Week 3 – Assignment
[WLOs: 3] [CLOs: 1, 2]
As you have learned this week in your discussion motivating adults to learn requires that the learning center on useful and relevant learning of practical knowledge and skills. Before beginning on this assignment read the article “The Neuroscience of Goals and Behavior Change” and the textbook Chapter 8 on “Motivation and Learning.”
Identify two discussions, assignments, or activities from the ENG121 Course Guide downloadthat illustrate or can be explained with reference to experience and learning. (These discussions, assignments, and/or activities may be ones you used in past weeks’ assignments—and they may be used use again next week—or you may use different examples for different weeks.)
- Provide the name and week where the two discussions, assignments, or activities were selected.
- Analyze these activities in relationship to Wlodkowski’s levels of adult motivation.
- If you find less-than-adequate evidence of an identifiable application of Wlodkowski’s levels of adult motivation, explain motivation theory with reference to the selected components of the course and suggest on how the discussion, assignment, or activity could have better applied motivation.
- Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages and appendices) and formatted according to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).
- Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
- Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
- For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Ashford Writing Center sources.
- Must use at least two credible sources, at least one of which is scholarly, in addition to the course text.
- The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you choose to use a credible website as one of your sources, this What is CRAAP? (Links to an external site.) tip sheet can assist you to evaluate the credibility of the website. See as well the Evaluating Sources (Links to an external site.) tutorial from the Ashford University Library. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for an assignment. The Integrating Research (Links to an external site.) tutorial will offer further assistance with including supporting information and reasoning.
- Must apply APA style to document within your writing where you found information, quotes, and research as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s resource on Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.).
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style. See the Formatting Your Reference List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
- Review the Writing Center’s Grammarly (Links to an external site.) page before you submit your written assignment; set up a Grammarly account (if you have not already done so), and use Grammarly to review a rough draft of your assignment. Then, carefully review all issues identified by Grammarly and revise your work as needed.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.