The Australian Wellness Guidelines for Adults” in terms of the Nutritional (3 Guidelines), Physical Activity (3 Guidelines) and Psychological Aspects (3 Guidelines) of Wellness
What do we have to do?
A. As per the original guidelines for this assignment in the Written Assignment folder, your task is to come up with 9 Guidelines, which you think should be included in “The Australian Wellness Guidelines for Adults” in terms of the Nutritional (3 Guidelines), Physical Activity (3 Guidelines) and Psychological Aspects (3 Guidelines) of Wellness.
For each of your guidelines you need to provide a short guideline statement, and underneath provide a bit of detail on what the guideline refers to and a short explanation as to why it is important to have the guideline in the “Top 9” ‘Australian Wellness Guidelines for Adults’.
You will also need to have a statement at the beginning, ‘as national guidelines usually have’ describing what are the Australian Wellness Guidelines for Adults and what they are meant to achieve?
You will also need to have a statement at the end of your guidelines, again as national guidelines usually have.
Obviously, it is a good idea to check out the existing Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Australian Guidelines for Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour.
Q. What criteria will be used to mark the assignment and how will the mark be worked out?
A. As per the Marking Rubric, also in the Written Assignment folder, the opening statement, the nine guidelines and the closing statement will all be marked out of 10 and the marked averaged to give a final mark out of 15, because the assignment is worth 15% of the final course mark. In essence all eleven elements of the assignment have equal value with each roughly worth 1.4 marks toward the final mark.
Marks will be based on how well the assignment guidelines are followed and on a demonstrated ability to synthesise written material based on knowledge and material covered in the course and to convey this clearly in a well presented and articulate manner. However, as per the Marking Rubric, also note that issues with the whole document such as length and referencing will also be taken into account.
Q. Can any of the existing Australian guidelines be used and how will the guidelines be marked?
A. Yes, existing guidelines can be used if you think they are relevant. Obviously, they will need to be referenced appropriately as to where they come from and well supported. As for how they will be marked, it is important to note that most of the Mark for each of such Guidelines will come from what you write, for each of your guidelines, in your short guideline statement and the detail you provide on what the guideline refers to and a short explanation as to why it is important to have the guideline in the “Top 9” ‘Australian Wellness Guidelines for Adults’ as per the written assignment guidelines.
Having said that, the Australian Wellness Guidelines you come up with yourself, especially those on the Psychological Aspects will also be scrutinised in the same way. In other words, producing short and concise guidelines is important but the statements supporting the guidelines are even more important.
Q. What program format does the assignment need to be in?
A. The assignment needs to be submitted as a Word document.
Q. What layout format or style does the assignment need to be in?
A. As per the written assignment guidelines, the assignment needs to have an introductory statement, 9 Australian Wellness Guidelines and a concluding statement as per the headings outlined in the written assignment guidelines and needs to be no more than 4 pages (not including references) and no more than 5 pages including references.
Therefore, the only style requirement is that the 11 aspects of the assignment are easily identified when marking using the Marking Rubric. The important thing is that the content demonstrates an ability to synthesise written material based on knowledge and material covered in the course and to convey this clearly in a well presented and articulate manner. Therefore, it is important that the page format or layout style enhances and does not detract from the content. In other words, content is more important than style, especially if the style does not help with the content.
Q. What font size should be used?
A. Fonts and sizes have to be legible (no fancy fonts, which are difficult to read) and big enough to easily read. The usual fonts and sizes are either Times New Roman Size 12 (as in this document) or Arial Size 10. However, if you have a similarly-sized favourite font, it can be used as long as it is legible.
Q. What page size should be used?
A. Use A4 size pages with at least 2cm margins all around.
Q. What about referencing? Can other systems be used?
A. The important thing with referencing is that the source of everything you get from somewhere else other than your own new words or viewpoint, even the Learning Material Notes, needs to be referenced in some way to clearly indicate where things come from and to make sure that this material is identified as referenced in the text if it is flagged by the Turnitin Similarity System.
The suggested referencing style of putting a number in round brackets for example (1) or (2) or (3) or (4) and listing the references at the end of the document is very simple. However, if you have another favourite referencing style that you want to use, that is OK, as long as the style used permits the marker to easily find the referenced material.
For example, for a scientific journal article, the three most important aspects for finding a paper are the full name of the journal, the volume number and the page number. Other aspects like the authors, title and date as useful but without the journal, volume and page number, it can be difficult to find an article. For example simply saying “Smith et al. 2009” in the reference list would make it virtually impossible to find the right article because “Smith” is such a common name.