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Friday, October 12, 2012


1 a.m. - 1:05 a.m.

HE 250, To-Haynes *lt 10-10:20

Instructor's Name: Nhu To-Haynes
Instructor e-mail: nhu.tohaynes@pcc.edu
Instructor's Phone: 503.522.2915
Instructor's Location: Cascade
Refer to me as: Nhu
Preferred contact: e-mail
Course no. or title: HE 250 Personal Health
Course CRN: 46574
# of students: 37
ADA provisions needed: no
Preferred Date: 2012-10-12
Alternate Date: 2012-10-05
Preferred Time: 10:00 am
Alternate Time: 11:00 am
Duration: other minutes
If other: 15-20
Do you need time to discuss non-library matters with your class on the day of
library instruction? Yes
If yes please specify:
Assignment description and sample topics:
Science Friday Information Analysis & Primary Research Paper
Assignment Directions and Format
Dues Dates: 11/02 and 11/30
In this critical analysis assignment students are asked to think critically,
examine assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence and assess
conclusions of science, technology, environment and health news as they
relate to your personal health/wellbeing.
Completed assignments must use the format provided.
Assignment Directions:
• Go to the NPR Science Friday website at http://sciencefriday.com/
• Click on the Stories tab for the Science Friday archive
• Select and Listen to TWO NPR Science Friday podcasts that are of interest
to you. Podcasts must be dated within the last two years (i.e., 2010-2012)
and be at least 20 minutes in duration.

Write Up & Presentation: 50 points
• For EACH podcast, using the format provided, write a 2-3 page paper
(single spaced, 12 point, 1” margins) including:
a. Title, Date and URL of the podcast (1.5 pts)
b. Brief summary of the podcast topic and issues; 150 words (6 pts)
c. Identify and critically analyze one significant or meaningful quote or
piece of information from the podcast (15 pts)
d. Identify and discuss one opposing, alternate view point or conflicting
piece of information presented in the podcast. Clearly identify the issue(s)
and the names of the source(s) ( 4pts)
e. Select at least two Wellness Dimensions. Discuss how these two dimensions
are impacted by the podcast information in terms of human health and wellness
in general in addition to your health/wellness specifically; 200-250 words
(15 pts)
f. Correct format (1.5 pts)
g. Prepare and deliver a 3-minute presentation to cover parts B, D and E only
(5 pts)

Primary Research Paper: 25 Points
For ONE of the podcasts:
Search scientific peer reviewed professional journals to locate the primary
research study which informed or was discussed in the podcast (or instructor
approved related to the topic).
Write a one-page maximum (single spaced, 12 point, 1” or smaller margins)
summary of the research paper including:
a. Study Title, Author(s), Publication Source and Date (1.5 pts)
b. Purpose of the study (4 pts)
c. Study Population (3 pts)
d. Study Methods or Design (5 pts)
e. Findings (5 pts)
f. Conclusion (5 pts)
g. Correct format and stapled w/article to the associated podcast Write Up
(1.5 pts)
*To receive credit for this assignment, the journal article must be attached
to the podcast write-up upon submission.
In Primary Research Papers, authors present new findings from original
research after conducting an experiment. For more information
http://www.library.utoronto.ca/gerstein/tutorial/primary_research1.html
Use the format provided to complete this assignment
Extra Credit: 5 points
Students will select by anonymous vote a student with the most interesting,
well delivered podcast presentation. This student has the option to present
to the whole class for 5 extra credit points.
Required Podcast Write-Up Format

NAME__________________________________

A. TITLE
DATE
URL

B. PODCAST SUMMARY (150 WORDS)





C. CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PODCAST QUOTE AND INFORMATION
The critical analysis should:
Identify and discuss the researcher’s assumptions;
Discern the values driving the research methodology;
Evaluate the evidence and assess the conclusions.
Quote/Information:


Critical Analysis:





D. CONFLICTING INFORMATION AND/OR OPPOSING OR ALTERNATE POINTS OF VIEW
Name/Source:


Opposing, Alternative View Point or Conflicting Info:





E. IMPACT ON 2 WELLNESS DIMENSIONS AND PERSONAL HEALTH (200-250 words)
Wellness dimensions in general
1.

2.

Your personal health
1.

2.
Submission Requirements: 2-3 pages (max), STAPLED, TYPED, single spaced,
12 point, 1” or smaller margins
Required Primary Research Paper Format

A. Title:
Author(s):
Publication Source and Date:


B. Purpose of the Study:





C. Study Population:





D. Study Methods or Design:





E. Findings:







F. Conclusion:









Submission Requirements:
*One-page maximum (TYPED, single spaced, 12 point, 1” or smaller margins)
*Staple Primary Research Paper and primary research journal article to the
associated podcast.

Students will be able to (check all that apply):
- Develop a search strategy based on their research topics (15 minutes)
- Perform an efficient search of the library catalog for books and other
materials (15 minutes)
- Differentiate between scholarly journals and magazines (15 minutes)
Other notes: I am hoping that you could come to my class and discuss this if
at all possible.

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