Review the various theories of Aging in Chapters 14 and 15 of the text.
Interview a person of your choice (they may be your parents, relatives, or friends). These questions must address the following:
Note: American Psychological Association (APA) ethical guidelines indicate that interviewees have the right to refuse to answer any question posed to them by an interviewer. Please ensure that your interviewees are aware of this, and do not force them to answer where the opportunity to reply has been refused.
Pick one of the theories reviewed in Chapters 14 and 15 of the text.
Write a paper of 750-1,000 words, discussing the selected theory and how it relates to your interview. Include the following in your paper:
Include at least three scholarly references in addition to the text in your paper.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
THERE NEEDS TO BE AT LEAST 4 SCHOLARY RESOURCES USED IN THIS ASSIGNMENT. THE PAPER NEEDS TO BE WRITTEN IN APA FORMAT.
Less than Satisfactory
15.0 %A Description of the Selected Theory
Does not include a description of the selected theory.
Includes an inaccurate or vague description of the selected theory.
Demonstrates an understanding of the selected theory by included an accurate description of the theory that includes major points of importance to the topic.
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the selected theory by providing an accurate description of the theory that includes major points of importance on the topic.
Demonstrates an understanding of the selected theory by including a detailed and accurate description of the theory as well as major points of importance to the topic and clearly ties the information provided to the practice of professional counseling.
15.0 %A Description of the Interviewee (Gender, Age, Ethnicity, etc.)
Does not include a description of the interviewee and/or the person interviewed was not appropriate for the assignment.
A minimal description of the interviewed was included and/or the person interviewed was minimally appropriate for the assignment.
A detailed description of the interviewee was provided and the interviewee selected was appropriate.
A thorough description of the interviewee was provided and the interviewee selected was appropriate.
A comprehensive description of the interviewee was provided and the interviewee selected was appropriate.
50.0 %An Illustration of the Selected Theory as It Relates to Your Interviewee’s Responses
The paper did not illustrate how the selected theory relates to the interviewee’s responses.
The paper only minimally illustrated how the selected theory relates to the interviewee’s responses.
The paper adequately illustrated how the selected theory relates to the interviewee’s responses.
The paper thoroughly illustrated how the selected theory relates to the interviewee’s responses. In addition, the paper made minimal connections to scholarly based research to support the relationship.
The paper does a comprehensive job of illustrating how the selected theory relates to the interviewee’s responses. In addition, the relationship was supported with direct ties to scholarly research.
17.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
6.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose
Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.
Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
17.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
6.0 %Paragraph Development and Transitions
Paragraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs are established. Transitions are inappropriate to purpose and scope. Organization is disjointed.
Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression of ideas, unity, coherence, and/or cohesiveness. Some degree of organization is evident.
Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.
A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Topic sentences and concluding remarks are appropriate to purpose.
There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless.
17.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (Includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use.)
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
3.0 %Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)
Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.
Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.
Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.
Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.
All format elements are correct.
100 %Total Weightage
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