Reaction Paper 4 – Epigenetics
Reaction Paper 4 – Epigenetics
Write a 1,000-word Reaction Paper. You will be completing the following tasks and gathering the following information for your paper:
Begin your paper by defining epigenetics in your own words.
Complete the Family History-Dr. Oz.pdf . Find out which disease(s) you are most at risk for. (See the pdf attached)
Research and locate one article on epigenetics and whatever disease you are most at risk for: Article: Smoking and Rheumatoid Arthritis, International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2014, Vol. 15 Issue 12 (See article attached)
Read the epigenetics article and get the general idea on epigenetics.
Continue your paper with a discussion of the epigenetics article. Be be sure to cite the author(s) of the article you find using APA style. Aim for about a page for this part of your paper.
Discuss the concept of epigenesis in light of your family history and the article you read. Aim for one page for this section of your paper.
Complete the Living to 100 Questionnaire. Integrate your findings on the questionnaire into your discussion. Aim for another page. (See attached)
Discuss how you can improve your health and longevity in light of your findings in this questionnaire, your understanding of epigenetics, and your knowledge of your family history. This should be your final page.
You can go over or under a page for any of the sections of the paper as long as your total paper is 1,000 words not counting the references.
Rules for an “A” Paper
◻ 1,000 words
◻ Original work; plagiarism score of less than 10% (90% original work)
◻ Double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins
◻ Covers all 6 tasks
◻ Cite your article APA style (author & year within body of paper; full reference at end)
◻ No abstract, no cover
◻ Place your name and reference number on the first page. Use page numbers.
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.