Assignment 2: LASA # 1: Literature Review Paper
The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to select a topic in the particular area in which you have an occupational or research interest, and to complete a literature review of the topic, using a minimum of ten scholarly references. This will allow you to demonstrate mastery of the program outcomes for the B.A. psychology program at Argosy University. A helpful Web site for organizing and writing a literature review iswww.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html.
You may also want to review the following documents that are available in the Doc Sharing area of the course:
Based on your review of the most recent, relevant research findings on your chosen topic, submit a final version of your literature review paper, integrating feedback received from your instructor. Be sure to include a research/focal question, synthesis of the literature you reviewed, well-established conclusions, and points of discussion and/or future research.
Apply current APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and formatting of the text, headings, citations, and references. Remember to use your own words to describe and evaluate the articles. Avoid quoting the material and also cite works when you are discussing someone else’s ideas. Your paper should be double-spaced and in 12 point, Times New Roman font with normal one-inch margins, written in APA style, and free of typographical and grammatical errors. It should include a title page with a running head, an abstract and a reference page. The body of the paper should be no less than 5–6 pages in length.
Submit your review paper to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum Points
Description of the focal question or problem is clear and thorough.
Explanation of the relevance of the topic to the field of psychology is clear.36
Analysis of themes, theories, or concepts is clear and complete.
Discussion of articles clearly relates to those themes, theories, or concepts (instead of discussing each article individually).
Choice of articles is appropriate, both in quality and quantity: they directly address the thesis.
Their evaluation is based on their relation to themes, theories, or concepts.
Evaluation includes discussion of the methodology, and a discussion of any obvious shortcomings.
Provides well-supported conclusions.
Suggestions for future research are appropriate and discuss how future research will contribute to the field.
Introduction has a clear opening, provides background information, and states the topic.
The paper is organized around an arguable, clearly stated thesis statement.
Transitions are appropriate and help the flow of ideas.
Conclusion summarizes main argument and has a clear ending.
Writing follows conventions of spelling and grammar throughout. Errors are infrequent and do not interfere with readability or comprehension.12
Using APA format, accurately paraphrased, quoted, and cited in many spots throughout when appropriate or called for. Errors present are somewhat minor.
Writing remains in third person throughout writing.
Word choice is accurate, clear and appropriate for the audience.
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