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For more course tutorials visitwww.uophelp.com COM 156 Week 1 Individual Research Plan (Appendix D)COM 156 Week 1 DQ 1COM 156 Week 1 DQ 2COM 156 Week 1 DQ 3COM 156 Week 2 Individual Strategies for Gathering and Evaluating Sources (Appendix E)COM 156 Week 2 DQ 1COM 156 Week 2 DQ 2COM 156 Week 2 DQ 3COM 156 Week 3 Individual Writing an Annotated Bibliography and Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing a Source (Appendix F)COM 156 Week 3 DQ 1COM 156 Week 3 DQ 2COM 156 Week 3 DQ 3COM 156 Week 4 Individual Thesis Statement (Appendix G)COM 156 Week 4 DQ 1COM 156 Week 4 DQ 2COM 156 Week 4 DQ 3COM 156 Week 5 Individual Outline (Appendix H)COM 156 Week 5 DQ 1COM 156 Week 5 DQ 2COM 156 Week 5 DQ 3COM 156 Week 6 Individual Body ParagraphsCOM 156 Week 6 DQ 1COM 156 Week 6 DQ 2COM 156 Week 6 DQ 3COM 156 Week 7 Individual Introduction and Conclusion (Appendix I)COM 156 Week 7 DQ 1COM 156 Week 7 DQ 2COM 156 Week 7 DQ 3COM 156 Week 8 Individual Revision Analysis (Appendix J)COM 156 Week 8 DQ 1COM 156 Week 8 DQ 2COM 156 Week 8 DQ 3COM 156 Week 9 Individual Research PaperCOM 156 Week 9 DQ 1COM 156 Week 9 DQ 2COM 156 Week 9 DQ 3

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For more course tutorials visit www uophelp com

COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

For more course tutorials visit

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Com 156 academic coach uophelp

COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Entire Course

COM 156 Week 1 DQ 1

  • COM 156 Week 1 Individual Research Plan (Appendix D)

  • COM 156 Week 1 DQ 1

  • COM 156 Week 1 DQ 2

  • COM 156 Week 1 DQ 3

  • COM 156 Week 2 Individual Strategies for Gathering and Evaluating Sources  (Appendix E)

  • COM 156 Week 2 DQ 1

  • COM 156 Week 2 DQ 2

  • COM 156 Week 2 DQ 3

  • WEEK 1 DQ 1: People often come across research in everyday life or are curious about a topic and decide to conduct their own research. Identify a time you wanted to research something and explain how you performed the research and what you learned as a result. How can you apply this experience to your own academic research? 


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 1 DQ 2

COM 156 Week 1 DQ 3

  • WEEK 1 DQ 2: Review Ch. 1, Section 2 of Writing for Success. What are the suggested methods for selecting a research topic? What method do you think will work best for you and why? 

  • WEEK 1 DQ 3: Consider the time management tips you have learned in previous courses. What types of information should you include in your project schedule? How do you plan to manage your research and writing to ensure your project is completed on time? Remember to change the subject line of your post to reflect the main idea!


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 1 Individual Research Plan (Appendix D)

COM 156 Week 2 DQ 1

  • In most cases, students are simultaneously enrolled in COM/156 and PSY/201. Suggested research topics for your final paper are listed below. The paper is an informative paper and not a persuasive paper, where you would be asked to take a stand and support it.

  • Resources: Appendix A; Appendix D

  • WEEK 2 DQ 1: What websites do you normally frequent? Are these websites credible? When is credibility more important and when is it less important? Support your answers with specific examples. Remember to change the subject line to reflect the main idea of your post! I look forward to reading your replies!


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COM 156 Week 2 DQ 2

COM 156 Week 2 DQ 3

  • WEEK 2 DQ 2: What should you consider when searching for useful sources? How do you know when sources are reliable? What are some red flags that indicate you should avoid a particular source? 

  • WEEK 2 DQ 3: Is it difficult to determine a source’s bias? What difficulties might you face as you critically read and analyze a source? 


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 2 Individual Strategies for Gathering

COM 156 Week 3 DQ 1

  • Resource: Appendix E

  • Locate three sources you think you can use to support your final project. At least two of these sources should come from the University Library.

  • Evaluate each source by answering the questions in Appendix E.

  • Note:You will use this assignment as the basis for part of your Week Three Assignment. Your effort during on this assignment will make the Week Three assignment easier to complete.

  • WEEK 3 DQ 1: What is a style guide? Is adhering to a style guide important? Why or why not? 


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 3 DQ 2

COM 156 Week 3 DQ 3

  • WEEK 3 DQ 2: University of Phoenix selected the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association as a resource for all academic writing. The manual is the style guide most often used for writing in disciplines such as business and education, though some other fields have their own style guides. Do you think the university was wise to choose a style guide for the entire university? Why or why not? 

  • WEEK 3 DQ 3: Imagine the impact of sending a business letter or memo that is improperly formatted. In particular, think about rules or standards that must be followed at your place of business. Do you think the reasons for rules and tradition for communication at your workplace apply to academic writing? Why, or why not?


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COM 156 Week 3 Individual Writing an Annotated

COM 156 Week 4 DQ 1

  • Review the feedback you received on your Week Two Assignment (Appendix E).

  • Review AppendixF.

  • Complete the two-part assignment described in Appendix F.

  • Use Riverpoint Writer to create a new document with a correctly formatted title page. Start your annotated bibliography on p. 2 of the document.

  • WEEK 4 DQ 1: A good thesis statement helps guide the rest of your paper. Do you think this is true? Is it true of a poor thesis statement as well? Why? 


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 4 DQ 2

COM 156 Week 4 DQ 3

  • WEEK 4 DQ 2: Identify two key concepts that will help you write an effective thesis statement. Why did you choose these two concepts? 

  • WEEK 4 DQ 3: Do you think the following is a weak or strong thesis statement: “The subject of this paper is my experience with teaching elementary school children”? If yes, why is it weak? How could you improve it? If no, what qualities do you think it has that make it adequate? 


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COM 156 Week 4 Individual Thesis Statement (Appendix G)

COM 156 Week 5 DQ 1

  • Resource: Appendix G

  • Use the following thesis equation in this Week’s reading to develop a thesis statement for your research essay:

  • limited topic + controlling idea, point, attitude, or slant = thesis statement

  • Post your assignment as a Microsoft® Word attachment via the Assignments link for your instructor’s approval and feedback.

  • WEEK 5 DQ 1: The video “Developing Outlines” provides an overview of the purpose of planning an outline. Does an outline make the writing process go more smoothly? How? 


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COM 156 Week 5 DQ 2

COM 156 Week 5 DQ 3

  • WEEK 5 DQ 2: In our assigned article, Tips on Honing Your Writing, we are told “the outline is the most important step in writing – it is the architecture of writing; words and sentences are just the interior decoration (p. 103).” Does this statement surprise you? Why or why not? Why is the outline the most important step—even more that the actual draft? 

  • WEEK 5 DQ 3: In the writing process you use developing an outline, planning topic sentences, and identifying supporting points in planning and writing your final essay. Do you think these steps are essential? Why or why not?


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 5 Individual

COM 156 Week 6 DQ 1

  • Resource: Appendix H

  • Review the criteria for outlines in the “Developing Outlines” video on the student website.

  • Create an outline, using Appendix H, with details that support your thesis.

  • Outline only the body of your paper.

  • WEEK 6 DQ 1: It is important that an essay not be a series of quotes or paraphrased material; one’s own analysis must be part of the essay. How can you create a balance between your own analysis and the source material? 


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 6 DQ 2

COM 156 Week 6 DQ 3

  • WEEK 6 DQ 2: Choose one of the following scenarios:

  • The leadership role of women in national politics has changed dramatically in the last 60 years.

  • Teachers and parents are concerned with whether standardized tests are a good indicator of a child's intelligence.

  • WEEK 6 DQ 3: Parallelism, sentence variety, and sentence clarity are necessary to effectively complete your body paragraphs. Why? How might you use them? 


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COM 156 Week 6 Individual

COM 156 Week 7 DQ 1

  • Resources: Center for Writing Excellence:

  • WritePoint®

  • Plagiarism Checker

  • Sample Paper (APA and Writing & Style Guidelines)

  • Grammar and Writing Guides: APA Reference and Citation Examples

  • Create the body paragraphs of your research paper by converting your outline into the body of your paper. (You will write the introduction and conclusion in Week Seven.)

  • WEEK 7 DQ 2: What type of introduction do you plan to write for your paper? Why did you choose this type of introduction? 


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 7 DQ 2

COM 156 Week 7 DQ 3

  • WEEK 7 DQ 2:What type of introduction do you plan to write for your paper? Why did you choose this type of introduction?

  • WEEK 7 DQ 3: One purpose of the introduction is to draw readers into your topic. Is that important? Why or why not? 


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 7 Individual

COM 156 Week 8 DQ 1

  • Resource: Appendix I

  • Review the components of an effective introduction and an effective conclusion outlined in this Week’s reading and Appendix I.

  • Write the introduction for your research paper. Use techniques to draw readers into your thesis.

  • WEEK 8 DQ 1: What was your experience using the Center for Writing Excellence in the past? In addition to the Center for Writing Excellence, what other writing tools are available for revising a research paper? 


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 8 DQ 2

COM 156 Week 8 DQ 3

  • WEEK 8 DQ 2: In addition to the Center for Writing Excellence, what other writing tools might you rely on for revising a research paper? 

  • WEEK 8 DQ 3: In which areas do you think you need to improve? How will you make these improvements.


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 8 Individual

COM 156 Week 9 DQ 1

  • Use Appendix J as a checklist or prewriting tool before you write your response.

  • Write a 300- to 400-word response to the following in a new Microsoft® Word document:

  • Describe, in detail, the feedback you received from WritePoint®, from the Plagiarism Checker report through the Center for Writing Excellence, from your facilitator, and from any peers in a peer-review thread.

  • WEEK 9 DQ 1: his course has provided you with several writing strategies and skills you can use to improve your writing. Which strategies or skills from the do you think will be most helpful as you develop as a writer and researcher? Why? 


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 9 DQ 2

COM 156 Week 9 DQ 3

  • WEEK 9 DQ 2: The introduction in this course of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association as a resource for writing was to increase your confidence when using it. Was that goal accomplished? Why or why not? 

  • WEEK 9 DQ 3: What is still your biggest challenge with APA formatting? How might you overcome it? 


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COM 156 Academic Coach /uophelp

COM 156 Week 9 Individual Research

  • Resource: Appendix A; Appendix K

  • Compose a 1,450- to 1,700-word research paper.

  • Include the following elements in your research paper:

  • Title page

  • Introduction with a thesis statement

  • Body paragraphs with supporting evidence, including in-text citations

  • Conclusion


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