Structured Interview Paper 1 – The Blended Family– 250 points
The student will conduct a 45–60-minute interview with parents who are currently part of a blended family (not including personal/extended family members), to discover firsthand the experiences of integrating two families. The student will compile a list of 10 questions to be asked and submitted along with the paper.
Finally, the student will write a 3-4-page summary (not including Title Page and References) in current APA style documenting the interview
How long have you been remarried?
What were the most difficult adjustments for you initially in bringing the families together?
How did you introduce your children to your new spouse?
How was he/she received?
What are your current frustrations and challenges?
How has being in a blended family been a blessing to you and your children?
What effects did the divorce have on your children? Did you see any behavioral changes? Academic changes? Mood changes?
What strategies do you and your spouse employ to bring the family together?
What role does faith play in your marriage and family?
Did you go to counseling or a pastor for guidance in any of the transitions? Was it helpful? What did you learn? How did it help you?
Interview Paper RubricInterview Paper RubricCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTitle Page10 ptsTitle page has a graphic or fancy lettering, has the title, author’s name, and the year7 ptsTitle page has the title, author’s name, and the year4 ptsTitle page has two of the three requirements0 ptsTitle page is missing or has less than two of the required elements10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction10 ptsFirst paragraph has a grabber or catchy beginning7 ptsFirst paragraph has a weak grabber4 ptsA catchy beginning was attempted but was confusing rather than catchy0 ptsNo attempt was made to catch the reader’s attention in the first paragraph10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSpelling and Grammar10 ptsThere are no spelling or grammar errors in the final draft7 ptsThere are few minor spelling or grammar errors in the final draft4 ptsThere are multiple spelling or grammar errors in the final draft0 ptsThere are multiple spelling and grammar errors throughout the final draft that make it difficult to read10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization and Content10 ptsThe paper fully addresses the 10 interview questions in an organized fashion, and ties in multiple course concepts7 ptsThe paper addresses most of the interview questions fully, in an organized fashion and ties in course concepts4 ptsThe paper doesn’t address the interview questions fully, or is disorganized and difficult to follow; at least one course concept is tied in0 ptsThe paper barely addresses the interview questions, and is disorganized and difficult to follow; no course concepts are tied in10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA usage10 ptsAll of the written requirements (# of pages, title page, abstract, length, etc.) were met7 ptsAlmost all (90%) of the written requirements were met4 ptsMost (about 75%) of the written requirements were met, several were not0 ptsMost of the written requirements were not met10 pts
Total Points: 50
· Gold, J. M. (2015). Stepping In, Stepping Out: Creating Stepfamily Rhythm. Wiley.
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