Seek, Answer, Relate, Apply (SARA)


To help you develop your information literacy and communication skills as well as spark your curiosity in the field of health psychology, you will complete a "SARA" project. You will research a question, prepare a well-designed 5-8 minute powerpoint presentation, record the presentation and share it with your classmates. You will also send me three multiple-choice questions on your presentation. Complete details are below.

Each student needs to watch 15 SARAs and take their associated quiz. If you watch and take more than this, I will count your best 15.


1. Choose a question from the list below and tell me what it is - first come, first serve, so don't delay. Alternatively, you can choose one of your own. This needs to be approved by me, so let me know ASAP what it is.

2.  Answer the question.  To answer your question, you will need to find and use a minimum of three articles, and at least two must be peer-reviewed. To find peer-reviewed sources, log onto the SUU library website. Find the box that looks like the one shown at the bottom of this page. Enter your keywords and use Boolean Operators (AND, OR) between them as needed. If you require a refresher on using Boolean Operators, check out the short video at the bottom of this page. Note: in the EBSCO search box, be sure to click on "scholarly/peer-reviewed articles". If you are not sure if an article is peer-reviewed, email me the full citation and I will let you know.

3. Relate what you learned to one or more specific facts/findings/theories in the class.  For example, does the info you found contradict a fact/finding/theory? Does the information you found provide an example or application of a fact/finding/theory?  Talk about this.


4. Apply what you learned.  Talk about how you can use the information you found to better your life and/or others. Be specific and insightful. Saying only "this will make people healthier" is not adequate.

5. Put together a well-designed pptx to share your SARA with your classmates. Use pleasing colors, graphics and/or photos, simple fonts (e.g. calibri, arial), and minimal text on a slide (use short bullet points and not full sentences). If you have more than 3 bullet points on a slide, have them appear one at a time using "animations". To record a video of your presentation, you can do this in Canvas using Kaltura Capture, PowerPoint (click here for a how-to video),  Screencast-O Matic, or some other app of your choosing. You will upload your video to "My Media" in your Canvas account.

6. Create 3 multiple-choice questions. Each question needs to have 4 options (a-d). The question should be easy to answer if someone watched your SARA presentation, however, the answer should not be directly on one of your slides. Please read and re-read your questions to make sure they are clear and well-phrased. These will be uploaded to Canvas.

7. Submit your video and 3 questions to Canvas by the due date. Three due dates will be established. Students will be randomly assigned to one of the three dates.

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You need to tell people where you got your information from. If everything on a given slide comes from the same article, then you can include a brief citation for the article in the corner of the slide (e.g. Smith & Jones, 2020). If the information on a slide comes from several articles, then include a brief citation beside each bit of information. You should make the font size for the brief citation smaller than the main text as this should not be the focus of your presentation. The last slide of your presentation will be your APA-formatted reference list. Put the articles in alphabetical order and remove any hyperlinks. Make sure you know how to cite and create a reference list in APA format and style.

Not sure how to reference?

Click on the tab "Help Referencing APA Style" - located below on this webpage. You can also use the Scribbr app.

Not sure what your PowerPoint should look like?

Check out the sample below.