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Active Learning: Cybercrime?


Find a recent article about cybercrime. Write a paper telling what happened and how the problem is being delt with. You may create the document in Microsoft Word, Open Office, or Google Docs to tell about the cybercrime that you found. Try to answer all of the who, what, why, when, where questions.

Your paper should be about 2 pages and properly formatted.

General APA Guidelines

Your essay should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5" x 11") with 1" margins on all sides. You should use a clear font that is highly readable. APA recommends using 12 pt. Times New Roman font.

Include a page header  (also known as the "running head") at the top of every page. To create a page header/running head, insert page numbers flush right. Then type "TITLE OF YOUR PAPER" in the header flush left using all capital letters. The running head is a shortened version of your paper's title and cannot exceed 50 characters including spacing and punctuation. Please see https://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/format.htm for correct formatting.

You should have at least 3 sources. Cite each of the sources where you got the information. If it is a website include a hyperlink.


Note: If you want to use initials, you must first use the full name. Example: National Security Administration (NSA). After that, you may use just the initials.


  • Starts with the title and your name: 1 point
  • Answers all of the pertinent questions (who, what, when, why, how): 4 points
  • All sources are cited. 1 point
  • Sufficient length or complexity to show real effort: 4 points

Grading Rubric

  Novice Competent Proficient

Name and title are not given.
0 points

Name and or title is missing.
0 points

Starts with the title and your name.
1 point


Does not answer most of the pertinent questions (who, what, when, why, how)
0 points

Answers most of the pertinent questions (who, what, when, why, how)
1 point

Answers all of the pertinent questions (who, what, when, why, how).
4 points


There are no citations.
0 points

Citations are incorrect or some are missing.
0 point

All sources are cited..
1 point


Your paper is too short to show any real effort.
0 points

Your paper is somewhat short and has a few interesting facts..
2 point

Your paper is of sufficient length and complexity to show real effort.
4 points

Active Learning Index

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