Seminar Week 4 Paper
Week 4 Annotated Bibliography Assignment
Total Points Possible 160
This week you will be completing an Annotated Bibliography on a psychological topic in which you have interest and would like to know more about. You submitted your proposed topic for approval in week 2 of the course in the week 2 forum. Please read grading feedback for that forum to see if your topic was approved.
In completing the annotated bibliography, select six (6) scholarly, peer-reviewed, empirical, original research articles related to your selected topic for review.
· Provide full, APA formatted reference entries for each of the selected articles.
· Beneath each article, include a two (2) to three (3) paragraph summary of each research article that includes concise overviews the researchers’ goals, methods, procedures, findings, and conclusions.
· Develop a comprehensive theme or overarching topic of the collection being reviewed, including a clear statement of how each article reviewed is relevant to the theme and relates to the other selections at the close of each summary.
Include APA formatted title and abstract pages; in-text citations are NOT required in the annotated bibliography.
You may also see Purdue’s OWL https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ for general APA formatting information and for formatting help on many topics.
Whitlow, V.M. & Jones, G.W. (2013). The best is yet to come: According to Houston, Texas citizens of Latina origin. Journal of Reality, 22, 18-25.
This study recruited 125 Kindergarten, Latina immigrants from Mexico to an “English as a Second Language” program in Houston, Texas schools during the time period 2014 through the fall of 2016. Students were immersed in English throughout the school day, but only in non-critical subjects such as physical education, art and music so that their grades would not suffer while learning a second language. Students were provided instruction in both English and in Spanish in critical subjects such as math, social studies and science. Pre and post tests were conducted to see if students enrolled in the course learned English faster than Mexican immigrants who were not enrolled in the program. Results showed that those in the program learned English the fastest though there were some limitations of the study. Limitation were that researchers did not consider possible confounds such as some of the students in the program living with relatives that spoke both English and Spanish in the home and that many of the children received practice in English via spending time with American friends. Future studies should include male and female students of varying grade levels, not just those in kindergarten. Also, students with English speaking friends should be excluded from participation. These changes will improve the generalizability of the findings. Home visits should also be conducted to make sure that the students were receiving English instruction only at school.
40 points possible
|Student identifies six (6) scholarly, peer-reviewed, empirical, original research articles for review.||Student identifies five (5) to six (6) scholarly, peer-reviewed, empirical, original research articles for review.||Student identifies less than five (5) scholarly, peer-reviewed, empirical, original research articles for review.||Student does not identify scholarly, peer-reviewed, empirical, original research articles for review.|
40 possible points
|Student includes a concise two (2) to three (3) paragraph summary of each research article, highlighting the major research elements, findings, and important conclusions.||Student includes a concise one (1) to two (2) paragraph summary of each research article, highlighting most major research elements, findings, and important conclusions.||Student includes a summary of each research article, details highlighting the major research elements, findings, and important conclusions are lack coherence and substance.||The work does not include summaries of the research articles selected.|
40 possible points
|Student includes a clear statement identifying a comprehensive theme or overarching topic, explaining each article’s relevancy and relatedness to the collection reviewed.||Student includes an adequate statement identifying a comprehensive theme or overarching topic, the relevancy and relatedness of each article to the collection reviewed is specifically expressed in the work.||Student fails to include a clear statement identifying a comprehensive theme or overarching topic, however, the similarities in the topics selected is noted. The relevancy and relatedness of each article to the collection reviewed is not expressed in the work.||The work does not include a unifying theme or overarching topic linking selected articles.|
|Writing and formatting
40 possible points
|Work is presented in a logical and coherent way. Writing is clear, articulate, and error free. APA formatting is complete, with all required elements accurately noted.||Work is grammatically sound with a few minor errors. APA formatting is complete with some minor errors.||Work contains frequent grammatical errors. Work contains incomplete and inaccurate APA formatting.||Significant grammatical errors within the work severely affect the readability. Work contains no formatting.|
160 possible points