UNV 104 Grand Canyon Week 1 Complete Work

UNV 104 Grand Canyon Week 1 Complete Work

UNV 104 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1

Alana has been employed as a cashier at the local grocery store for two years, is always on time, and has excellent customer service skills. An assistant store manager position will be available soon and Alana’s manager is considering her for the position. She will be the only internal candidate considered. To prepare for the selection process, Alana’s manager has asked her to prepare a report that provides ideas for how the store could be improved and remain competitive with other grocery stores. Describe how Alana might create the report by using the information literacy skills of:

• Recognizing when information is needed

• Locating, evaluating, and effectively using the needed information

What specific skills will she need to do these things well? Could you successfully complete this report if you were Alana? What challenges would you have?

UNV 104 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2

In this module you are required to begin the development of your expository essay by completing several prewriting strategies. Share with your classmates two examples of brainstorming that you seem to prefer. Did you brainstorm? If so, was brainstorming helpful to you? If not, why didn’t you? How confident do you feel about completing the essay? Do you have any concerns or questions? Locate at least one resource on the Internet (remember what you learned about information literacy) that may be useful to your classmates in writing their essays. Provide a link to the resource and a brief summary of why you think it will be useful.

UNV 104 Grand Canyon Week 1 Assignment 1

Class Wall Biography


Getting to know other students in your class is important in creating the online community at GCU. The Class Wall is a place for students to network and get to know one another. Your first post to the Class Wall will be a short biography to introduce yourself to your fellow students.

Access the “Sample Bio” and “Biography Outline” documents and use them as resources to help you organize some facts about yourself. Use your completed outline to write a biography formatted in a similar fashion as the sample biography.

Once other students have posted their bios, go back to the Class Wall and read them, and also your instructor’s bio.

UNV 104 Grand Canyon Week 1 Assignment 2

Expository Essay: Pre-Writing Worksheet


Before you begin any writing assignment, it is often necessary to complete several “pre-writing” activities. This worksheet will assist you with several of the pre-writing activities necessary for completing your expository essay including selecting a topic, developing a thesis statement, and identifying the audience for you essay. Follow the instructions to complete these pre-writing activities.

1. Choose a Topic

Here is a list of possible essay topics to use for your expository essay.

Please choose only one topic. You will indicate the topic you have chosen within the table below.

· Video games AND violence

· Internet AND workplace

· Exercise AND obesity

· Academic achievement AND library

2. Read the Module 1 lecture and review “The Writing Process” media piece.

Be sure to read your Module 1 lecture and review the “The Writing Process” media piece for instructions on how to develop a thesis statement and how to identify your audience. You will need to know how to do this in order to complete the table below and successfully begin your writing process.

“The Writing Process”

Ø “Menu”

ü “Who is the audience?”

ü “How should I brainstorm?” (Because you are required to choose your topic from the list above, not all brainstorming examples will be pertinent to this assignment. When reviewing the “Brainstorming Examples”, “Break down Topic” may be a good one to start with. However, be sure to review them all to determine which works best for you.)

ü “How do I develop a thesis?”

ü “How do I organize my brainstorm into an online?” (You will complete this in Module 4)

3. Complete the following table as demonstrated in the “Example Student Response” below. Submit this completed worksheet to the Expository Essay: Pre-Writing Worksheet drop box by the end of Day 7 of Module


Example Student Response
Example Instructor Feedback
Your Response
Instructor Feedback
Choose a Topic
You must choose a topic from the list provided above.
Adults and Online Learning
 Great choice!
Develop a Thesis Statement ·Brainstorming may assist with this.
Earning a degree online is great for working adults.
You have a good start, but you can improve your thesis statement by explaining why earning a degree online is great and making it more specific. Try finding resources that explain why and this will support your thoughts and allow you to expand your thesis statement. Refer to your module 1 lecture for examples of a good thesis statement.


Identify Your Audience: ·

What would be important to your audience? ·

What is the appropriate way to address this audience (professional, familial, friendly)?


My audience is other adults who maybe considering enrolling in an online degree program. I think my audience would need to know the benefits of earning a degree online. I should address them professionally and use appropriate language and correct grammar because…


Questions I Have



What should my supporting paragraphs include?


Each supporting paragraph should provide information discussed in your introductory paragraph and thesis statement. For example, you first supporting paragraph might discuss the benefits to earning a degree online.



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