Substance Use Research Project
Substance Use: Addiction
Individual &Group Research Project
Purpose: To utilize sound research skills ensuring all material is Credible, Accurate, Reasonable, and contains Supportive documentation. Using the framework of Addiction, each individual and group will identify a more specific essential question to be answered and be assigned a substance or classification of a substance.
Objective: Students will learn how to summarize and analyze information. Students should think of the researched information as a tool to better understand to answer the question of addiction to a substance. Information must be obtained on the following areas:
· Street Names
· Short and long term effects
· Statistics and trends
· Treatment for addiction
Format of Paper (250-500 words): This is the individual section of the project.
- Introduction: Brief explanation of your job within the topic
- The main body of work
- You paper must contain all references in MLA format
- List all references
Group Presentation: Using the Google Docs program or creating a Public Service Announcement (PSA), students will organize information and construct a Power Point presentation or video for the class. Everyone in the group must present to the class on their assigned date. Note about PSA- videos should be 2 minutes or less. Elements of a PSA includes:
Ø Keep it short and to the point
Ø The goal is to change attitudes and behavior
Ø Use emotion
Ø Target a specific audience
Ø Tag the cause or organization at the end
Documentation. You are expected to explore an idea, probe an issue, solve a problem or make an argument. It is a requirement that you cite three sources and identify them at the conclusion of the paper. You final slide on the Power Point must contain all references in MLA format.