writing assignment

Writing Assignment
(WA
1
)

Secondary Data Analysis

Literature Review
Total Points Possible: 
5
0
pts.
(See Syllabus for Due Date) ________
Write a 
summa
ry 
analysi
s of 
the 
journal article given to you 
on Canvas
(pic
k one)
.  For the majority of 
the essay
,
you
are writing the article analysi
s in your own words but you must demonstrate the ability to 
know
when and how to use APA style 
in

text citations for quotes and paraphrases
,
and your sources 
ideologies,
definitions
, dates and statistics
.  You also need to create an APA style reference page
(at the 
end of your essay)
.
Give a good but brief introduction and b
e sure to explore the following phases of the
articles
research process in your review
:
theory, methodology, f
indings and conclusions
(if any are not 
included in the article
,
you need to state that in 
the
conclusions)
.
Three
page maximum length.
S
how your ability to apply terminology from the assigned readings
and classroom discussion
in
to
your 
essay
when approp
riate
.  It is very important to note that this class is a discipline specific writing class 
and we will be using APA style citations.  You must demonstrate the ability to use the APA style tools 
you have learned in

class in all your writing assignments thi
s semester.  
T
ype you
r
name, writing assignment number, class meeting time and date in the upper right
/left
hand 
corner, this 
header
should be 
single spaced
.  
The writing assignment should be in proper left align 
paragraph format.  
The 
body
of the text
should be 
double spaced
using a 
10 or 12 font size with 1” 
borders
. To guarantee the assignments do not accumulate late points they must be turned in 
on or 
before
the beginning of the 
c
lass period of the assigned due date.  If you send the assignments as 
an E

mail attachment
,
make sure your file is sent as a MS Word or Rich Text Format (rtf) document or I may 
not be able to open it

which is the same as not receiving it.  Remember
,
there is a loss of 5 points per 
each day the assignment is late (see syllabu
s).
The Research Process Explored:
Abstract
Introduction

Methodology: 
Analyze secondary data
(
the 
lit review
is what we are doing for this assignment
)
Theory
Methodology
(primary data collection not conducted but explored)
Findings
Discussion
& Conclu
sions

References