For the CM 241M2 Competency Assessment, you will be developing a tutorial describing how to complete a task or process. Your tutorial will need to meet the needs and expectations of a specific audience, rather than a large or general audience. Although you can choose the topic of your tutorial, avoid overly simple tasks (e.g., “how to tie your shoes” or listing a cooking recipe), as these topics will not fully illustrate your technical communication skills. Furthermore, choose a topic that you are already familiar with and does not rely on research from other sources. Review the following list of sample topics to help you with your brainstorming process. You are not limited to the topics on this list, but you should choose a topic that is similar in complexity to the sample topics. Making a self-watering container for small plants Creating a video with PowerPoint® and Windows® Movie Maker® Refinishing an old armoire Training for a half-marathon Using photo-editing software to make a conference poster presentation Repairing a broken USB flash drive Setting up a campsite for a family of four Creating a personal blog using WordPress © The content of the tutorial must take the form of either an original slide presentation (e.g., PowerPoint® or Prezi©) or video (Windows Movie Maker© or Animoto©). The length of the tutorial is dependent on audience needs, as you will need to make sure the content is detailed enough for the audience to successfully complete the described process. Minimally, though, the tutorial should describe a process with at least seven steps. The following requirements must also be met: Minimum Submission Requirements The tutorial must have engaging, helpful, and consistent design through color, font, and layout. The tutorial must consist of at least 12 slides, if a slide presentation; or, be at least two-minutes long, if a video. At least two, relevant graphics must be provided in the tutorial; if you did not create the graphic yourself, then it must be cited in APA citation format. All graphics need to be labeled. The presentation must have the following content: an introduction; a description of the process; and a conclusion. Consider including a list of necessary materials and relevant warnings/risks to further help the audience. The description of the process must go beyond a set of instructions, and provide insights that give an original and insightful perspective of the process. All text in the tutorial should follow Standard American English rules for grammar, punctuation, and word choice. All text representing ideas from a source and graphics you did not create must be cited in APA format; this includes in-text citations and a references page with full-citations. Failing to cite information paraphrased, summarized, or directly from a source is a form of plagiarism and subject to the consequences noted in Kaplan University’s Policy on Plagiarism. Choosing a topic that you are familiar with will help avoid the need for outside research in the project. Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted assessment. If work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored.