Changing a personal behavior

Learning Outcome: ILO3 – Criticize the effect of bad habits, behaviours and lifestyles, on personal and public health.

Write a 400-word reflection paper, double-spaced using Times New Roman, 12pt. font ONLY! (About 2 pages). Write your answer in coherent paragraphs and avoid spelling and grammar mistakes.

Choose one bad personal behavior.

Explain the influence of it on your health and fitness. (Research, valuable references, APA style)

Suggest solutions and techniques to change this behavior.

What are the diseases that you could reduce their risk on your health if you change this lifestyle? (Research, valuable references, APA style)

Your reflection will be marked according to the following rubric. Please see following page for rubric.:

Main idea Clearly presents a main idea and supports it throughout the paper. There is a main idea supported throughout most of the paper. Vague sense of a main idea, weakly supported throughout the paper.

Organization: Overall Well-planned and well-thought out. Includes title, introduction, and statement of main idea, transitions and conclusion.

All paragraphs have clear ideas, are supported with examples and have smooth transitions. Good overall organization, includes the main organizational tools.

Most paragraphs have clear ideas, are supported with some examples and have transitions. There is a sense of organization, although some of the organizational tools are used weakly or missing

Some paragraphs have clear ideas, support from examples may be missing and transitions are weak. No sense of organization

Para. lack clear ideas

Content Exceptionally well-presented and argued; ideas are detailed, well-developed, supported with specific evidence & facts, as well as examples and specific details. Well-presented and argued; ideas are detailed, developed and supported with evidence and details, mostly specific. Content is sound and solid; ideas are present but not particularly developed or supported; some evidence, but usually of a generalized nature. Content is not sound

Research and References Sources are exceptionally well-integrated and they support claims argued in the paper very effectively. Quotations and Works Cited conform to APA style sheet. Sources are well integrated and support the paper’s claims. There may be occasional errors, but the sources and Works Cited conform to APA style sheet. Sources support some claims made in the paper, but might not be integrated well within the paper’s argument. There may be a few errors in APA style. The paper does not use adequate research or if it does, the sources are not integrated well. They are not cited correctly according to APA style, nor listed correctly on the Works Cited page.

Style: Sentence structure Sentences are clear and varied in pattern, from simple to complex, with excellent use of punctuation. Sentences are clear but may lack variation; a few may be awkward and there may be a few punctuation errors. Sentences are generally clear but may have awkward structure or unclear content; there may be patterns of punctuation errors. Sentences aren’t clear

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