What Sources Are Considered Acceptable/Reliable?
The majority of the information in your brochure and in your presentation must be found in “reliable sources”. [Though very frequently utilized, Wiki[anything], gardening sites, and other similar sources, are NOT considered reliable]. That being said, plant guides and gardening sites may be great sources for pictures of your plant. You may use as many sources as your group deems necessary to locate the required information, but a MINIMUM of 2 of those sources MUST be chosen from one of those listed below.
Some specific examples of acceptable/reliable sources include:
• Herbal Resources from American Botanical Council Database
• HerbMedPro Database
• Natural Medicines Database
BOTH parts of this project (written and oral) must include the following:
Products/Forms Available for Use
Dosages (These should be specific to form and patient where necessary)
Indications (Recognized/Intended Uses)
Contraindications (When Usage is Not Recommended/Is Dangerous)
Known Adverse Reactions/Side Effects
Examples of Diseases/Conditions which are aggravated/made worse by treatment
Examples of Drugs or Supplements whose effectiveness is altered (either decreased or increased) when taken at the same time
Evidence in one or more of the “reliable sources” indicating whether or not treatment with the plant product has been tested for safety and efficacy (effectiveness), and the results of such tests if they have been completed
You will also be graded on the mechanics of the project, including:
Was the brochure/fact sheet written, and the oral presentation delivered using language that is appropriate for someone with little to no medical background?
Are written portions of the project visually appealing and easy to read?
Is proper grammar/syntax used in written portions?
Are there spelling errors?
Is all information cited appropriately (including pictures)?
Are the correct number of citations used?
See grading rubric for specific assignment of points for each of the above on the written and oral parts of the assignment.
NOTE: You should be attempting to put the information you find into your own words and organizing in your own way as much as possible for this project, NOT simply copying information from a bunch of sources and pasting them all together. Citations should be done in a manner similar to how they are done for a paper. In other words, they should be listed as they are used within the brochure/fact sheet AND the presentation (if any part of it is electronic), not simply added as a list at the back. I should not have to guess where you found a particular piece of information! (I DO check sources when grading, so it is in your best interest to make that task as simple as possible).
While this should go without saying, the work that your group submits should be “original”. Do not turn in someone else’s work as your own, and do not turn in work that has been used for other assignments (even if you originally completed the other assignment). I take academic honesty seriously, and will not hesitate to turn in any group to the Honor Code Panel that I suspect has not done their own work!
Grading Rubric/Grade Sheet:
Brochure/Fact Sheet Oral Presentation
Pts Earned Pts Possible Pts Earned Pts Possible
Products Available 2 2
Dosages 2 2
Indications 2 2
Contraindications 2 2
Drug Interactions 2 2
Disease Interactions 2 2
Side Effects 2 2
Is it Safe? 1 1
Does it Work? 1 1
Visually Appealing? 1 1
Audience Appropriate? 1 1
Easy to Read? 1 1
Grammar/Syntax 1 1
Spelling 1 1
Appropriate Citations? 1 1
Minimum # of Reliable Sources Cited? 1 1
Originality of Presentation 2
(~15 minutes) 1
Appropriate Eye Contact 1
Total Score = __________/50
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