For this assignment you will write an 8 – 10 page paper on a topic of choice relevant to the course. This paper will include summaries and synthesis of 6 – 8 scholarly, peer-reviewed, evidence based, experimental study articles that are described briefly in an annotated bibliography due Week 5 of the course. These full literature review article summaries must expand on what is written in the annotations included in the Annotated Bibliography. The latter by nature would be very brief synopses in need of elaboration before inclusion in the paper, which must not be merely one summary after another with no meaningful connections between them, but rather the paper should describe how the summaries are related to one another. This must be done in the larger Literature Review paper via transition narratives between descriptions of the various summaries such that the paper interweaves all the articles into a coherent and well-articulated review of scholarly publications related to the paper topic focus. The paper will end with a minimum of two paragraphs summarizing points made and articulating suggestions for future research directions arising from the article reviews.
This assignment will be evaluated based on:
The degree to which the article summaries are truly integrated; arbitrary statements of “This is related to that” without supporting evidence of an actual connection will result in a significant point deduction.
Evidence of academically mature insight and use critical thinking skills in analyzing and relating the articles.
Clear and thorough articulation of the paper’s key points.
Compliance with APA paper formatting standards.
Minimal to no grammar, spelling or basic writing errors