What Does the Library Have to Offer?


Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Assignment


Using MS Word: What Does the Library Have to Offer?

Write a one- to two-page essay that describes the benefits of using the Ashford University Library. Your paper should: Explain the differences between scholarly resources and      popular resources. Describe the key things to remember when searching for      sources within the Ashford University Library (e.g., databases, [email protected]      search tool). Detail how you will be most effective and efficient in      finding resources that fit your research needs.

Please watch the required video tutorial Quick ‘n’ Dirty by clicking on the video below. Runtime: 4:15 min.

Click here for the Quick ‘n’ Dirty Transcript.

Format your paper according to APA style guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Your paper should demonstrate your ability to use the functions within MS Word to create a document with the following elements:

a. A title page (see below for specific information to include on this page)  Page      numbers located in the top, right corner of the page (header page number      function)  Paragraphs      that are double spaced with the first line indented by .5 inch (line      spacing function)  Page      margins set to one inch on all four sides (margins function)  Spelling      and grammar check (spelling & grammar function)

The Paper: Must be one to two pages in length (excluding title      page and reference page) and formatted according to APA style as outlined      in the Ashford Writing Center. Your paper should include at least two      sources from the Ashford University Library. Focus on including scholarly      sources. Must include a title page with the following:

a. Title of paper 

b. Student’s name 

c. Course name and number 

d. Instructor’s name 

e. Date submitted 

Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Statements such as “This paper is about…” or “I am going to tell you…” are not acceptable in college-level writing. 

Must address the topic of this paper with critical thought. 

Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. 

The Ashford Writing Center (AWC) has two kinds of tutoring available to you. Live Chat – If you have writing-related questions about      a topic before you draft a discussion, post or submit a written      assignment, you will now be able to chat live with a tutor for up to 20      minutes. Live Chat will be available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.      to 11:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST).  Email Paper Review – If you have a draft, partial      draft, or are just having trouble getting started, you can complete a      submission form and email your paper to the AWC for review. Writing tutors will do their best to return your paper       with their comments within 48 hours, not including Saturdays and Sundays.       Please plan accordingly if you would like to receive feedback before an       assignment due date.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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