Dr. Johnson Library Resources Course Guide: PO 260 - Project Paper
Idea: 1-3 Sentences; Due on Friday September 10, 2021 by 12:00 PM
Prospectus: Due on Moodle by Friday September 17, 2021 by 12:00 PM
- 1-2 Pages single spaced; well-written; full sentences; polished product
- What are you planning to study for your final project? Anything involving health politics and policy is fine. Give the topic and at least a paragraph summary explaining the topic.
- Why is your study relevant, important, or useful?
- How will you conduct your study? Will this involve a survey, research paper? What will be your methodology?
- Will you consult outside experts? Are there any questions for Dr. Sargent when he attends class? For any other experts involving pharmaceuticals, insurance, etc. Potential for IRB application.
- What type of written sources/publications will you consult (you do not need a bibliography yet)
Annotated Bibliography: Due Friday October 1, 2021 by 12:00 PM
- List at least eight sources including books you will use for your paper and write a paragraph summary why each source will be useful.
Workshop 1: Friday October 1, 2021
Expectations in social science writing, using evidence and data, and components of a quality paper.
Paper Outline: One page, Due Friday October 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Workshop 2: Friday October 22, 2021
Review student essays from previous years; strategies of using successful and unsuccessful essays.
MANDATORY INDIVIDUAL MEETING WITH ME LAST TWO WEEKS OF OCTOBER
First Draft: Due Wednesday, November 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM. Write a paper on an aspect of health politics and policy. The paper is a thesis-driven research paper. This is not a rough draft. This is a polished and complete version. 8-15 pages.
- You must cite and conform to expectations of academic integrity. Do not plagiarize.
- You may use any standard citation system such as Chicago Full Reference, Chicago Author-Date, APA, MLA, etc. However stay consistent throughout and use whatever system you choose appropriately. The library has resource guides for all the citation styles. Above all you must cite.
- Paper length: 8-15 pages (not counting title page or bibliography). You may go longer. Double-space, 12 point font, normal margins. Put page numbers.
- Clear, grammatical writing, with proper punctuation, word choice, and style. 30% of the paper's grade will be for writing.
- A well-structured argument that supports your thesis, uses appropriate evidence and data, has a logical flow, is internally consistent, and accurate.
- Again, the first draft is not a partial draft. It is a good, polished and complete version. Your grade can improve from the rough to final draft or the final grade can be worse.
Workshop 3: Student Peer Feedback: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
This will be a structured assignment and students will be asked to read another student's paper and give feedback on several dimensions including:
- Does the paper include the expected elements
- Does the paper use quality sources of evidence to support its claims
- Is the paper thesis-driven
- Is the paper logical and understandable
- Is the paper well-written (including grammar, spelling, syntax)
- Suggestions you have for improvement
Final Draft: Due Friday December 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM