Your task for this first segment of the SLP is to explain the specific nature of the controversy.
You can submit your paper in a Question and Answer format. In other words, list the questions and provide a short answer to each (2–3 pages total).
- Identify the controversial public health topic that is you plan to explore. Briefly state whether the controversy is related to economics, morality, religion, ethics, political interference with science, or perhaps another topic. Please explain in 2–3 paragraphs and be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your opinion.
- Briefly discuss the historical context of the controversy. What spurred the controversy? Please write 2–3 paragraphs about this, and be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your opinion.
- Identify stakeholders in the public health controversy. In other words, who were the people or organizations involved and what is their role?
- Write a summary paragraph to close your paper.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: 2–3 pages, excluding title page and references.
Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the grading rubric that is linked within the course. Review the rubric before you begin, so you are sure to meet each of the criteria.
In order to earn full credit
You must clearly show that you have read the module homepage and the required background materials that relate to this assignment. You are welcome to do research in addition to—but not instead of—the required readings.
Please write your paper in your own words. That is the only way I can evaluate your level of understanding.
Even though the papers must be written in your own words, you are required to use scholarly and professional sources to support your statement. Cite sources for any statement of fact or idea that is not common knowledge. You must cite the sources within the body of the paper and include a reference list at the end of the paper.
Draw upon a broad base of scholarly literature to support your statements. Web sites and fact sheets may be a useful starting point; however, you are expected to locate peer-reviewed readings on your topic from the electronic library.
Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable source of information. Use credible, professional, and scholarly sources such as peer-reviewed journal articles from the Online Library, and government, university, or nonprofit organizations’ Web sites.
Quotes are very rarely needed; if necessary, they should comprise less than 10% of a paper and must be properly cited.
Your papers will be evaluated on the following factors:
- References - citations are used within the body of the paper any time you state a fact or idea that is not common knowledge. A reference list is included at the end of the paper.
- Precision - you follow all instructions and you answer each part of the assignment.
- Breadth - you show broad knowledge of the module’s topic.
- Depth - you go into detail to show more critical thought about the specific tasks or questions in the assignment.
- Clarity - the extent to which you elaborate and include discussion or examples as asked.
- Application - the extent to which you apply the information to a real-life situation related to the assignment, if asked.