Images of Aging Discussion HW
Images of Aging Discussion HW
How to Begin: For this assignment, you will analyze images of aging that surround us in popular culture. This can include images about aging seen in ads, programs, magazines, birthday cards, etc.
Task: You will determine the message about aging that comes from these images. Using your images and readings (e.g., course text, supplemental materials provided by your instructor, additional scholarly articles), you will create a PowerPoint presentation that is 12 slides long (including one title slide and one references slide in APA style). Each of the 10 content slides must contain one photo with a succinct explanation of what that picture signifies. Use the “Notes” section under each slide to explain your ideas about each photo and how the photo relates to the topics below.
The following topics should be addressed in at least one slide:
Family relations, living environments, work, or retirement.
Perspectives of elder care or coping with death and bereavement.
Economics, discrimination, or political influence.
The PowerPoint presentation must be 12 slides in length (including one title slide and one references slide), and formatted according to APA style. Incorporation of a minimum of four scholarly sources is required for this assignment. On the final slide (slide 12), you must document all sources in APA style. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.