Assignment – Continuation of Cipher Lab (Discuss ciphers in Cipher Discussion Forum)
You deciphered the given message on the worksheet and then posted your own to the Cipher Discussion Forum in the Discussion area. For this week, take two or more ciphers and try deciphering them based on the tools from the webpage on the worksheet.
Don’t post the answers, but just post a reply to the originator’s thread and say you figured it out. Then, send them an email or IM that gives your answer to the cipher. Originators need to respond to each “I figured it out” message with a reply saying that the cipher try was correctly identified.
(For instance: Student A posts a reply saying “I figured it out” and sends me a message with the answer. I reply to their “I figured it out” post and with “Student A got it correct” and any other information that is necessary. If many students have trouble, you may have to provide more hints.)
The Cipher Discussion Forum will be graded following the academic week. You receive up to 20 points for your minimum two cipher tries and replies. Look for the grades to appear in the online grade book following your academic week.
Participation is a part of this lab grade. Since there is a little back and forth on this lab, don’t wait until the last minute!
Research Paper Assignment – Milestone 3 – Outline and References (Attach the Document to this Assignment)
The Research Paper outline and reference page is due this week. Make sure you have read through the Research Paper Overview in the Research Paper folder. Both documents could change as you write your paper, but you should have some of it fleshed out now. When you submit your final paper, you should have 6-10 references that don’t include the course text or Wikipedia. (They can be included, but not in your 6-10 required references.)
Submit the outline and reference pages in a single Word document by attaching it to this assignment using the link provided. Ensure you’re using standard formatting for class papers for these documents. Any misspellings or grammar issues will result in deductions from the total score.