4. Focusing on one of the followingâ€”HIV, malaria, or type II Diabetesâ€”demonstrate how culture impacts on disease transmission/prevalence. In doing so you should also describe some of the key practical and/or ethical issues faced by medical anthropologists and/or healthcare professionals in bringing about positive change in such contexts.
Effort (10%): Does your essay demonstrate overall care and effort in planning, preparation and writing?
Presentation (10%): Are your ideas clearly expressed in writing? Are grammar, punctuation and spelling correct? (Remember, these are not simply formalities; poor expression, grammar, punctuation and spelling make work very difficult to read.) Is the physical presentation of your essay neat and readable? Are the pages numbered? Do you have a title page, etc? Have you used double-spaced or 1.5 spaced 12 pt font?
Essay Structure (10%): How effectively is your material organised? Does it follow a logic order? Is it relevant to the specific question? Is it introduced and concluded properly?
Content (20%): Does the material you use indicate that you have analysed the question and topic in a detailed and critical manner, and is your argument adequately supported with appropriate evidence and relevant examples?
Argument (20%): Does your essay contain a sustained, logically ordered and clearly presented central argument? Is your argument convincing, and have you considered any possible major counter-arguments?
Originality (20%): Does your essay show originality and independent thinking (that is, both the capacity to raise or answer your own questions, and the ability to summarise and evaluate other peopleâ€™s thoughts and arguments from your own point of view and in your own words)?
Referencing (10%): Have you adequately referenced and documented your evidence by use of citations, quotations and a bibliography? Have you used the Harvard system of referencing (NOT footnote references)? Have you only included in the bibliography works that you have cited or referred to in the text?