Ealth Care Profession of Physical Therapy
Research Paper Guidelines
a? Utilize APA Style format and references. See the Owl at Purdue site for help with APA formatting principles:
a? Utilize between five to ten references (two of which must be from credible scientific organizations). You can use Internet articles, journals, text books, etc. However, you should NEVER use Wikipedia for your research as anyone can alter the information on this site making it a poor source of accurate information.
a? Paper must be typed in MS Word. **PLEASE NOTE that you must submit your assignments as a a?Microsoft Worda? document rather than a Word Pad, Works, etc. type of document, otherwise you will not receive credit for your work.
a? Utilize one inch margins on all sides.
a? Double-space your paper.
a? Include a cover page, an abstract, page headers, in-text citations, and a reference page.
a? Use either an Arial or Times New Roman font in a 10 or 12 point font.
a? Submit a high-quality paper, free of spelling and grammatical errors; use your Spelling and Grammar checker in Word AND proofread your final draft!!!
Specific instructions for the research paperas topic can be found inside the APUS electronic classroom under the a?Lessonsa? link for Week 7 and under the a?Assignmentsa? area of the electronic classroom. In addition, my a?Research Paper Grade Sheeta? can be found under the a?Assignmentsa? link so you can see how points will be allotted. The research paper will contribute 12 points toward the final grade which is based on 100 total possible points. Therefore, your research paper will count as 12% of the final grade.
**Please review the university-wide policy on Plagiarism in your student handbook. All research papers will be submitted to a plagiarism detection website so it is imperative that your papers are your original work in your original words. Donat forget to utilize proper APA style in-text citations for any paraphrasing and/or direct quotes utilized in your papers. Less than 10% of your paper should contain direct quotes and you should refrain from writing in the first person in the main body of your formal papers.
Your paper should include, but not be limited to the following topics :
~Name of the healthcare profession.
~History of the profession.
~How this career has developed over the years.
~Education and training (i.e. internships, residencies, etc).
~State/National Certification or Exams required.
~Continuing Education required.
~Typical wages and benefits.
~Employment opportunities and future outlook of this profession.
~Work settings (i.e. hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, etc.)
~Types of services, duties, and responsibilities of the job.
~Types of patients/clients served and/or types of conditions/disorders treated.
~Working conditions of the job.
~How this career is perceived by other professionals and lay people.
~If there are any Specialtyareas.
~Any other general Prosor Consthat you come across in your research that are pertinent to you.
Your paper should be written in the THIRD PERSON taking the individual out of the writing and avoiding pronouns such as I, we, my, our (first person) and you, yours, your, us, we (second person). You should deal with facts and not opinions, thus providing citations within your paper and on your reference page. Focus on the subject itself and not on your feelings about the subject. The use of third person retains a formal tone in your writing. The use of first and second person can make a document seem more casual.
However, the only place I want you to use the first person is in the Abstract section. Id like you to use the Abstract to write about your personal opinions about this health care field: what got you interested in this career, why did you chose to write about it, what is your desire to be involved with this profession, etc.?