Research Writing Assignment (40 points)
Due Monday, March 6 at 11:59pm
Read the article and write a 2-page minimum paper that includes the following: (1) background information and the purpose of the study ( from the Introduction); (2) the important results and conclusions of the study ( from the Discussion); and (3) what you learned from the study that is directly related to the content of the class. Do not tell me just what you learned in class – tell me what you learned from reading the original study above and beyond what you learned from the class.
You will write a two-page paper following the directions below.
Write a 1 paragraph summary of the research article you chose. Your summary should include but is not limited to the following:
· What was the topic
· what were the methods (important for opinion, is this methodology something you think is normal? Should they have done anything differently?)
· what were the findings
After you summarize the article. You will write a response to the findings. This is a personal response. I want you to take the time to understand the findings and give a genuine response. This portion can include but is not limited to:
· Why you selected this article
· Original thoughts on what the results might be
· Was your thought confirmed or denied by the results of the test
· Anything you found particularly interesting
· Anything extra you want to include
To receive all points, you must follow all directions provided.
· This will be a 2-page minimum double spaced paper. Should you wish to write more I welcome that.
· 12-point font, Times New Roman ONLY
· Margins will be 1 inch all around
The format of the project you hand in should be as follows:
(copy it to a new file)
Original study: (MLA Reference)
Summary: Summarise the article including methods and findings.
Personal Response: Describe what you learned from the original study related to the content covered in the class. This is a very important part of the project – be sure to spend sufficient time/energy describing what you learned – include specific information from the original study.