A final Portfolio Project is due at the end of the course. Please read the full Portfolio Project description in the Module 8 folder page to preview your Portfolio Project assignment. Also, review the Portfolio Project grading rubric, which you can also access in the Module 8 folder.
This is the first of three preliminary assignments that count toward the completion of the Portfolio Project in Module 8. The other two Portfolio Project milestones are due in weeks 4 and 6. Also note that in Week 7, you will participate in peer discussions where you interact with fellow students to offer critical analysis of Portfolio Project topics and outlines. In this first assignment, you will submit an outline of the topic you select for the Portfolio Project.
Submit a one page academic outline.
Include an introduction and thesis statement.
Include one paragraph from your Journal (need not be perfect – can include questions about concepts)
Add at least 2-3 references to support your introduction and thesis statement.
Do you want assistance with your writing mechanics or with APA style? If so, visit the CSU-Global Library for resources. Be sure to back up your claims, assumptions, and facts with credible web sources and scholarly articles based on research in the library databases. Remember that critical thinking is not your opinion—rather, it is a claim, assumption, or fact that provides evidence to support an academic argument and/or counterargument.
In this Portfolio Project topic outline assignment, you need to back up your facts, assumptions, and claims with scholarly sources. Keep in mind that critical reasoning and thinking skills are not the same as opinions. While it is acceptable and occasionally appropriate to write in the first person, for this assignment be sure to read how to avoid personal pronouns and support your ideas with valid, reputable, and scholarly articles.
Include at least 1-2 scholarly sources that are not required or recommended readings for this course. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these sources.
Your academic outline paper should be one page in length, well written, and formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA, and include a title page and reference page. Review the grading rubric for this assignment, which can be accessed from the Module 2 folder, to understand exactly how you will be graded. Reach out to your instructor if you have questions about the assignment.
Note: Keep in mind that you have two preliminary deliverables for your Portfolio Project (in Weeks 4 and 6) that are required components of your final project. Also note that in Week 7 you will participate in peer discussions where you interact with fellow students to offer critical analyses of Portfolio Project topics and outlines.