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Your assignment

AND Position Papers: explain the Association's stance on issues that affect the nutritional status of the public. Positions, which consist of a position statement and a support paper, are based on sound scientific data.

Class is held in Drimmer Library Rm. 220 – Librarian will demonstrate how to use library resources; how not to plagiarize, MLA format for bibliography. Student is to find one (1) AND  (or ADA before 2013) position paper; articles that are not formal position papers of the AND are not acceptable substitutes.  Report is to be no longer than 2 pages.

Read the paper and write a report to include the following information.  It will be graded using the percentages below.

1.  Report should include this information:                                                                                                                         (50%)

  • Summary of the article with a description of at least three (3) major points made in the article.
  • What did you learn from the article?
  • How has this information impacted on your ideas about your career in dietetics?

2.  Format to include:                                                                                                                                                               (30%)

  • Essay form (use complete sentences with paragraphs as needed) 
  • Correct spelling and use of English  
  • Standard size, unlined, white paper  (8-1/2”x11”)
  • Cover sheet with your name, title of the AND position paper
  • Typed, double spaced, font 11 or 12 stapled and clip all papers together 
  • Followed procedures, selected a position paper of AND
  • Attach a copy of the AND position paper

3.  Correct citation (identify author, article, and source.)                                                                                  (10%)

  • Use "MLA Citation Format Guide" available at the WCC Library Circulation Desk or website or course BB as a reference.

4.  Indicate source of facts included.  Use statements such as “according to the article”, “the authors state”, “the article states”, “it is noted in the article” etc.  DO NOT PLAGIARIZE!  NOTE:  Plagiarize - To take (ideas, writings, etc.) from (another) and pass them off as one's own. (Webster).  For additional information, go to Plagiarism Resources on the college library website.                                                   (10%)

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