HUM410 All Modules Assignments (August 2019)

HUM 410 Academic Success: Strengthening Scholarly Writing

Module 1 Assignment

Assignment (2 parts)

Part 1: Now that you have your chosen topic for this course, write at least three paragraphs that explore the questions on your topic answering such items as Who? Which aspects? Where? When? How? and Why you have selected this topic. You are attempting to narrow down your topic. (Place this section into a Word or PDF document)

Part 2: After narrowing down your topic above, choose an Invention Strategy (clustering, listing, freewriting, or outlining) to brainstorm the subject you narrowed down.

Complete the Invention Strategy you choose and attach your strategy work either in the same document of part 1 or submit as a separate file

Answer these questions in a well-developed paragraph: State which strategy you chose, and why. Then, discuss how the strategy worked for you and if you will use it again in the future (place into the Part 1 document labeled Part 2).

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Module 2 Assignment

Create the “shell” of your synthesis paper in APA format. Create your title page with proper running head, title/author section and page numbers, as well as add the Abstract section heading starting on page 2, and then the main essay sections start on page 3. The main essay section should start with the introduction heading which is the title of the paper again on page 3 (centered on line 1, not bold), followed by the level one subheadings (bold and centered): Literature Review, Discussion, Conclusion. Then heading for References starting on following page (line 1 – not bolded), and heading for Annotated Bibliography on the following page after References (line 1 – not bolded). You are not actually writing any of the essay this week, so no text is needed, but you will be setting up a document where you can add your text in future modules.

Synthesis Shell Example

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Module 3 Assignment

Professional Development Assignment Description:

There are 4 parts to the assignment. Please place all four assignments into one paper. The different parts should be clearly marked so your professor knows which question you are addressing.

Rewrite the following essays. Correct all errors in capitalization, spelling, and punctuation. Divide the passage into appropriate paragraphs.

Essay #1:

When my husband Joe had cancer surgery five years ago, each of his family members responded just as I knew they would. John, his father, decided to organize the family’s calls. Because, of course, everything would run so much more smoothly. Thus Jane, Matt, and Jim received detailed sheets of instructions in the mail. Telling them which days to telephone r.j. smith hospital to talk to Joe and what presents to send. Jane, enraged, promptly threw a tantrum. Calling Matt and me to complain about her father’s overbearing behavior. “I,” she yelled, “am a Psychiatrist who knows how to handle these situations, i am not still a child.” Matt also responded predictably. By avoiding the situation. He threw himself into his work. Normally a late sleeper, Matt took to leaving at 5:00 a.m., driving on the deserted expressway and arriving at work before six a.m. In addition, he didn’t return until 11:00 p.m. When he would fall into bed so exhausted that he couldn’t worry about Joe. Jim, too, responded predictably. He fumed inside for weeks, ignored John’s instructions, and sent cartons of books to Joe. So that he would never be bored. The books were funny. Because Jim had read Norman Cousins’ book about the healing power of laughter. Within a few months, Joe recovered from the surgery-in spite of his family

Essay #2:

Treatment of atrial septal defect depends upon the size and symptoms and therefore is individualized an atrial septal defect of less than 3mm usually closes spontaneously (The Merck Manual, 2006). When the defect is between 3mm and 8mm it closes spontaneously in eighty percent of cases by the age of eighteen months, however, atrial septal defects located in the anteroinferior aspect of the septum (ostiumprimum) or in the posterior aspect of the septum near the superior vena cava or inferior vena cava (sinus venosus) don’t close spontaneously. If the defect is very small does not close spontaneously and the patient is asymptomatic. The treatment may be simply too monitor via an annual echocardiogram. Of course their is a risk of patients’ becoming symptomatic.

Moderate-sized atrial septal defects or larger or patients’ who are symptomatic require closure of the shunt this is usually done between the ages of 2 and 6 years. A catheter-delivered closure device, such as AmplatzerSeptalOccluder or Cardio-Seal device.May be used for closure of atrial septal defects less than 13mm in size, except than primum or sinus venosus defects.If the defect is greater than thirteen milimeters or located near important structures. Surgical repair becomes necessary. If the atrial septal defect is repaired during childhood there mortality rates approach 0 and the patient’s life expectancy approaches that of the general population prior to surgical repair, patients may need to be treated with diuretics; digoxin; ACE inhibitor; or beta blockers to prevent congestive heart failure (Moser &Riegel, 2007). Following surgical repair patience will receive aspirin to prevent clots, and be monitored closely for dysrhythmias and pulmonary hypertension. Oxygen and nitric oxide therapy have proven to be beneficial in treating postoperative pulmonary hypertension. Also patients who have primum atrial septal defect will need endocarditis prophylaxis.

Guided writing exercise:

Think about a recent experience you have had that required you to use critical thinking skills. Set a timer for five minutes. Write about your experience. Do not worry about grammar, punctuation, or spelling. Just write, but stop at five minutes. Now go back and write your experience with correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Submit both written pieces. Add a concluding paragraph that answers the follows questions: How was the formal writing experience different from the timed writing experience? What did you do differently? Was there any difference in the time it took you? How did you ensure your spelling, grammar, and punctuation were correct?

Describe when the following words would be used in a scholarly essay (define each word). Then, use those that are appropriate to a scholarly essay in a sentence.

Their, there, they’re

Affect, effect

Its, it’s

your, you’re

then, than

accept, except

Describe the use of apostrophes in writing in general. When should apostrophes be used in formal writing? When should apostrophes be avoided in formal writing?

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Module 4 Assignment

Synthesis Paper Assignment Description: (please make any and all corrections that are needed based on your professor’s comments from the last submission)

Write your thesis statement and introduction (one paragraph). The first page of your paper will be the title page, followed by your abstract page (it has its own page!), and then the next page will start with the introductory paragraph.

Add the introductory paragraph to your APA “shell” to begin forming your final paper. Submit the entire document. However, only the introduction and thesis statement will be graded in this module.

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Module 5 Assignment

Professional Development Assignment Description:

Prepare an annotated bibliography on your topic. You should have a minimum of six sources. At least four sources should be scholarly papers and at least two sources should be from credible websites. Your annotated bibliography will be added after the reference section with the title of, “Annotated Bibliography”. Submit the entire document. However, only the annotated bibliography will be graded in this module.

Reminder of Proper Format: The annotated bibliography starts with the reference in APA format, with hanging paragraph indentation. Following the reference, you will need a paragraph describing the contents of the source. This entire paragraph should be indented .5 inches. The entire bibliography should be double-spaced, per APA format. Do not add extra space between references.

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Module 6 Assignment

Professional Development Assignment Description: (please make any and all corrections that are needed based on your professor’s comments from the last submission)

Prepare the Literature Review section of your paper. Begin with an introductory paragraph that describes your search parameters and what databases were used. Be sure to avoid first person (I, we, me, us, etc.). Include at least one paragraph for each of your sources chosen in your Annotated Bibliography. This is not a repeat of the annotations in the annotated bibliography, but should be written as an essay that flows easily from one point to the next. Remember, your literature review should be at least seven paragraphs, but not more than twelve paragraphs. Each paragraph should be at least three sentences in length, but only contain one or two main points and support. Review your APA resources for how to properly cite references in your text. This is where you will apply in-text citation rules, as each paragraph will indicate the reference from which the information is taken.

Also prepare your reference page. Please review your APA resources as mentioned previously. Submit the entire document. However, only the literature review and reference page will be graded in this module.

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Module 7 Assignment

Synthesis Paper Assignment: Discussion Section Description: (please make any and all corrections that are needed based on your professor’s comments from the last submission).

Prepare the Discussion section of your paper. Submit the entire document. However only the discussion section will be graded in this module. The discussion section should contain two to five paragraphs and should be a discussion of how the literature review impacts your topic. Go back to your thesis statement and be sure to clearly apply your literature review to your thesis statement. This is where you might choose to add practice examples.

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Module 8 Assignment

Synthesis Paper Assignment:

Prepare a one to two paragraph conclusion to your paper. Prepare the abstract section (150-250 words in a block paragraph). The abstract is the 2nd page of the paper and it has its own page. Submit your final paper with all corrections completed. In other words, be sure you review all of your professor’s correction from your previously submitted synthesis papers to ensure this paper is correct. Submit your entire completed paper. The entire synthesis paper will be graded at this time.

The synthesis paper was based on a healthcare topic of your choice. It is in APA format and was completed over several modules. The final synthesis paper will be graded during Module 8. The following components will be included in the paper:

Title page, running heads, page #s



Introduction paragraph with thesis statement

Literature Review section

Introductory paragraph explaining search parameters and databases used

At least 7 paragraphs, but no more than 12.

At least six scholarly sources (4 journals and 2 websites)

Not simply annotations, but an essay that flows from point to point

Discussion section

Two to five paragraphs that apply the literature review to your topic, drawing conclusions and supporting the thesis statement

May contain practice examples


One to two paragraphs that support and finalize the thesis argument

Reference page

Annotated bibliography

Must contain at least four scholarly literature sources and two credible websites

Must contain annotations