April Garrity
Health, Medicine and Nursing, Communication, Composition and Rhetoric
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College / Upper Division, Graduate / Professional
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Student Ethics Essay 2022

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Student Ethics Essay 2022


This assignment was developed for an undergraduate course in communication sciences and disorders. 

Assignment Guidelines

ASHA SEEA Competition 2022

Assignment Guidelines


You will write and submit an essay to the ASHA Student Ethics Essay Award (SEEA) competition.

Detailed information about the competition and instructions for writing your essay can be found at the website ASHA Student Ethics Essay Award.  


The purpose of this assignment is to help you develop and apply your understanding of the ASHA Code of Ethics. The knowledge and skills you will gain from this assignment will help you engage in ethical decision-making in future clinical experiences.


In preparing to write your essay, you should:

  • Read the Topic Background section at the website provided above.
  • Review some of the examples of previous awardees at Student Ethics Essay Award Recipients. Note that these examples are not based on the same topic about which you will be writing.


Deadlines for submitting this assignment are in the syllabus calendar.  


You will submit drafts of sections of your essay prior to the ASHA submission deadline.

The purpose of submitting drafts is so that I can provide you with feedback for crafting your final submission. You are expected to integrate all feedback into your drafts to strengthen them for each round of revisions. Drafts will not be graded - only the final submission (see below) will be graded.

The sections of the essay are:

Introduction - This section includes the scenario you have devised and transitions to the body of the essay.

Body - In this section, you will demonstrate your knowledge of ethics and how they are applied to the scenario. This is the longest section of your paper.

Summary/Conclusion - In this section, you will summarize and connect all of the information you have presented in the intro and body, and leave the reader with a sense of closure.

Title - Your essay must have a title! Sometimes it works better if you wait till you are finished writing to select a title.

Final Submission

The final assignment submission process entails 2 steps:

  1. Submit your final draft through the SEEA Submission Portal.
  2. Submit your final draft AND proof of your ASHA submission to the appropriate Folio dropbox.


The rubric for the assignment is based on the evaluation criteria for the competition.


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Assignment Rubric

See attached resources for Google Drive link to evaluation rubric