Project #2144 - Research Resources

Assignment 2: Research Resources

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When considering the career goal you identified in Week 1, it is helpful to know where to go to find current information about that career. For this assignment, you will search the Internet to find the salary range for someone in your chosen career path in the region you plan to be employed. You will also search the Online Library for a journal, or any other periodical, that can serve as a resource for you to keep up with the trends in your chosen career

For your Internet search, you can consider visiting the following links to appropriate websites provided in the Webliography.

  • Salary Search
  • Salary Information

You will also search the Online Library for a journal, or any other periodical, that can serve as a resource for you to keep up with the trends in your chosen career.

Write a report describing your findings from your Internet and Online Library research using the following guidelines:

  • Using your internet browser, do a keyword search using terms that will help you determine the salary range of your chosen career in your region. For example, paralegal salary ranges in PA.
  • Identify the URL of the website(s) providing relevant information.
  • Describe why you think this is a reliable website.
  • Explain if the salary information is consistent with the career goal you have set.
  • On a separate page cite the author, date of publication, and the URL where the information was found. (Refer to the example of the assignment provided in the link below.)

Library Search

  • Access the Online Library.
  • Identify the name of at least one journal, which provides articles relevant to your chosen career path.
  • Describe an article in this journal that contains information you find interesting and explain why.
  • On your separate reference page cite the author, date of publication and the URL where the information was found. (Refer to the example of the assignment provided in the link below.)

Write your report in a 1- to 2-page MS Word document and include a page for your resources. (If you do not have MS Word, write your response in an MS WordPad or Mac TextEdit .rtf file.)

As you research your career for this assignment, you might find additional resources and information that are helpful to you. Feel free to include these in your personal plan for success. Remember, the personal plan for success is a long-term resource for your academic and professional endeavors so feel free to add any pertinent information beyond what the assignment requires.

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Save your document as W4_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc (or W4_A2_Lastname_Firstname.rtf). By Saturday, February 9, 2013, submit it to the W4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

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Make sure that you check your document for spelling, grammar, and punctuation before submission.


Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified a URL for a website containing salary information relevant to your career path.
20
Described why you think this is a reliable website.
20
Explained whether the salary information is consistent with the career goal you have set.
16
Identified the name of at least one journal from the Online Library, which provides articles relevant to your chosen career path.
20
Described an article in this journal that contains information you find interesting and explained why.
16
Used correct spelling and grammar.
8
Total:
100

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Due By (Pacific Time) 02/05/2013 02:00 pm
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