Follow the outline attached. I’ve also attached the expected writing style, appendix and writing tips as well as the grading rubric. At least 8 research, scholarly articles should be cited in the paper. Up to 4 of these can be from the class. Find the remaining research and scholarlies through google scholar, my university Rutger’s or any that are based in the east coast area if possible (New Jersey etc.) Paper should be 6–7 pages long and should include a brief overview of the social problem being addressed, a description of the activity, the rationale for how this activity addresses the social problem, why it should be considered activist, and a reflection on the experience. It should also include introductory and conclusion sections.
Specifically, your paper address the following questions: What social problem did you address and why? Provide current research on the social problem including its definition, scope, and impact (2–3 pages). A brief description of the activity and why you selected it. (1–2 paragraphs) How did others react to your activity, and what did their reaction tell you? (1–2 paragraphs) Why do you consider this activism? Be specific and use the literature to substantiate your points. (2–3 paragraphs) How does this activity address a gap in our treatment of this social problem? (2–3 paragraphs) Implications for social work, including prevention and or intervention; practice and/or policy. (1 page)
Reflection and Critique—what kind of impact did participation in this activity have on you? What worked/didn’t work and why? What did you learn about the issue? About activism? What would you do differently next time? (1 page)
The paper should be compelling and articles should be used to substantiate your points. It should persuade the reader that there is a serious social problem that needs to be addressed and that you took steps to address it, based on some foundation of knowledge on the topic. Students are expected to draw on the research literature throughout the paper, especially in the section describing the social problem.