There are fifteen (15) Discussions in the course, worth five (5) points each. You will be expected to submit an initial post fully and adequately addressing the question. You must also respond to two other students’ postings in each thread, and read all of the other postings. For discussions, research and citations are required. The initial post for the discussion is due on Wednesday (11:59 p.m. CT) and the response is due on Sunday (11:59 p.m. CT) for the both posts.
Note for Week 8: The initial post for the discussion is due on Wednesday (11:59 p.m. CT) and the response is due on Saturday (11:59 p.m.) for both posts.
Each discussion is set so that you must post your original thoughts before reading the posts of your classmates. No credit will be given for late postings; full credit will not be given unless you engage others in discussion and read all postings. Discussion assignments must receive an in-depth but concise answer to all questions (review your spelling) in the weeks they are assigned.
Follow APA style of writing. Discussions are to be single-spaced using size 12 font. The Discussion Topics relate to material covered in the textbook and typically require analysis, research, and/or critical thinking. The style, format, and tone of your postings should be thoughtful, professional and respectful.
All Writing Assignments must be completed by their deadlines, and are due by 11:59 p.m. CT, Sunday of the assigned week. Writing assignments will involve critical thinking and analysis of the text readings for the week. Your responses to the writing assignments should be logically ordered, include relevant information pertaining to the question(s), focused, use correct mechanics (spelling, punctuation, etc.), usage (subject/verb agreement, etc.), diction (choice of words, no slang), and proper sentence structure. Points will be deducted for misspellings, incomplete sentences, poor sentence structure, or improper grammar.
The assignments must be prepared using MS Word to preserve formatting errors. The assignment must be double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, and 1-inch margins. It must be a minimum of 2 full pages. You must follow APA (6th edition) cited writing style. Please submit these as a single Word document.
An informative/expository research paper will be completed throughout the duration of this course. There are many key topics that will be addressed that are based on recruitment, selection, and placement strategies. Twenty-six topics have been preselected; however, you are permitted to choose an original topic idea that must still be preapproved by the instructor. These preselected topics can be found in the Content Area of the course.
The References page must contain a minimum of 10 but no more than 15 sources. The Sources must use APA 6th edition citations. One of the sources must be our textbook. It is strongly suggested that books are used and credible internet sites (such as Galileo, etc.) as sources. DO NOT use Wikipedia and/or other sites that are not research-based. A minimum of 4 books and 6 internet sites (this includes articles) should be used. You may use more of a specific source but no less than the specified number. Internet sources ONLY are not acceptable.
The paper should be a minimum of 8 pages but no more than 12 pages. This page count does not include the title page, abstract, and references (works cited page). The paper must be double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, and 1-inch margins. Your research paper topic will be submitted to the instructor during Week 2. An outline will be submitted during Week 2. Please include in your outline: background information, thesis statement, main topic, key details with supporting facts, and conclusion. This must be submitted in outline format.
The paper must be logically ordered, include relevant information pertaining to the topic, focused, correct mechanics (spelling, punctuation, etc.), usage (subject/verb agreement, etc.), diction (choice of words, no slang), and proper sentence structure. The paper must be submitted by the due date. All Dropbox assignments will have originality check turned on to check for plagiarism.
Research should include research-based information/strategies that display a thorough analysis of the chosen topic. Students should make sure that anyone who reads this paper has a clearer understanding than they previously had prior to reading about the chosen topic. The paper may include examples; however, any personal experiences should be omitted from discussion of the topic. You are not trying to persuade or argue a side but rather inform your audience with factual information on the chosen topic.
There are two exams – Midterm and Final Exam to be held in Weeks 4 and 8 respectively. You will have 90 minutes and only one (1) attempt to complete the exams. Each exam consists of 20 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and 12 Short Answer questions.
The Midterm Exam, which covers Chapters 1-7, is worth 100 points and will be available in the Quizzes area of the course on Wednesday (12:01 a.m. CT) of Week 4. It is an open book exam, but you will need to study. You must complete the exam by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. CT of the same week.
The Final Exam, which covers Chapters 8-14, is worth 100 points and will be available in the Quizzes area of the course on Wednesday (12:01 a.m. CT) of Week 8. It is also an open book exam but you are expected to study nonetheless. You must complete the exam by Saturday, 11:59 p.m. CT of the same week.