AIDS – ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY – HIV Nursing Essay Human Diseases: Term Paper Requirements and Grading Rubric Relating course content to the current health care environment is an integral part of your learning. One (1) term paper is required in this course. This short paper will give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge of the course content you are learning. The body of the paper should be approximately 500 words (2 pages); there should also be a title page and a reference page. Papers that are too brief or too verbose could be subject to large point deductions. The papers should be uploaded into the appropriate Dropbox. Use APA guidelines. APA requires double-spacing, Times New Roman, 12. All sources must be cited in APA format. APA resources are available via the internet. • Sources: Minimum two sources required. You may use the textbook but it does not count towards the minimum two sources, which can be books, articles, journals, newspapers, websites, etc. I strongly discourage the use of encyclopedias. Encyclopedias can prove useful as a place to start for general knowledge but you should search out information that specifically relates to your topic. • On-line sources are fine, but should be used cautiously for original web-based information. Be critical of what you find on-line–ask yourself how reliable the source is and whether it can be trusted as fact rather than fiction. Sites associated with academic institutions, government agencies, and research facilities are generally safe but be wary. Term Paper (Due Date): April 17, 2016 by 11:55 PM • Your first paragraph needs to outline the specific disease you have researched. Write unified paragraphs with topic sentences, support, and transition to the next paragraph. Do not make references to yourself in the paper. You are not the subject of your paper but its author. Avoid the assumption that the reader knows anything about your topic. This helps you keep your information clear, concise, and logical. • Content 50 points • Grammar/spelling 25 points • References/citations 25 points Based on the following criteria: Content 1. The paper fulfills the purpose of the assignment as described in this document (up to 10 points) 2. The introduction leads logically to the main idea or thesis (up to 10 points) 3. Supporting evidence is developed and analyzed sufficiently (up to 10 points) 4. Conclusion provides insightful closure (up to 10 points) 5. The content flows logically and demonstrates an understanding of the topic (up to 10 points) Grammar/Spelling 1. Sentences are grammatically correct (noun/verb agreement, punctuation, sentence structure, etc.) (up to 12.5 points) 2. Spelling is correct (e.g., homonyms used correctly, no misspellings) (up to 12.5 points) References/citations 1. Sources are cited in the body of the paper using APA format (up to 12.5 points) 2. Reference list is included with the paper that lists only sources cited in the document (up to 12.5 points) Points will be awarded for each criterion on the following scale: 5 points = few or no weaknesses found; writer satisfies the criteria with distinction 4 points = strengths outweigh the weaknesses; writer shows sound understanding of criteria 3 points = strengths and weaknesses are about equal; writer shows awareness of criteria 2 points = weaknesses outweighs strengths; writer shows limited understanding of criteria 1 point = weaknesses far outweigh strengths; writer does not show understanding of criteria Five points (5) will be deducted for each the following: No title page included Name is not on title page or in document Insufficient number of sources cited No reference page/Bibliography included Academic Dishonesty: According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to “plagiarize” means •to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own •to use (another’s production) without crediting the source •to commit literary theft •to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else’s work and lying about it afterward. Plagiarism and cheating are not tolerated and have no excuse. Inaccurate or lack of required documentation or handing in the same or similar assignments (paraphrasing another), is grounds for a zero. Have respect for your abilities, the subject matter, and your instructor by doing your own work. You will submit your paper via Turn-It-In Drop Box. This source checks for plagiarism and references.]]>

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