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UNV 108 Week 1 Topic 1: Discussion Question 1

Prior to answering your first Discussion Question (DQ), please do the following to be better prepared to respond to the required DQs each week: Read the “Communications Expectations Resource.� 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 108 Week 1 Topic 1: Discussion Question 2

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

UNV 108 Week 1 Topic 1 Assignment: Navigating LoudCloud and Time Management


Purpose of Assignment: 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 GCU website so you become 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

Part 1: Navigating the Loud Cloud LMS and GCU Website Directions: Please locate the correct response(s) to each of the questions below, and then provide your answer found, in one to two sentences, or short answer format. (The spacing can be manipulated if you require more room for your responses. Please DO NOT forget to SAVE once you begin to answer the questions, so you do not lose any information.)

The following questions are directed towards the Loud Cloud LMS:

1. After logging into the Loud Cloud classroom, list the main tabs you see across the top of the “home� page of Loud Cloud. Include the number to tech support, link is located at the bottom of the home page (hint: it is in blue).

2. From the Course Home page in Loud Cloud, click on the TASKS tab and then click on FORUM. Explain the purpose of the Main Forum, Individual Forum, and Questions to Instructor Forum.


3. Under the RESOURCES tab in Loud Cloud, click on the Student Success Center. List the three main tabs you find at the top of the Student Success Center.

4. Under the RESOURCES tab in Loud Cloud, inside the Student Success Center, click on TOOLS and then click on Style Guides and Templates. What writing style is required for 100- and 200-level courses at GCU?

5. Under the Resources tab in Loud Cloud, inside the Student Success Center, click on the Tools tab at the top of the page select Tutorials. List 3 tutorials that will help you most as you begin this course.

6. From the Course Home page in Loud Cloud, explain the steps to find your GRADEBOOK.

7. Click on the RESOURCES tab in the Loud Cloud classroom. Describe the following resources:

1. Course Material 2. Add-ons 3. Syllabus 4. Classroom Policies 5. Student Success Center 6. Library 7. Tutoring Services

8. Click on the RESOURCES tab in the Loud Cloud classroom and select COURSE MATERIALS. List the first two resources you find on the page under the Course Contents heading.


9. Go to http://library.gcu.edu. Under Help, click on the Frequently Asked Questions (on the left) link. Describe how to get help from the librarian.

10. Stay in the CONNECT tab, select and click on Roster. Review your instructor’s profile, provide his/her contact information, including office hours.

The following questions are directed towards the GCU Website at: http://students.gcu.edu 1. On the Home Page, locate and click Student Affairs, then locate and click Spiritual Life. Describe which sections of this page interest you. Why?

2. On the Home page, locate and click Campus Resources. Locate and click Learning Resources then locate and click Learning Lounge. What can you expect during your tutoring session with a learning advocate (LEAD)?

The following questions are directed towards the GCU Website at: http://gcu.edu 1. On the Home page, locate and click on About GCU. Locate and click University Snapshot. Locate the Mission and Vision Statement for Grand Canyon University. Based on the Mission Statement what will GCU prepare you to become upon graduation?

2. Staying on the University Snapshot page, locate and list the Four Pillars of GCU.

3. On the Home page, click Academics. Locate and click Majors & Programs, then locate your program. Which program core course looks most interesting to you? Why? Include course name, number and description along with your explanation.

Part Two: Time Monitoring and Management for College & Life


Directions: There will be two parts to this portion of the assignment, Part A and Part B. Please complete all sections on this document, as this is what you will be submitting for your entire Topic 1 Assignment (Parts 1 and 2). In Part A, you begin by keeping an informal time log in which you note all your activities for 3 days, from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.(even if your wake-up and bedtime alter from this beginning and end time, please use this time-frame and just place what you are doing during the hours allocated). You will use this information for planning ways to make better use of your time. In Part B, you will briefly analyze the results from your time log to determine the changes you need to make to your time schedule and how you will manage those changes. After analyzing your data, you will construct a reflective 200-250-word summary of your time-monitoring analysis and identify two main discoveries you found; whether this was positive or negative discovery. You may also wish to consider the information from chapter 4 of the textbook as you complete your reflection, as you may wish to reference to help support your findings. Note: This portion of the assignment will also help in completing the S.M.A.R.T Goals that will come in Week/Topic 5. Part A: Time Monitoring Activity/Worksheet In completing the Time Monitoring, you will need to fill out the Time Monitoring Worksheet found below the following directions. *You may also wish to print one to keep for easier record keeping as you track your time, and then complete the chart here to submit with your assignment. 

Monitor your time in hourly increments: 1. Carry your Time Monitoring Worksheet with you whenever you are awake. 2. Each hour of the day, starting at 5:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m., write down what you did during that hour. If you do not get up until 10 a.m., do you record 5:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.? Yes, you will just note that you were “sleeping” during those hours. 3. Do not overdo the recording; record the primary activity for the hour.

On Day 4, when you have 3 days of time monitored, it is time to analyze your time use. You will need to have your Time Monitoring Worksheet available, as you will need this to review and reflect what you have noted, as well as something to take notes with when analyzing your data.

New college students usually find that most time management issues, fall into three main categories, so this is where you will start the analysis. Brainstorm and organize your data into the areas noted below, and add area(s) where you see necessary. Here are the three main areas students have mentioned when reviewing their data and reasoning:


Making poor judgments about using their time wisely; procrastination would fall under this area or not prioritizing events or tasks wisely.

When stressed, becoming immobilized or shutting down mentally and/or physically.

Giving less than their best efforts when rushed and overwhelmed or when they feel like quitting.

Once you have fully analyzed your data, you will be ready to begin Part B, writing your reflective summary.

Time Monitoring Worksheet

Time 5:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday


6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.

Part B: Time Monitoring and Management Reflection In reviewing your data and notes, you will now write a 200-250-word summary. Briefly discuss your findings, and if you are utilizing your time wisely or there are areas where you need to adjust to be more successful in college and life. You may also want to consider adding supportive information from the readings in chapter 4 to help express your points in your summary. Please write your summary in the space provided below. You will be able to manipulate the space if you require more room for your summary. Important: Once you have completed the assignment, be sure to submit the assignment to the appropriate assignment drop box for Topic 1 Assignment. Please be sure to click on the FINAL submit button, as your assignment will not be submitted unless you do this. Failure to do this could result in late penalties or a zero. To review assignment grade and feedback, you will go to the same place where you submitted the assignment. Please watch for any important announcements that your instructor may post in regards to assignments and grades throughout the course

UNV 108 Week 1 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. Instructions Reflect on the topic of “Motivation” by answering the following questions in your reflection: 1. What motivated you to enroll at GCU and pursue a degree in higher education? 2. How is motivation important for student success? 3. Explain how participating in the discussion forums can help you feel connected with your classmates. Will this connection help you stay motivated? Explain. 4. Reflect on the overall learning objectives from this topic. What was a key takeaway for you?

Format Requirements Complete the assignment using GCU Style Template in Microsoft Word. Your response must be between 250-300-words.

UNV 108 Week 2 Topic 2: Discussion Question 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 108 Week 2 Topic 2: Discussion Question 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 108 Week 2 Topic 2 Journal Entry: My Program of Study

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?

Format Requirements Complete the assignment using the GCU Template in Microsoft Word. 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.

UNV 108 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 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.

UNV 108 Week 3 Topic 3: Discussion Question 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 108 Week 3 Topic 3: Discussion Question 2

Access and view the Four Pillars of Grand Canyon University, located on the GCU website http://www.gcu.edu/About-Us/Four-Pillars.php. This topic has explored the purpose of higher education. In answering this discussion question, explain what your personal, professional, and educational goals are and in what ways the four pillars will help you achieve these goals.

UNV 108 Week 3 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 Complete the “Student Academic Skills Assessment” worksheet. 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). Please record your answers directly on the worksheet provided. Review each completed section and reflect on the assessment results provided. *NOTE: There are two sections to this worksheet. Section two requires you to write a summary of your assessment results and then write a reflection on what you learned from completing the assessment.


Submit your Student Academic Skills Assessment, with the summary and reflection included in the worksheet (do not submit two documents for this assignment), to the appropriate assignment dropbox. Format Requirements Record your answers, including summary and reflection, on the Student Academic Skills Assessment and Reflection Worksheet. Your summary and reflection response should be between 250-500 words. Solid academic writing is expected.

UNV 108 Week 3 Topic 3 Journal Entry: Leadership and 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 real-world example of a well-known person exhibiting leadership and service. 4. Reflect on the overall learning objectives from this topic. What was a key takeaway for you?

Format Requirements


Complete the assignment using the GCU Template in Microsoft Word. 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.

UNV 108 Week 4 Topic 4: Discussion Question 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 108 Week 4 Topic 4: Discussion Question 2

Based on reading chapter 3 in your eBook, discuss the following: 1. Which learning style(s) do you think you exhibit? Give an example of a situation or situations in which you used these. 2. Which of the nine intelligence styles discussed is most applicable to you and why? 3. How might knowing your strengths and weaknesses in both of these areas help you as a student and in your career?


UNV 108 Week 4 Topic 4 Journal Entry: Collaboration and Communication

Details: Purpose 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 affect collaboration? 3. How might different learning and intelligence styles affect collaboration? 4. Reflect on the overall learning objectives from this topic. What was a key takeaway for you?

Format Requirements Complete the assignment using the GCU Template in Microsoft Word. 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.


UNV 108 Week 5 Topic 5: Discussion Question 1

Read the assigned resource titled “Plagiarism Story” located in the Topic Materials for this week and discuss the following: 1. What are the potential consequences of Steven’s academic dishonesty? 2. What would you do if you were in a similar situation as Steven? 3. What resources are there at GCU to help you so you do not resort to academic dishonesty? Please provide specific examples.

UNV 108 Week 5 Topic 5: Discussion Question 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 108 Week 5 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 University Success Instructions Complete the “Collegiate-Level Writing Worksheet.” Format Requirements Record your answerson the “Collegiate-Level Writing Worksheet.” Grading Criteria Your instructor will grade the assignment using an Answer Key.

Assignment Background: The purpose of this assignment is to help you understand some of the academic writing expectations in higher education. Included is a comprehensive list of writing “Rules” you will want to adhere to during your academic career as well as ways to overcome common errors in college-level writing.

Assignment Instructions: Before completing this assignment, please reference the Developing Academic Skills Guide and the Academic Writing Guidelines Resource located under Resources. After reviewing these resources and the accompanying links, complete the sections below.

Section 1: Rules of Academic Writing

Place the correct “Rule” (the number next to the rule), with the correct description of that “Rule”.


Rules: 1

Contractions

6

1st Lines of Paragraphs indent 0.5”

11 Spell Check

2

Writing in 3rd person

7

Conciseness

12 Margins

3

Times New Roman 12pt Font

8

Run-on Sentences

13 Text/Slang language

4

Double Space

9

Fragmented Sentences

14 Capitalization

5

Align Left

10 Idioms

15 Essay Formatting

Descriptions: Microsoft Word has a sophisticated “checker” to identify most spelling, grammar, & consistency errors. Remove all before submission. An extra line between sentences accomplished by using the “Line and Paragraphing Spacing” option in Microsoft Word & selecting 2.0 Spacing The TAB key often makes a perfect 0.5 inch indentation by default. All four sides of each page in your document must default to 1.0” for the top, bottom, left, and right sides. Separates creative writing from formal academic writing including APA, MLA, & GCU Style. Strict adherence is required. Clichés, or slang, or figurative language should be avoided. Instead, write out or use the definition instead of the cliché. Avoid the shortened forms of one or two words combined. Spell out both words. Be sure to use this appropriately for the first word in every sentence, proper nouns, and Netiquette. LOL is an example of a term that should not be used in academic writing. Most common standardized lettering and size in college level writing. Microsoft Word will underline these errors with a green line. Rewrite the sentence until the green line disappears. Paragraphs should be aligned to the left at the zero or null point on the Microsoft Word ruler. Avoid extraordinarily long sentences. The word “and” can often be a place to split up a Run-on.


Avoid wordiness by deleting needless words and using Microsoft Word thesaurus for word ideas, synonyms, and antonyms. One would, A person could, They should, She, He, It.

Section 2: Spelling & Grammar Checker

Microsoft Office Word offers a very sophisticated Spelling & Grammar Checker to help you identify errors in spelling, grammar, and format consistency. What underlined color is used to identify the error types below? Fill in the box with the appropriate color.

Spelling Grammar Format Consistency

Reminder: Microsoft Word will not catch every error. Some green grammar lines are due to Word misinterpreting the sentence. Some red spelling lines are due to correct words not being in its dictionary. However, Microsoft Word will identify areas of concern. It is best that you consider rewording, rephrasing, and removing all of the errors identified with these colored underlines before final submission.

Section 3: Writing Voice

Label these sentences; state whether the sentence is in 1st Person, 2nd Person, or 3rd Person.


Grand Canyon University prepares people for the academic rigor they will face in their first class. Grand Canyon University prepares me for the academic rigor I will face in my first class Grand Canyon University prepares you for the academic rigor you will face in your first class

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UNV 108 Week 5 NES Essential Academic Skills Test and Reflection

Details: View the “NES Essential Academic Skills Test Tutorial� on how to take the NES Essential Academic Skills test and how to submit your results to the instructor before taking the test. The tutorial provides the link to the NES test website.

After you have received your score, write a 250-300-word reflection on taking the test. In your reflection, include your score on the test and discuss how you felt going into it, the areas of strength and weakness that were identified, and any plans to address areas for improvement.

UNV 108 Week 5 Topic 5 Journal Entry Understanding Plagiarism

Details: Purpose


Throughout this course, you will be asked to reflect on various topics in journal entries. Your Topic 5 entry will be about “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 common causes of plagiarism? What resources are available for avoiding common causes of plagiarism? 4. Reflection: Reflect on the overall learning objectives from this topic. What was a key takeaway for you?

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 and GCU Style Guide Template, located in the Student Success

UNV 108 Week 6 Topic 6 Discussion Question 1

Read the articles located in the Topic 6 Supplemental Materials Document for this week pertaining to SMART goals. What strategy do you currently use for setting and achieving goals? In what ways will the SMART goal method help you be more successful? Why?


UNV 108 Week 6 Topic 6 Discussion Question 2

Chapter 6 discusses the writing process. A key part of the writing process is being able to revise and proofread your work. Describe strategies you can use to proofread and revise your written work. How might a lack of proofreading and revising reflect on you as a writer?

UNV 108 Week 6 Goal Setting Activity

Details: Purpose

Setting goals is important to your success because it assists you in staying on path to finding your purpose in life. You may have personal, academic, and professional goals; each of which will keep you focused and engaged with growing and reaching your fullest potential.

In this assignment, you will write three goals, using the method of creating SMART goals. Please refer to the Topic 6 Supplemental Material in regards to SMART Goals, as this will help you complete your assignment more successfully.

Required Materials

Lecture 6


“SMART Goals Worksheet”

Instructions

Complete the SMART goals worksheet.

Format Requirements

Record your responses within the worksheet.

UNV 108 Week 6 Topic 6 Journal Entry Priorities

Details: Purpose Throughout this course, you will be asked to reflect on various topics in journal entries. Your Topic 6 entry will be about priorities. 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 “Priorities” by answering the following questions in your reflection:


1. What major personal, professional, or academic obstacles do you have to overcome to make school a priority? What are some ways you might work around these challenges? 2. How do you decide your priorities? Describe step-by-step. 3. What are some strategies that you can utilize to prioritize school? How will prioritizing your academic responsibilities contribute to your college success? 4. Reflect on the overall learning objectives from this topic. What was a key takeaway for you?

Format Requirements Your response must be between 500-750 words. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

UNV 108 Week 7 Topic 7 Discussion Question 1

Part of GCU’s mission statement is to prepare learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders through a values-based curriculum. Students are encouraged to suspend judgment and celebrate a diversity of beliefs. In what ways are academic and spiritual growth tied together?

UNV 108 Week 7 Topic 7 Discussion Question 2

Critical thinking involves self-reflection. You are not the same person who began this course 7 weeks ago; you have learned and grown during this course. Please reflect on the following: 1. Summarize the highlights of your learning personally, professionally, and academically during this course.


2. What things have worked best for you as a student in this course? What things did not go as well as you had hoped? What can you do differently in your next course to ensure your educational success? Please provide specific examples.

UNV 108 Week 7 Topic 7 Extended Journal: Planning for Success

Details: Purpose Throughout this course you have written several journals in response to a variety of different writing prompts relating to the course topics and objectives. Your final journal entry will be an extended journal entry in which you will chronicle various events in your life leading from enrolling at GCU, through program completion, and career success. Required Materials Microsoft Word Instructions Respond to the following prompts in paragraph form (one paragraph per prompt). Use specific examples to support and enhance each response. 1. Who are you personally? Where are you from? How have your background and family values shaped who you are today? What are some of your greatest strengths and weaknesses? 2. What are your past academic experiences? Describe your schooling experience prior to GCU. What did you like most? What did you dislike? Who was your favorite teacher and why? How, when and why did you decide to enroll at GCU? What is the biggest or best thing you expect to gain from attending GCU? 3. Where are you academically? What are some of your academic goals? Personal goals? What will you do now to ensure you will be able to reach those goals? When do you expect to complete your program of study? What type of job do you expect to have upon graduation? Why did you choose that profession? What salary expectations do you have? How will your life change as a result of graduating from GCU? 4. What does your future hold? Who are people within your planned profession that you think you can learn from? What qualities do they have that you admire? How did they achieve success in your chosen field? Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years? The next 20 years? How will


your life contribute positively to the lives of others? How will you be of service? How do you define success? How will you know in the future if you have achieved success?

UNV 108 Week 7 Writing Self-Assessment Reflection

Details: Purpose Developing your writing skills is critical to your success throughout your program of study. Learning to write effectively will ensure your ability to communicate your ideas, thoughts, and feelings as well as what you have learned. Throughout this course you have written several journals in response to a variety of different writing prompts relating to the course topics and objectives. For this assignment, you will complete a writing self-assessment and write a short reflection discussing the results. Required Materials Microsoft Word Instructions Write a 250-500-word reflection that discusses the following questions: 1. What strengths and challenges may you have as a writer? 2. Based on feedback you have received on your writing, what specific areas of writing are difficult for you or need improvement? 3. What are some steps you can take to improve your writing skills? 4. What type of writing have you done in the past? What is your favorite type of writing? 5. How will the writing you have done in the past differ from the writing you will do throughout your program of study? What writing strategies will you need to employ in order to be successful writing for your program of study?

Format Requirements Complete the assignment using Microsoft Word.


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


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