What are the important characteristics of scholarly sources?
Assignment: ECS501 Topic1 DQ2
Think about how the types of situations mentioned in the Policy Violations examples from your readings might arise during your academic career. How does academic dishonesty undermine the purpose of graduate school?
ECS 501 Topic 2 DQ 1
What are the important characteristics of scholarly sources? Why are scholarly sources more appropriate for academic research?
ECS 501 Topic 2 DQ 2
After reading the “Title IX” document, answer the following question:
What is Title IX and how does it affect you as a student?
ECS 501 Topic 3 DQ 1
Identify a turning point in the history of disability rights. Articulate how this turning point has directly influenced special education today.
ECS 501 Topic 3 DQ 2
While early detection and intervention is critical for young children with disabilities, we must be careful not to label children inappropriately in the school system. Evaluate the consequences of labeling a child.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.