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PSU 014 Assignment 3a Problem Description Due 1020 at 500 pm through ANGEL Dropbox 20 points Description The first step to addressing a health issue is to understand it As a team you will do the research necessary to write a Problem Description which is a document that provides background information on an important health issue within your community By answering basic questions about the health issue what is it to what extent is it occurring what are its consequences what factors influence it etc you will gain a better understanding of the health issue Guidelines Instructions 1 Create a title page using APA style example httpsowlengishpurdueeduowlresource56001 2 In narrative format full sentences proper grammar and spelling address the following questions The number of suggested sentencesparagraphs to use is given in brackets before each section This number is not set in stone but is meant to give you an idea of how much detail is needed for each section a 12 sentences Introduction What is the health problem your team has chosen to address Be specific For example quotsocial hookah smoking is more specific than quottobacco b 1 page PrevalenceIncidence To what extent does the health issue occur How prevalent is the issue among the general US population and among the US college population Be sure to support your statements with statistics and information from credible sources such as federal agencies eg National Institutes of Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention peer reviewed scientific journal articles and reliable non profit organizations eg American Heart Association Make sure to cite sources properly recall the Plagiarism Module you completed for Assignment 2 c 12 pages Consequences How does the health issue negatively impact college students Consider physical mental social academic and financial consequences Again cite credible sources to support your claims d 12 pages Contributing Factors What may influence the problem Consider a variety of types of factors such as individual factors ex knowledge attitudes influences of other people ex peer pressure role modeling influences of policies and environments etc Again cite credible sources to back up your claims e 12 pages Penn State Resources What resources and programs already exist at Penn State University Park to address the problem Search and cite Penn State websites for this information In your opinion what do you think are some strengths and weaknesses of these existing resources 3 Create a Reference list guide here httpsowengishpurdueeduowlresource56005 with the sources of your citations Spelling Grammar and Formatting o Proofread your paper for spelling grammar and typos 0 Format your paper as a Microsoft Word document double spaced 1quot margins 1112 point font 0 Format your paper and cite all sources according to APA style 6quot edition sample paper here httpsowlengishpurdueedumediapdf20090212013008 560pdf and citation guide here httpsowlengishpurdueeduowlresource5601 Submission 0 Submit your paper as an electronic attachment through the appropriate ANGEL Dropbox by Monday 102014 at 500 pm 1of2 Grading Your team can earn up to 20 points on your Problem Description Breakdown as follows 0 10 points for content and organization To what extent has your team addressed the questions in the Guidelines Has your team organized the narrative in a logical manner and used appropriate transitions so that it flows well and is easy to read 0 5 points for use of credible references Has your team supported statements with statistics or information from credible sources Has your team cited these sources correctly both intext and in the Reference list 0 5 points for spelling grammar and formatting Has your team adequately proofread your paper for spelling errors typos and grammatical errors Has your team formatted the paper as directed in the Guidelines 2of2
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