EDU586: Foundations of American Higher Education

EDU586: Week 2 – Assignment

Week 2 – Assignment

Article Review: History of Higher Education

[WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 3]

For this assignment, you will begin constructing the series of article reviews that will help you complete your final assignment, the Analysis Review, which is built from weekly assignments (including this one) and based on the topic you chose in the Week 1 Topic Selection discussion. For this reason, be sure you have reviewed the Weeks 2 through 5 Article Review assignments and the Week 6 Analysis Review assignment to give you an idea of the sort of work you want to do with your selected topic.

To begin this assignment, conduct a library search using key words that relate to your topic and the history of higher education, the topic focus of this week’s materials. To get started, review the Ashford University Library video Keywords Are Critical (Links to an external site.). Focus your search to find peer-reviewed scholarly articles that address the types of questions and issues you find most interesting and important. Then read several abstracts and choose one peer reviewed article that is best aligned with your topic, the week’s focus, and your interests.

In your paper, address the following items:

  • Provide a full APA citation for the article you are reviewing.
  • Provide a brief introduction in which you discuss the background of the study and state the author’s purpose.
  • Briefly summarize the author’s major ideas, concepts, and key points.
  • Explain how the article informs and contributes to the analysis of your chosen topic. Were any previous ideas you had on the subject changed, abandoned, or reinforced due to this article?

Written Communication

Optional: Review and Submit the Assignment to the Ashford Writing Center

By Day 5, review your assignment with the Grading Rubric to be sure you have achieved the distinguished levels of performance for each criterion. Once you have finished, submit your assignment to the Ashford Writing Center. To learn how to submit (and retrieve) your paper, see the Ashford Writing Center’s Paper Review (Links to an external site.) guide.                                                                                                                     

Review and Submit the Assignment to Waypoint. Next, revise your paper based on the feedback received from the Ashford Writing Center, then submit the final draft to Waypoint for evaluation no later than Day 7 of the week.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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