Students must find two sources to inform your paper and write a short (1-2 page) essay with a clear three part structure, including a thesis statement. The paper should identify what the issue, trend, or change is and explain its significance for the profession. Since this topic will be one that you continue to explore in Week Three, you should be sure to choose a topic that is substantive enough for a longer paper.
You need to use at least two high-quality sources in the paper. When determining your grade on this assignment, the instructor will consider the quality of the sources you choose. If you are not using appropriate scholarly or trade sources, you will not get full credit for meeting the expectations of the assignment. Additionally, the instructor will consider the degree to which you use the sources to justify any claims that you make in the essay. In sum, there should be some kind of source material integrated into each of the main points of the paper.
To demonstrate your ability to know when and how to both quote and paraphrase, you must incorporate at least one paraphrase (appropriately cited in-text) and one short, but direct, quotation (appropriately cited in-text) in your essay. You will be assessed on the degree to which you appropriately use and integrate each form of source derived evidence.
- Two high-quality sources
- At least one paraphrase (appropriately cited in-text)
- One short, but direct, quotation (appropriately cited in-text)
Your paper should use APA style in-text citations and include a reference page for your two (or more) sources.