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PSY 219 Early Childhood Development : Your Assignment

Term Paper Overview

For this assignment you are asked to write a 7-8 page research paper. Specifically, you will synthesize research from a scientific literature, and draw conclusions based on your research.  See the Assignment Text for complete details.

Due Dates: 

Email possible paper topics - Tuesday, September 12

Paper Topic - Thursday, September 26, 9:00 PM (post on D2L)

Paper draft for Writing Circles - Thursday, November 14 (bring to class)

Final Paper - Tuesday, November 21, 9:00 PM (post on D2L)

Research!

Tips For Success

  • Start immediately.  Yes, right now. 
     
  • Be flexible at first.
  • Be interested in what you're researching. You'll be spending a lot of time on this, so you might as well make it interesting for yourself.
  • Make an outline. Take notes from your sources.
  • Don't be afraid to include different points of view. In fact, a good paper considers many differing, and sometimes, conflicting ideas. 
     
  • Your goal is to not simply say what others have said, but to rephrase ideas and information into your own words. Never simply list information.
  • Write multiple drafts. 
  • Always proofread and double check. 
  • Visit your librarian for help with your research!