Need Help-ENGL 250, F16 Assignment 1

Need Help-ENGL 250, F16 Assignment 1 

In this assignment, you will apply the pyramid structure to memo writing, integrate content (by paraphrasing, summarizing or quoting) from professional publications, and use APA style documentation (in-text citations and reference list).

This assignment must be completed individually. It is worth 5%, and it is due at the start of class in week 4. Please submit an electronic version of the assignment to the drop box on eCentennial AND a hard copy of the assignment in class. Due Date: Friday, September 30, 2016.

Assignment learning outcomes:

  • Format and write memos
  • Keep an accurate and reliable record of research findings
  • Read and comprehend articles in scientific and professional publications


Your Task

  • Select a topic. Your topic should be an emerging technology, new finding or breakthrough, current trend, or recent news items related to your field of study at Centennial College.
  • Conduct research on your topic. Your goal is to find professional and / or scientific sources on your chosen topic. You may access these resources through Centennial College’s library OR Google Scholar. You must use a minimum of two sources for this assignment.
  • Write a memo to inform your instructor about your chosen topic. Write a concise, one -page (single spaced) informative memo report to your ENGL 250 instructor about this topic. In your report you should use the pyramid structure and address the following questions:
    • What is your field of study at Centennial?
    • What did you learn about your chosen topic? You should paraphrase, summarize and / or quote content from your sources to address this question.
    • Why is your chosen topic important to your field of study?
  • Use your own words. Your report will be submitted to Turnitin. Content that is copied and pasted from your sources is considered plagiarism and is not acceptable.
  • Acknowledge your sources. In your report, include
    • correctly formatted in-text citations (APA) and
    • a correctly formatted reference page (APA).
  • Use an appropriate tone, technical writing style and correct format. Your writing in this course should be clear, concise, correct, courteous, complete, and concrete. Where possible, you should use active voice. Ensure that you proofread your work for grammatical and formatting errors.

To successfully complete this assignment, you must refer to the Centennial College APA Style Examples of In-text Citations & References, 6th ed. (2010), which can be found on the Centennial College library website at (it is also posted on our eCentennial site) OR another credible source on APA Style.

 Need Help-ENGL 250, F16 Assignment 1  

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: