The topic of your slide will be a fictional character of your choice. E.g., you could do Iron Man, Bugs Bunny, KatnissEverdeen, Terminator—anyone from books, movies or legends. Pick a character that you find genuinely interesting—that will make the assignment more fun. Also, if you know something about the person, it will allow you to focus your effort on using Word—that’s the point of this assignment.
Your primary tasks in this assignment are to: 1. complete a Word document exactly as described below; 2. upload it to this Moodle assignment drop box before the deadline • Emailed assignments or those submitted by any other means will NOT be accepted • Assignments will NOT be accepted after the deadline
You are responsible for creating your own Word file from scratch, and for doing all the work in your assignment yourself. You may discuss the assignment with other students and show each other how you completed a given step. However, you must turn in your own file, in which you did all the work yourself. If you turn in a copy of another student’s file, both students receive a 0 for the assignment.
Where do I get the content of my report? This is NOT an assignment in writing a report—this is an assignment in using Word. Therefore, you may either write the content of your report or you may download text about the subject of your report from the Internet. You must have a sources page identifying what content you downloaded and giving the link to the webpage you got it from.
Copying from Internet Remove all formatting codes when you take material off the web. You can do this one of two ways: 1. When you copy the text from a web site make sure you paste the text into your Word document without any formatting; or 2. Copy everything into your document then select your entire document and remove all formatting.
Be sure to keep track of your sources, because they will need to be included in your document. Files must follow this naming convention to receive credit. If your filename doesn’t follow this format it is the same as not turning in any assignment.
2. When you complete your assignment submit it before the deadline to the Drop Box set up on Moodle.
To receive credit for this assignment it must be submitted before the deadline and it must be submitted via Moodle Drop Box. Submissions will not be accepted via email or any other method.
IMPORTANT Items 1 and 2 are not uncommon requirements in business. When organizations put out requests for proposals (RFPs) they will have a deadline for submission and they often give a specific format for proposals. Proposals that are late or do not follow that format are rejected unread. Make sure you don’t lose credit (or in your future career, money) over basics like this.
Keep track of where you find any text, pictures, files or other materials you use in your presentation. The final page will be titled Sources and you will need to list the links to any materials you used.
3. Include a separate Title pagecontaining: • the title of the document o this must be a Word Art object, formatted any way you like • your full name • student number • the date o use Word’s Insert date feature to add today’s date and have it updated automatically whenever the file is opened • Make the title page centered, with no header or footer 4. Insert a separate Table of Contentspage: • automatically generated by Word, • two levels, Heading1 and Heading2 o meaning your document must be structured and formatted using Word styles • an underscore tab-leader to the page number • page numbers right-justified • center this page vertically and horizontally • no header or footer on the Table of Contents page.
5. Edit the body of your document as follows: • page margins of 1.2 inches top and bottom, 0.9 inches left and right, • use single spacing • all paragraphs formatted to have 8-point spacing above and 0 points below • all body text formatted to Times New Roman, 12-point o hint: you can do this by modifying the Normal style
6. Block quote Include a block quote in your report. Hit enter so that the text starts a new line and either type or cut-and-paste the text you want to appear in the block quote. Next, go to the Home ribbon. Highlight the text you want to put in a block quote. Click on the Increase Indent button to shift the whole block of text to the right. Block quotes are used for longer quotations. They start on their own line. They are not surrounded by any quotation marks. The text after the block quotation begins on its own line, with no indentation.
7. Picture from Internet Include a picture from the Internet in your report.
8. Screen shot Include a Screen Shot in your report. The PrtSc key captures a screen shot and stores it in your clipboard. (Just like ctrl-c or Copy stores anything that is highlighted to the clipboard.) To insert the screen shot into your report, hit ctrl-v or select Paste.
9. Footnote Insert a footnote into your report.
10. Hyperlink Insert a hyperlink into your report.
11. Drawing Tools Insert a Drawing Canvas and use the tools to make a picture, flowchart, whatever you wish. This does not have to be related to the character you chose.
12. Math equation Insert a Math Equation. You can make up any equation—it does not have to be related to the character you chose. That said, I will be impressed if you come up with an equation that is relevant to your fictional character.
13. Header and Footer Every page except the Title Page and the Table of Contents Page should display a Header giving the topic of your report and a Footer giving the page number.
14. Document properties Go into the document properties and set the Author and Title of your report. In the Comments section, put “Report on Fictional Character for BBUS1370.”
15. Sources page The last page should be a Sources page. For all materials you use in the report note what item you copied and give the link to the webpage you copied it from.