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Need help with assignment- PART 2 research paper 5-7 pages in length on a parenting topic. See below.
You will be writing a paper about one of these scenarios, or a slight variation thereof:
You have noticed behavioral changes in your 14-year-old and are concerned that he/she may be using drugs or alcohol.
Part 1: Setting the Scene
Choose one of the Lot in Life scenarios. Do not choose a scenario that you have already experienced as a parent. That defeats the purpose of the 3-part assignment.
You should elaborate on the scenario by writing a 1-2 page letter to a relative or close friend, or as a diary entry, from the perspective of a parent writing about his or her child. Your letter/diary should explain what happened, what issues you will look into and research, and perhaps some thoughts as to how you might approach the situation. If the scenario you have chosen is touched on in your textbook you can mention what you are learning in the class you are taking. You may slightly alter the scenario to fit your own situation if it is “true” for you. It is not necessary to submit your selection to me, unless it more than slightly different from any of those suggested.
I already did this part it will be attached.
Part 2: Doing the Research
Prepare a short (5-7 pages) research paper on the issue you chose in the Lot in Life. This is not a continuation of the letter/diary entry you wrote for part 1; rather, it is an objective reporting of literature relevant to your chosen scenario, written in the 3rd person only. This paper should be double spaced, 5- 7 pages in length, and include at least six outside references, primarily from scholarly journals and research-based web resources, cited throughout in APA format style. References to your course readings may be included and cited when they are appropriate. Title page and reference pages are not included in the page count. You are encouraged to utilize the resources of the Effective Writing Center or the UMUC library tutorial on writing a research paper for this assignment, especially if you have never written a research paper. Information about this process appears under Additional Information.
Your paper should have a cover sheet that lists your name, UMUC, the BEHS section number, the scenario you have chosen (not the number), and specify whether or not the Lot in Life is true or not true for you (True means that this is a scenario that you are currently experiencing or are likely to experience in the future; NOT True means that it is a hypothetical situation for you.)
Paste your Part 1 assignment in at the end of this research paper.
Assignment Format and Referencing Style
You may also wish to consult guidelines for APA style. (Do not use footnotes at the bottom of the page; rather, following APA, list your references at the end of the paper.)
As you use the Web for information, you should be aware of the fact that the Web has both good and bad information, as well as information that is biased. There are many online resources devoted to finding and evaluating information on the Web. A very detailed discussion of how to evaluate information can be found at Johns Hopkins University. Do not use Wikipedia as a source for your information. Do not use blogs which are not research-based.
Finally, sources that tend to have good information include the following: college or university department sites (be careful of student pages; some are very good, but some are not so good), professional organizations, governmental agencies, professional journals, and regularly published newspapers and magazines.