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7 Dimensions of Wellness


What You Need to Know

Understanding Your Assignment

Before you begin looking for information you should make sure you understand your assignment. Some good questions are:

  • How many pages?
  • How many sources?
  • What kinds of sources?
    • Books
    • Articles
    • Websites
  • What format?

Your professor is your best resource to answer these questions.

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Professor Gallardo - COUN 200 - Spring 2017

Your Assignment

A 15-20 minute group presentation on a health danger affecting college students:

  • Poor Nutrition
  • Lack of Exercise 
  • Alcohol
  • STDs
  • Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Stress
  • Your own topic

The presentation should include:

  • How issue affects college students
  • A recent news article of an instance at a college or university
  • What dimension of wellness is affected:
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Spiritual
  • Intellectual
  • Occupational/Academic Success
  • Environmental Safety
  • Resources for college students to overcome and/or avoid that health pitfall

Seven Dimensions of Wellness - StudioOneUND

Stephanie Scheurer talks with Laurie Betting, UND's associate vice president for Health & Wellness, about the seven different dimensions of wellness.


Research Basics - Step by Step

Breaking Down The Research Process  

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The following outline gives a simple and effective strategy for finding information for a research paper and documenting the sources you find. Depending on your topic and your familiarity with the library, you may need to rearrange or recycle these steps. Adapt this outline to your needs. We are ready to help you at every step in your research.

  1. Choose a topic - or have one assigned
  2. Understand your topic
    • Background reading
    • Consider a main focus
    • Refine your topic
    • Make a list of your keywords and concepts
  3. Search Sources
    • Find Books
    • Find Articles
    • Find Websites
  4. Write your paper - Informative, Analytical, Argumentative, Critical
  5. Cite your sources

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