You must submit a research paper on how COVID 19 deaths have affected funeral service. Things to consider addressing in your research paper include:
A RESEACH TOPIC/TITLE OF YOUR PAPER
Title of your research paper – example titles – COVID and the Modern Funeral Director; The effect of COIVD 19 on Funeral Service; COVID 19 and the Future of Funeral Service; Stress, COVID 19 and the Funeral Director. THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS ON POTENTIAL TOPICS, AND ARE ONLY EXAMPLE TO GIVE YOU IDEAS…BE ORIGINAL WITH YOUR TOPIC.
DESCRIBE HOW COVID 19 HAS AFFECTED/CHANGED FUNERAL SERVICE The toll COVID 19 has taken on the funeral industry from how we handle the pick-up of remains to the types of services we are now conducting, compared to previous years. Examples are gravesides vs. church services; increase in cremations; more chapel services vs. church services; increased memorial service.
HAS COVID 19 placed additional stress on Funeral Directors? How dealing with the disposition of numerous COVID 19 cases and changes in the industry has taken and/or continues to take a toll on the funeral director/caregiver. Examples to consider include financial aspects; emotional, etc…
FUTURE TRENDS Due to changes in the industry, what does the future look like?
There are a number of resources on Google and in various funeral service oriented trade magazines that you can use for research purposes. Please ensure that you site. all resources used. You may also talk with/interview funeral service professionals that you know to gain insight and include in your project. List that individuals name, the funeral home they own and/or work at, their city and state.
Your research paper/project must be:
NO LESS THAN 800 words (approximately one and 3/5 pages) and NO MORE THAN 1500 words (approximately three pages).
12-point font in either Times New Roman or Arial.
Single-spaced in the paragraphs, double-spaced between paragraphs
You must cite your sources in the text and have a separate reference page. The reference page IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR WORD COUNT.
ADDTIONAL RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FORMAT YOUR PAPER:
In-text citing htttps://guides.libraries.psu.edu/apaquickguide/intex
Reference page: http://ww2.usj.edu/PDF/CAE/apareferencepage_6th_ed.pdf
PARAGRAPH and spacing example:
A paragraph is a series of related sentences developing a central idea, called the topic.
Try to think about paragraphs in terms of thematic unity: a paragraph is a sentence or a group of sentences that supports one central, unified idea. Paragraphs add one idea at a time to your broader argument. Probably the most effective way to achieve paragraph unity is to express the central idea of the paragraph in a topic sentence.
Topic sentences are similar to mini thesis statements. Like a thesis statement, a topic sentence has a specific main point. Whereas the thesis is the main point of the essay, the topic sentence is the main point of the paragraph. Like the thesis statement, a topic sentence has a unifying function. But a thesis statement or topic sentence alone doesn’t guarantee unity. An essay is unified if all the paragraphs relate to the thesis, whereas a paragraph is unified if all the sentences relate to the topic sentence.