Assignment Instructions

 

This week, you will perform scholarly research about a current event in Nursing. Here are some ideas:

 

“Patient and staff safety” is the topic

 

Find 2-3 scholarly, academic resources about the issue you have selected. Review your text to ensure the source meets the standard for academic writing.

 

In a document provide the following for EACH source:

 

Summarize the source you have found (1-2 paragraphs).

Critically analyze the article (3-4 paragraphs):

Is the article recent?

Is the information current?

Is the writing unbiased, or does it contain biased language? Use examples.

What is the strongest point in the article? Provide quote which supports your choice.

Where is the article the weakest? Provide a quote which supports your choice. 

Your document should be in APA format:

 

 

 

 

12 pt, Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, double spaced.

Sources are cited properly in the body of the analysis.

Sources have full APA citations at the end of the document.

Here’s a resource for APA formatting.  (Links to an external site.)

 

 

Rubric

GE Written Assignments_APA_ENG310

GE Written Assignments_APA_ENG310

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA (15%)

Assigned number of sources are included in the submission. Research cited is credible, scholarly, recent, and relevant. Citations (both full and in-text) are in standard APA formatting, both within the body of the paper, and in a clear and corresponding full-citation on the references page.

15 to >12.0 pts

Exemplary (15%)

Meets all guidelines with no errors.

12 to >8.0 pts

Accomplished (12%)

Meets all guidelines; contains minor errors.

8 to >6.0 pts

Acceptable (8%)

Meets most guidelines; contains some major errors.

6 to >2.0 pts

Developing (6%)

Meets some of the guidelines; contains major errors.

2 to >0.0 pts

Inadequate (2%)

Does not meet the guidelines

0 pts

No Submission

15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMechanics (20%)

Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are correct. Both sentence and paragraph structures conform to current conventions.

20 to >17.0 pts

Exemplary (20%)

Meets all guidelines with no errors.

17 to >13.0 pts

Accomplished (17%)

Meets all guidelines; contains minor errors.

13 to >10.0 pts

Acceptable (13%)

Meets most guidelines; contains some major errors.

10 to >5.0 pts

Developing (10%)

Meets some of the guidelines; contains major errors.

5 to >0.0 pts

Inadequate (5%)

Does not meet the guidelines

0 pts

No Submission

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStructure and Organization (15%)

Essay meets minimum length as assigned. Learner utilizes each topic point as a new paragraph and includes support. Work shows logical flow from one topic to the next; transitions are used.

15 to >12.0 pts

Exemplary (15%)

Meets all guidelines with no errors.

12 to >8.0 pts

Accomplished (12%)

Meets all guidelines; contains minor errors.

8 to >6.0 pts

Acceptable (8%)

Meets most guidelines; contains some major errors.

6 to >2.0 pts

Developing (6%)

Meets some of the guidelines; contains major errors.

2 to >0.0 pts

Inadequate (2%)

Does not meet the guidelines

0 pts

No Submission

15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction and Conclusion (15%)

The introduction “hooks” the reader, orients the reader to the purpose of the essay, states a thesis, and provides an overview of the main points to be covered. The conclusion reiterates the purpose of the essay, restates the thesis, recaps the main points covered in the essay, and concludes without presenting new information.

15 to >12.0 pts

Exemplary (15%)

Meets all guidelines with no errors.

12 to >8.0 pts

Accomplished (12%)

Meets all guidelines; contains minor errors.

8 to >6.0 pts

Acceptable (8%)

Meets most guidelines; contains some major errors.

6 to >2.0 pts

Developing (6%)

Meets some of the guidelines; contains major errors.

2 to >0.0 pts

Inadequate (2%)

Does not meet the guidelines

0 pts

No Submission

15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBody (25%)

The essay has the assigned amount of main points, presented as complete paragraphs. Paragraphs present a topic, provide an explanation of the topic, present credible evidence (through case studies, statistics, documentary evidence, academic books or journal articles, etc.) and considers the strengths and weaknesses of that evidence. Paragraphs provide a direct link to the purpose of the essay, and make clear how the main point relates to the overall thesis.

25 to >20.0 pts

Exemplary (25%)

Meets all guidelines with no errors.

20 to >15.0 pts

Accomplished (20%)

Meets all guidelines; contains minor errors.

15 to >12.0 pts

Acceptable (15%)

Meets most guidelines; contains some major errors.

12 to >7.0 pts

Developing (12%)

Meets some of the guidelines; contains major errors.

7 to >0.0 pts

Inadequate (7%)

Does not meet the guidelines

0 pts

No Submission

25 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormatting (10%)

Submission is in standard APA formatting (Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins). Any special formatting required as outlined in the assignment prompt and instructor’s notes are followed.

10 to >8.0 pts

Exemplary (10%)

Meets all guidelines with no errors.

8 to >6.0 pts

Accomplished (8%)

Meets all guidelines; contains minor errors.

6 to >4.0 pts

Acceptable (6%)

Meets most guidelines; contains some major errors.

4 to >2.0 pts

Developing (4%)

Meets some of the guidelines; contains major errors.

2 to >0.0 pts

Inadequate (2%)

Does not meet the guidelines

0 pts

No Submission

10 pts

Total Points: 100

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