POPULATION PROJECT Students will write a literature review of a vulnerable population.

POPULATION PROJECT

Students will write a literature review of a vulnerable population. The population choice is to be emailed to instructor by the third session.

GUIDELINES:

Complete an introduction paragraph with the theme (pop) in the last sentence of the paragraph for the paper.

 

Then student will complete a literature review on the article they chose on the population (article must be approved by instructor and must be current- no more than 5 years old.  Article must include and is to be written in the following format with the following categories:

General Overview (a-c)

Method (a-f)

Results (a-b)

Discussion (a-d)

 

General Overview:

Purpose-What is the research about (in general)? What do the author’s want to research? (Example #1: Kohn & Marion (2022) decided to research the relationship between drug use and severe mental health) (Example #2: The purpose of the research by Kohn & Marion (2022) was to determine how many people with severe mental illness also use drugs to aid in their symptoms.

Rationale-How do the authors justify the need for this research? Kohn & Marion (2022) noted that there was a paucity of research done on this topic, as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggesting more inquiry be explored. In addition, Cagney & Lacey (2021) indicated that this is an “emerging societal problem” that needed further exploration (p.233). Note how the rationale is derived from published sources. You cannot give a rationale that is your own, because this is just opinion. You must always have a published source for the rationale.

Significance-How might this research benefit society? Other researchers, etc.?  Example: Other researchers in the field believe that answers to the relationship between drug use and mental illness could “allow clinicians to design treatment plans of a dual nature” (Forrest & Gump, 2021, p. 653).

Method: One paragraph that explains the research method administered

a. Type of subjects (specific demographics of subjects (age, race, etc.)

b. Where did they solicit subjects (location?

c. What type of evaluation, survey, psychometric instrument, treatment did they administer to the subjects?

d. Was there a duration/time period that they did their method?

e. Was there a location where the research took place?

f. What professional administered the survey, treatment?

Results: One paragraph that describes the results

 What did the researchers find? (not what they think)

Was it consistent with what they thought they would find (their hypothesis)?

Discussion: One paragraph that describes the discussion

What do the researchers think about their findings and process?

Were any recommendations made?

Were there any limitations in their research?

Did they make recommendations for future researchers?

Conclusion: One paragraph that summarizes your whole paper (4+sentences)

Professional Paper Check List-Review to not lose points!

Rubric: Student must READ the Rubric!

American Psychological Association (APA): CORRECT APA is to be used in the body of the paper as well as the Reference page.

 

Professional Paper Check List (PPCL)                            

ALWAYS USE THE PPCL BEFORE SUBMITTING ANY COLLEGE WORK

Item

Checklist Item

Circle 

RUBRIC

Did you re-read the Rubric and check it with your paper for an A grade?

YES      NO

TITLE PAGE

Is your name, course, assignment and date on page 1? (No title page necessary)

YES      NO   N/A

MARGINS

Are the margins on all 4 sides one inch? Did you print one page to double-check? 

YES      NO

JUSTIFICATION

Is the paper justified on the left side? (APA)

YES      NO

ABSTRACT

Is there an abstract page, with correct APA style?

YES      NO   N/A

THEME SENTENCE 

Is there a theme sentence: last sentence, of  first paragraph is the topic of  paper? 

YES      NO

LINE SKIPPING

Did you make sure you did not skip lines between paragraphs? (APA) (Set your computer Documents and Page Layout correctly to zero) Print a page to make sure no lines ae skipped

YES      NO

ACRONYMS

Did you properly do acronyms? Health Guidance Center (HGC); Center For Disease Control (CDC) 

YES     NO     N/A

PREPOSITION

RULE

Did you check to make sure a sentence did not end with a preposition: do, on, if, it, in, with, up, is, by, be, etc.? See full list: www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/prepositions-list.htm

YES      NO

SLANG / 

METAPHOR

Did you check your work by making sure the verbs are not slang (Slang: He was clean and sober. Correct:  He was abstinent)? www.manythings.org/slang/

YES      NO

WORDS & 

MARKS

Did you not use the words: you, I, we, us, or bold, italics, ! marks in a paper. Instead use one, society, people, etc. (N/A for Logs/Reflection assignments) 

YES     NO     N/A

FONT

Is the font 12pt?  (APA)

YES      NO

SPACING

Is the paper double-spaced? (APA)

YES      NO

SPELL CHECK

Did you do a FINAL spell check? 

YES      NO

UPPER/LOWER 

CASE USE

Use correct lower case (i.e., human services, doctor, schizophrenia, counselor, social worker) WATCH WHAT YOU CAPITOLIZE

YES      NO

COMMA/QUOTE

Did you put a comma before a quote? Worker says, “He knows best”.

YES      NO

RHETORICAL (?) 

Did you make sure if you ask a rhetorical question the mark is in parenthesis (?) 

YES      NO   N/A

INDENTATION

Are there 5 spaces, indented, for each new paragraph?  (APA)

YES      NO

AND, BUT, BECAUSE

Did you avoid starting sentences using: And, But, Because?

YES      NO

PARAGRAPH

Are the paragraphs at least 5 sentences? Is there a full summary paragraph?

YES      NO

RUN-ON 

Are there short sentences designed, to avoid a run-on sentence?

YES      NO

REPEAT WORDS

Did you make sure you did not repeat words unnecessarily?

YES      NO

LENGTH

Is your paper as long as it is supposed to be and not shorter, or too long?

YES      NO

APA

BODY OF PAPER

Did you use an online American Psychological Association (APA) Style source to make sure the citation(s) or quotes in the body of your paper are correct and not more than 5 years old? Without this it is considered plagiarism = F for assignment and instructor is required to file student violation with College Academic Integrity Committee. (https://libguides.citytech.cuny.edu/citations/APA) N/A for Logs

YES      NO    N/A

APA 

REFERENCE SECTION

Did you use an online American Psychological Association (APA) Style source to make sure the reference section at the end of your paper is APA correct? Without this it is considered plagiarism = F for assignment and instructor is required to file student violation with College Academic Integrity Committee. Double check when using citation machines. N/A for Logs  (use: https://libguides.citytech.cuny.edu/citations/APA)

YES      NO    N/A

APA 

LONG QUOTES

Did you use an online American Psychological Association (APA) Style source for long quotes OWL@Perdue? N/A for Logs/Reflection assignments

YES       NO   N/A    

APA MORE THAN ONE AUTHOR

Did you use an online American Psychological Association (APA) Style source when using more than one author https://libguides.citytech.cuny.edu/citations/APA     ? (proper use of et al) N/A for Logs/Reflection papers

YES       NO   N/A

LEARNING CENTER

Did you use a College Learning Center for guidance, and show them the assignment requirements, including this form? 

YES      NO

N/A

EDIT

Did you then re-read your work, edit print it, and re-read one more time? 

YES      NO

DUE DATE

Did you submit your work at due date and time?

YES      NO

CHECK WORK

Did you DOUBLE check your work using all items on this form, rather than circling YES, when it should be NO?

YES      NO

PURPOSE

Do you realize this Professional Paper Checklist is for YOUR learning and grading benefit, NOT FOR THE INSTRUCTOR(?)

YES      NO

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   RUBRIC: Group Paper/Vulnerable Population (20PTS)                 

GRADING  POINTS

Poor  

F

Zero pts.

Below Av.

 D

(5pts)

Satisfactory

 C to B-

( 10pts)

Above Av.

 B to B+ 

 (15 pts)

Excellent 

A- to A   

(20pts)

GRAMMAR

Extensive grammatical or punctuation errors

Numerous grammatical, punctuation errors

Multiple grammatical, punctuation errors

Some grammatical, punctuation errors

No grammatical, punctuation errors

AMERICAN PSYCHO-LOGICAL ASSOICA-TION STYLE (APA)

Multiple incorrect errors  or omitted APA style

Attempted APA style, but multiple errors in both body of paper and reference page

Attempts APA style, but errors in use within body of paper or  reference page

Correct APA style in body of paper or reference page

Correct APA style used in body of paper and reference page

CURRICULUM CONTENT

Lacks content or examples related to curriculum regarding purpose, rationale, significance, method, results and discussion.

Inadequate content/examples related to curriculum  including purpose, rationale, significance, method, results and discussion. Not all identified and multiple incorrect components.

Reasonable content/ examples related to curriculum including purpose, rationale, significance, method, results and discussion, but may lack more than one correct component.

Content/examples  related to curriculum are advanced. Purpose, rationale, significance, method, results and discussion are above average, but may lack one correct component.

Content/example

related to curriculum are superior. Purpose, rationale, significance, method, results and discussion are superior

ESSAY FORMAT

No essay format utilized

Poor essay format attempted

Attempts essay format, but may not have presented  theme, complete paragraphs, conclusion, or critical thinking content

Essay format used, but some paragraphs, conclusion, theme and critical thinking needs more information

Easy to read, correct essay format of theme sentences, full paragraphs, conclusions, and critical thinking included.

PAPER FORMAT

Does not follow font, justification, APA for a paper, margins, presentation, format as directed.

Attempts to follow at font, justification, APA for a paper,  margins, presentation, format as directed, but has multiple errors

Attempts to follow at font, justification, APA for a paper, margins presentation, format as directed, but more than 1 error

Follows some font, justification, APA for a paper, margins presentation, format as directed, but 1 minor error

Follows font, justification, margins, APA  for paper, margins, presentation and format exactly as directed