1) Compare your chosen Whole Healing System and Modality by considering:
a) When and by who were they 'invented'?
b) How have the therapies changed over time?
c) What philosophies do they have about healing?
d) How do they define the terms 'health' and 'disease'?
e) How are your Whole Healing System and Modality similar?
2) Identify your own personal definitions of the terms 'health' and 'disease'. How they are similar to the definitions you researched in question 1, and how are they different?
- The essay/letter should be 1000 words plus or minus 10%, exclusive of diagrams, tables, appendices, in-text references, reference list and direct quotes. Excessive words may be marked down.
- The cover page of your document should only contain the subject name and code, your name, your student number, and word count. You do not need to attach the standard on-campus cover sheet or the marking guide.
- It is to be word processed in Arial 11 point font.
- Line spacing must be 1.5 lines.
Writing and referencing
- When we talk about a report to be written in your own words, it still requires you to reference any statements you believe are relevant and come from another source.
- The information you present is to reflect your own understanding of the topic being researched rather than being a compilation of direct quotes or copies of sections from reference sources. Direct quotes should only be used to illustrate a point and not to explain a concept. Direct quotes cannot be more than 10% of the entire text of the assignment. When direct quotes or paraphrasing are used, they must be referenced appropriately.
- If diagrams are included, they must also be properly referenced. They must be referred to in the text and should enhance, not replace, information.
- Plagiarism is the use of ideas, research or writings of another person, without acknowledging that person as the source. To avoid this, every statement that is based on someone else's work or is a direct quote must be appropriately referenced.
- Include all references in your reference list. Harvard style referencing is to be used in accordance with Endeavour College of Natural Health guidelines. These guidelines are available online for you to view and download. Please contact your librarian for more details. Failure to reference appropriately constitutes plagiarism, and assessments deemed to be plagiarised may be given a mark of zero.
- This essay is an individual piece of work, not a group effort. Students must not write in collaboration with other students or copy from other students' work. A student who is found to have plagiarised will immediately fail this assignment. In the event of this occurring Endeavour policies and procedures will be followed as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Handbook.
Possible Research Sources
a. These are typically articles found in journals. In other words this is the first time this work, with its associated ideas, has been published.
a. These are sources that include general review articles, which cite original authors, summaries and abstracts of primary source articles.
a. These are recognised authoritative textbooks. Not popular books found in book shops, but texts that are written for the field you want to investigate or research.
What is not a good reference source?
Popular magazines are not good reference sources as their claims cannot be adequately verified. Also lecture notes are not good reference sources and indicate a lazy scholar. The internet is not a good reference source unless the information comes from a reputable database or journal or government website. The use of a .com website needs to be carefully considered as many are not to be relied upon for accuracy of content. Websites such as ".gov", ".org" and ".edu" have greater merit.