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WRITING ASSIGNMENT (1)
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NAME: ____________________________ ( ) CLASS: _________ DATE: _______________

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(A) RESEARCH JOURNAL
PRELIMINARY RESEARCH (3m)
Driving forces card topic (tick the relevant box):
Future of Technology
Future of the Economy
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Sub-topic (based on the given topic):
Alzheimers disease, lifestyle, exercise

Keywords tried:
Exercise effects on Alzheimer, Mental exercise to prevent alzheimers , Exercises for alzheimers patients
Sources/ Databases used:
(tip: refer to specific databases available via TP Online Library)
https://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia-aging/preventing-alzheimers-disease.htm
Tp Library science directResearch Question:
(Phrase your topic into the format of a question to be answered by your research).

Can exercise reduce the risk of contracting alzheimers?
Selected Research Source # 1 (6m) Date of Research: ______3/5/18______
1. Reference: (state exactly where it comes from, using the either the APA or IEEE style.)
Nation, D.A. , Hong, S. , Jak, A.J. , Delano-Wood, L. , Mills, P.J. , Bondi, M.W. , Dimsdale, J.E. (June 2011) Medical Hypotheses: Stress, exercise, and Alzheimer’s disease: A neurovascular pathway 76(6) retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy.tp.edu.sg/science/article/pii/S0306987711000855#!
2. Justify your selection by evaluating your research source using the following four criteria.
Currency:
Identify the date of publication or the date of posting of your selected source.

Describe why the information is considered current for your topic.

June 2011
It is the most relevant towards my topic and it is the most recent which I have found
Authority ; Credibility:
Identify the author by name.
Describe the credentials (educational background, past writing, experience) in this area the author has that gives authority to the writing.
Daniel A. Nation, University of Southern California | USC · Department of Psychology. He is associated with this university. Accuracy (Reliability):
Identify one cross-reference that your selected source uses and why you consider this source
to be reliable; or
Describe the person or organization that regulates/reviews the content of your selected
source and why you consider this source to be reliable.

Braak, H. , Braak E.
Neuropathological stageing of Alzheimer-related changes
Acta Neuropathol, 82 (4) (1991), pp. 239-259
Currently, Braak, H. is at the Clinical Neuroanatomy Section, Department of Neurology, Center for Biomedical Research, University of Ulm, Germany Purpose:
Discuss the reason why the source has been written. Consider how the publication has been organized and how the author’s point of view has been presented as objective and impartial.

The article is used to present his research in alzheimers and some of it relates on how exercise prevents alzheimers.

He has information from other sources and hence it is unbiased and reliable.

3. Justify your selection by describing how the research source is relevant to your research topic. Describe the key message of the article in one sentence then relate it to your research topic.

The article states that found In experiments on animals, exercise improve memory and learning. This means that exercise can reduce risk of contracting alzeimers.

Selected Research Source # 2 (6m) Date of Research: ___________________
1. Reference: (state exactly where it comes from, using the either the APA or IEEE style.)
Smith, M. , M.A. , Robinson, L. , Segal, J , Ph.D. (March 2018) Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease retrieved from https://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia-aging/preventing-alzheimers-disease.htm
2. Justify your selection by evaluating your research source using the following four criteria.
Currency:
Identify the date of publication or the date of posting of your selected source.

Describe why the information is considered current for your topic.

March 2018
It talks about how to prevent alzheimers in many ways including exercise and was recently published hence still relevant Authority ; Credibility:
Identify the author by name.
Describe the credentials (educational background, past writing, experience) in this area the author has that gives authority to the writing.
Melinda Smith, M.A., Lawrence Robinson, and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D.. Melinda Smith, with a Masters Degree in Psychology has more than a decade of experience as a health writer. Jeanne Segal has a Ph.D. in psychology.

Accuracy (Reliability):
Identify one cross-reference that your selected source uses and why you consider this source
to be reliable; or
Describe the person or organization that regulates/reviews the content of your selected
source and why you consider this source to be reliable.

Richard E. Powers, M.D., chairman of our sister organization, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Medical Advisory Board, an associate professor in the departments of neurology, pathology and psychiatry at the University of Alabama (UAB) at Birmingham, and chief of the Bureau of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for the State of Alabama.

The author referred to Richard E. Powers, M.D. when writing the article
Aritcle name is Lifestyle Choices – ‘Top 10 Rules’ Purpose:
Discuss the reason why the source has been written. Consider how the publication has been organized and how the author’s point of view has been presented as objective and impartial.

Author published the article to help other people to prevent alzeimers disease. As he has cross referenced this source, to other sources the article is unbiased and reliable. 3. Justify your selection by describing how the research source is relevant to your research topic. Describe the key message of the article in one sentence then relate it to your research topic.

The key message is that mental stimulation, a type of exercise can help prevent alzheimers. This can also help patients with alzheimers to lead better lives.

(B) WRITTEN TASK
1. Background (4m) (approximately 70 – 120 words)
– Based on what you have read up on, provide some background information on the research topic.
– Summarise and/or paraphrase ideas based on the research materials in Part (A).

– Provide at least two in-text citations using either the APA or the IEEE style.
– Also provide the references below the word “References” at the bottom of this box.

References
2. Key Findings (3m) (approximately 50 – 80 words)
In your own words, write down three key findings on your research topic based on what you have read up. You may include major dates and events and important statistics.
Participating in physical exercise often will reduce the risk of contracting alzheimers by half and People aged 65 and above may want to add strength training to give them a better chance to not contract alzheimers.

3. Further Research (3m) (approximately 30 – 50 words)
There would be additional questions you would like answers to on your research topic.
List three areas you would like to conduct further research on.
Can regular exercise improve quality of life and mental state of current alzheimers patients?
Is there other factors that affects alzheimers in which we cannot control such as genetics?
Can diet play a role in preventing alzheimers?

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