment to Submit for GradeAssignment 1 Word Processing 100 Points This is a two part assignment. First you will research a technology topic, and then write a paper on that topic. Follow the instructions below. Part 1. Research 20 points Begin by finding an interesting article (technology-related) 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. • http://www.wired.com • http://www.arstechnica.com • http://news.cnet.com/ • http://www.computerworld.com (recommended for CGS2100 students) PAPERS SUBMITTED WITHOUT A PRIMARY SOURCE FROM THE ABOVE NEWS RESOURCES WILL RECEIVE A ZERO (0). Once your primary source 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: • One source must be another Web site published by an authority on the topic. • There must be at least two recent database articles (published within the last year) from databases provided at the FSU Library's database index (http://www.lib.fsu.edu/). • At least one book published within the last 6 years (we will only look at the year of publication) - you can use the search feature at the top of the Libraries page to help find appropriate titles. 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 more general like "Impact of the Internet on Society" in order to find a book related to your topic.Learn as much as you can about your topic from the sources. You needn't quote directly from your resources (except where instructed in part 2), although if you do, you need to include quotation marks and a footnote. There are several citation styles used for varying types of research. For this paper, you are required to use the APA (American Psychological Association) style. Go to http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citapa.htm and http://campusgw.library.cornell.edu/newhelp/res_strategy/citing/apa.html to find out details on how to use this style. Reminders: 1. Your topic must be technology-related. If it is not, you will receive a grade of 0 for the paper. 2. Your primary source of information must come from one of the primary URLs cited above or you will receive a grade of 0 for the paper. 3. The requirements for sources are absolute. Locate all of your sources first, before you finalize your topic, and before you write your paper! (Remember, your paper is based on what you learn from your sources). 4. The citations for your sources must follow the APA style, or no points will be allocated for them. Grading Criteria: 1. [15 points] Every source is worth is 3 points. You should have at least five sources: your primary source and four others. Your primary source should be the first one listed. There is no extra credit for additional sources of information. 2. [5 points] Correct use of the APA style.Part 2. Word Processing 80 points This assignment uses the Watch-Practice-Apply approach. These topics are available in the “In A Flash” CD included in your course material pack. We have broken the important aspects of Microsoft Word into two modules: 1. Navigating in Office 2007 2. College-level Word Processing. Navigating in Office 2007: Use the “In A Flash” video on Microsoft Word to learn about the following topics: The Microsoft Office Button Ribbons and Tab Contextual Tab The Mini Toolbar Galleries and Live Preview The Quick Action Toolbar An example of a completed Assignment. College-level Word Processing: Use the “In A Flash” video on Microsoft Word to learn about the following topics: Applying Styles Footnotes and Citations Paragraph and Page Formatting Table of Contents Object Bibliography Objects Insert Pictures and Captions Assignment to Submit for Grade For this assignment, you will format the contents of a document according to the steps below. Note that words in italics indicate that the use of a command is required. Commands are found in tabs and ribbons. Your document will end up looking similar to the document created in the College-level Word Processing "In a Flash" video. Open the provided document and save it in Word 2007 format, using your FSU username as the file name. This is the portion of your email address to the left of the @ sign. For example, if your email address is [email protected], you would save your file as kjb04c. Make sure in the "Save As Type" box, you select "Word Document ( *.docx)". In the above example, the full filename would be "kjb04c.docx". This is Word 2007 format. (Mac users -- Word 2008 can save in the same format). 1 2NOTE: If you choose "Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)", your file will be saved in what is called "Compatibility Mode". While this can be opened and viewed with Word 2007, it will not end up saving any formatting based on NEW features in Word 2007! Make sure to save in the latest format! Grading Criteria: 1. [20 points] Begin by typing the content of your paper, without any formatting. Type the title of the paper, followed by your name, followed by no less than 1,000 words on your topic (use word count). Organize your paper under at least three headings (for example: Introduction, Main Information, and Conclusion). Use the example research paper shown in the College-level Word Processing "In a Flash" video as a guide. 2. [2 point] Somewhere in your paper, include a direct quote from one of your sources. This should be a sentence or two that defines your topic or that you found interesting. Enclose the quote with quotation marks. 3. [2 points] Below your name, Insert the Date using the Insert Date & Time ribbons. Use the following date format: MM/DD/YYYY. 4. [4 points] Use Styles to identify each component of the paper. Use Title for the paper title, and Subtitle for the subtitle, name and date. Use Heading 1 for the subdivisions within the actual text (introduction,


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