chs 3

Module 3 – Case


Assignment Overview

The editor of the local newspaper is pleased with your weekly columns. For this week’s column, you want to investigate the leading types of unintentional and intentional injuries that affect youth ages 1–24. This should be an educational article, not an opinion piece. Therefore, in preparation for your essay, you will have to get data about deaths from injuries.

Go to the CDC Injury Prevention & Control: Data & Statistics (WISQARS) leading causes of death site at

Scroll to the bottom of the page. Under Advanced Options, make the following changes:

Age Group Formatting select the second option, 1–24 in 5-year groups; 25-65+ in 10-year groups

Categories of Causes select All Injuries

Click on Submit Request.

After viewing the report, please write a 2- to 3-page essay that addresses the following:

  1. Describe your reaction to seeing the types of injuries that are the leading causes of death among youth.
  2. State your position about which you think is a greater threat to young people in our society: intentional injuries or unintentional injuries. Please explain your answer and support your response with evidence from the background readings and other research.

Assignment Expectations

in order to earn full credit:

Please write your paper in your own words. That is the only way I can evaluate your level of understanding. Quotes are rarely needed; if necessary, they should comprise less than 10% of a paper and must be properly cited.

Even though the papers must be written in your own words, you are required to cite sources for any statement of fact or idea that is not common knowledge. You are required to cite the sources within the body of the paper and include a reference list at the end of the paper.

Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable source of information. Use credible, professional, and scholarly sources such as journal articles from ProQuest or EBSCO, and government, university, or nonprofit organizations’ web sites.

You must clearly show that you have read the module homepage and the required background materials. You are welcome to do research in addition to—but not instead of—the required readings.

Your papers will be evaluated on the following factors:

  • References – citations are used within the body of the paper any time you state a fact or idea that is not common knowledge and a reference list is included at the end of the paper.
  • Precision – you follow all instructions and you answer each part of the assignment.
  • Breadth – you show broad knowledge of the module’s topic.
  • Depth – you go into detail to show more critical thought about the specific assignment.
  • Clarity – the extent to which you elaborate and include discussion or examples as asked.
  • Application – the extent to which you apply the information to a real-life situation related to the assignment, if asked.

Before you begin, please review this information about When to Cite Sources

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