Assignment :Various approaches for creating a concept map
Assignment : Various approaches for creating a concept map
Create a concept map
Consider the broad topic (e.g., health care delivery).
Include the specific key components (categories/sub-topics) of health care delivery.
Include at least three categories/subtopics under each of the key components.
The purpose of this assignment is to provide practical experience with increasing your knowledge and understanding of the key components of healthcare delivery. You will organize and represent your knowledge in a concept map.
A concept map is a graphical tool used for organizing and representing knowledge of a topic or subject. It is also useful for brainstorming, conceptualizing new ideas, identifying a relationship between concepts, and facilitating communication. Concept map components include a main idea/topic, key concepts, and relationships/links between concepts.
There are various approaches for creating a concept map. Please see the YouTube video on creating a concept map in this week’s Required and Suggested Reading section. Also, see the concept map template information in the Student Resources section of the classroom. Feel free to explore other concept maps videos and templates or to create your own using a Microsoft Office tool such as PowerPoint.
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.
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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.