Students will write a literature review of a vulnerable population. The population choice is to be emailed to instructor by the third session.
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)
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
Did you re-read the Rubric and check it with your paper for an A grade?
Is your name, course, assignment and date on page 1? (No title page necessary)
YES NO N/A
Are the margins on all 4 sides one inch? Did you print one page to double-check?
Is the paper justified on the left side? (APA)
Is there an abstract page, with correct APA style?
YES NO N/A
Is there a theme sentence: last sentence, of first paragraph is the topic of paper?
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
Did you properly do acronyms? Health Guidance Center (HGC); Center For Disease Control (CDC)
YES NO N/A
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
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/
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
Is the font 12pt? (APA)
Is the paper double-spaced? (APA)
Did you do a FINAL spell check?
Use correct lower case (i.e., human services, doctor, schizophrenia, counselor, social worker) WATCH WHAT YOU CAPITOLIZE
Did you put a comma before a quote? Worker says, “He knows best”.
Did you make sure if you ask a rhetorical question the mark is in parenthesis (?)
YES NO N/A
Are there 5 spaces, indented, for each new paragraph? (APA)
AND, BUT, BECAUSE
Did you avoid starting sentences using: And, But, Because?
Are the paragraphs at least 5 sentences? Is there a full summary paragraph?
Are there short sentences designed, to avoid a run-on sentence?
Did you make sure you did not repeat words unnecessarily?
Is your paper as long as it is supposed to be and not shorter, or too long?
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
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
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
Did you use a College Learning Center for guidance, and show them the assignment requirements, including this form?
Did you then re-read your work, edit print it, and re-read one more time?
Did you submit your work at due date and time?
Did you DOUBLE check your work using all items on this form, rather than circling YES, when it should be NO?
Do you realize this Professional Paper Checklist is for YOUR learning and grading benefit, NOT FOR THE INSTRUCTOR(?)
RUBRIC: Group Paper/Vulnerable Population (20PTS)
C to B-
B to B+
A- to A
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
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.
related to curriculum are superior. Purpose, rationale, significance, method, results and discussion are superior
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.
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