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Child Development Research Paper Description

Students should choose a research journal article that discusses a research study that is conducted in the area of child development. Students are asked to summarize the research study, and discuss how the article relates to the topics we have discussed this semester in class (ex: parenting, attachment, temptation/gratification, etc.). The paper should be written in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins and should be 2-3 pages in length. This paper needs to be handed in during class on April 22nd .

Paper Rubric

100 Points

Graded Areas of Paper

Summary of Content

Points Appointed


The chosen topic is related to or based on a topic discussed in class.

10 points

Summary of Article

Article is summarized clearly and is easy for the reader to follow.

40 points

Connections to Class

The student needs to make connections between the article and the lessons we discussed in class or that were covered by the course textbook.

40 points

Page Length

Paper must be 2 to 3 pages long.

10 points