Each student will write a paper in which he/she uses his/her critical thinking skills to thoughtfully consider and evaluate a current issue in community health. A list of potential topics is provided at the bottom of this assignment. A student may also suggest a topic of interest to him/her, but must clear the topic with the instructor before starting to write the paper. The paper topic must be different than the topic of his/her PSA group project and different from the topics addressed in the individual and group CTAs. Outside evidence from at least three sources gathered through independent research must be included in the paper. Students must describe the problem at hand, provide multiple perspectives on the issue, draw conclusions from the analysis of the problem/issue and related data/evidence, and be able to identify the implications and/or predict potential consequences of the conclusions.
This paper will be graded using the critical thinking rubric that you used to complete individual CTA 1. This rubric is available on our Canvas site. While researching and analyzing, then writing and revising, be sure to ask yourself: