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Written Assignment 2: Informational Booklet
Topic: Genetic Disorder – BREAST CANCER
Choose and research a topic related to human biology. Imagine that you are creating a small booklet that will become available at a local health clinic. The booklet should be educational and understandable by the general public. This assignment is to prepare the text and graphics (if applicable) for the booklet in an APA-style paper format.
National Human Genome Research Institute list of specific genetic disorders: http://www.genome.gov/10001204
1 Find at least five recent sources (including peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, books, journals, and the Internet). You can find assistance with searching for articles at the UMUC Library Subject Guides at http://libguides.umuc.edu/science. You may not use online encyclopedias as a source more than once. Do not use Wikipedia as a reference; its information is unreliable and unsuitable for scholarly work. All source material should be paraphrased or summarized in your own words and cited in your text. You should have no more than one direct short quote (less than 40 words) and no long quotes (more than 40 words) in your paper. Do not recycle a paper form another course.
2 Write six to eight 8.5″ x 11″ pages of text (minimum 1500 words), excluding references and graphics (if using). Use Times New Roman font size 12, 1-inch margins, double-spaced text (APA format).
3 Use APA style for citing references in your text and in the reference list (see http://www.umuc.edu/library/guides/apa.html). Cite all information that is not common knowledge in your text; cite all information from your sources in your text in APA style. Cite all graphics in APA style.
4 The sections of your booklet paper should be divided into section with headings that include a title; an introduction that defines or describes your topic and what current/ongoing research has discovered about this topic; background information on what healthy organ system(s) is/are affected by the topic; the mechanism of action (e.g., how does the topic disrupt homeostasis? how does a disease spread and infect a person?); its symptoms and how it is diagnosed; current treatment options; conclusions; and your references. You may include additional section headings as necessary to cover your particular topic.
Please keep in mind that the audience for your informational booklet is the general public. Your explanations and uses of evidence, illustrations, or other definitive details should be appropriate for the reader; your language should aid the reader’s understanding of the subject (including definitions where appropriate); you should use information logically, and provide conflicting evidence and research where appropriate. Cite all sources of information in the text in APA style.
Your informational booklet paper will be graded according to the following criteria and grading rubric:
5 Content (40 percent)
Your paper must be written in your own words and it must relate to your selected topic. You will be graded on the information you provide as well as the credibility of the sources you cite. The final score on the informational booklet paper is contingent upon a satisfactory report from anti-plagiarism services (Turnitin.com). Assistance with evaluating web resources can be found at (http://www.umuc.edu/library/how.shtml).
1 Contribution (50 percent) ?Your paper must be written in words that are informative and educate the reader. You will be graded on clarity and accuracy of content, and on whether the information you provide is based on what you have learned from your listed source articles.
2 Form (10 percent)
You are expected to write a paper with proper formatting, spelling, and grammar. All source information must be cited in your text and listed in the references in APA style.