Assignment #6 Parenting Metaphor

ASSIGNMENT 6: (50 PTS.)  Parenting Metaphor.  (Unit 3) 
Create a metaphor based on the information presented in the 3RD Unit of the class – there is an example above.  Use important concepts that affect or describe parents and parenting, tools parents use, or social supports available for parents to assist in making decisions about child and family outcomes. There are not specific concepts from this unit that must be used, but you need to include any 10 concepts or ideas from this unit that would make sense with your metaphor. This assignment is meant to be a fun and a creative way for you to conceptualize your individual parenting theory, as well as make connections with the course material.
The paper should include the following information (please use these as section headings in your paper):
Description of Metaphor – Provide a brief introduction and description of your metaphor (you will only use 1 metaphor for all 10 concepts).
Class Concepts – Clearly describe the relationship between your metaphor and class concepts (only from Unit 3, concepts used from the other units in this class will not count toward your 10 required concepts for this paper).  You must address 10 concepts to get full credit for this paper.
Conclusion – Provide a brief conclusion (can be one paragraph) pulling all of your ideas together. Remember a good conclusion should briefly restate what you have already discussed in your paper and leave the reader with no questions. Finally, you should describe how this metaphor applies to you and your theory of parenting.
           In addition to these requirements, be sure to identify and cite your concepts throughout your paper.: each concept used needs to be easily identified, so bold it (ie: natural consequences) – also, a citation is necessary for every concept you identify, so there should be a minimum of 10 citations in your paper. Since all of your citations should come from the text or class lecture, rather than using regular APA formatting, instead simply list the chapter from which your information is based. For example, if your concept is based on information you gained from Chapter 14, right after the sentence or bolding where the information was used, in parentheses, write the chapter –  Example: natural consequences (Chapter 14).  If a concept comes from a lecture, but not the book, cite the chapter in which the material was presented (Lecture, Chapter 14). You do not need to include a reference page for this assignment; instead be sure that your in-text citations are clear and thorough.

Grading Criteria:
Your grade for this assignment will be based on your ability to provide a college quality 4 page (double-spaced) paper addressing the required information as described above (50 points). Points will be distributed for this assignment as follows:
1.      Clearly explaining your metaphor. (10 points)
2.      Clearly describing the 10 different relationships between the metaphor and concepts. (3 points each, 30 points total)
3.      Accuracy in spelling, grammar, and sentence structure. (5 points)
4.      Following the directions (including using headings and page length). (5 points)
Please make sure to follow the instruction as directed. See the attachment and follow the example of the attachment clearly.

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Grading Rubric 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMetaphor clearly explained
10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome10 concepts clearly identified and connected to unit 3
30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConcise clear explainations
5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFollowed directions, page length and headings
5.0 pts

Total Points: 50.0

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