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APU SCIN360 Assignment #2: Research Paper




Question;Assignment InstructionsResearch PaperAssignment Instructions:Most of you are taking this course with the intention of pursuing a career in healthcare. I always encourage my students to research the career they plan on striving for to ensure that they "know what they're getting into". I've seen plenty of students spend a lot of time and money to get an education only to discover that, for whatever reasons, they are not interested in the "9 to 5" routine of their chosen career once they graduate. Therefore, your research paper is going to be devoted to any health related career of your choice. This paper will enable to you to do the research behind the career you are considering and gain a better understanding about the job demands, rewards, etc. In addition to this research, I highly recommend that you take some "free time" to shadow a professional in the field of your choice or volunteer in the environment for which you desire to work so you can see the "real-world" pros and cons of the job. Very often, the academic prep is very different than the actual work setting/demands. Your education is the most valuable investment you can make, ensure that you make the right choice and know what you want for the long term.:)You will write your paper based on literature researched about your chosen field. Research should come from scientific information on the internet and research articles at the APUS Library and you must utilize between 5 and 10 reliable and relevant academic references. Your paper should include, but not be limited to the following topics:Name of the healthcare professionHistory of the professionHow this career has developed over the yearsEducation and training (i.e. internships, residencies, etc)State/National Certification or Exams requiredContinuing Education requiredTypical wages and benefitsEmployment opportunities and future outlook of this professionWork settings (i.e. hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, etc.)Types of services, duties, and responsibilities of the jobTypes of patients/clients served and/or types of conditions/disorders treatedWorking conditions of the jobHow this career is perceived by other professionals and lay peopleIf there are any "specialty" areasAny other general "pros" or "cons" that you come across in your research that are pertinent to youYour paper should be written in the THIRD PERSON taking the individual out of the writing and avoiding pronouns such as I, we, my, our (first person) and you, yours, your, us, we (second person). You should deal with facts and not opinions, thus providing citations within your paper and on your reference page. Focus on the subject itself and not on your feelings about the subject. The use of third person retains a formal tone in your writing. The use of first and second person can make a document seem more casual.However, the only place I want you to use the first person is in the Abstract section. I'd like you to use the Abstract to write about your personal opinions about this health care field: what got you interested in this career, why did you chose to write about it, what is your desire to be involved with this profession, etc.?PLEASE NOTE that you must submit your Research Paper as a ?Microsoft Word? document rather than a Word Pad, Works, etc. type of document, otherwise you will not receive credit for your work.Please review the university-wide policy on Plagiarism in your student handbook. All research papers will be submitted to a plagiarism detection website so it is imperative that your papers are your original work in your original words. Don?t forget to utilize proper APA style in-text citations for any paraphrasing and/or direct quotes utilized in your papers. Less than 10% of your paper should contain direct quotes and you should refrain from writing in the first or second person in your formal papers. Plagiarism will result in a zero for the entire assignment, as well as a formal letter to the Dean of Academic Affairs who will determine the next course of action, so make sure the work is your own.Here are some additional resources to assist you in the construction of your Research Paper:Research Paper Tips and GuidelinesAPA Papers ? General FormatAPA ? In-Text Citations: The BasicsAPA ? Reference List: Basic RulesSample APA Style Paper__________________________________________________________________________________Evaluation/Grading of this Assignment: Points are allocated as follows (Total of 100 points):A. Subject Knowledge and Content- (65 points possible). Your paper should be pertinent to the subject matter and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the subject with an appropriate abstract, introduction, supporting paragraphs, and conclusions. The paper should be 1000-1500 words (not including cover page, references, etc.). Your paper should be written in your own words using proper in-text citations where indicated. Please review the ?Plagiarism? section located inside the APUS classroom under the ?Syllabus? link for details. You should use a minimum of five current and reliable sources for your research: two of which must be from credible scientific organizations. You can use Internet articles, journals, textbooks, etc. In fact, I strongly recommend that you utilize the APUS Online Library for your research as they offer a plethora of reliable and pertinent research sources. You may access the Online Library by clicking on the ?Library? link on the menu bar inside the electronic classroom. However, you should NEVER use Wikipedia for your research as anyone can alter the information on this site making it a poor source of accurate information.B. Format - (20 points possible). Your paper should utilize APA style format and contain a cover page, page headers, in-text citations, an abstract, introductory and concluding paragraphs, a main body, and a reference page. References should be cited and properly listed in APA format. Whenever you write a paper based on the research of someone else?s work, you must give credit to the original author. If you do not cite and document your sources carefully, you run the risk of plagiarism. In addition, when you document papers correctly, you provide others with a way to find the sources you have used. I recommend you visit the following web site (The Owl at Purdue) to learn how to properly cite your sources in the APA format: Your paper should be typewritten in double-spaced format using Arial or Times New Roman styles in a 12-point black font. All page margins (left, right, top, and bottom) should be set to 1 inch. See a copy of a sample of an APA formatted paper for reference: Sample APA Style Paper.C. Spelling/Grammar/Punctuation - (15 points possible). Submit a high-quality paper, free of spelling and grammatical errors, use your ?Spelling and Grammar Checker? in Word AND proofread your final draft!!!For a detailed list of rubrics for this paper, please refer to theSCIN360 Research Paper Grade Sheet. The Research Paper will contribute 12 points, or 12%, toward the final grade which is based on 100 total possible points.__________________________________________________________________________________Submission Instructions:1. Upload your paper for grading by clicking on the "Add Attachment" button at the bottom of the page.2. The new screen will prompt you to click the "Browse" button so you can locate the MS Word document of your paper on your computer.3. Find the file and double click on it.4. Click "Continue".5. Double check to ensure that your paper was successfully uploaded as an attachment.6. When you have completed this assignment, type "Completed" in the rich text editor box below and click the "Submit" button.7. Your assignment is automatically submitted to TurnItIn with your submission.


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