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Assignment 3: Obesity in America

Due Week 9 and worth 65 points 

Obesity in America is considered an epidemic. There are many contributing factors to obesity (both childhood and adult), such as biological, environmental, social, or economic factors. Review the information on obesity on pages 383 to 385 in the textbook. You may also use the Internet or Strayer Library to research obesity and its causes. 

Suggested Reading:

Write a one to two page (1-2) page essay in which you:

  1. Describe the effect that obesity (childhood and / or adult) has had on you personally or your community.
  2. Select one (1) contributing factor to childhood or adult obesity. Recommend two (2) preventative measures related to the selected factor that people can take in order to reduce their chance of becoming obese.
  3. Discuss one (1) sociological theory that relates to the selected contributing factor to obesity. 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • To keep this essay short and manageable, your only sources for the essay should be the article from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the sections noted in your text. For this reason, APA citations or references are not required for this assignment.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Define the basic concepts used in the discipline of sociology.
  • Explain the major theoretical paradigms of sociology.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about sociology using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 65

Assignment 3: Obesity in America

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Describe the effect that obesity (childhood and / or adult) has had on you personally or your community.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely described the effect that obesity (childhood and / or adult) has had on you personally or your community.

Insufficiently described the effect that obesity (childhood and / or adult) has had on you personally or your community.

Partially described the effect that obesity (childhood and / or adult) has had on you personally or your community.

Satisfactorily described the effect that obesity (childhood and / or adult) has had on you personally or your community.

Thoroughly described the effect that obesity (childhood and / or adult) has had on you personally or your community.

2. Select one (1) contributing factor to childhood or adult obesity. Recommend two (2) preventative measures related to the selected factor that people can take in order to reduce their chance of becoming obese.
Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely selected one (1) contributing factor to childhood or adult obesity. Did not submit or incompletely recommended two (2) preventative measures related to the selected factor that people can take in order to reduce their chance of becoming obese.

Insufficiently selected one (1) contributing factor to childhood or adult obesity. Insufficiently recommended two (2) preventative measures related to the selected factor that people can take in order to reduce their chance of becoming obese.

Partially selected one (1) contributing factor to childhood or adult obesity. Partially recommended two (2) preventative measures related to the selected factor that people can take in order to reduce their chance of becoming obese.

Satisfactorily selected one (1) contributing factor to childhood or adult obesity. Satisfactorily recommended two (2) preventative measures related to the selected factor that people can take in order to reduce their chance of becoming obese.

Thoroughly selected one (1) contributing factor to childhood or adult obesity.  Thoroughly recommended two (2) preventative measures related to the selected factor that people can take in order to reduce their chance of becoming obese.

3. Discuss one (1) sociological theory that relates to the selected contributing factor to obesity.

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed one (1) sociological theory that relates to the selected contributing factor to obesity.

Insufficiently discussed one (1) sociological theory that relates to the selected contributing factor to obesity.

Partially discussed one (1) sociological theory that relates to the selected contributing factor to obesity.

Satisfactorily discussed one (1) sociological theory that relates to the selected contributing factor to obesity.

Thoroughly discussed one (1) sociological theory that relates to the selected contributing factor to obesity.

4. Writing / Support for ideas

Weight: 10%

Never uses explanations, examples, and evidence that logically support ideas.

Rarely uses explanations, examples, and evidence that logically support ideas.

Partially uses explanations, examples, and evidence that logically support ideas.

Mostly uses explanations, examples, and evidence that logically support ideas.

Consistently uses explanations, examples, and evidence that logically support ideas.

5. Writing / Grammar and mechanics

Weight: 10%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

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