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 Description pick a topic PKPER 1400 Assignment 2 Description template banner Leisure and Recreation Research Paper – 40% For this assignment, you will be expected to apply the research knowledge found in the textbook, as well as additional journals, to create your paper on a topic relating to leisure or recreation in Canada. You will select a minimum of 3-5 journal articles (research oriented and peer-reviewed) related to the topics of leisure and recreation in Canadian society, relevant to a topic that you find interesting. Careful selection of the articles and an in-depth understanding of their content will be necessary for successful completion of this assignment. Other sources (websites, newspaper articles, etc.) may be used but will not count towards the minimum journal articles required and must be properly cited and referenced. You will be graded on your understanding of the information presented in the articles and your ability to link this information to the concepts of recreation and leisure and your topic. You are free to choose your topic, preferably something that has piqued your interest during this course, but it must be related to leisure or recreation in Canada in some way. Popular topics in the past have included, but are certainly not limited, to: Sport development in Canada Leisure/recreation for Canada’s aging population Leisure related to youth, new Canadians or minority populations How funding can affect national/provincial programs related to leisure and recreation Volunteering Tourism, sustainable tourism, increase in technology, decrease of being in nature etc The articles that you select must be academic peer-reviewed articles and you are to employ the same skills for finding these articles as you did to find the article for Assignment 1. Some of the journals available in Dafoe Library and in University of Manitoba online database: Journal of Leisure Research Leisure/Loisir Therapeutic Recreation Journal Leisure Studies Leisure Sciences Annals of Tourism Research This assignment must be in APA format and marks will be deducted for those that do not adhere to APA guidelines. For APA formatting help, please see: What is APA Format?: Examples of APA Style of Documentation: APA Formatting and Style Guide: Guidelines: Cover page, including title of the paper, student’s name and student number, course number, instructor, and date submitted. 5-7 pages in length, not including title and reference page 12 point font, double-spaced 1-inch margins Include in-text citations and references (preferably APA style, 6th edition) Rubric 1) Application of Knowledge a. Choosing relevant academic/journal articles b. Use of textbook knowledge c. Relates to role of leisure in Canada 6 points 2) Understanding of Knowledge a. In depth understanding of articles b. Summary of key points c. Reflection of the implication of the journal articles 6 points 3) Format a. Structure and organization of the paper reflects a logical progressive style b. Layout, headings, appearance and readability c. Adherence to guidelines 4 points 4) Presentation a. Technical aspects of writing style including grammar, punctuation and spelling 4 points TOTAL 20 points top Copyright © University of Manitoba, Distance and Online Education. Distance and Online Education uses Google Analytics

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