WRITTEN RESEARCH POSITION PAPER INSTRUCTIONS
Select 1 of the following disease conditions as it relates to lifestyle choices:
Address the following topics in your paper:
Your position (opinion) part of the paper should:
Length: Body of your paper must be 5-6 double-spaced pages, not including title page,
Abstract page, and Reference(s) page in the above-referenced paper length.
Format: You must use correct APA format including Times New Roman 12 pt font.
Assistance: Please visit the Writing Center at any Collin College campus or the OWL (Online
Writing Lab) if you would like help in writing your paper.
CONTENT MASTERY and THOROUGHNESS, addressing all topics: 75 points
CORRECT GRAMMAR, SPELLING, AND PUNCTUATION: 10 points
VALID SOURCES: 10 points
Minimum of 3 scholarly sources in support provided using in-text
citations properly formatted per APA
APA FORMAT: 15 points
Use correct format and include Abstract and Running head (see template)
The following link has some really good and concise information for evaluating the validity of medical sources: http://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/evaluating_health_information/
ANY TYPE OF PLAGIARISM WILL RESULT IN STUDENT EARNING A GRADE OF ZERO. THIS INCLUDES ANY TYPE OF COPYING AND PASTING.
This paper is to be an original work for this course.
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