HSCC 2500: Health Issues and Resources Reflection Paper(s): The Reflection Paper provides students (professionals) with an opportunity to make a connection with the content and learning application. When asked to reflect upon a specific topic and/or experience, you do not only describe your experience, but you evaluate it based on ideas from course materials, research, and professional experiences. Note: You can assess concepts or approaches based on your observations and practice and evaluate your own knowledge and skills within your professional field. Students must apply evidence-based resources. Reflection papers are designed to formally consider what students have been learning and to organize it through writing. The following will help you understand the assignment: Overview Step #1 (Awareness) Review General Content Topic provided by Professor Research and Confirm Topic of Interest based on General Content Topic Step #2 (Assess) Conduct evidence-based research applicable to the topic Identify the main points: purpose, impact, challenges, opportunities Explore ideas and/or concepts of interest Step #3 (Develop) Identify what you know and have learned about the topic Link the observations or experiences that shape your understanding of the purpose, impact, challenges, opportunities Consider the innovative concepts or strategies applicable to the topic Based on your learning and experiences, what measures or approaches would you, as a healthcare industry professional, implement or adhere to for raising awareness and value regarding the topic? Step #4 (Connect) Discuss how the research reinforces or supports your understanding of the topic. Be detailed in your supportive comments. Notes: As with all written assignments or reports, it is important to have a clear focus for your writing. For reflective responses, identify the main arguments or important elements of the topic to develop a stronger analysis which integrates relevant ideas from course materials and additional research. Introduce your topic and the point you plan to make about your experience and learning. Develop your point through body paragraph(s), and conclude your paper by exploring the meaning you derive from your reflection. The value of reflection: Critical reflection is a meaningful exercise which can require as much time and work as traditional essays and reports because it asks students to be purposeful and engaged participants, readers, and thinkers. Specifics Length: > 3 pages, single spaced, 12 point, Times Roman o Cover page/Title page, References, and Tables are NOT included in the >3 page requirement. Format: 1 inch margins Page numbers Writing should use formal language and correct spelling and punctuation APA Format (required) Cover page/Title page: o HSCC 2500: Health Issues and Resources o Georgia Southern University o Student’s Name o Reflection Paper # o Date of Submission Content References (APA format) ** Ultimately writing the reflection papers encourages you to find what is meaningful to you and thus it adds value to your learning. Do not simply outline or summarize the material. Additional Comments: All materials submitted throughout the semester should be in either MS Word® unless otherwise noted to the Dropbox folder. All outside sources used during the completion of requisite assignments must be cited in accordance with APA (American Psychological Association) format (See APA Style at http://www.apastyle.org/). Outside material used throughout the semester (articles, statistics, etc.) must be recent; within the previous three years. Spelling, grammar, and proper English usage are required for successful completion of the course assignment(s). Any writing assignment should reflect the student’s own intellectual ability and understanding of the content; all submitted work will be checked for originality. Submissions will be linked to GSU’s Learning Technology Support called Turnitin.