The effects of televised violence in children

The effects of televised violence in children

Literature Review Students are required to write a literature review paper on their selected special topic area. Neither the title nor the content of the paper need be identical to the material used in the class presentation. Indeed, since the object of the presentation is to elicit class discussion, it is probably best to view the paper and the presentations as independent assignments. The library research should be the same for both. The paper must adhere to APA (2009) (6 th ed.) format. It must be typewritten, double spaced, and include a title page and list of references. The paper must cite a minimum of ten primary sources from peer reviewed professional journals and should be a minimum of eight to ten pages in length. Along with their paper, students are required to submit a plagiarism review of their papers from www.turnitin.com. The turnitin.com score must be 20 or less to be acceptable. A good paper should focus on a relatively narrow problem within the topic area. It should be something more than a catalog of facts gleaned from the references. The facts need to be integrated and organized. Merely describing study after study does not integrate the findings and issues for the reader. For example, contrasting theoretical perspectives or methodologies, or an historical overview of the development of a field could be the focus of the paper.