This assignment is designed to help you review APA writing guidelines and to begin finding references for the Critical Thinking Paper that is due in Topic 3. Use the attached document “Critical Thinking Topics” to review topics for the Topic 3 assignment.
Use the resources found to construct an APA title page and reference section that conform to guidelines found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Reference sections should include at least two articles, one book, and one electronic source.
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This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
APA Title Page and References Rubric
|15 pts||25 pts||35 pts||45 pts||50 pts|
|Critical Thinking Paper 1 Title Page and Reference Section
Develop ability to follow APA guidelines appropriately in preparation for developing the Critical Thinking Paper 1 due in Topic 3.
|APA format is followed for neither Title Page nor Reference Section. References are below minimal quantity and of poor quality; they are also not of the specified mix.
|APA format followed for only Title Page or Reference Section, but not both. Further, where APA format is followed, addresses some but not all format components correctly. Some inappropriate word choice and/or citation errors present. References are of minimal quantity and quality; they are also not of the specified mix.
|APA format followed for both Title Page and Reference Section; addresses some but not all format components correctly. Word choice appropriate with some typos present, but not overly distracting to reader. References are of minimal quantity and quality; they are of the specified mix.||APA format followed for both Title Page and Reference Section; most format components addressed correctly. Word choice appropriate. References are of reliable quality; includes sources beyond the required minimum.
|APA format followed for both Title Page and Reference Section; all format components addressed correctly. Word choice appropriate. References are of superior quality; includes sources beyond the required minimum; quantity meets the specified mix.|
The following is a list of acceptable topics that can be selected for the critical thinking assignment in Topic 3:
- Right to Die
- Drug Therapy
- Children and Medication
- Diagnosis of ADHD
- Television or Video Games and Violent Behavior
- Using Deception in Research
- Using Animals in Research
- Recovered Memories
(Please note that this is a list of suggestions. A different topic can be selected if you have a preference for a topic that is not listed)
Use the GCU library to locate two peer-reviewed articles on your chosen topic. The articles should argue opposite sides of the controversy.