There are basically 7 assignments for this class. Several are interconnected and build on each other.
1. Summary / abstract of a journal article with APA citation. An abstract is usually the last part of an article that is written and highlights the hypothesis and other methods of the research, introduces findings, and makes conclusions. Reading a lot of articles and abstracts is what improves future writing. APA citation is captured in a separate box. Do not use the same abstract as what appears with the article, you are providing insights in value for specific applications.
2. CV Resume and Cover letter - there are different methods of this due to how it is being submitted. Different disciplines have various styles and inclusions as does different work or research environments. Will it be read and detected by AI to pick up certain terms or skills? There is a separate box that promotes resources and models of CV and accompanying correspondence. Bottom line, is don't promise more than you can deliver.
3-5. Field Study paper - limited to conducting interview of supervisor, and then pivoting to detail how this allows you to apply Social Ecology content new knowledge and understandings. Incorporate 7-10 sources of peer-reviewed scholarship.
6. Class Presentation - 10-12 minutes including leaving time for questions - consult last tab on preparing presentations - remember about opportunity for rehearsing using Zoom.
Outline should include:
There are many sources that will help you format a resume - you must consider different types of submission, in person via an interview; with accompanied correspondence via mail, fax, attachment, etc; or via online submission where machine learning will be seeking to sort by different words, tags or labels. This will determine how best to format your resume - you may consider several versions. The following resources may be helpful:
The following search strategies, subject headings and sources will accompany each topic and serve as guidance in seeking information for each assignment. Please reach out if you need additional information.
The best foundation for this assignment is to read a lot of journal articles and abstracts. A good abstract should lead you to want to read the article. For research summaries, you need to know the hypothesis, the methods used to study the question, the findings, the conclusions and whether hypothesis can be accepted or rejected. Remember that science is about reproducibility and social science is about observation and full disclosure about other methods, number in study, interviews & questions used, data compilation, etc. Read about what interests you and you will find that the best abstracts deliver what is contained in the article. Abstracts are usually written at the conclusion of the piece or highly edited after work is completed if composed earlier.