Assignment: Parenting Today
Part 2: Doing the Research
Prepare a short (4-6 pages) research paper that identifies several key issues related to the scenario you chose for your Lot in Life (Your 16 year old comes into the house after attending a party, smelling of cigarettes and marijuana). Incorporate at least 8-10 scholarly, credible, and current references to support your ideas, drawing primarily from government and community resources/agencies as well as scholarly journals and books.
Your paper should be double-spaced and use a standard font (e.g. Times New Roman, 12 pt). Be sure to include a reference list at the end of your Part 2 assignment.
Paste your Part 1 assignment in at the end of this research paper.
Assignment Format and Referencing Style
Make sure you read chapter 5, Academic Integrity and Documentation, in the Guide to Writing and Research. In cases of suspected plagiarism, the assignment in question will not be graded and the student may be reported to the Dean for sanction. Sanctions can include failing the assignment, failing the course, or in extreme cases, expulsion from the university.
As you use the Web for information, you should be aware of the fact that the Web has both good and bad information, as well as information that is biased. There are many online resources devoted to finding and evaluating information on the Web. Do not use Wikipedia as a source for your information.
Sources that tend to have good information include the following: college or university department sites (be careful of student pages; some are very good, but some are not so good), professional organizations, governmental agencies, professional journals, and regularly published newspapers and magazines.
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.