ResearchAssignment

ResearchAssignment

Part 1

· Write a one-two sentence summary of the following passage:

Perhaps one of the biggest student misconceptions is that choosing a major locks students into one career for the rest of their lives. Students fear that if they make the wrong decision now they will waste thousands of dollars and be stuck in a career they hate. This misconception is often fueled by parents and family who pressure students into “following the money.” Obviously if a student wants to be a nurse, then a nursing degree is needed—but a nursing degree (or any degree, for that matter) also equips graduates with a set of skills and abilities that can be applied to any number of employment opportunities.

Source:  http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Academic-Advising-Today/View-Articles/Why-Choosing-a-Major-is-Not-Choosing-a-Career-and-not-the-end-of-the-world.aspx

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· Write a paraphrase of the following:

There’s a growing realization that people who study philosophy learn skills that are eminently transferable and a good fit for today’s global economy. As a result, those skills are forming the basis for strong, well-paid careers.

Source http://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/philosophys-makeover/

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·  Incorporate an appropriate lead-in and citation for the following quotation:

Freshmen can increase their likelihood of being successful STEM students by doing a few activities in the summer before school begins.

Source:  https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2014/06/23/get-a-jump-start-on-college-classes-as-a-stem-major

Identify author, date, etc. as needed for citation

 All three should make use of lead-in phrases and/or MLA parenthetical references, as needed.

PART 2

· List all three sources on a properly formatted Works Cited page


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