Week 2 – Assignment
[WLO: 2] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read this week’s required textbook content, Chapters 4, 5, and 6. Also, review once again all the assignments relating to the Final Paper assignment and interview, specifically
- Week 1 Analytical Paper assignment
- Week 2 Schedule Interview assignment
- Week 4 Conduct and Report on the Interview assignment
- Week 6 Student Services as a Profession final paper
Also, review once again the list of Required Questions for the Interview download. Recall that during the interview you will pose at least these five required questions and two or three more on a topic you selected in the Week 1 Analytical Paper assignment.
Now that you have thought about selecting an interviewee, selected a topic area, and begun to refine an associated student services issue, it is time to contact your interviewee to propose and schedule the interview, which must take place on or before Day 2 of Week 4.
Specifications for the interview are
- The interviewee must be a student service practitioner in admissions, advising, tutoring, or other student support service.
- The interview must occur over one continuous interval in a single day
- The interview must be conducted by phone or face-to-face
- The interview must take at least one hour.
In the Schedule Interview paper,
- Specify the date, time, and if relevant, place of the interview.
- Identify the mode of communication (phone, face-to-face, or other).
- Summarize your communication with the interviewee when you arranged the interview.
- Summarize your planned purpose and strategy for the interview—what do you want to find out and how to you intend to lead the interview to obtain this knowledge?
The Schedule Interview paper
- Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)’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 resources.
- Must use at least one credible source 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 have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
- To assist you in completing the library research required for this assignment, view this Ashford University Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the Ashford University Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
- Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
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