ICS2O1 CULMINATING PROJECT CAREERS IN COMPUTERS

10% of Final Mark
I. THE PROJECT Prepare a research project on a career in the field of computers, using the skills and resources you learned in your Grade 10 Careers course. Choose from the following list or, after consulting with your teacher, choose your own career in computers. • Computer Animator, Computer Engineer, Computer Network Specialist, Computer Programmer, Computer Scientist, Computer Trainer, Database Developer, E-Business Consultant, GIS Specialist, Multimedia Developer, Project Manager, Technical Writer, Video Game Developer, Web Developer, Webmaster, Website Designer
You may not submit a report that was done for the Careers course.

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II. WRITTEN REPORT Select an occupation, a vocation, or a career in the field of computers. Gather suitable research material to learn as much as you can about the career.

FORMAT -- Prepare and submit a written report with the following format: • Three- to five-page report based on career research. • Good writing style with accuracy in grammar, spelling, etc. • Header on top right of each page with your name and title of assignment • Footer on bottom right with page number • Format the report using double spacing. • Use the nine section headings in the list below. • No embedded citations or footnotes are needed. CONTENTS -A. Cover page – include Name of School, Your Name, Teacher's Name, Due Date, Career Profile Title, Appropriate Graphics and Designs B. Table of Contents - Use the format you used in your Careers course. C. Report – include the following sections: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Introductory Remarks. Describe the career or write a job description. Education/Training Requirements Specialized Skills Needed to Do the Job. Be specific in describing these skills. Work or Community Involvement Experience Considered Necessary for This Salaries/Wages. Provide recent figures, if available. Job Satisfaction Future Trends/Opportunities and/or Self-Employment Opportunities Other Career Paths That Can Result from This Line of Work Why I Picked This Career. (After doing this research, how interested are you in this career? Explain. What type of person would be interested in this career?)

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D. Bibliography and Research Materials

ICS2O1 CULMINATING PROJECT CAREERS IN COMPUTERS
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10% of Final Mark Due Date: Prepare a bibliography to document all the research materials you found to produce your project. Use the bibliographic format you learned in your Careers course or in the school library.
Find at least five pieces of electronic or print research from several sources (Web sites, CD-ROMs, newspapers, magazines, books, etc.). Do not use the same Web site for all research. Print each piece of research showing the Website address and printing date. If your research is from a book, photocopy the title page to show bibliographical evidence. You may also include pamphlets and brochures as part of your research materials. Include copies of your research findings in your package. Highlight the necessary information on the printouts to indicate you have read them. Select interesting graphics or pictures from your research to enhance your project. These can be included in your cover page or table of contents.

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EVALUATION RUBRIC
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PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

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COVER PAGE - includes  Name of School  Your Name  Teacher's Name  Due Date  Career Profile Title  Appropriate Graphics and Designs
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TABLE OF CONTENTS - lists everything in the package Written Report  This Evaluation Sheet Bibliography  Anything Else You Included in Package Five Research Materials Listed Individually  Appropriate Graphics and Designs WRITTEN REPORT - Format 3 to 5 pages using double spacing, header, footer, section headings as listed below; good writing style with accuracy in grammar, spelling, etc.

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Introductory Remarks Education/Training Requirements Specialized Skills Required Work or Community Involvement Experience Salaries/Wages JobSatisfaction Future Trends/Opportunities Other Career Paths Why I Picked This Career BIBLIOGRAPHY at least 5 different research items proper bibliographical format. RESEARCH MATERIALS  Highlight pertinent information from research materials used in report.  Include all research material printouts (at least 5). FORMATTING AND CREATIVITY  Something unique – creative - original in effort  beyond project requirements

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