Antibiotic Overuse And Resistance Is On The Rise

Directions from the course. Throughout the course, we will be writing assignments with a variety of purposes that are all related to writing a research paper. Ideally, each of these assignments will relate to one aspect of the topic you select for the argument paper, so you can practice organizing the content and developing the ideas prior to beginning the argument paper. 1. Select a current problem in a health science field that you would like to research further. Then, using analysis and argumentation, write a researched, argumentative paper in which you: a. Introduce the problem and its relevance to the chosen field b. State your position with regard to the problem c. Provide evidence to support your opinion d. Anticipate and address/refute common counter-arguments e. Make recommendations for further exploration or solution 2. You may use the topics we have already explored in our discussion questions. But, make certain you are interested in the topic and that the topic presents a problem relevant to a specific audience identified within the paper. 3. I encourage you to use material from any and all of your previous assignments to explore aspects of the topic. 4. You will be required to develop an annotated bibliography in which you will research and summarize data sources available to inform your paper. This part of the assignment helps you establish the relevancy of sources you hope to include in the paper. (And, it keeps you from waiting until the last minute to find the required number of sources!) You may want to do a bit of precursory research prior to this assignment to ensure you have access to enough sources related to your topic to complete this assignment and the paper. 5. Successful argumentation requires addressing opposing viewpoints. So, when considering a topic, make certain you can identify, as supported by research, all sides of the problem you are introducing. 6. While the length of the argument paper may be dictated by the problem to be addressed, aim for at least ten pages and not more than fifteen. In addition, you must cite at least 10 credible sources within the paper. If you list a reference on the reference page, you must have cited it in the text of the paper. Formatting Directions: 1. Use double-spacing, one-inch margins, and a font size of 12 pt. 2. Incluce a title page. 3. Use APA style for references (in-text and reference list). Place your reference list at the end of the complete paper on a separate page. 5. Create a short title in the header of the paper accompanied by a page number as required in APA format. Draft feedback: I apologize for this I got busy with house work, and I just returned from work. The draft looks great! The only thing was I have to include a DOI in my citations, but that is an easy fix for me. Thank you for all of your assitance. The only thing I did not include in the outline I provided was a counter argument has to be included in the paper. I think you are well on the way here, and you have a solid structure in place. It was good, too, to see you starting to apply some of your sources in this work. While it would have been good to see some elaboration on the points you wanted to make, I think the approach is here is intuitive and organized. I do think, though, that a couple issues hamper this somewhat as an argumentative essay. As it stands now, I think you will benefit from sharpening your thesis a little; it is a fact--not as much an argument--that overprescription of antibiotics is a health problem. In this sense, what you will need to do is take it one step further and think about what can be done about this issue. What sorts of approaches can be employed to mitigate the issue. Within the body of the paper, in paragraph IV, you note some approaches that are being taken; perhaps a focus on one or multiple of those could be that solution/argumentative stance you are looking for. Notably, that proposed paragraph would need to be broken up as it starts to take on multiple topics at once. Keep in mind, too, that you will need to engage with counterarguments--the "opposing side" to your stance--in this paper. In doing so, of course, you will be making your argumentative stance stronger. In that sense, too, I think revisiting the thesis would be necessary. Feel free to email me if you'd like to run ideas by me; I think there is excellent potential here, and I look forward to seeing this develop.

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