David L. Goetsch. (2013). Project Management for Engineering and Technology Prentice – Hall Publications. ISBN-10: 0132816407 o ISBN-13: 9780132816403
It’s simply summarizing a chapter “included summary of chapter 3” and or a Topic from the chapter. 6 pages.
You may select a topic or chapter from our textbook. You are to write an 6-8 page term paper due at the end of the term. All APA requirements are required. A sample APA paper will be provided.
– Make sure to apply a variety of outside references (rather than just the textbook).
Do we need our Term paper topics approved?
Term Papers, I do not need to approve topics for the term papers as long as the topic comes from the textbook, however remember to avoid using the book for the term paper. You can use outside topics but they must relate to the course or field. The book is for the midterm exam and final exam mostly.
Things that need to be present in every APA paper and/or assignment:
Yes please it is always better for me if you turn them in early. I cannot accept late assignments. Early is great. At times I can also help you rewrite them if needed if they are early only. However, Discussion boards cannot be early and must go with the dates of the class.
Warning: Once the class ends, I will not and cannot answer any questions about missing home work or any missing work or grades. The registrar will inform you on them and you can calculate them yourself using the syllabus and grade book. It is vital that you check your own grade book and ensure that EVERY ITEM is in by the final day of class. After the class ends I will not be able to take any questions about the class or missing work. It is your duty to ensure work is there on time, and before deadlines. Thank you! Keep up the great work! I am proud of you all!
Please contact the Library because they have the use and password/codes to go onto the schools online library. There you should ask how to search/find journal articles.
APA and citing is something vital for your future. Any library will help you. You can use the schools online resources. Many do not check or realize what great online technology and library resources you have from the school and the public library system. These days you can access millions or journals and articles from home as well. Most are free through your school. Please check the school web site for the library, then cal them and they will assist you. It is important to learn APA and primary sources now for your future. You may be upset or frustrated, but when you finish my class or graduate, you will be 10 times better then a student who didn’t have me or that competes with you for an interview or that pursues future degrees. You can also do a search online for journals in our field but that may have a fee. I would avoid any more fees and through most schools they are free, you just didn’t know about it or check. It is a journey into education but anyone can do. If I did it you can. It is not hard. Also there is a program called “endnote” that actually cites everything for you and you can use your whole life. It is pretty incredible. Our text is secondary so you can use it, but do not use it as your only source. Discussion boards may be a little loser but there to, get use to using the primary sources. Mid terms and Finals that are essay only need to have your book but more credit is added for primary sources there as well.
Journal articles are vital. They are primary sources that professionals with PhDs have peer reviewed and basically approved as proper and authorities/experts in the field. These are valid and great resources and can help you gain an A to cite and work with. Avoid using google and yahoo, and Wikipedia. These are not valid resources. “.gov” cites are great as well and “.orgs”. However .com and .net websites are available to anyone and not professionals in the field of education/academics. You can find journal articles at your campus library and at your online campus library or at websites likewww.googlescholoar.com
Primary Source: (Required)
A primary source is a document, speech, or other sort of evidence writ ten, created or otherwise produced during the time under study. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event.
It will take time and work to adjust, but in your future you will thank me. Why? Secondary sources are not as helpful and as accurate. They are usually someone getting data and explaining it. Primary is the actual source itself. Please look at all of my previous APA posts and search online to get info on how to cite primary sources. I attached many helpful documents below. Keep in mind for term papers, extra credit papers and discussions I will be counting this to the grade so make sure you work on it now. Also contract the school librarian and they will have more than enough APA information and can probably sit dow
n and help you for the first few times. APA and primary cites are required throughout the country at the best schools and now at all schools. I want my students to be ahead when they graduate and not with just another diploma, out there and lost in their writing skills. With my class, you will be very far ahead. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, and get primary SOURCES GOING
Make sure to use APA reference page, formatting and in text citing for all papers
Use references that are Scholarly journal articles. The librarian will help you.
Avoid websites because they are not scholarly or applicable for a good research paper.
DO NOT Use the textbook for term papers. It is only a secondary source and not appropriate. Textbooks are only for midterm and final exams. You must learn to research and use only primary sources like journal articles (scholarly).Please use headings in papers and on discussion posts. A heading helps the professor or reader see that you answered the question. It is follows APA and provides for much better writing skills, organization and development.
You select the term paper topics, any in our textbook. However I sometimes send out or list some topics just as guidance not mandatory.
Keep working on the APA reference pages and in text APA citing throughout the term on the discussion boards so you can perfect it for the final term paper.
AVOID-NEVER USE: textbooks, (dot) . com websites, wikipedia
PLEASE USE: journal articles (found at libraries or online databases), (dot) .org websites, (dot) . gov websites, books in the field (not textbooks)
No, please see the policy, procedures and deadline dates given.
The final date for the term paper is given day 1, I will not respond to email requests for late papers. I have had students takingadvantage of this policy and that date is there for a purpose and final. Again well done all, but I will not take any more term papers after the deadline. I have heard all excuses and will not any longer
Thanks! Sorry, you would need a new original paper. Each course is different, different credits and requirements, different books and different topics. Please use different books for different courses. Well done!
Researching scholarly journals using the library research system and google scholar –See the librarian to improve your future beyond this class.
I have received a few questions about online dictionaries. I have already discussed Wikipedia in an announcement. Wikipedia can be very useful as a quick reference and is one of the most popular websites on the internet. It is not a scholarly source, however. It is an online encyclopedia that its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the Internet. Wikipedia can be a great tool for learning and researching information; however, not everything in Wikipedia is accurate, comprehensive, or unbiased. It is not appropriate for use in your research papers and some professors prohibit using it in the classroom. I see that a number of you have cited the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) in your posts. According to the website, the SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. The SEP’s model may therefore represent a unique digital library concept: a scholarly dynamic reference work. Nonetheless, while is appears to be reputable, you want to avoid writing a post where you do not include any journal article citations. It is really important that learners master the full text databases. When you are using the full text databases to search for your articles to complete the discussion post assignment and your papers, be sure to check the box to limit the search to peer reviewed publications.
Many scholarly journals use a process of peer review prior to publishing an article, whereby other scholars in the author’s field or specialty critically assess a draft of the article. Peer-reviewed journals (also called refereed journals) are scholarly journals that only publish articles that have passed through this review process. The review process helps ensure that the published articles reflect solid scholarship in their fields. Scholarly journals contain articles written by, and addressed to, experts in a discipline. They are concerned with academic study, especially research, and demonstrate the methods and concerns of scholars. The main purpose of a scholarly journal is to report original research or experimentation and to communicate this information to the rest of the scholarly world. The language of scholarly journals reflects the discipline covered, as it assumes some knowledge or background on the part of the reader. Scholarly journals always rigorously cite their sources and many scholarly journals are published by professional organizations.
It is important to understand this distinction between the above and the many non-refereed scholarly journals as well as non-scholarly sources that may be useful to you in your quest for knowledge.
A number of students are still struggling with APA style. I have attempted to point out examples in your posts. The best way to learn APA style is to buy the book and practice. Here is a tip that you may appreciate more, however (smile). When you search in the Academic Search Premier/ EBSCO database you can actually choose a function that allows you to change the citation to APA format and email it to yourself. Then all you would have to do is copy and paste it into your paper.
Here are the steps:
1. Enter your search terms and locate article of interest.
2. Click on the add to folder
3. Enter the folder and click email option
4. Look to the lower right of the screen and click on the arrow to change citation style. I believe AMA is the default style. Choose APA instead.
5. Click send to send the article to your email account.
6. You should see the APA reference at the beginning of the article when you open the file.
You still need to change the sentence capitalization (only the first word she be capitalized) and always double check the APA citation because I have caught a few minor errors at time. Hope this helps.
Also, I am not always sure if students who are listing multiple references for their posts are citing original sources that they personally read, versus paraphrasing works cited in one article. If you did not personally read the material it is called a secondary source. To properly cite secondary sources, refer to both sources in the text, but include in the References list only the source that you actually used/read. For instance, suppose you read Lowe and Mascher (2001) and would like to paraphrase the following sentence within that chapter: Bandura (1989) defined self-efficacy as “people’s beliefs about their capabilities to exercise control over events that affect their lives” (p. 1175).
In this case, your in-text citation would be (Bandura, 1989, as cited in Lowe and Mascher, 2001). Lowe & Mascher (2001) would be fully referenced within the list of References. Bandura (1989) would not be listed. For more information on citing secondary sources, see Example 22 on p. 247 of the 5th edition Publication Manual (soft cover version).
It is my aspiration that you leave this course with an increased knowledge in APA style 🙂 Make sure that you are using APA formatting in your final paper.