Depression link to alcohol abuse (Mental health & substance abuse)

RN 402 Research Paper Guidelines: 1) The final research paper will demonstrate students understanding of applied concepts learned from class. Students will develop their own research topic and write a paper discussing current practices within that area of interest. 2) The final research paper must be at least 10 pages in length, double-spaced, not counting the cover page and the reference pages. 3) Topic and thesis must be clearly stated and supported throughout the paper. 4) You must use at least 10 scholarly sources for your paper beyond the course textbook. Professional journal articles found in the Virtual Library will be key sources in researching your topic. 5) All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced and paraphrased; any quoted material must be placed in quotes, and must have accompanying APA style in-text citations. Research Paper Grading Rubric Integration of Knowledge 20 points The paper demonstrates that the author fully understands and has applied concepts learned in the course. Concepts are integrated into the writer’s own insights. The writer provides concluding remarks that show analysis and synthesis of ideas. The paper demonstrates that the author, for the most part, understands and has applied concepts learned in the course. Some of the conclusions, however, are not supported in the body of the paper. The paper demonstrates that the author, to a certain extent, understands and has applied concepts learned in the course. The paper does not demonstrate that the author has fully understood and applied concepts learned in the course. Topic focus 20 points The topic is focused narrowly enough for the scope of this assignment. A thesis statement provides direction for the paper, either by statement of a position or hypothesis. The topic is focused but lacks direction. The paper is about a specific topic but the writer has not established a position. The topic is too broad for the scope of this assignment. The topic is not clearly defined. Depth of discussion

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