As you take the assessment remember that no Christian leader is “well developed” in all thirty-six competencies. For example, teaching pastors have different gift sets than those who work in addiction recovery programs or who give direction to a small group ministry. This inventory helps leaders to better understand their strengths and weaknesses. After you have completed the assessment, save to your computer and then email a copy to Grading Services.
Take the pretest that corresponds to your intended major. (An examining supervisor is not required for this test.)
For the online form of the pretest, go to GU Online Exams and fill in the following:
|Pre Posttests||For Bible and Theology||BTA1000PRETESTr||newGUstudent|
|For Christian Education||CEA1000PRETESTr|
|For Intercultural Studies||ISA1000PRETESTr|
For a print form of the pretest, contact Student Services by phone at (800) 443-1083 or by email.
Write an essay of at least 600 words on the following:
Describe how an undergraduate GU liberal arts education will equip you to accomplish the ministry God has called you to do. Include a description of your call to the ministry and/or your motives for beginning a program with GU. Give examples of how achieving the program goals of your selected program and the GU overarching goals intersects with achieving your own goals. Also give examples of how your future ministry will be enhanced by attaining GU program outcomes. Include a paragraph discussing your score on the ministry skills assessment. In what areas do you want to improve? How will your GU program help you accomplish that?
(Do not be too concerned about formatting this assignment correctly. Simply do your best to write proper sentences and paragraphs with appropriate style and punctuation.)
Submit your essay via email to grading services.
The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) is a 10-scale, 60-item assessment of students’ awareness about and use of learning and study strategies related to skill, will and self-regulation components of strategic learning. The focus is on both covert and overt thoughts, behaviors, attitudes and beliefs that relate to successful learning and that can be altered through educational interventions. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that these factors contribute significantly to success in college and that they can be learned or enhanced through educational interventions such as learning and study skills courses.
The LASSI is designed to gather information about learning and study practices and attitudes. After you enter the school number, 60 statements will be presented that relate to your knowledge of these areas.
When you are ready to begin the inventory, open the LASSI link below. After you have read the directions, you must enter the school number, username and password to continue. Your school number is listed below along with the username and password.
After entering this information, the next screen to appear requires you to enter your first and last names into the spaces provided for the page to be submitted correctly. The ID and E-mail fields are optional. The next screen to appear will be the LASSI assessment.
You will be asked to respond to 60 statements. After taking the LASSI, save the readout as a PDF and attach it to an e-mail to Grading Services.
If you are ready to begin, go to LASSI now.
Before beginning this lesson, take the Writing Skills Assessment and the Reading Comprehension Assessment. The Writing Skills Assessment is intended to help us determine how to assist you in your program. The Reading Comprehension Assessment measures your ability to understand what you read, to identify main ideas and to make inferences. These assessments have no effect on your acceptance into a GU program or your grade for this course; however, you will not receive credit for the course until GU receives the results of these assessments.
An examining supervisor is not required for this test.
For the online form of the pretest, go to:
Instructor: Pre Posttests Test Name: WSAformA Password: newGUstudent (Writing Skills Assessment)
Instructor: Pre Posttests Test Name: RCAformA Password: newGUstudent (Reading Comprehension)
You may print out the results of these assessments if you wish.
Take the short survey after the test so we know you completed these assessments.
At the bottom of this page you fill find "Text to Format". Download this document, then follow these steps to place its text into the required format for GU writing assignments. (Review the Form and Style Guide available for download below. The Sample Student Paper is also available below and will help get a visual on how the paper should look.
1. Format a title page using your name, this course’s number and name (GUO1011, Essentials of Learning at Global University), today’s date, and “The Importance of the Old Testament” as the project title.
2. Copy and paste the contents of "Text to Format" from the Word file into your document; then format the text into an essay, divided into paragraphs. (There are approximately nineteen paragraphs. Don't forget to double-space the text)
3. Use your student information in the header for ech page.
4. Use the references given at the end to insert citations where indicated in the essay. (The references do not actually relate to the article; we simply want you to practice using the proper format of various sources.)
5. Format the references correctly and provide them in a reference list at the end of the essay.
6. Check your work by looking at the "Activity 5B Rubric." This rubric will be used to score your paper.
When you have completed this activity, submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The grader will use the criteria outlined at the end of the text below to evaluate your activity as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory. If your activity is evaluated as unsatisfactory, you will be required to redo the assignment and resubmit it.
Criteria for Grading
When you submit Activity 5B to your enrollment office, the faculty member will use the rubric available below to evaluate the assignment as satisfactory or unsatisfactory. (See Activity 5B Rubric)
If your activity is evaluated as unsatisfactory, you will be required to redo and resubmit the assignment. You must receive a satisfactory evaluation on Activity 5B in order to receive credit for this course.
This course requires you to complete a final project, worth 50 percent of your final course grade.
UPDATE: As of July 20, 2018 GU no longer requires a proctor to take the final exam for this course. However, all assignments through Activity 5B must be submitted before you can request passwords to access the final exam. You may request the exam by sending an email to email@example.com
You will be graded on your ability to apply the principles that are taught in the course as well as your ability to follow instructions.
Write ONE two-part paper according to the following instructions. Give each part a subtitle (such as "Essay One"). When you submit your project, include one title page and one combined reference list for the entire paper.
In Activity 1C, you wrote a 600-word essay according to these instructions:
Describe how an undergraduate GU liberal arts education will equip you to accomplish the ministry God has called you to do. Include a description of your call to the ministry and/or your motives for beginning a program with GU. Give examples of how achieving the program goals of your selected program and the GU overarching goals with achieving your own goals. Also give examples of how your future ministry will be enhanced by attaining GU program outcomes. Include a paragraph discussing your score on the ministry skills assessment. In what areas do you want to improve? How will your GU program help you accomplish that?
Rewrite your essay using the proper format you learned in Lesson 5. (You will not have any quotations or references to cite; simply format your essay correctly.)
Through research, develop a rationale (reasonable understanding) for your views of the doctrinal position espoused by Global University that “the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.” In your response, consult and cite at least three scholarly resources from the Course Research Guide (CRG) for this course (found on the GU Library website), a library, the Internet, or another location. (Directions for using sources from the CRG are given in Lesson 6.)
If you have not already done so, read the Undergraduate Writing Assignment Guidelines;and the Global University Undergraduate Form and Style Guide.
Your total word length should be approximately 1,200–1,500 words (5 to 7 double-spaced, typewritten pages). The addition of the cover and reference list could make the completed project 6 to 8 pages. You may use your Bible, Independent-Study Text (IST), notes, and research material. Make sure you cite all sources that you use in your paper.
In completing the writing assignments, a minimum of three scholarly sources (in addition to the course text) must be included.
Submitting Your Assignment
A template for the project is available for download from the Global University Library website.
Submit your project by e-mail attachment to Grading Services. If e-mail access is not available, submit by mail or fax with the project title page (a model is provided) on the front of your project.
Using Sources from the Course Research Guides
How can I use the CRGs most effectively?
This course's project is divided into two parts. The instructions for the second part are as follows:
Through research, develop a rationale (reasonable understanding) for your views of the doctrinal position espoused by Global University that “the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.” In your response, consult and cite at least three scholarly resources from the Course Research Guide for this course (found on the GU Library website), a library, the Internet, or another location.
(For an overview of the entire project, see the project instructions in the Essential Course Materials.)
The following step-by-step procedure will guide you in choosing your first CRG resource for use in this assignment:
From here you have several options. You can download the PDF (see the left sidebar) or scroll down to the Table of Contents. Either way, read the chapter titled: "Part 4: Concluding Affirmations on the Origin and Authority of Scripture." Use this as one of your sources for the assigned essay. To cite this eBook, click on Cite in the right sidebar. Use the Chicago / Turabian Author-date format. The reference will look like this:
Walton, John H. 2013. The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP
Academic, 2013. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), EBSCOhost (accessed September 9, 2016).
However, you will need to follow these steps to make sure the citation fits GU’s format:
The citation for your reference list will thus look like this:
Walton, John H. 2013. The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic. Accessed September 9, 2016.
Don't forget to change the date accessed to the date that you accessed the source.
Remember, for this paper (and for many of the writing assignments in GU courses) you must include research and citations from a minimum of three outside resources. Your course materials, Bible versions, and basic dictionaries should be listed in the Reference List and cited if you use them in your paper but do NOT count toward these three sources.
To find your second required source for this course's project, follow these steps:
Wright, N.T. 1991. How Can the Bible Be Authoritative? (The Laing Lecture for 1989). Vox Evangelica 21:7-32. Accessed July 25, 2016.
For your third reference, look for another article on "The Authority of the Bible" web article page: http://www.biblicalstudies.org.uk/bible_authority.php (same as Figure 6.4 above). Use the Form and Style Guide to help you format the citation and the reference. It is not always easy to determine the best citation format for web articles. That is all right; just try your best. The above examples should give you some guidance.
If you prefer, you may use another source of your choosing. However, if you want to use another website, keep in mind that if the site does not provide an author or organizational information, it probably is not reputable enough to use in an academic paper.
Once you have selected and read your sources, you are ready to write the second half of your course project. After finishing the project, begin working on the service learning requirement (SLR) recording and report. You must submit the project, SLR, and any required activities you have not yet submitted to your enrollment office before you take the final exam. (If necessary, review the list of required activities on the Course Requirements pages.)
This assignment has two requirements:
Guidelines for Your Assignment