1. Student must state the policy/programme clearly by providing the background to the policy.
a) Student clearly stated the policy Objectives
b) Introduction uses creative strategy to produce a strong desire on the reader to read further.
c) Introduction has a thesis statement
2. Student presents the pros and cons of the policy/Program using evidence from scholarly literature. This means that the student must review some literature on his or her chosen health policy/program topic.
3. The paper must have a DISCUSSION section:
a) Here student analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the policy/programme based on the identifiable pros and cons.
b) Student makes arguments either for or against the feasibility/ continuity of the policy or program based on the information gathered by the student from literature review
4. CONCLUSIONS: Student draws his or her conclusions on the effectiveness or non-effectiveness of the policy/programme based on the above policy/programme discussion or analysis.
5. Focus and Coherence: All the details must connect well to the topic and to each other.
6. Elaboration: Details/ Information provided by the student were more than enough to explain the main idea of this paper or the student’s thesis statement.
7. Convention/ Writing Mechanics:
a) Paper has limited spelling, grammar, and punctuations errors.
b) Student used APA format
c) Proper in-text citations and matching references
d) Student used Microsoft Word Document, Times New Roman, Font 12.
Note: see the list of health policies/Programmes on D2L under the Course Content, which you selected your student-led seminars from. Also, you are free to select your own topic, but it must be approved by the instructor.