Essay Assignment on Health and Wellness

1. Pick a short article or video about a hot topic within health and wellness. This source can be about anything that is relevant to health and wellness but must present an issue that is different or “up and coming”. This is probably one of the only times you will hear a teacher say that it does not have to come from a reliable source, as long as it’s interesting and relevant. Include the link to your article or video in your paper.

2. Write a 2 page reflection of your article. This reflection should include a short summary (no more than 1 paragraph), your critique, and how you think this article fits (or doesn’t fit) with what you have learned in this class. I do want you to include your opinion, but it must have intelligent support.
Things to Include in your critique (in no particular order):
• Do you agree with what is said in your article/ video? Why or why not?
• Do the arguments presented in this article/ video fit in with what you have learned in this class so far? Why or why not?
• What are the credentials of the authors? Do you think they are reliable?
• Which arguments (if any) do you feel are reliable enough to include in your own life or suggest to others?
• What is the take-home message? What is the most important thing that you’ve learned?