1. Select a topic of interest regarding the study of learning and find at least 6 academic journal articles on the topic. To do so, go to the SMU library or SMU library website to find out about online academic search engines, which allow you to research a topic for academic, peer-reviewed journal articles.
2. Combine the information from the articles to answer these questions:
Purpose: Why is the topic that you chose important to study?
Research methods: How is the topic studied?
Results: What are the results of the research studies?
Discussion/Conclusion: What are the future directions of the research?
Limitations: What are the limitations of the findings and how can future research overcome them?
3. Complete your paper in Microsoft Word. The written portion of your paper is to be at least 10 double-spaced pages, plus a title page and reference page. You are to use 12 point font, 1 inch borders, double spacing, normal line and character spacing, and headings/subheadings. There is to be no extra/unnecessary space between paragraphs/sections. Do not use quotes. You must reference information within the paper and include a reference list at the end of the paper. Properly reference your selected articles using APA formatting.
4. Submit your paper in hard copy by the due date specified in the Tentative Schedule below.