GERO302 All Assignments - September 2018

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Topic Selection - Submit Assignment

Topic Selection


The research paper assignment will be stages in the following seven smaller steps throughout the course.

Step 1: Select a topic of your choice for your paper. The paper topic should be an issue related to health and aging. Post your topic to the assignments area in Week 1.

Assignment 2

Step 2: Locate 10 recent articles, book chapters, and/or Web sites on the topic, and create a reference list using APA format.

Sources must have been published in the last five years.

Examples of appropriate sources are scholarly professional journals, as explained at Locating Scholarly Journals

Library databases recommended for this assignment include CINHAHL (Nursing and Allied Health Literature) and AgeLine.

No more than two websites may be used, and they must be evaluated for trustworthiness at Evaluating Websites

Feel free to ask a librarian at UMUC for research help at Ask a Librarian

APA guides: APA Manual, Purdue OWL online website, Owl APA Format Guide and UMCU library tutorial APA Tutorial

Submit your list of 10 references in alphabetical order to the Assignments tab at the end of

Submission Folder

Annotated Bibliography


Step 3: Write an annotated bibliography. Each of the 10 in your reference list should be followed by a brief (usually about 150 word) descriptive and evaluative paragraph explaining how this source will help to develop your paper. For more information on creating an annotated bibliography, visit: .

Also see the UMUC guide Annotated Bibliography -APA style

Submit your annotated bibliography of 10 references to the Assignments tab by the end of Week 3.

Hide Submission Folder Information

Submission Folder

Thesis Statement-Outline


Step 4: Formulate a thesis statement and an outline for your paper. For information on creating a thesis statement, see Effective Writing Center pages with links to writing an essay.

Create a paper outline using the following format: 80

Research Paper Title

I. Introduction: Grab attention, relate importance to health and aging, and present a focused thesis statement. For more information, see:Prewriting and Outline

II. Body: Main points and articles your will use to support your point.

1. A. Main point 1 (reference 1: author’s name, year; reference 2: author’s name, year;…)

2. B. Main point 2 (reference 1: author’s name, year; reference 2: author’s name, year;…)

3. C. Main point 3 (reference 1: author’s name, year; reference 2: author’s name, year;…)

4. D. Etc.

III. Conclusion: Wrap up your paper with a brief summary of your main points. For more information, see:

Step 5: Write a 6-8 page first draft of your paper, including the following:

· Title page: Provide the title of the paper, your name, and the course and section

· Introduction: Grab attention, relate importance to health and aging, and present a focused thesis statement

· Body: Identify and develop each main point in an organized, clear manner, using in-text citations. Discuss possible solutions to the issue.

· Conclusion: Wrap up your paper with a brief summary of your main points.

· Reference list: Incorporate revisions from Step 1

Submit your draft to the Assignments tab by the end of Week 5.


Step 6: Revise and receive feedback. Submit your paper to so you paper can be evaluated for plagiarism.

When using, submit your paper without the reference list, as this artificially inflates the plagiarism score.

Login to Turnitin for class: Spring2016

Our class ID is 12211344

If you receive a plagiarism score of 10% or higher, complete the tutorial on How to Avoid Plagiarism found in Effective Writing Center page linked via Resources in NAV bar above.

Remember that plagiarism - both intentional AND unintentional – constitutes academic dishonesty and is report-able to the Dean’s Office. Students found guilty of plagiarism face sanctions which may include suspension or expulsion from the university.

Post your receipt to the Assignments tab by the end of Week 6.

Final Draft


Step 7: Final draft: Revise your paper based on feedback from Submit your final draft to the Assignments tab by the end of Week 7.

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