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References: You must have a minimum of 4 references. You may use hard copies of articles or textbook,
or you may access these references through the internet. In-text citations and references should follow
the APA format (APA format citation guide: https://www.mendeley.com/guides/apa-citation-guide)
Formatting: The paper should be 2-5 pages in length. This does not include the title or the reference
page. It should be written in 12-point font, either Arial or Times New Roman, and should be double
spaced. Top and bottom margins should be no larger than 1″ and left and right margins should be no
larger than 1.25″.
Body: you should include the following areas regarding the specific disease you are researching:
i. Signs/Symptoms – what is a health provider seeing when you show up? How do you tell it’s
this disease and not another one.
ii. Pathogen(s)/Virulence Factors – what organism causes the disease? What about this
organism causes disease?
iii. Pathogenesis – what is the progression of the disease? How is the disease caused? (How did
the pathogen get it? What happens once it’s there – there can be overlap between this and
iv. Epidemiology – who gets the disease (age, sex, ethnicity, location, environment)? How
common is it?
v. Diagnosis/Treatment/Prevention – diagnosis should not be a rehashing of signs and
symptoms, but there may be some overlap – maybe the kinds of tests that would be run.
What drugs etc. are used to treat? What can you do to not get this disease?
50 points – all five sections are present. Material is thorough, presented well with excellent transitions
and writing in general.
46 points – all five sections are present. Material is mostly present, may contain minimal rough
transitions or awkward wording.
42 points – one section is missing. Or, all sections are present, but information is weak or incomplete.
Writing/transitions are poor and contains considerable places that need re-wording.
38 points – More than one section is missing or not complete. Transitions are consistently rough, and
writing does not flow or is difficult to understand.
34 points – Considerable amounts of information are skipped. Writing is very poor and makes it nearly
impossible to understand the content
20 points – Title page is done in proper APA format. In-text citations are done properly.
18 points – Title page is done in proper APA format. 1-2 in-text citations contain formatting mistakes.
16 points – Title page contains 1-2 minor mistakes. Some in-text citations contain formatting mistakes.
14 points – Title pages contains a number of mistakes. Most in-text citations contain formatting
12 points – Title page is not done in proper APA format at all. In-text citations are done improperly.
10 points – Four references. Page is done in APA format. All references are cited in the paper
9 points – Four references. Page contains 1-2 minor mistakes. All references cited in paper.
8 points – Three references. Page contains one major formatting error. All references cited in paper.
7 points – Only 1-2 references. Page contains one major formatting error. Not all references are cited
6 points – Only 1-2 references. Page contains many major formatting errors. Not all references are cited
20 points – No mistakes in grammar, spelling or punctuation.
18 points – Minor mistakes in grammar, spelling or punctuation
15 points – Considerable mistakes in one of these categories: grammar, spelling, punctuation
10 points – Considerable mistakes in more than one of these categories: grammar, spelling, punctuation.
5 points – Many mistakes in grammar, spelling or punctuation, to the point where it’s distracting to the
content of the paper