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Help with research.  My topic is people living in poverty.  Must be peer review.  Please see rubric attachment.

Diverse populations paper RUBRIC

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Due: week 12

Intent: to synthesize your knowledge, attitudes, and skills about an oppressed group.

Recommended length: Paper:6 – 8 pages

Method: Group (2 students) paper. It is up to each group to decide how to collaboratively create a unified paper.

Working with a partner, write a 6-8 page paper about a client population. This should be a well-researched paper (min. 6 peer-reviewed sources from the UALR library database) that explores history, culture, socio-political-economic experiences of the group, and contemporary threats to this population. Papers will discuss one or more frameworks by which social workers can uplift dignity and cultural grounding when working with this population.

Diverse populations paper
As with the previous paper, you must use section headings to delineate the different sections of the paper. For example:IntroductionIdentify the population (History, culture, socio-political-economic experiences, etc)Contemporary threatsFrameworks and skills to affirm dignityConclusion
SectionPoints Possible
Title page: Title of paper and all group members’ names, following APA student paper title page guidelines0
Introduction: this should identify what the paper will address and should include a thesis statement (a topic statement)5
History/Identify the population· Identify history, culture, socio-political-economic experiences of this group or population.20
Contemporary Threats to the Community· Identify contemporary (present-day) challenges or threats to this community/group that the literature mentions. In other words, what reasons might a social worker work with this particular population? What challenges do they face?20
Skills needed for affirmative practice:· Identify 1-4 frameworks and/or skills that social workers can engage in order to best serve this population with dignity and/or to serve this population with cultural grounding. In other words, how can social workers be culturally grounded when working with this group (according to research)?30
Conclusion: this should briefly re-state what the paper has addressed.5
APA style: Headings Reference page Citations Margins Font Quotes Footer Header Page #s Numbers Spacing Other issue(s):10
Grammar & writing style: Colloquial expressions Awkward Multiple voices Agreement Unclear statements Tense issues Bad grammar Punctuation Fragments Who/That You Capitalization Other issue(s):10


· Papers should be written in APA style (7th edition).

· Papers must be saved and uploaded as a Word document via the link for Assignments posted on Blackboard. Papers uploaded in other formats (e.g., PDF, wp) will not be read and will be considered late until you submit them as Word documents.

· All papers will be submitted to a plagiarism checker so make sure your work is your own and that you have cited others work appropriately.

· Where appropriate, writing in the first person is permitted.

· Spell and grammar check your papers. Points will be deducted for failure to conform to APA style, poor grammar, and spelling errors.

· Each paper should have an:

· Introduction: briefly states what the paper will discuss.

· Body: the text of the paper.

· Conclusion or summary: summarizes the key points made in the paper.

If your paper does not have all 3 of the above, you will lose points.

· Papers should have 1 inch margins on all size and use 12 point fonts. Fonts should be easy to read (Times New Roman, Calibri, or Arial). Do not use Courier font.

· Use italics judiciously (rarely) and only for emphasis or in reference citations.

· You must cite the sources you refer to; points will be taken off if you don’t cite.

· Information about APA style can be found at the sites below. While these sites are helpful, they are by no means a substitution for the APA Publication Manual.

· http://researchguides.ualr.edu/apa

· http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx

· http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/index.aspx

· http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

· Your writing style should be professional in nature and avoid biases with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socio economic status, and religion.

· If you need additional assistance with your writing for this course, please consult with the UALR Online Writing Lab at http://ualr.edu/writingcenter/ .

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