2806 NRS Assignment Trimester 1, 2017
Written Assignment 2: Essay
Weighting 30 %
Course Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Due Date: 17:00 hrs on 24 April, 2017
Writing an Annotated Bibliography will help you to find, summarise and organise the relevant research literature to support you in providing evidence based clinical practice. Compiling an annotated bibliography will help you think about the relevance and quality of the research on a topic. Does the research meet the requirements of the case study? Is the information from a reliable and academically respected source?
You will be asked to do similar research to this in the workplace when preparing to conduct new research projects or when developing practice guidelines, procedures and protocols.
For this task you need to write a 1500 word essay. In your essay you must summarise, evaluate and critique three (3) sources relevant to the case study.
There are three (3) parts to this essay:
Part 1: Annotated Bibliography (600 words)
Part 2: Justification for your choice of sources (700 words)
Part 3: Recommendations for clinical practice (200 words)
1. Read the case study which is in the Assessment 2 folder in the L@G site
2. Now read the sources in the Reference List and select three (3) sources that you will use for the annotated bibliography section of your essay. Select the sources that you think relate the most to the clinical condition presented in the case study.
3. (Part 1) Write an annotation for each of the 3 sources (200 words each annotation). There is a document called 'Examples of Annotations' in the Assessment 2 folder in the L@G site to guide you.
4. Structure your annotated bibliography like this:
• alphabetical order according to the author’s name
• each annotation is a separate paragraph
• each annotation must begin with the formal citation (APA 6)
5. (Part 2) Next you need to justify your choice of references based on their:
• strengths, in relation to the associated case study,
• quality of the research, and
• what they add to clinical practice to manage the condition(s) presented in the case study (700 words). Use current literature to support your discussion.
6. (Part 3) Finally, based on the evidence, you need to make recommendations for clinical practice (200 words). You will refer to the literature for this.
• This resource from UNSW is also available to guide you - https://student.unsw.edu.au/annotated-bibliography
NB* Necessary Tips for Writing your essay:
• Presentation and structure of the paper should support a logical flow of arguments. Word limits for assessment items need to be strictly adhered to. The word limit for an assessment item includes in text citations, tables and quotations. The word limit DOES NOT include the reference list. Please note the marker will cease marking your submitted work once they have reached the allocated word limit.
• You may use headings to structure your essay.
• Use academic language throughout, and use the third person unless otherwise instructed.
• Ensure that you use scholarly literature (digitised readings, research articles, relevant Government reports and text books) that has been published within the last 6 years
• Refer to the marking criteria when writing your assignment. This helps to ensure you address all criteria and assist you in calculating the weightings of the sections for your assignment.
• Your justification and recommendations should be supported by no fewer than 9 different sources (not including those provided) from scholarly literature.
• Your essay must conform to APA 6th edition style for in text references and the final reference list, and references are to be presented on a separate page. https://sites.google.com/a/griffith.edu.au/griffith-health-writing-and-referencing-guide/apa-referencing-guidelines
Always refer to the Griffith Health writing and referencing guide available on the course site to guide your writing.
Formatting and Submission
Please submit as ONE document including (in this order):
1. Assignment Cover sheets (Read carefully and complete all sections especially the Academic Integrity Declaration on the cover sheet). The health writing and referencing guide has coversheets attached to already formatted blank documents. Refer to that section of Health writing and referencing guide which outlines specified health group formatting guidelines for assignments Go to the link: https://sites.google.com/a/griffith.edu.au/griffith-health-writing-and-referencing-guide/Assignment-Presentation-Formatting-Guidelines
2. Assignment Title Page with correct details
3. Your essay, appropriately formatted (font, line spacing, margins, page numbers, student number etc.)
4. Reference list on a separate sheet and appropriately formatted. This is additional to the word limit.
5. Check and save a copy of your work
6. Submit your completed essay via the appropriate Turnitin submission point on the course site as per the instructions on your Learning@Griffith course site. [See the ‘Assessment’ tab].
Everyday language is predominantly subjective. It is mainly used to express opinions based on personal preference or belief rather than evidence. Written academic English is formal. It avoids colloquialisms and slang, which may be subject to local and social variations. Formal language is more precise and stable, and therefore more suitable for the expression of complex ideas and the development of reasoned argumentation.
2 Scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles are written by scholars or professionals who are experts in their fields, as opposed to literature such as magazine articles, which reflect the tastes of the general public and are often meant as entertainment.