Have a minimum of 3 credible sources to support your position.

The purpose of this assignment is for students to utilize their critical thinking skills to select a position on a health topic and address the human problems that are associated with it to achieve SLO #10 of General Education.
Your Position Paper will cover the topic of Abortion. You will need to take a position as either being for abortion or against abortion, do research (with credible resources), and develop your position paper.
The title page should include your name, the class and section in which you are enrolled, and the date.
The position paper should be 2 – 3 pages in length (not including your title or reference page).
The position paper should be double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, with 1 inch margins.
The reference page and in-text citations are to be completed using APA format.
Have a minimum of 3 credible sources to support your position.
Proper reference and paper formatting:
Owl Purdue (https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html), you will want to use APA 7th Edition. You will be graded closely on your paper format and APA citations.
Finding Credible Sources:
For your sources, you will want articles found through Library search, not blogs randomly found on the internet. For more information, check out (https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/conducting_research/evaluating_sources_of_information/evaluating_digital_sources.html).
The CRAAP test has five main components:
Currency: Is the source up-to-date? (It is best to use source no more than 3 years old, occasionally 5)
Relevance: Is the source relevant to your research?
Authority: Where is the source published? Who is the author? Are they considered reputable and trustworthy in their field?
Accuracy: Does the evidence support the source? Are the claims cited correctly?
Purpose: What was the motive behind publishing this source?
When getting/finding a source, Wikipedia is always a big no. Blogs, personal websites, .com websites, social media posts, etc., can show bias based on the organization, author, affiliations, beliefs, etc., and should be avoided. Websites like .org can occasionally be used as long as they are experts. Many .org websites have blogs and various contributing authors; if an author has a background in English education and is writing a blog about proper ways to care for an orphaned baby squirrel, how do you know if that author is credible? Often time blogs are done from second and third-party research. You will want to avoid these as well.
In reality, the best way to find sources is to use the Library and do article searches. If you have issues, you can visit or contact the Library on campus or your local Library for assistance.
Library Article Search:
The best way to find credible sources is to do journals/articles through a library. You have access to many, many articles through MSU’s Library. If you have trouble searching for and finding articles, they have staff that can assist you. I will check your sources and their credibility, and you will lose credit if they do not meet the minimum standard discussed above.

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