Introductory Activity – Scavenger Hunt Assignment
Once you have created your AdvancePath account you can start looking around to see all the tools and resources that are available to you. In this activity, you will be going on a Scavenger Hunt to answer questions about the website. It is very important that you complete this assignment because the score will impact your course grade. There are 6 sections you will want to become familiar with. Please see the 6 sections listed in the top row of the site navigation menu: Portfolio Accomplishments Learn About Yourself Career College Money for College Using the format listed below, create a document that lists each section of Advancepath and the scavenger hunt question/task. Make sure you pay close to attention to each of the tasks listed and be thorough with your answer. Start on the AdvancePath site in the Portfolio section, and scroll down to see all of the information. Complete Question 1. Next, click on the Accomplishments section to answer the question related to that activity, and continue through all 6 main sections of the site. Make sure that your document includes your responses for each section. Review this AdvancePath video from the previous section if you’d like to refresh your memory: AdvancePath Tour Refer to the rubric listed below to see how you will be graded. Upload your assignment to the Dropbox when you are ready. Your document should be formatted including: Save your file as lastname.firstname.DOCX , .odt or in your Google Drive Type your name and today’s date at the top of the document. Align it to the right-hand side of the header. Font: Arial Size: 11 Include the AdvancePath section listing and questions using the format below. AdvancePath Sections Scavenger Hunt Question/Task Portfolio 1. What is the purpose of the Portfolio section? 2. Accomplishments 2. This section is a built in resume builder. Click on Resume and see everything that is already auto filled for you. Is there an option to download your resume and how does it look? 3. Learn About Yourself 3. What are the 5 Assessments you can take in the Learn About Yourself Section? 4. Career 4. Search for a Career using the filters on the left. Add your top Career choice by clicking on this icon under Actions for that career. List the career you selected in the answer column to the right. 5. College 5. Search for a College using the filters to the left. (I like to use the miles from zip code filter) Which school in your area has the lowest cost?
6. Money for College 6. What is 1 Financial Aid Myth you never knew was a myth? Rubric: Category Does Not Meet Yet (0-59) Emerging Expectations (60-75) Meets Expectations (76-89) Exceeds Expectations (90-100) Organization [30%] The writing lacks logical organization. It shows some coherence but ideas lack unity. Serious errors. Writing is coherent and logically organized. Some points remain misplaced and stray from the topic. Writing is coherent and logically organized. Clear and precise with answers. Writing shows a high degree of attention to logic and reasoning of points. Content [30%] Shows some thinking and reasoning but most ideas are underdeveloped and unoriginal. Answers indicate they did not navigate AdvancePath sections with no understanding of each of the 6 sections. Content indicates thinking and reasoning applied with original thought on a few Ideas. Answers indicate they have navigated AdvancePath sections with an emerging understanding of each of the 6 sections. Content indicates original thinking and develops ideas with sufficient and firm evidence. Answers indicate they have navigated AdvancePath sections thoroughly with an intermediate understanding of each of the 6 sections. Content indicates synthesis of ideas, indepth analysis and evidences original thought and support for the topic. Answers indicate they have navigated AdvancePath sections thoroughly with a high level understanding of each of the 6 section. Ideas [30%] No topic sentence was included. Answers to questions prompted not included. Includes some answers to questions prompted and does not show connection to the main topic. Includes answers to all questions prompted and shows connection to the main topic. Includes answers to all questions prompted and shows a strong connection to the main topic. Format [5%] Fails to follow format and assignment requirements; incorrect margins, spacing and indentation; neatness needs attention. Meets format and assignment requirements; generally correct margins, spacing, and indentations; essay is neat but may have some assembly errors. Meets format and assignment requirements; margins, spacing, and indentations are correct; essay is neat and correctly assembled. Meets all formal and assignment requirements and evidences attention to detail; all margins, spacing and indentations are correct; essay is neat and correctly assembled with professional look. Grammar and Spelling [5%] Spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors create distraction, making reading difficult; fragments, comma splices, run-ons evident. Errors are frequent. Most spelling, punctuation, and grammar correct allowing reader to progress though essay. Some errors remain. Answers has few spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors allowing reader to follow ideas clearly. Very few fragments or run-ons. Answers are free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors; absent of fragments, comma splices, and run-ons.