ESSAY ASSIGNMENT

Assignment Details

Open Date

Feb 4, 2019 12:05 AM

Graded?

Yes

Points Possible

100.0

Resubmissions Allowed?

No

Attachments checked for originality?

Yes

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Assignment Instructions

Week 6 Essay Assignment

o Review the material and deliverables from our Syllabus and Lessons.

o Essay should include title page, abstract, body (5-page minimum with sub-categories), summary/conclusion and reference page (at least three academic references), per APA guidelines.

o Please provide subcategories studied thus far for each of our career fields.

· Developmental Psychology

· Personality Psychology

· Biopsychology

· Perception Psychology

· Learning/Memory Psychology

· Psychopathology

· Industrial Organized Psychology

· Social Psychology

o For each of the career fields, please explain:

· What type of work is involved in each career field. Provide examples.

· The opportunities available within the fields

· Level of education one must achieve in each of these career fields

· Typical work setting. Provide examples.

· Average incomes

· Your biggest take-away learned from each career field

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Satisfactory

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Points Earned

Description of subcategories studied thus far (Weeks 1 – 5)

60 Points Possible

Student clearly addresses the level/type of work, opportunities, education required, work settings, average incomes, and biggest take away from each career field.

Student provides a mostly accurate description of work, opportunities, education required, work settings, average incomes, and biggest take away from each career field.

At times, content lacks coherence.

Student provides a marginal description of work, opportunities, education required, work settings, average incomes, and biggest take away from each career field.

Sufficient details and supporting evidence are lacking.

Does not clearly discuss and describe work, opportunities, education required, work settings, average incomes, and biggest take away from each career field.

Conclusion/Summary

20 Points Possible

Student clearly highlights all content objectives and is thorough in Conclusion/Summary.

Student provides some content objectives and presents adequate Conclusion/Summary.

Student provides marginal knowledge of content objectives. Conclusion/Summary is lacking in sufficiently wrapping the paper.

Student does not provide conclusion/summary

Usage of Academic, Scholarly Sources

10 Points Possible

Student clearly paraphrases from at least three scholarly, academic sources and cites them according to APA Style on the References Slide.

Student paraphrases from three scholarly, academic sources. Direct quotations may be used in place of paraphrasing or there may be citation/formatting errors.

Student paraphrases from less than three scholarly, academic sources. Many direct quotations are used or citation style is mostly inaccurate.

Student uses only sources from the popular web (e.g., Wikipedia, WebMD, etc…) or does not include a References slide.

Overall Presentation of material (Flow, Clarity, Professional Appearance of Final Product, Use of Proper Grammar/Spelling to convey thoughts)

10 Points Possible

Submission is clear and coherent, flows well, and has a professional appearance. Few, if any, errors in grammar/spelling are made (for written entries) or in spoken English (for video entries).

Submission is understandable, but flow may be stilted or meaning unclear in spots. Some written or spoken grammatical errors are evident. Submission appears “amateurish” in spots.

Submission seems choppy or difficult to understand. Submission appears mostly amateurish or unprofessional. Many errors in grammar/spelling in evident.

Submission appears largely unprofessional, messy, and contains numerous grammar/spelling errors.

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Essay Assignment

I’m studying for my Writing class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?

Many people today talk about the dangers of the Internet and technology as we know it today. Among other ideas, people think that the Internet is changing people’s brains and the way they process information.

In the readings provided for this final essay, Kat Ascharya and Nicholas Carr provide their points of view on this topic.

Essay Topic:

Basing your essay on the ideas of Ascharya and Carr, answer the following question:

Are the effects of the Internet and technology as we know of them today hazardous to our brains and to us as social beings?

Explain your point of view on this topic in an essay of 1200 words minimum.

You may only use the following sources for this essay:

Kat Ascharya “What Facebook Is Doing to Your Brain Is Kind of Shocking”

Nicholas Carr “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”

Instructions

Discuss this question in an essay of 1200 words.

Provide at least 4 examples with in-text citations of information from only the readings provided in this module [no other sources allowed] in MLA format.

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