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Last updated March 23, 2009

Return Home | Part A Windows File Management | Part B Word Essay | Part C Excel | Part D Annotated Bibliography

Part A -- Windows File Management

Five points for the quiz related to this project. Five points for the preliminary work and the completed projected itself. Total 10 points.

  1. Using My Computer, on your diskette, make a folder having your name.
  2. Then in yourname folder, make these three subfolders: instructor, complit and infolit (short for Information Literacy).
  3. Still using My Computer, display the instructor, complit and infolit folders as shown in the following graphic:

    My  Computer screen shot

  4. Click on your Print Screen key to send the screen image of the My Computer window to your clipboard.
  5. Now switch to Word.
  6. On the first line of your Word window, type your name and Project Part A.
  7. Hit the Enter key twice.
  8. Now using Edit/Paste insert the My Computer screen image into your Word document.
  9. Save your Word document as project part A in the subfolder complit on your diskette.
  10. Print Preview your work.
  11. Print your file project part A and insert it in your classwork folder.

Part B -- Word Essay

Five points for the quiz related to this project. Five points for the preliminary work and the completed projected itself. Total 10 points.

1. In Word, create a cover sheet for a report. Include and center align--

  • your name,
  • the class (BasicComp/InfoLit)
  • Project Part B -- Word Essay
  • the date
  • the title "What I Have Learned about Internet Research" or "Keeping My Computer Safe from Viruses and Hackers". Regarding the second choice, you can find suggested sources at this link.
  • and your instructor's name

2. Save your document as project part B on your diskette in the subfolder complit within yourname folder. Be sure to keep re-saving often -- every five or ten minutes.
3. Insert a Page Break.
4. Now on page 2, write from 100 to 300 words telling what you have learned so far in this class about doing research on the Internet. In your essay, be sure to have --

  • at least two paragraphs
  • at least one instance of a list (ordered or unordered)
  • line spacing set at 2
  • margin spacing 1 inch width on both the left and right sides
  • page numbers at the bottom of your pages.

5. Spell check your document.
6. Print Preview your work, checking especially to see if you have two separate pages and if the page numbers have been inserted. Be sure to do a final save.
7. Print your work and insert it into your classwork folder.

Part C -- Excel

Five points for the quiz related to this project. Five points for the preliminary work and the completed projected itself. Total 10 points.

Create a spreadsheet showing your company expenses for the first six months of 2002.

  1. Put your name and Part C at the top of your spreadsheet.
  2. Save your spreadsheet on your diskette in your complit subfolder. Use the file name project part C.
  3. Your expense categories are salaries, rent, insurance, utilities, machinery.
  4. Use a formula to calculate the monthly totals.
  5. Use AutoFormat to dress up your spreadsheet.
  6. Create and insert a chart showing only the expenses for your first month. Place the chart on the same page as your spreadsheet.
  7. Print Preview your work. Be sure to do a final save.
  8. Print your spreadsheet and chart.
  9. Insert your work into your folder. (You now have completed three parts of your project.)

Part D -- Annotated Bibliography

Five points for the quiz related to this project. Five points for the preliminary work and completed projected itself. Total 10 points.

This section of your class project will give you the chance to demonstrate your ability to use search engines and search directories as well as write an annotated bibliography detailing how you went about your research.

To access the hyperlinks in this section, be sure you are viewing this page in your browser while you are connected to the Internet.

Select topic

First, select your topic from these possibilities. Italicized topics have been verified by your instructors as having books available from the SPC library. (1) New York City draft riots of 1863; (2) Iraq; (3) UFOs; (4) North Korea; (5) capital punishment in Florida; (6) dental care in the 1800s; (7) poisonous frogs; (8) treatments for depression (or sunburn or poison ivy -- or any disease or illness); (9) Pearl Harbor; (10) Tampa hurricane of 1848; (11) 1927 flood in Mississippi; (12) different kinds of meditation; (13) new treatments for obesity; (14) dangerous sharks; (15) extraterrestrial life; (16) Ybor City; (17) the war-time heroism of the movie actor Audie Murphy; (18) termite damage in Florida; (19) shark attacks in Florida in the last five years; (20) the effectiveness of hypnosis in helping smokers to quit -- or the use of hypnosis in helping to break any habit or addiction; (21) Israeli and Palestinian conflict; (22) treatment for diabetes; (23) prozac or any other medication; (24) Florida alligators; (25) finding a good job; (26) pit bull dogs; (27) animal experimentation; (28) censorship; (29) gambling; (30) pollution; (31) terrorism; (32) gun control; (33) feminism; (34) cloning; (35) Genghis Khan; (36) Virginia Woolf [English author]; (37) Computer Security -- clicking on this link will bring you to various sources.

Stick to accessing sources through SPC site

Access all your sources through the SPC Library On-Line web site www.spcollege.edu/central/libonline/. When you go to this Web page, in the Top Links box to the left, click on Articles that will take you to a page where you will be asked to put in your Database Log-in (Name and Password) which your instructor or librarian will give you.

Five sources required

Write five annotated bibliography entries similar in format to the examples shown to you in class. Be sure to follow the MLA Citation Guide (see www.spjc.edu/central/libonline/path/mla_master.htm). All sources should be found through your research on the Internet using the SPC Library Online site. One source should be a book, three journals or magazines, and one newspaper. If time allows, for extra credit, give more than five sources. If you are unable to locate a book on your subject, then you may substitute an extra journal or newspaper, still ending up with at least five sources.

Print and save

Print out you completed Annotated Bibliography. Be sure you name is on the print out. Save your work on your diskette in the Infolit folder with the name project part D.

Sources and help

Here are sources to help you locate the information you need. Be sure to get password information from your instructor. If you run into problems or questions or doing this assignment, contact me. For my e-mail address and phone number, refer to the business card I gave you in class.

1. For books

2. For journals and magazines -- Must use the database Log In and Password.

3. Newspapers

  • Newspapers and other news sources from SPC Library Online

4. For Stand-alone Web sites

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Last updated: 03/23/2009