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ENGL 104 Unit 4 – Individual Project CTU

ENGL 104 Unit 4 – Individual Project CTU

Assignment Description

Review the following videos for help submitting your Individual Project:

Assignment Details

Imagine that you are applying for your dream job. As part of your application, the employer asks you to submit a personal values statement in which you describe how you demonstrate one of the company’s core values.

The company’s core values include the following:

  • Accountability
  • Dedication
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Respect
  • Service

Select a core value from the list above, and using the template provided, write a personal value statement that describes how you demonstrate that core value in your own life.

Your personal value statement should consist of at least 3 paragraphs and should accomplish the following:

  • Identify which core value you are writing about
  • Describe how you demonstrate this value using an experience from your own life
  • Explain why this experience makes you a good fit for the company

Submit your completed assignment under Unit 4 Individual Project by uploading an MS Word document with the questions and your answers or by typing your answers to the questions directly in the assignment Submission area. To help with your assignment submission, you may use the optional Unit 4 Individual Project Template, which already includes the questions listed above.

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Review the following example of what your Unit 4 Individual Project should look like:

Individual Project Rubric

The Individual Project (IP) Grading Rubric is a scoring tool that represents the performance expectations for the IP. This Individual Project Grading Rubric is divided into components that provide a clear description of what should be included within each component of the IP. It is the road map that can help you in the development of your IP.

 

Expectation Points Possible Points Earned Comments
Purpose: Assignment clearly states which core value is being discussed.

15

Core Value: Assignment includes an experience that relates to the core value.

20

Details: Assignment includes sufficient detail to convince the reader that the experience described demonstrates the core value.

30

Conclusion: Assignment explains how the core value and experience makes the student a good fit for the company or their dream job.

10

Organization: Assignment is organized using a logical flow of ideas that leads the reader from one point to the next.

25

Structure: Assignment is structured using paragraph form, with appropriate breaks and transitions between topics.

15

Professional Language: Assignment contains accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation with few or no errors.

10

Total Points

125

Total Points Earned

While a lot of the views on these words are subjective, there are some that might seem insensitive. For example, while “Thank you!” might come off for some as enthusiastic, grateful, and excited; to others, it might seem crass or even angry, maybe even as yelling. Though a full thank you and even an emphasized “thank you!” might seem very sincere to me, it might also come across as an annoyance to you. Now, on the opposite side of the spectrum, you might find the phrase “TY” to be rude, which is perfectly understandable. It’s a short phrase, just two letters, with not much effort put into it. On the other hand, some might find this response, to be perfectly acceptable, often because it saves on time with the same message being conveyed.

On another note, giving your gratitude with a lot of emoticons, at least to me, seems like it’s totally insincere. Emoticons in their entirety seem unprofessional and often give the air that you are making light of your subject matter. It could give the air that you don’t entirely care for what you are speaking of and like the conversation seems like a joke to you more than anything.