Top 10 fixes. Define terms and give more explanation of findings and concepts (minimum 2-3 pages) Add more citations to support claims (5 minimum). Citations and References should match 100% Eliminate first person (I or My hypothesis)… The hypothesis tested in the present study
Begin outlining your introduction. You may use the following general format:
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“References cited in the text must appear in the reference list; conversely, each entry in the reference list must be cited in the text.” (APA, 2001, p. 215)
“For example, Lewin (1991) reported that instructions…”
“Linguist Noam Chomsky has strongly asserted that language is a unique human characteristic (Booth, 1990).
“In an experimental study, O’Sullivan and Yeager (1989) contrasted the two techniques, using Terrace’s Nim as their subject.”
“Like many of the apes studied, gorillas Koko and Michael have been observed signing to one another (Patterson & Linden, 1981).”
1st Citation - “In an influential article, Terrace, Petitto, Sanders, and Bever (1979) argued that the apes in language experiments were not using language spontaneously but were merely imitating their trainers, responding to conscious or unconscious cues.”
2nd Citation – “Terrace et al. (1979) suggested that there was…”
Chall, J. S. (1996). The academic achievement challenge: What really works in the classroom.New York: Guilford.
Chall, J.S. (2000). American reading achievement: Should we worry? Research in the Teaching of English, 30, 303-10.
Hall, J. (1996). The new reading debates: Evidence from science, art and ideology. Teachers College Record, 94, 315+. Retrieved August 4, 2001 from Academic Search/EBSCO database.
Moats, L.C. (2000, October). Whole language lives on: The illusion of “balanced” reading instruction. Retrieved March 31, 2003 from http://www.edexcellence.net/ library/wholelang/moats.html