SA Rough Draft
The written assignments throughout the term are meant to assess your writing overall, and are “checkpoints” on the way to the signature oral assignment. The written checkpoints culminate in a “rough draft,” which is essentially a script for your oral assignment addressing the outcomes necessary for the signature assignment assessment. This way, we have a way to assess writing and at the same time support the SA overall.
For this assignment submit a written rough draft of your audio presentation, the script. You do not need to present a video at this time. In your written script, be sure to include the following:
1. Briefly introduce yourself
2. Introduce your article
Formal title, author(s), academic source (journal name, etc),
A synopsis of the article (Introduction/Methods/Results/
A discussion of the article’s strengths and limitations
The article’s public health implications.
The following questions should be answered:
oWhy did the scientists perform the study (i.e., brief description of background)? Specify any possible connection between the exposure and the disease.
oWhat was the hypothesis (or hypotheses) under investigation?
oWhat were the major techniques used in the study?
oWhat were the major results, did they support or negate the hypothesis, and do they point to further/future studies?
oWhy did you choose this particular article to review? Was it interesting, informative, clearly written, or none of the above? All credit will be given for your honest opinions
3. A conclusion
What did you learn and what do you want your audience to remember?
Your script should be 3-4 pages long. Use APA format and include a title page and reference page to cite the article.