Week 1, Discussion 1: Thinking About Experience and Goals
Initial post (by Wednesday):
WRTG 112 is a required course for all students, so that is probably one reason you are taking it. However, we all have individual backgrounds and goals that affect how we approach a learning experience. Read over the course syllabus, and then post your responses to the following questions in two paragraphs:
- What prior experiences do you have that inform how you approach this class? This could be, for example, writing experience that you think will either help or hurt you as you work on the academic essays assigned in class.
- What are some of your aspirations (educational, professional, or other goals) that you can work toward by taking Introduction to Writing, and how might this course help you on your path toward your goals? Which, if any, of the reasons for taking college courses discussed by Michelle Singletary in “Getting to the Real Point of College” apply to you?
Guided response (by Friday):
Respond to at least one of your peers. In your response, consider how your experience might be similar to and/or different from theirs.
In this assessment, you will design and code a Java console application that takes as input five integer values and produces as output the lowest and highest values of these five integer values. The application uses Java looping constructs to implement its functionality.
Your program output should look like the sample output provided in the “Find Highest & Lowest of Five Integers Using Java Loops Instructions” course file resource. Full instructions for successfully completing this assessment are included in this resource. Use the submission template (WeekXSolutionSubmissionTemplate.docx).
Your assessment will be scored according to the following criteria:
- Design a program that meets Java looping statements requirements.
- Code an application that exercises looping constructs.
- Test the application and document that testing.
- Explain the approach taken to develop the application and the major decisions made.
- Identify relevant fundamental constructs in a submitted program.
- Communicate efficiently, effectively, and in an appropriate manner for an IT professional.