Answer & Explanation:Assignment: Explore Your Area of Interest
For this assignment, choose
one topic of interest to you related to your degree program (Note: The topic I have selected is: At Risk Students in Higher Education).
Then, explore available scholarly peer-reviewed resources using at least three
of the following databases.
EBSCOhost Education Research Complete
Journals Online (link:
Academic OneFile (link:
5. Springer Link (link: http://link.springer.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/advanced-search)
(Note: the link will bring you to NCU’s login page first then
after you enter my login information it will direct you to the proper sites. I
will message my login information to you.)
As noted in this Week’s
Introduction, the use of peer-reviewed articles is important to you as a
peer-reviewed scholarly research articles in your area of interest. Use key
words and search limiters to focus your searches. Next, write a short paper covering
the following topics (you can use first person). Include an APA style
References section with the five resources you found; list them according to
APA formatting requirements.
Describe your topic of interest
and why it is important to you.
What are “key words” and how do
they help with searches?
What key words did you use for
What are “search limiters” and how
do they help with searches?
What search limiters did you use
for your searches?
What does “peer reviewed” mean Why
is it important to conduct research?
Comment on what you learned from two of the suggested
NCU Library resources?
Complete the Reference section per
Length: 2-4 pages, not including title page and reference page
References: Five resources
from the search exercise
Your paper should
demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are
presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly
to this topic. Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with
references in APA format and style where appropriate.