should speak to me individually about their projects.
Papers should be carefully written to make a point, be double spaced, typewritten.
The grading criteria for term papers are attached at the end of this guide.
Use the following Topics Guide and Journal Listing if you are unfamiliar with topics and sources.
Global (Macrosocial) Analyses
The Role of Religion in Family Crises The Impact of Governmental Policy and Family Crises
The Importance of Education and Family Crises Economic Factors Influencing Family Crises
Localized (Individual - Family Specific) Analyses
Alcohol / Drug Use and Family Crises Catastrophic Illness and Family Crises
Money Mismanagement and Family Crises The Changing Impact of Divorce
Family Stress and Coping Family Violence Prevention and Treatment
Explaining Family Crises with Family Theory
Suggested journals from which to select articles:
FAMILY RELATIONS JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE & FAMILY
JOURNAL OF FAMILY ISSUES FAMILY PROCESS
CHILD DEVELOPMENT AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH YOUTH & SOCIETY,
JOURNAL OF YOUTH & ADOLESCENCE CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY.
Term Paper Grading Sheet
important! Use of course readings is also imperative!
Additional points will be given for each outside reference used
(the use of 10/20 outside references is MINIMUM for this paper).
Term papers will be
graded for: Minimum Points Earned Maximum
outline attached 5 points _______ 5 points
organization 5 points ________ 10 points
content (all outline points addressed) 35 points ________ 50 points (more than minimum
references 10 points _______ 20 points (more than minimum)
Undergrads 10 minimum Grads 20 minimum
creativity 5 points ________ 10 points
Grade: 60 Minimum ____ 100 Maximum