Week 6 – Webography
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You will prepare and submit an annotated Webography outlining seven (7) Homeland Security/Defense websites. Attached are the following documents to assist you in being set up for success for this assignment:
1. Document titled “What is a Webography?”
2. A generic Webography example titled “Webography Example” that will give you a good overview of what a complete Webography looks like.
3. A template example titled “Webography WMD Example” that will give you a glimpse to the start of what yours should look like. Note: these sites are not relevant to the web sites you will choose.
The websites may be federal, state, local, commercial, or private
Do not pick all federal government cites. Change it up providing various perspectives of the issues.
Don’t forget that you are reviewing website – do not pick documents on a website, that will not meet the intent of the assignment
Catch the reader’s attention with dynamic photos (don’t forget to cite under them to give credit if they are not from the specific website you are reviewing. For example, on the cover page, you might use a picture you randomly found on the internet — make sure you cite to give credit where you got the picture)
When you use pictures in your document, don’t forget to compress them (this is an option under “Picture Tools” and select “Compress Pictures” and uncheck “Apply only to this picture” in order to compress all the pictures in your document. Also select “E-mail (96ppi)” for best way to upload your work (note the steps may be different depending on what version of Word you are using)
Don’t just tell what the selected website is about — explain what the strengths and weaknesses are that you identified
Don’t forget the Table of Contents
Don’t forget the Introduction — tell the reader what you are going to cover
Don’t forget the Conclusion — tell the reader the key points of what you told them
Finding the unique websites can make the assignment more interesting – this takes some effort. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box
Don’t cut and paste from the website — put things in your own words. If you summarize the website material, then I would not expect to see a citation as I will equate that you are relating the material to the website you are reviewing
If you use a direct material, then it is expected that you cite correctly and use quotation marks and the appropriate citation.
Your paper must contain at least 7 websites.
Include the Title and Reference pages.
Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space.
Students will follow the current APA Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework.
Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources.
All submissions will be graded using the assignment rubric.
Week 6 – Webography