Pick four article and write the summary
I am a new father and I want the best for my baby daughter. I want to give her the head
start in life I never had, so that she can get a scholarship to go to college and get a good
job. I’ve seen all kinds of products out there, like Baby Einstein videos and Leapfrog
electronic toys, that are supposed to be able to teach babies all sorts of amazing things- a
second language, music and art appreciation, how to read, and all sorts of facts. The
problem is that these products are expensive, and money is really tight in our family right
now. Is it really worth it to invest in all these early learning videos, apps, and toys? Do they
really help kids learn? -Worried in Walnut Creek
Background Research and Advice Preview
Write a summary for each of the four articles you selected and explain how they relate to the parent
question you chose this quarter.
In your submission:
• Summarize. Present a summary of each article that is accurate and enough detail so that a person
who has not read the original article would understand the purpose of the research, how it worked,
what they found, and what it means. If there are limitations in the research that affect how the
findings are interpreted, include a discussion of limitations. We expect each summary will be 1-2
paragraphs long. (Since you had a practice attempt at summarizing in the previous assignment,
expectations will be higher in this paper.)
• Connect. Following each summary, write 1-2 sentences explaining how the study applies to the
• Preview conclusions. In the last section of your paper, write a short (1-2 sentence) preview of how
you think the research papers apply to the parent topic. Avoid using first person. For example, you
could write, “Taken together, these studies suggest that children benefit from….” Or “Across studies
X and Y, the findings suggest that parents should…”. Focus on the research, do not write “I
recommend that parents…”.
• Your writing will be in APA-style, including in-text citations and your reference page
• The expected length is around 4 double-spaced pages, not including a reference page.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummary & APA references
5 –The student introduces their paper topic clearly and provides a concise summary of one of the empirical articles they chose, explaining the goal, the method, the findings, and an interpretation of the research study and how it relevant to the parent question they chose. The summary should be easy to follow, and provide enough information so that the reader does not need to have read the original research article.
The summary is 1-2 paragraphs and is relatively free of spelling/grammatical errors. A reference page citing the four articles chosen for the term project is included, in APA format.
4 – The paper is missing 1 of the aforementioned requirements.
3 – The paper is missing 2 of the aforementioned requirements.
2 – The paper is missing 3 of the aforementioned requirements.
1 – The paper is missing more than 3 of the aforementioned requirements.
The introduction sentence should state the topic of the background research.
Present a summary of each article that is accurateand includes theappropriate level of detail so that a person who has not read theoriginal article would understand the purpose of the research, how it worked, what they found, and what it means.
Write 1-2 sentences explaining how the study applies to the parent’s question
This section should tie together what the research indicates about the best way to address the parent question. What should the reader take away about what the research shows?
This paper will be evaluated for writing quality,including organization of ideas, clarity, sentence structure (e.g., repetition, sentence fragments), grammar, and spelling.
References page, in-text citations, margins, spacing, title, and font should be formatted in APA style.
Pick four article and write the summary