GEN499 General Education Capstone Week 2 Assignment 1
Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Assignment 1
This week you will be taking an information literacy exam known as the SAILS Exam. This exam is not graded, and your results are anonymous. The exam will exit from your screen immediately after completion, and you will not receive feedback or results. This is a nationally-normalized, standardized exam for students in universities all over the United States. The results of this assessment will guide Ashford University in developing the best possible library resources and research methodologies training. Results will be published (in aggregate) on Ashford’s assessment website. Your participation is voluntary, so thank you for your participation. Click on the link to access the SAILS Exam.
After completing the SAILS Exam, in a one- to two-paragraph response, describe your experience in using the Ashford Online Library resources to conduct academic research in your written assignments. What concerns have you encountered while conducting research? Areas of concern may be developing a research strategy, using the search function within a database, or evaluating sources. How has this informed your experience in conducting research? The paper must be formatted according to APA style. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.