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A&P Research: Organ Systems of the Body

Introduction:

A&P - Organ Systems - this is an assignment on finding information about any body system, such as the Cardiovascular or Respiratory system.

Instructors: This assignment can be used alone if you'd like to add an Information Literacy component in your course, instead of a research paper. It has  worked well as the written portion of an assignment that also has an in-class presentation. The assignment links are to Microsoft Word documents, so Instructors have the option of requesting that it be opened and completed, then saved with the student's name and submitted through Blackboard.

Information Literacy Standard covered: New Jersey Information Literacy Progression Skills Number 2.1(c) and 4(a):
Identifies and selects appropriate tool for information need; Completes a research product (e.g., project, paper, report, essay) that incorporates newly acquired and prior information.

 

Get Started - A&P Research Guide

Students:  A good place to start your research is with an overview of your topic. Check out the summaries available in the e-books and websites found in the "Disease Overviews" and "Anatomy" sections of the Health Studies Resources library webpage. Print out the A&P Research Guide Handout below. Follow the step-by-step directions on the handout to search for information about A&P organ systems that you will need to complete your assignment.

Start Here to go directly to → Health Studies Resources 

 

Assignment

Students: When you are ready to do the project, see the attachment below. It is a Microsoft Word document with sections outlined on it, covering the information needed. First open it, then go to File / "Save As" and save it to your computer or flash drive with your name added to the File Name box. You may need to click a yellow "Enable Editing" button on top of the document to start, then add your name and course info at the top left of the 1st page.  Click in the blank spot under each section title and begin writing. Use complete sentences and take as much space as you need - the next section will be pushed down as you type. Remember that you need to explain the concepts using your own words, to show your instructor that you understand what you are writing.

The last section is References, where you add citations - in APA format - showing the sources of your information. Use the template and sample citations on the last page of this document to help you format your sources, then delete the samples when you are done.

If you need any help with researching your topic or using APA style to format your references, please ask your friendly campus librarians for assistance.

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