1. Summarize each article in 450 words or more —meaning, no less than 450 words per article summary (summary titles & reference information is not included in the 450-word requirement). You will NOT receive partial credit for partial work. Partial work is a failed requirement. You get zero credit for failed requirements. 2. Each summary should include a discussion of the goal of the article (what the researchers were trying to do find – what are the article hypotheses?), the literature review (past research), the research methods (the steps taken to conduct the research study –data, population, sampling type, statistical techniques – ANOVA, ANCOVA, Logistic regression, etc.), the results (what they found), and the discussion/conclusions of the research article (were the findings consistent with the hypotheses?, why what they found is important to the particular field of study, etc.). It is tremendously important to discuss the policy implications/directions for future research/limitations of each article. It is recommended that you outline each article with all of the components you are responsible for providing (see page 3). 3. All pertinent Journal, Article, & Author information (article title, author name(s), journal name, date, journal volume #, issue #, page #s) must be provided in the REFERENCE page. 4. Each article summary should be well written and in NO way mirror the abstract. This WILL result in severe penalties. In other words, paraphrase—read the article and summarize the information using your own words, do not just copy and paste. 5. Do NOT use any quotes—you must paraphrase the information from each article (use your own words). If you use quotes (even if they are properly cited) you will be severely penalized. 6. You will only need ONE cover page for the entire assignment, with your name, the class name, and the date. 1 7. Each subsequent research article summary should be separated from the last by using the “Insert” and “Page Break” feature provided by your word processor (“Insert” function using Microsoft Word). 8. A “peer reviewed” journal article is not a magazine article. Do NOT get the two confused. A general rule of thumb is that peer-reviewed academic journal articles are usually over 10 pages in length, they do not have pictures/ads (aside from tables), and they all start with an “abstract.” 9. You need to provide a cover page and only use: (a) double-spacing, (b) Times New Roman font, (c) 12 font size, and (d) 1” margins. 10. APA Format is required. 11. I will NOT accept any paper that exceeds 20% replication (this is essentially reserved for references). Be absolutely sure you are paraphrasing. 12. I do NOT want to know your opinion on the research article summaries. This is a research project, not an opinion piece. You will be penalized 25 points on every article that includes your opinion. 13. You are required to submit your paper in WORD (or a word processor) format. Do NOT submit your paper in PDF (or any other non-WORD) format. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a 25-point penalty. 14. There will be a 25-point penalty if you submit the incorrect file. Make sure you are submitting your final product. 15. If you need an extension on your research paper, you must request a research paper extension. There is a 10-point daily penalty for late research papers (2 days maximum). Receiving a research paper extension does NOT preclude a research paper from being penalized, it is simply giving you permission to submit a late paper. If a student does NOT request and/or receive a research paper extension, and they subsequently submit a late research paper, that research paper will NOT be graded, and the student will earn a failing grade. A research paper extension request must be in writing (email will suffice). Being granted a research paper extension request must also be in writing.