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Writing and Research on Jobs

over 2 years ago

By Russell Ewick

In this research quest you will find the right job for yourself. The written essay and graded rubric is due November 5th.

Begin by interviewing a parent or other responsible adult at home about what they think would be an appropriate job for you. Then go on the internet and learn about the requirements for those jobs and others. Then put together a 10 or more slide PowerPoint presentation about the job you would like to have and why it would be so great for you.

You will:

  • investigate your interests and abilities  
  • identify a career that fits your interests and abilities
  •  research your chosen career
  • Go to The Career Test and complete the activities. Take the time to investigate your interests and abilities. Read the information about careers and choose a career to research further.
  • Research your chosen career.
  • Using three different sources, answer the following questions with complete sentences.
  • List your sources at the bottom of your page.

1. What skills and aptitudes should I have?

2. What education and training or internship would I need?

3. What would my work environment or surroundings be like?

4. What hours would I spend on the job?

5. What kinds of work would I do?

6. What responsibilities would I have?

7. Would I be able to move ahead?

8. What will this career be like when I'm ready to work?

9. What does this career pay?

10. What other rewards would this career provide?


Career Links to use in looking for a Job.

BLS Career Information
Do you like Math? Music? Science?  At this site you can investigate future careers for kids in Math, Music, Science, and many more areas of interest!

What Do They Do?
Find out jobs at the US government search site.

Job Profiles
What do you do in each job!

eXploring Careers
Basic overview of many Jobs!
 

Additional Links

Links to Many Specific Career Descriptions

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Guide to Industries

Careers by Clusters

The Career Key

Science and Engineering Library

Exploring Occupations

Job Guide

Internet Public Library


Follow this form please!  Make sure that all of your citations are in alphabetical order.

 Book:  AUTHOR’S last name, TITLE (underlined) PLACE of publication, PUBLISHER, DATE of publication, PAGES used to get the information.

                 Apple, Victor, The Way They Play. New York. Dodd Mead and Company, 1982/ pp. 43-45

 Encyclopedia:  NAME of the article, NAME of the encyclopedia (underline).  YEAR .  VOLUME.  PAGES.

                “Tides.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 1985. Vol. 22. pp/ 93-95

 WWW:  Copy and paste the entire web address onto your paper.  Next to this, give a description of the cite;

                 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bowege.html : The life of Alfred Wegener


 

Evaluation: In each area determine the number of points you garnered times the multiplier,

 and then add up all areas for your overall score

A copy of this rubric can be found in Big on Albert roome8, and the folder projects. Please print one out and

Grade yourself.

Knowledge Gained

Exceeds Standard 20 Pts.
The student includes the name of the job, a thorough job description, education necessary, pay scale and benefits.  Other information that is important about the career is included with great detail.

Meets Standard 16 Pts
The student includes the name of the job, a brief job description, education necessary, pay scale and benefits. No extra information about the career is given.

Needs Work 12 Pts.
The student includes the name of the job but lacks one or more of the following: job description, education necessary, pay scale and benefits. No extra information about the career is given.


Writing Conventions and Structure

Exceeds Standard 20 Pts Grammar, capitalization and punctuation are correct throughout the essay with no need for feedback from a teacher. 
Meets Standard 16 Pts
There are 1-2 grammar, capitalization and/or punctuation errors in the essay even after feedback from a teacher. 
Needs Work 12 Pts.
There are several grammar, capitalization or punctuation errors in the essay even after feedback from a teacher.