Please read this before reading the instructions for the paper. This is 30% of my grade and my professor uses a program to make sure we have not plagiarized. This paper MUST BE 100% PLAGIARISM FREE. WE MUST USE A TOTAL OF FOUR DIFFERENT SCHOLARLY ARTICLES AND RESOURCES, AND ONE OF THEM MUST BE OUR BOOK. I will put the reference below for our book so you know which one. We are working out of Chapters 14 and 15. Please cite each reference two times throughout the paper.
For your final project you will be writing a paper in APA format. (See details below.) Your paper should be approximately 4-5 pages or 1200 words.In your paper you will choose from one of the topics listed in Chapter 14: Adolescent Stress and Alienation or Chapter 15: Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Dependency. This will be a two-part paper. In part one, you will choose a topic and describe how it relates to adolescents.
In part two, you will choose a movie or book which portrays this issue through one or more of its characters. Compare the movie/book to your research. How well, does the movie/book compare to what you have learned in research about how these issues affect adolescents? Do you agree or disagree with the way the character’s issue , mental illness, issue, is portrayed when comparing the actual research that you have studied? Explain giving cited research.
*Remember, we already know what the textbook says so you will want to do good research to find additional materials on this topic as it specifically relates to adolescents. Your textbook is fine as one resource but you will need at least 3 others for a total of 4 in addition to the text.
Your paper will analyze the topic presented in the text, Chapter 14. You will need to include and cover these important details about your topic:
In part one you need to cover this items: (Remember to include research and facts for each category).
I: Introduction-A proper definition/introduction of the adolescent problem, issue, that you will present.
Causes and symptoms (Examine the problem, list symptoms, discuss particular risk factors.
Nature or Nurture (Discuss whether it is hereditary, environmental, or both.)
Diagnosis or assessment (Discuss how the problem is recognized, diagnosed and/or assessed.)
Treatment (Options and prevention)
II. Movie or Book Title-
Describe a “short” paragraph about your movie and character.
Compare and contrast the topic and actual research, giving your critical review.
Conclusion-Give your final statements and additional thoughts or statements.
Be sure to review the grading grid so that you will be aware of how your paper will be graded. This should also serve as a guide to help you remember to include all of the important elements in the paper.
Additionally your APA paper needs to contain these important elements:
Assignment Requirements (Use as a checklist):
Use a 12 pt. Arial or Times New Roman Font
Double-space your paper
Minimum of 1200 words. (This will be about 4-5 pages.) Remember to include your word count.
Minimum of four (4) cited sources (one can be your text) using the parenthetical citations and the works cited page. Do NOT use Wikipedia as it is not considered to be a scholarly and reliable resource
Use APA format and parenthetical citations right after cited material
Make sure your name is on your paper
Include a title page and a works cited page (no abstract needed) & include word count
Paper should contain an introduction, a body, and a good conclusion
Grading Rubric for Final Project
Adequately covers the topics using and citing factual information-Meets the required word count of at least 1200 words
Uses the required minimum scholarly and credible resources (at least four)
Uses proper organization, following APA style.*This paper should include title page, and works cited list and use headings. Should include parenthetical citations. Should be double-spaced. Should post your word count. (Abstract not required.)