1. Abstract (Total 5 points)
a. Brief summary of your paper.
b. No new information
2. Introduction Tell what you’re going to tell them. (Total – 10 points)
a. Use the scholarly websites to fill out this section.
b. Definition (2.5 points)
c. Statistics (2.5 points)
d. Describe the problem (5 points)
Your thesis statement will identify your main idea and preview the rest of your essay. Remember that this can be either one or two sentences. You will probably place your thesis at the end of your introduction paragraph. You can use the other sentences in your introduction to introduce your topic, create interest, and provide necessary background information.
3. Key Points (Total – 30 points)
a. A minimum of 3 journal articles about the topic (within the last 5 years – 2012 – 2017). Use the librarian – library tab in Blackboard.
i. Article 1 (10 points)
ii. Article 2 (10 points)
iii. Article 3 (10 points)
b. Find three scholarly articles that analyze the population you identified on the website. Two articles should be from a nursing or medical journal. The other article should be from a business, communication or sociology journal and discusses some aspect of your population.
c. For each article include the title, journal it came from, author and date of publication. Summarize the population studied if it’s a research study and include the location, the time period covered, the specific focus of the study, and the results. Topics include cultural influences on the situation, economic/financial issues, diet/nutrition aspects, political influences, and religious aspects.
d. For a business article, also note any marketing information and strategies included. For communication or sociology articles, include the aspects of communication or sociology noted. Summarize the main points of that article..
4. Teaching Plan (Total 40 points).
Teaching plan connected to your population. Answer the following questions (8 points for each question).
A. List 3 subjects that you would like to teach the patient(s) or community members about and why you think those are important.
B. How would you assess the patient(s) or community members understanding of the topics in preparation for your teaching?
C. Identify any potential problems with literacy, including a low literacy level, and how you would adapt your teaching taking that into consideration.
D. Identify any psychological factors and how that could impact learning of the patient(s) or community members. For example, is there any indication about a problem with anxiety or depression?
E. How would you assess learning for your patient(s) or community?
5. Conclusion – Tell them what you told them. (Total 5 points)
Conclusions wrap up what you have been discussing in your paper. After moving from general to specific information in the introduction and body paragraphs, your conclusion should begin pulling back into more general information that restates the main points of your argument. Conclusions may also call for action or overview future possible research. The following outline may help you conclude your paper:
In a general way,
a. Restate your topic and why it is important,
b. Restate your thesis/claim,
c. Address opposing viewpoints and explain why readers should align with your position,
d. Call for action or overview future research possibilities.
6. APA format (Total – 10 points)
? Throughout your paper use proper APA in text citations to receive all points (2.5 points)
? Reference list all must be included below on each reference to receive full points (2.5 points)
• Proper APA citation (Include author(s) name(s), date of publication, title of article, journal name, volume and issue number, and page numbers, doi/retrieved from).
? Include a copy of the article as a saved PDF (not a link) with the paper. (1 point)
? Organization of the Paper (1 points)
? Title page
? Key Points
? Grammar (2 points)