ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING PAPER REQUIREMENTS AND RUBRIC
Prepare a check list, read carefully and follow all the requirements below:
Students write a total 2000 word paper (8 pages double space or to save space/paper 4 pages single space), 12-point font, one inch margins. 10 %
Students must correctly cite sources using APA format both in the paper body and at the end of the paper. Cover page is fine but not required. 15 %
3. Students conduct an original interview with a person of their choice and choose one of the stages: middle adulthood
Choose a loved one and interview them twice ( During CoVID pandemic the interview will need to be on zoom, facetime, or google hang unless you live with the person). Before you conduct an interview, students must complete an informed consent form, sign it and have the person they are interviewing sign it. The consent form is attached below. Students must submit (by photo and attach as jpeg or any other format, as long as I can read it) the signed informed consent form along with their paper. 20 %
5. During the interview and the write-up, please focus on a specific developmental stage: one of these stages: early adulthood, middle adulthood and marriage, that we have covered in this course.
- In your paper, integrate and analyze both the interview and your findings using a total of three (6) required class sources from our class in the paper including: one (2) required class reading, and one (2) required class lecture and one (2) required film — (more is always allowed). Demonstrate how the interview relates to the required course materials by giving examples and quoting the informant. I will grade on details, examples, and depth. 20 %
7. 1 single space page of the 4 single space paper needs to dedicated to designing a specific and small-scale research project related to your interview and the developmental stage you selected (middle adulthood). Identify the goal(s) of the research project (to learn about XYZ). Please be sure to include the methodology (participant-observation, interviews, etc), techniques and tell me about the participants (age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, etc). Discuss and integrate one (1) additional peer-reviewed article that will help you in your research design and research question. 25%.
Type of assignment: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Report
Number of sources: 5
Academic level: Bachelor
Paper format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English