Describe your personal and household financial goals

    Part -1:
    Finding Resources/Defining the Process

    For the first assignment in this course, answer the questions in each section and attach your answers to the drop box in a single file.
    Section One
    Go to the following link:
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/9/
    then read about the following:
    • Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
    • Documenting Electronic Sources
    • Avoiding Plagiarism.
    Briefly answer the following questions:
    • Explain the difference between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Are researchers required to provide in-text citations and a References page entry for all three? Why or why not?
    • What are three ways to avoid plagiarism?
    • What makes citing and referencing electronic sources difficult? What can one do to ensure one has done so correctly?
    Section Two
    Go to the EBSCO library database. Take the tutorial if this is your first time using it. Practice conducting a search.
    • What have you learned about navigating the library?
    • Go to your GU Resources. What tutorials or links will help you in this course?
    Section Three
    Read this week’s chapter, Finding.
    • In five to seven sentences (a paragraph), explain what it means to make choices in writing.
    • Imagine you are trying to convince someone to vote for a new school initiative. If you know that they see the world differently than you do, what strategy would you take to draw them to your way of thinking? What choices would you be faced with?
    Remember to post all three of your responses in a single document.

    Part -2:

    • Week 1 Case Questions
    • Should be APA writing style.
    Select TWO court cases (from different chapters) from the list below, and respond in writing to the case questions.
    1. Casias v. Wal-Mart Stores (Ch 1, p 7)
    2. Nino v. The Jewelry Exchange (Ch 1, p 21)
    3. EEOC v. Autozone (Ch 1, p 25)
    4. Narayan v. EGL, Inc. (Ch 2, p 40)
    5. Glatt v. Fox Searchligh Pictures Ch 2, p 42)
    6. Zheng v. Liberty Apparel Co. (Ch 2, p 57)
    7. Jones v. Oklahoma City Public Schools (Ch 3, p 83)
    8. Diaz v. Kraft Foods Global (Ch 3, p 86)
    9. Chattman v. Toho Tenax America (Ch 3, p 90)
    10. Geleta v. Gray (Ch 3, p 100)

    The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:
    • Write between 750 – 1,250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.
    • Use font size 12 and 1″ margins.
    • Include cover page and reference page.
    • At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
    • No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.
    • Use at least three references from outside the course material, one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.
    • Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.
    References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers such as, The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.

    Part -3:

    Setting Goals

    Should be in APA writing style.

    1. Briefly list any financial problems you face personally or as a household, such as too much debt not enough savings, or not enough income.

    2. Describe your personal and household financial goals, such as paying off debt or earning more income. Include short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term goals.

    3. Develop a list of practical solutions to help solve the financial problems and reach the financial goals identified above.

    Criteria:
    The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:
    • Write a minimum of 400 words (approximately 2 pages) using Microsoft Word.
    • Attempt APA style, see example below.
    • Use font size 12 and 1″ margins.
    • Include cover page and reference page.
    • At least 60% of your paper must be original content/writing.
    • No more than 40% of your content/information may come from references.
    • Use at least two references from outside the course material, preferably from EBSCOhost.
    • Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the two reference requirement.
    • Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must be identified in the paper and listed on a reference page.
    • Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, online newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc.
    • Sources such as Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, etc. are not acceptable.

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