This assignment will involve the selection a current event from the news (a valid news website – properly formatted in APA) and then applying it to a concept from your course textbook.You will discuss

  • This assignment will involve the selection a current event from the news (a valid news website – properly formatted in APA) and then applying it to a concept from your course textbook.
  • You will discuss the current event first, then discuss what from the text can be applied to this news event.
  • Remember please that this is a 400-level course, thus the expectations for writing is that you’ve had several years to practice writing well!

NOTE: The proper reference format in APA 7th edition for our textbook is: 

Maddux, J.E., & Winstead, B.A. (Eds.). (2016). Psychopathology: Foundations for a contemporary understanding (4th ed.). Routedge. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/apus/reader.action?docID=2194932&ppg=16&tm=1509116055586 

  • Papers must be a minimum of 5 pages in length.
  • Your submission must follow APA  7th Edition format standards and demonstrate *collegiate-level* writing.
    • You should have it reviewed prior-to submission for mechanics, usage, grammar, and spelling (MUGS) errors!  It must include source crediting of any materials used in APA format, including source citations in the body of your paper (parenthetical citations) and a Reference page attached to the end. Easy to follow guides to APA formatting can be found on the tutorial section of the APUS Online Library.
  • ***You may select any subject from the textbook (NO restrictions if we have yet to discuss in class) …as long as you are able to (a) thoroughly describe the selected concept and (b) make a sound case for why it relates to the selected current event.
    • You may select any relevant current event from the news, citing the description of the event from an internet news source.

***The paper will include three major components:

  1. A clear, concise overview discussion of the current event
  2. A clear, concise overview discussion of the related textbook concept
  3. A clear, concise conclusion

**Your conclusion should clearly discuss how the news event and text are integrated. 

You are encouraged to use these three (3) components as Level 1 Title Headings (this is proper APA foramt) in your paper to demonstrate your discussion of each. 

Your paper will be submitted as an attachment though the classroom Assignments page. When your paper is attached it is automatically submitted to Turnitin.com. YES – the similarity percent will be monitored and you should stay below 33%! You may be asked to resubmit if your Turnitin similarity is greater than 33%! 

Current Event Paper Assignment # 2

To be completed by the end of Week 5.

This assignment will involve the selection a current event from the news and applying it to a concept or subject from your readings in the course textbook, Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding, 4th edition (Maddux & Winstead, 2016). Papers must be a minimum of 5 pages in length. Your submission should be double-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides of each page and should be free of spelling and grammar errors. It must include source crediting of any materials used in APA format, including source citations in the body of your paper and in a Reference list attached to the end. Easy to follow guides to APA formatting can be found on the tutorial section of the APUS Online Library.

Students may select any subject from the textbook, as long as they are able to (a) thoroughly describe the selected concept and (b) make a sound case for why it relates to the selected current event.

Students may select any relevant current event from the news, citing the description of the event from an internet news source.

The paper will include three major components:

  1. Selection and description of the current event
  2. Selection and description of the textbook concept
  3. Integration and synthesis of the textbook concept with the selected current event

Your paper will be submitted as an attachment though the classroom Assignments page. When your paper is attached it is automatically submitted to Turnitin.com.

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