Annotated Bibliography - choose a job listed in the Occupational Outlook
Research: For the first writing unit, choose a job listed in the Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.bls.gov/ooh/) that you are interested in (day care teacher, radiologist, law enforcement officer, graphic artist, loan officer, paralegal, etc.) and research that job. If the OOH does not list the exact job you want, choose the one that most closely relates to the job you want. Read a variety of materials related to the job you select. Look for information on salary and benefits; advancement opportunities; job outlook; education, skills, or degree requirements; and/or job related responsibilities. Use books, journals, newspapers, and/or any reputable online sources.
Portfolio: Prepare the following documents based on your research, class lectures and discussions, and corresponding chapters in your textbook:
? Annotated Bibliography in MLA format listing four sources that provide information about different aspects of your job (salary, training, education, responsibilities, job outlook, etc.). After the citation, give a 3-5 sentence summary of the source followed by 1-2 sentences evaluating the source (ex: how can you tell the source is reliable?).
? Fact Sheet about the job that is geared towards new college students considering going into this career.
? Bar Chart comparing the average salary of your chosen career to that of 4 other careers. The bar chart should be accompanied by a paragraph that explains the data presented in the bar chart.
Submission Requirements: Before you submit Portfolio #1 containing the three documents listed above, make sure you have
? Followed all directions given in lectures and textbook models
? Chosen an appropriate font type and size and, when appropriate, color
? Considered the format and overall look of your documents as well as their content Grade
Determination: Your Portfolio will be graded on content, format, overall presentation, and grammar and mechanics. General point values are as follows:
? Annotated Bibliography 50 points
? Fact Sheet 30 points
? Bar Chart 20 points
Other considerations, such as plagiarism or cheating, may result in a lower grade.