Impact of Media

Directions: It is important to give credit to the author of the work you are using to prevent plagiarizing. For this assignment, you are going to complete an exercise to properly cite 5 sources in proper APA format. Using the following information, format these sources according to APA guidelines.

Remember to refer to Chapter 21 of your textbook for citation examples. Pages 433-434 has a sample Reference page which is a great example of how your assignment should be formatted.

  1. A book written by James A. Reinking and Robert von der Osten titled Strategies for Successful Writing. The book was published as the 10th edition in 2014 by Pearson in New Jersey.
  2. An article written by John T. Flanagan and Raymond L. Grimer and titled Mexico in American Fiction to 1850. The article was published in 1940 in a journal called Hispania. It appears on pages 307-318. The volume number is 23.
  3. An online article with no author titled Robert Frost: A Reader Response Perspective. The article appears on the online journal Off the Wall and had a location of . The article is listed with the date May 8, 2003, but you found it on January 4, 2004.
  4. An article written by James E. Cook and titled Alexander Hamilton. The article appears on pages 31 and 32 of the World Book Encyclopedia, Volume 9, published in 1996.
  5. A book written by Magdalena Dabrowski and Rudolph Leopold and titled Egon Schiele. The book was published in 1997 in New Haven, Connecticut.

Submit this assignment to your instructor via the dropbox “LP02.1 Assignment: APA Reference Page.” This assignment is worth 100 points and will be graded according to the scoring guide below.

Scoring Guide (100 Points)
Rating Scale
20 – 18Name of author(s), title of article/book/journal, publisher information, and dates are all formatted correctly. Punctuation is correct; there are no spelling errors.
17 – 16There is one error in the formatting of the reference. There is no more than one spelling/punctuation error.
15 – 14There are two errors in the formatting of the reference. There are no more than two spelling/punctuation errors.
13 – 12There are three errors in the formatting of the reference. There are no more than three spelling/punctuation errors.
11 – 0There are multiple errors in the formatting of the reference. There are multiple spelling/punctuation errors.
Criteria
1.Source 1 was properly formatted according to APA guidelines.
2.Source 2 was properly formatted according to APA guidelines.
3.Source 3 was properly formatted according to APA guidelines.
4.Source 4 was properly formatted according to APA guidelines.
5.Source 5 was properly formatted according to APA guidelines.

Learning Plan 03

LP03 Assignment: Thesis Statements

Directions: This assignment will focus on writing clear and focused thesis statements. You will need to keep the audience and purpose in mind for writing each thesis statement. Choose 3 of the 4 topics listed below and create 3 main ideas for each topic. Then, compose one thesis statement for each of your 3 topics that encompasses all 3 main ideas. Remember, a thesis statement is one sentence that broadly encompasses the main ideas of an essay. Keep your thesis statements broad enough to encompass all three main ideas, and avoid listing or restating your main ideas in your thesis statement. Submit this assignment as a Word document.
• Smoking in public
• Elderly drivers
• Impact of media
• Texting and driving

If it helps you organize your ideas, you may follow the format below:

Topic 1:
Main Idea 1 for Topic 1:
Main Idea 2 for Topic 1:
Main Idea 3 for Topic 1:
Thesis statement that broadly encompasses all three main ideas for Topic 1:

Topic 2:
Main Idea 1 for Topic 2:
Main Idea 2 for Topic 2:
Main Idea 3 for Topic 2:
Thesis statement that broadly encompasses all three main ideas for Topic 2:

Topic 3:
Main Idea 1 for Topic 3:
Main Idea 2 for Topic 3:
Main Idea 3 for Topic 3:
Thesis statement that broadly encompasses all three main ideas for Topic 3:

Submit this assignment to your instructor via the dropbox “LP03 Assignment: Thesis Statements.” Each of the three thesis activities can earn a possible 20 points for a total of 60 points for the assignment. This assignment will be graded according to the following scoring guide:

Scoring Guide (60 Points)
Rating Scale
5 – 4.5Work meets or exceeds criterion at a high level of competence.
4Work reflects an understanding of criterion with minor misunderstandings/misconceptions.
3.5Criterion partially met, but one or more important concepts/skills are missing or flawed.
3Work reflects an attempt to meet criterion, but significant misunderstandings/misconceptions are apparent.
2.5 – 0Criterion not met or work is absent.
Criteria for the first topic
1.Three (3) logical main ideas are listed for the first topic.
2.The thesis statement is broad enough to encompass all three main ideas.
3.The thesis statement is clear and concise. The thesis statement is one sentence.
4.Writing is free of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
Criteria for the second topic
1.Three (3) logical main ideas are listed for the second topic.
2.The thesis statement is broad enough to encompass all three main ideas.
3.The thesis statement is clear and concise. The thesis statement is one sentence.
4.Writing is free of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
Criteria for the third topic
1.Three (3) logical main ideas are listed for the third topic.
2.The thesis statement is broad enough to encompass all three main ideas.
3.The thesis statement is clear and concise. The thesis statement is one sentence.
4.Writing is free of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

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