Submitting Project 5

This is the post for the November 18, 2014 class meeting.

Today is the due date for Project 5. The grace period will end at 11:55 PM on Tuesday, December 2.

Class Work for November 18

These are the tasks to complete for today’s work:

  • Go over the requirements for Project 5.
  • Review the location of the FAQs for using Google Drive.
  • Discuss the reflection memo and how to submit Project 5 in Scholar.

Requirements for Project 5

You need to turn in a reflection memo as well as a link to the documents you have chosen to write (extended definition, instructions, and glossary). Use the Writer’s Checklist on pages 388–389 of Markel to check your work. In particular, check the following:

  • Make sure that your Extended Definition is clear and complete, and that it uses layout and design to make the information easy to read.
  • Be sure that your Instructions include numbered steps, use imperative verbs, and have an open and airy layout.
  • Check that your Glossary uses layout and design to make the terms and definitions clear, that the entries in alphabetical order, and that the glossary entries use broken sentences.

For all the documents you turn in, remember to check your spelling and proofread for grammar and punctuation.

Google Drive FAQs

To make sure that you can submit your project smoothly, pay attention to the following FAQs:

Writing Your Reflection Memo and Submitting Your Project

Your reflection memo is your chance to tell me anything you want me to know before I read your project. For this project, your reflection memo will give me the link to your spreadsheet on Google Drive and the link to your analysis memo if you created one. You will also tell me about what you have written. Follow these instructions to submit your work:

  1. Go to the Assignments tab on the left menu in Scholar.
  2. Choose “P5: Definition and Instructions.”
  3. Scroll down to the text box below the headings Submission and Assignment Text. You will write your memo in this box. (Alternately, you can write in a word processor/Google Doc, and copy/paste your text into this box.)
  4. Add your memo headers (To, From, Subject, and Date). For your reflection memo, you’ll use the following:
    • Address your memo to me (Traci) and from yourself (use your name).
    • Add a subject line that indicates this is your reflection memo and which project it is for.
    • Add the current date.
  5. Insert a horizontal divider line using the button indicated with the red arrow in the image below:
    Insert Horizontal Line button in Scholar
  6. Introduce your project—what are your overall goals, what grade have you aimed for, and what documents have you written for the project?
  7. For each part of the project you have written (e.g., extended definition, instructions, glossary), do the following:
    1. Label the link so I know which document it will take me to.
    2. Add the Share link to the document on your Google Drive. Use the instructions for how to get the Share link on the FAQ site if you are unsure how to share documents.
    3. Tell me what I need to know to understand the information you have included in your document.
    4. Tell me anything else you want me to know about the the layout and design.
  8. Review the information for Project 5 in the reflection memo. You should have a block for each piece you have written that tells me what it is, gives me the link, and tells me about it.
  9. Add a concluding section that tells me anything else you want me to know about your project.
  10. Agree to the Honor Code by clicking the checkbox at the bottom of the page in Scholar. You cannot finish submitting the project without clicking that checkbox (and it’s easy to miss).
  11. Submit your Project, and save a copy of the confirmation and submission ID. If something goes wrong in Scholar, you can contact 4HELP with that information.
  12. You’re done! Project 6 (the final exam) will be a progress and completion report (similar to a self-evaluation for a performance review in a workplace) that focuses on the work you have done during the term.