formal style using correct apa format H e a l t h M e d i c a l
Students will develop a research paper based on a current trend healthcare, radiologic sciences,
education or administration. This topic must be approved by faculty.
Your paper is expected to be written in a formal style using correct APA format, grammar, and
spelling. Papers should be a minimum of 10 pages (not including the title page, abstract and references),
but should not exceed 20.
A minimum of 10 peer reviewed references should be used. Students will use Turnitin to
determine if any plagiarism exists in the paper. Turnitin is web-based plagiarism detection software that
compares the submitted paper with current and archived web pages, millions of student papers
worldwide, and collections of newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, e-Books and e-Texts. Turnitin
will generate a similarity report for review. Click on the generated percent to view report. Once the
document viewer opens, click on “exclude quoted” and “exclude bibliography” to narrow the matches of
the paper and display a true percent of original writing in the paper. You will revise your paper based on
the similarity report. A paper will not be accepted above a 15% similarity report. You may submit their
paper multiple times to Turnitin until your paper is below 15%. The final copy after revising any
unintended plagiarism is to be submitted for grading.
Your paper should include the following components:
Title page (See APA manual.)
Introduction-The APA manual has good information on what to include in the introduction.
Methods-In this section, you should describe how you searched for your articles. You should include
what databases you searched, what search terms you used, whether you had to expand or narrow your
search, and how you chose what articles to include.
Discussion-This should be the largest portion of your paper. It should be a synthesis and analysis of your
sources. It should not merely be a description of what was included in each article.
Conclusion-This section should be a summary of your paper. Depending on your topic you might also
include recommendations for practice, recommendations for future research, and/or implications for
*Note: The introduction, methods, discussion, and conclusion sections should be a minimum of 10
References-see APA for details regarding formatting. You will have a minimum of 10 peer reviewed
You should use headings to organize your paper. The headings you use will depend on your topic. See
the APA manual for details about how to use headings and levels of headings.