Completing Assignments


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NOTE: There are many different assignments on your Whole Health CD. I DO NOT REQUIRE YOU TO COMPLETE EVERY ASSIGNMENT THAT IS LISTED ON THE CD. I usually vary the assignments that I require each semester. Thus, IF IT'S NOT LISTED ON THE ASSIGNMENT DEADLINES PAGE, IT IS NOT A REQUIRED ASSIGNMENT. NON-REQUIRED ASSIGNMENTS WILL USUALLY BE DESIGNATED, "READ ONLY" AND/OR "NO SUMMARY REQUIRED." Complete only the assignments that have point values assigned on the Assignment Deadlines page.

Your first assignments consist of web-based inventories that you will complete and submit online. These are the three orientation assignments. After that, you will complete a Student Bio and Learning Style assignments. Besides these assignments, there are three main types of assignments that you will routinely complete in this class: Lecture Summaries, Unit Summaries and Discussion Assignments.

Summary of How to Complete Lecture and Unit Assignments:

 

Understanding Lecture Summary Assignments

A lecture summary assignment is very straightforward. You first go to the "Lectures" link from any page of the WholeHealth Web site and read the assigned lecture. Then, you will summarize it, and apply the concepts to your own personal life situation. You will turn in these assignments using the "Lecture Summary Post" form found in the "Distance Learning" area of the Whole Health CD/Web hybrid. A screen shot of the lecture summary form is found in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1. Screen Shot of the Lecture Summary Post Form

The Lecture Summary Post page has text fields for you to fill in. There are 6 fields that must be filled in: Full Name, E-mail address, CRN number (i.e., the class reference number), Lecture title (all lecture titles will be included in a drop down menu), Lecture Summary (this is your summary of the lecture contents), and Personal Application.

ALWAYS complete your assignment first using a word-processing software (e.g., MS Word, AppleWorks, etc.). This way you have a copy of it in the event that some electronic "accident" should happen; and they do happen! After you complete your assignment, just copy and paste the contents into the appropriate text fields in the assignment form. When you have filled out ALL of the required text fields in the form, just click on the "Submit" button (Figure 4) at the bottom of the form page and your assignment will be e-mailed to your instructor. For more information on Lecture Summary assignments, go to the Frequently Asked Questions page and read the question, "How do I complete a lecture summary assignment?" You will also find a model assignment that shows what I am looking for in a good lecture summary assignment.

Understanding Unit Assignments

Unit assignments are different than a lecture summary. To complete unit assignments you will go to the "Unit Assignments" link on the WholeHealth web site, choose Unit 1/2 and then select the assignments that you will complete. You will complete AT LEAST TWO 10-POINT ASSIGNMENTS. Same for the Unit 3/4 assignments, you only need to complete two assignments. For Unit 1/2 you may want to pick two assignments from Unit 1 only, or two from Unit 2.. That's fine, you only need to complete two assignments total. You may also complete one extra assignment to insure that you can earn the total possible points (i.e., 20 pts).

There are many assignments to choose from. You can choose the assignments that you think are the most interesting and relevent to your life. I suggest that you go to each assignment page and read the "Objective." The Objective is usually a couple of sentences or a paragraph that describes the purpose of the assignment. After you read the objectives, you just choose the assignments you wish to complete and follow the assignment directions.

As with the lecture summary, you will submit your assignments by using the Unit Assignment Post page found in the "Distance Learning" area of the WholeHealth web site. A screen shot of the Unit Assignment Post form is found in Figure 2.

Figure 2. Screen Shot of the Unit Assignment Post Form
Figure 3. Screen Shot of the Submit Button

REMEMBER: complete your assignment using a word-processing program before submitting it into the form. When you have filled out ALL of the required text fields in the form, just click on the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form page (see Figure 4) and your assignment will be e-mailed to your instructor. For more information on Unit Assignments, go to the FAQ page and read the question, "How do I complete a Unit Assignment." You will also find a model assignment that shows what I am looking for in a good Unit summary assignment.

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