What Can I Add? Finding Something New to Say About Your Sources. What can I talk about?. A research paper is “a record of intelligent reading in several sources” (Raynor, n.d.). In the 1940’s, great “animal blackout”. What are the issues?. • After 1940’s, “the great animal blackout”.
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What Can I Add?Finding Something Newto Say About Your Sources
A research paper is
“a record of intelligent readingin several sources” (Raynor, n.d.)
In the 1940’s,great “animal blackout”
• After 1940’s, “the great animal blackout”
New field of animal psychology
Don’t confuseanimals and people
Marck Spinka, an animal researcher in the Czech Republic, has . . . [a] theory that play teaches a young animal how to handle novelty and surprise, such as the shock of being knocked off balance or a surprise attack.
Dr. Marek Spinka
If Dr. Spinka is right, that would explain why play fighting is so different from real fighting, because a play fight has to be constantly surprising to teach the young fighters how to respond to novelty. (Grandin & Johnson, 2005, p. 123)
Dr. Temple Grandin
Animals in Translation
In a study by Carol Dweck, 4th-graders
were given unsolvable problems followed by solvable ones. Once the “helpless students” failed, their strategies deteriorated down to 1st grade level, whereas the “mastery-oriented students” stayed at 4th grade level despite failures. They rolled up their sleeves and worked harder. The crucial element was whether the student saw the failure as having to do with ability or effort. (as cited in Gordon & Gordon, 1996)
Based on her four-year study of brain scans and scientific research, Sunderland entreats parents to reject the modern theories of baby experts such as Gina Ford and Channel 4's Supernanny, Jo Frost, who preach strict discipline, routine and ‘controlled crying.’
Although critics have suggested that Ritalin is overprescribed for children, a study last December found that doctors use about 21⁄2 times more Ritalin for hyperactive and inattentive children than in 1990—a much smaller increase than feared.
(“Readin’, Writin’, and Ritalin,” 1997)
On the Contrary….
“Active procrastinators” use putting things off as a strategy for adapting to rapidly changing environments
(Choi & Chu, 2005)
Procrastination Is Bad
College students who procrastinate in their academic work are also likely to have unhealthy sleep, diet, and exercise patterns…[and] have significantly higher rates of digestive ailments, insomnia, and cold and flu symptoms than the student population at large (Sirois & Pychyl, as cited in Glenn, 2002)
I never realized how bad [MS’s grammar check] was until a student turned in a poorly written report that was ‘spellchecked’ and ‘grammarchecked.’”
Sullivan iswrong to say that Scandinavian registered partnerships are open to heterosexuals. They're not. Sullivan wants to claim that registered partnerships are a "marriage lite" that attracts large numbers of heterosexuals and thus weaken conventional marriage… But Scandinavian heterosexuals do not enter into registered partnership…
—Stanley Kurtz, “Slipping Toward Scandinavia: Contra Andrew Sullivan”
“We offer the following empirically supported recommendations for helping adolescents avoid unhealthy risks:
(Reyna & Farley, 2006/2007)
Identifying genes involved in type 2 diabetes “is only a beginning. As is often the case with research, obtaining one answer often leads to a series of new questions needing new answers.”