Writing Assignment 1 (WA1): Literature Review to support community engagement paper/project – minimum of 4 sources including the class readings must be used to support this work
As you prepare for the Community Engagement (CE) semester long project. WA1 will provide you with the opportunity to begin researching and gathering data for what will be your CE paper. For A1 identify a diverse/equity population that is different from you. In this work student should begin to explore where your experience and cultural competence place you in the spectrum of understanding how to work with cultures different from yours. The readings provide you with many examples. Based on where you live focus on a cultural identity in your community.
Identify the group or community you will focus on
Identify what cultural characteristics exist within the population you have chosen
What cultural norms exist with in this population
What challenges do they face here in the United States as it pertains to public health: i.e.: access, language, communication, family just to name a few.
Identify key demographics for that population.
From your research what recommendations would you make for best serving or working with this population.
Paper Format and grading scale is as follows:
Descriptive Title Page:
The title of your paper should be as informative as possible and clearly state the topic being researched. Include your name, date and course number. (This page is not part of your 2-3 pages of content)
The part should be comprehensible to the general audience. You should define/describe the topic that you will address. By defining and establishing the objective of your paper in the introductory section, you clarify the goal and set the direction for the rest of the paper.
Narrative Statement: Present a precise statement of the issue as it relates to your understanding of the topic utilizing the points identified above and the group you have identified to research. Be concise and informative.
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