Case Study Scenario:
You were hired by XYZ University as a consultant. They wanted you to research an organization to see if a service learning opportunity would benefit future students and the community. Your final recommendation is based on the research you collected in the first four weeks and feedback you received from your instructor and peers.
WEEK 7 ASSIGNMENT:
- It’s time to put together your final project based on the feedback you received from your instructor and your peers on the rough draft. (Draft and reviews attached)
- XYZ University has required you to provide a minimum of 8 peer-reviewed articles to support your research and recommendation. EBSCO tutorial.
- You will turn in a 5-7 pages paper following APA guidelines.
Complete the following steps.
Step 1: Introduction – Include an attention getting title. Introduce the social issue you have selected. Explain to your audience why this issue is important and why they should be interested. What are the benefits of service learning in effecting positive change for this issue? Conclude your introduction with your thesis statement. Use the thesis statement generator to develop your statement. This statement is your recommendation of why students should or should not conduct service learning at the organization. Use at least one peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section.
Step 2: Body – Include the following sections from your previous research to include any changes you made due to instructor feedback: Community Organization, Community Partnerships, Cross-Cultural Challenges, Humanitarian Considerations, Volunteers, Roadblocks, Future Vision, Challenges, and Improvements.
Step 3: Conclusion – Restate your thesis. This means that you say about the same thing as you did in your thesis, but you say it differently. After stating your thesis, restate the topics from each of your body sections and emphasize what is important for your audience/readers to remember. End your conclusion with a call to action that illustrates what your audience/readers should do with the information you presented.
Step 4: References – On a separate reference page, list all the references you have cited in your paper to support your claims.
Click here to view your assignment rubric.
Feedback to Learner10/18/18 8:22 PM
Meets or exceeds established assignment criteria 28/40
Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts 19/20
Clearly presents well-reasoned ideas and concepts 29/30
Mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling that affects clarity, and citation of sources as needed (APA) 8/10
You have plenty of sources but you are not citing them internally nearly enough. Generally, APA guidelines say that citing a source at the end of a paragraph is usually not enough. You go though long passages without a source.
So, for next week, I want you to make sure that in any paragraph where you make any kind of claim, such as “The assistants use volunteers as far as possible…” and show where you got it (which you didn’t do at the top of page 8).
You still need to say what students will be doing and which students will be doing it.