Health sciences and medicine
Population Growth in China and Canada
Project Activity #3:
Investigate population growth in your selected countries and address the following: My Countries are China and Canada.
1. Seek census data that will give you a historical, midway to the current period, and the present picture. What theory(ies) explain the population growth?
2. Describe the growth rate. Has there been significant in-migration or out-migration?
3. Is there any concern about depopulation? Or population exceeding available resources?
4. Using your most current data and the “rule of 69”, compute when each country’s population is likely to double.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: SLP assignments should be between 3 to 8 pages (750-2000 words) in length.
References: At least two references must be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others.
When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (APA format recommended).
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to question
Format: APA format is recommended for this assignment. See Syllabus page for more information on APA format.
Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted, assignments are expected to adhere to standards guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
• Achievement of learning objectives for SLP assignment
• Relevance (e.g. all content is connected to the question)
• Precision (e.g. specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate).
• Depth of discussion (e.g. present and integrate points that lead to deeper issues)
• Evidence (e.g. points are well-supported with facts, statistics and references)
• Logic (e.g. presented discussion makes sense, conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information)
• Clarity (e.g. writing is concise, understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples)
• Objectivity (e.g. avoid use of first person and subjective bias)