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The Life of Denzel Washington

October 29, 2015 0 Comment

Assignment Requirements

To complete the Unit 4 Individual Assignment participate in a UNIV103 Library Tour. Here is a link:


After completing the library tour, select one of the individuals from the following list provided in the assignment directions and using the AIU Library, locate a source(s) and read about your selected individual to find out more about him or her:

Alice Walker
Helen Keller
Shaquille O’Neal
Natalie Portman
Warren Buffett
Hillary Clinton
John McCain
George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Colin Powell
Peyton Manning
Oprah Winfrey
Donald Trump
J.R.R. Tolkien
Condoleezza Rice
J.K. Rowling
Julia Child
Denzel Washington
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Booker T. Washington
For additional assistance in researching in the online library, see the Library Resource Guide for this assignment by copying and pasting the following URL into your internet browser and opening it:

Write a 5-paragraph essay about your selected individual discussing the following points and using at least 1 quote and 1 paraphrase from your AIU Library located source(s). Include APA in-text citations and aligned APA reference entries.

Discussion points:

The obstacles the individual overcame to achieve success
The importance of education to the individual
Tips and inspirational ideas from the individual that you can apply to your educational and professional success
The reason for your selection of the individual
How learning more about the individual impacted your motivation to succeed
It is essential that you respond to each of the above questions in some detail.

Be sure your paper is typed in a 12-point, Times New Roman font, indents the first line of each paragraph by 5 spaces, is double-spaced, uses 1-inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right), and is created using Word. Put your name on the first page.

Your five-paragraph paper should include an introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. See the Word file, “How to Structure a Five-Paragraph Paper,” in the Learning Materials or in my announcements.

Quoting and Paraphrasing:

When quoting from a source, put quotation marks around the words you are quoting and add an in-text citation giving the author’s name, date of publication, and page number:

The definitive study (Williams, 1999) “established the positive impact of chocolate on the cerebral cortex of college students, enhancing the ability to accurately identify and use academic honesty practices” (p. 32).

When paraphrasing, putting someone else’s ideas or facts into your own words, add an in-text citation giving the author’s name and year of publication.

Brown argued that consumption of chocolate is crucial for students who are practicing academic honesty (2009).

If your source does not give the author’s name, put the article title in the in-text citation along with the date of publication and page numbers if citing a quotation and with just the date of publication if citing a paraphrase.

The definitive study (“Chocolate and Plagiarism,” 1999) “established the positive impact of chocolate on the cerebral cortex of college students, enhancing the ability to accurately identify and use academic honesty practices” (p. 32).

It has been argued that consumption of chocolate is crucial for students who are practicing academic honesty (“Chocolate and Plagiarism,” 1999).

Every source that appears in an in-text citation should also appear on your reference page, where you give more complete information to help your reader to locate the source.

For a book resource:

Brown, J.A. (2009). Chocolate and Plagiarism. New York, NY: Nonesuch.

Book found on the internet:

Brown, J.A. (2009). Chocolate and Plagiarism. Retrieved from

http: www.xxxx

For a journal article:

Jones, R. (2010). Chocolate and plagiarism. The Chocolate Quarterly, 5(10), 6-8.

Retrieved from http:www. Chocolatequarterly.org.

Grading Rubric:

Grading Rubric (225 points total)


Individual selected from this list, at least 1 source located from the AIUO Library, 1 paraphrase and 1 quote used, and properly cited and referenced (80 pts.).


Paper reflects content mastery of the selected individual in the areas of obstacles, educational perceptions, motivation, and the student makes a personal connection (80 pts.).


Following of assignment directions, including 5 paragraph elements present, grammar, punctuation, style, logical transitions between ideas, length requirements, and acknowledgement of sources (65 pts/


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