cognitive- human development
Select one published article from a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal (see pp. 4-5 of your Course Guide for an explanation of a peer-reviewed, scholarly, published journal article) from the University of the Rockies online library located to the left of the screen in class.
The article should be six years-old or newer and will pertain to any of the four current issues in adult development:
· Cognitive changes
· Physical changes
· Healthy Aging
· Health disorders
Critically analyze your selected article by including the following 10 items in a 2-3 page APA formatted paper by referring to pp. 62-63 of the APA Publication Manual on levels of headings and pages 41-59 for a sample of the basic APA format structure of your paper.
· Cover page (see p. 41 of APA manual)
· Write a brief summary of the article
· How old is the article (publication year)
· What is the length (number of pages)?
· What is the purpose or hypothesis?
· What is the method, the design or procedures employed for the study
· Discuss the findings or conclusions.
· Discuss the strengths/weaknesses,
· Discuss the value that this study has to the field of adult development
· Reference page in APA format, 6th ed.
UPON COMPLETION OF YOUR PAPER and BEFORE submitting to the Dropbox for your instructor to grade: please submit your paper to TURNITIN under Learning Resources to the left of the screen in class. This is required and part of your grade.
If you are unsure of your article choice, then please email your instructor early in the week with the chosen article by providing the following information: Author name(s), year of publication, publication name, article name. In addition, if you need help locating an article, then see the two videos this week under Required Multi-media.
This assignment aligns with the following weekly outcomes: 1, 2
This assignment aligns with the following course outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5
Week Two Written Assignment Grading Criteria
Include the following:
· Purpose or hypothesis
· Method, design, or procedures employed for the study
· Findings or conclusions
· Value study adds to the field of adult development
Writing and Organization Criteria
The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear.
Article is properly summarized.
Required details are included (age of article, length, purpose/hypothesis, methods, design/procedures, findings, and conclusions.
The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion.
Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous.
Spelling is correct.
Paper was successfully submitted to Turnitin
The paper includes a summary and analysis of research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments, websites, personal communication, etc.
Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wilkipedia.com and about.com.
Total Possible Points
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