Diversity and Health Care Professional Health Blog
You will submit your completed professional blog post to this
forum. Students have been separated into groups of 10-11 students to allow for
easy reading of and interaction with peers' blogs. You are encouraged to browse
and comment on other students' work.
Blog submissions are due before Sunday, March 3 at 11:59 PM. This
assignment will close at 11:59 PM, and no late work will be accepted. You are
expected to submit your work far enough ahead of the deadline that you will be able
to cope with and overcome unforeseen challenges.
You must submit your post through text entry. You are strongly encouraged
to write and save your post in a Word document, and copy and paste the text from
that document into the Canvas text box to submit the assignment. You should then
save your submission in the Canvas forum (which will ideally be done well before
the deadline) and edit within the forum for text formatting and to add hyperlinks,
visuals, etc. This process may be time consuming, so you should allow yourself
ample time to complete the process well.
You can and should edit your blog post after your initial submission. You
can continue to work on (and periodically save) your blog within the Canvas forum
until the assignment closes at 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 3. You are strongly
encouraged to save your work periodically as you format your post to ensure
that you don't lose your work if Canvas closes or times out unexpectedly. This has
happened to me on several occasions when writing these assignments, and it is
incredibly frustrating. I save more now. It's worth it.
Yes, all of this means that others in your group may see your blog
before it is finished.Hopefully they will look at the finished product, too, and
comment on your completed work.
Diversity and Health Care Blog Requirements:
Now that you have researched, focused, organized, and gotten some feedback on your
work thus far, you are ready to write. For a full description of the Diversity and Health
Care Professional Blog assignment, please revisit the assignment description
here. Only the requirements are included below.
Diversity and Health Care Blog Minimum Requirements:
Note: Meeting the minimum requirements is necessary for a passing grade of C for this assignment.
Above average blogs will exceed the minimum requirements, and will clearly aim to engage audiences
through text, tone, links, visual aids, and well executed formatting.
Word count: 550-1000 words
A clear, concise, coherent thesis statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an
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Statements" handout (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to ensure
you are meeting the thesis statement requirements for this assignment.
Clear, well organized, and easy to follow structural organization. Your blog must
include a clear, useful, and easily discernible introduction (Links to an external
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information on how to write introductions (Links to an external site.)Links to an
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Furthermore, the organization of your blog must serve to support your main
argument (thesis statement) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external
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your research that support whatever your main argument is, and every topic
sentence of every body-paragraph must begin with a strong, clear, concise topic
sentence that both supports your thesis statement and acts as a thesis statement for
You must use a minimum of 5 sources for full credit in this section of the rubric. Your
sources will be listed at the bottom of your blog, under the heading
“References.” Note: your reference list must NOT be annotated. You must also
provide in-text citations, which should be hyperlinked when possible – remember
that if you needed a username and password to access a source (such as through
the library), your hyperlink may not work, or will be inaccessible to some. Instead,
link to a publicly available copy or abstract of your source.
3 of your 5 required sources must be from peer-reviewed journals. The other 2
required sources must be equally as reputable as sources drawn from the
"accepted sources" lists from the first assignment. You have been instructed to
use the CRAAP Test (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to help
you determine source credibility and usefulness.
You must use APA formatting (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for
your references, and you must cite your sources appropriately. For example, cite
news articles as news articles (Links to an external site.)Links to an external
site., academic journal articles as academic journal articles (Links to an external
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a sample APA reference page here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external
Use appropriate tone and language (Links to an external site.)Links to an external
site.. Your tone and language for this blog should be professional, but personable.
You have the freedom to use your own voice, and to take a more casual approach
than you would if you were using a strict academic style. You also want to be
relatable to a broad audience. However, your audience must be able to take you
seriously, and should interpret you as a credible writer/speaker. So, your challenge
is to balance clear, professional language and tone with a personable approach.
Use hyperlinks throughout your blog post. Hyperlinks can be embedded utilizing the
toolbar at the top of your text entry area in the Canvas discussion board where you
will submit your work.
Integrate appropriate visuals, such as charts and graphs, which must be referred
to in the text and cited appropriately. Consider using Gapminder (Links to an
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You can also insert pictures, videos, and graphs into your blog post using the toolbar
at the top of the text entry area in the Canvas discussion board where you will
submit your work.
Diversity and Health Care Blog Submission
Submit your blog through this Canvas assignment. You will submit as a text-entry
"reply" to this assignment.
Each blog must be 550-1000 words.
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