|Module 1||Module 2||Module 3||Module 4||Module 5||Module 6||Module 7|
|Identify at least two topics of interest.
Begin searching the ArgosyUniversity online library resources to see what is available on each topic.
|Continue to search the ArgosyUniversity online library resources for information on each topic.
Begin reading and reviewing articles.
|Choose a topic and submit it to the instructor for approval.
Develop an outline that highlights what will be discussed in the paper.
Continue to search the ArgosyUniversityonline library resources for current literature and review articles.
|Confirm that you have the required number and types of sources.
Create the title page (follow APA). Review the APA manual for guidance.
Draft the introduction paragraph.
Continue to read and review articles.
|Using your outline, write 4–5 pages of the literature review.
Proofread, edit, and finalize the introduction paragraph.
Start creating the reference page (follow APA). Review the APA manual for guidance.
|Using your outline, write the last 4–5 pages of the literature review, including the summary.
Proofread, edit, and finalize the first 4–5 pages of the literature review.
Add all citations to the reference page.
|Proofread and edit the last 4–5 pages of the literature review, the summary, and the reference page.
Submit the literature review for grading.
|Portfolio||Develop or refine professional resume.||Research and plan for professional growth and development.||Create or refine a statement of areas of specialization or interest.||Create or refine a statement of professional goals and philosophy.||Save artifacts to both the hard drive and to a USB Drive.||Save Description and Requirements page, as well as Readings and Assignments page from Course Home.||Save PLP, RA1, RA2,
Secure and save transcript when course is done.
A required assignment (RA) is a substantive assessment intended to measure student performance against selected course objectives and program outcomes within a course. RAs are completed by all students across all Argosy University campuses and delivery formats without exception. Each RA contributes to a significant portion of the overall course grade and is assessed by the instructor using the rubric designed for that assessment. These are individual assignments, and students earn individual grades. RAs are not intended to assess students on every topic covered in the course—just on the key course objectives and program outcomes.
RA Alignment Table
|Assignment||Course Objectives||Program Outcomes||ILOs||CACREP Standards||Assessment Type||Scoring Tool|
|RA 1: Advocacy in Action Presentation||2, 3, 4||1, 5||1, 3, 4, 5, 6||1.b, 1.d, 1.f, 1.g, 1.h, 1.j, A.3, A.4, C.1, C.5, D.9, E.2||Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation||Grading Criteria|
|RA 2: Literature Review||1, 5||1, 8||1, 3, 5, 6||1.a., 1.h., 1.i., 1.j., 2.a., 8.a.; A.1., A.7., C.9.||Literature Review||Grading Criteria|
In this course, two major assignments (or RAs) make up 50% of your total class grade.
In RA 1, you will develop an advocacy plan based on the scenario provided. Your plan will incorporate the relevant American Counselling Association (ACA) Advocacy Competencies and your approach to facilitating client wellness. Your final product will be a 10- to 14-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation written in APA format, utilizing at least five scholarly sources. The description of RA 1 is given on the page M4 Assignment 2 RA 1.
In RA 2, you will investigate a topic of interest to you that is relevant to professional counseling. Consider choosing a topic appropriate to an area in which you hope to or may consider specializing. The topic may address a specific population, a disorder or a diagnosis, a treatment method or technique, a current professional issue, or a social justice issue in counseling. The literature review is designed to increase your knowledge of the topic and improve your CMHC practice or service delivery. Information included in the literature review should be current and scholarly in order to be relevant. You must receive instructor approval for your topic by Module 3. Your final product will be an 8- to 10-page Microsoft Word document written in APA format, utilizing at least 10 scholarly sources. The description of RA 2 is given on the page M7 Assignment 2 RA 2.
- Carefully review the description of each of these critical projects, prepare a timeline for completing all parts of them, and submit that timeline to your instructor as described below.
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- Describe exactly what you will do to complete these tasks and when you will do each of these things.
- List the resources and information you will need to obtain to complete the tasks.
Compile and save all the information in a Microsoft Word document.