1.04 Activity 1: Select a Topic and Sources (GRADED
Activity 1: Select a Topic and Sources (GRADED) On the Topics and Sources page, you reviewed a list of approved topics and under each degree field, you saw a set of approved, credible, and reliable sources. You will not conduct outside research in this course. Only the sources include on the Topics and Sources page should be used in your work in this course. The Activity below will help guide you through the source selection process. As you work through the questions below, be sure to give yourself a good chunk of time to sit down and review each of the sources. IMPORTANT NOTE: Your source selections may change as you work through this course, and that's okay. This is all part of the writing and critical thinking process. That said, this Activity helps you start committing to a topic and a set of sources on that topic. Although you may decide in later activities or writing assignments to choose one or two sources that are different from what you select here, you may also decide to stick with the four sources you choose here for the duration of the course. In the textboxes below, address each of the questions. When you are finished, click "Submit." You must answer all of the questions on this page in order to receive credit for this Activity. Clicking "Submit" will commit your answer. Clicking "Submit" will also save anything you've written in the textbox to your Notebook for later retrieval. To view your Notebook, go to Tools in the upper right corner of this learning resource and select it from the drop-down menu1. Choose your sources. Skim the source options provided on the Topics and Sources page. Narrow your choices down to four sources. List them in the textbox below using the following format: "The first source was written by [insert author's name] and is titled [insert title]. It is a(n) [insert source type: Journal article, magazine article, book, website, etc.] and was published in [insert date]." Use this same format for the other three sources you've selected. Your responseGenerate an APA-formatted reference citations for one of the four sources you've chosen. Of the four sources you chose for question #1, choose one of those sources. Then, using the APA citation wizard at the bottom of this page (be sure to watch the wizard tutorial video on how to use the wizard), create a reference citation for the first source you've selected. Once the wizard generates the citations, copy and paste the first source's reference citation in the textbox below. If formatting, such as italics, did not transfer when you copied and pasted, use the toolbar above (e.g., the "I" button) to create formatting changes. Simply copy the text that needs formatting and click on the appropriate formatting button.Generate an APA-formatted reference citation for the second source you've chosen. From the document generated by the APA citation wizard, copy and paste the second source's reference citation in the textbox below. If formatting, such as italics, did not transfer when you copied and pasted, use the toolbar above (e.g., the "I" button) to create formatting changes. Simply copy the text that needs formatting and click on the appropriate formatting button.