Discuss how the topic can be applied in one’s personal, professional or academic life.

The final assignment for this class will be a short research paper of 3 – 5 full pages. Students will work toward their final paper throughout the course.
• The paper must be turned into TurnItIn.
• 3-5 full pages long, not including the Title and Reference pages.
• APA citation and format (see PowerPoint presentations in classroom for specifics).
• A minimum of four resources used and referenced in the paper.
• Topic must be submitted to, and approved by, your instructor during Week Two.
• Topic must be related to learning. Suggestions include, but are not limited to the following:
o Study skills – note taking, reading comprehension, time management
o Preparing for and taking exams
o Learning styles
o Adult learning theory
o Mind – Body connection
o How the environment plays a role in learning
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this assignment will be able to:
• Discuss a topic related to learning.
• Discuss how the topic can be applied in one’s personal, professional or academic life.
• Manage time effectively.
• Locate resources in the Online Library.
• Format a short research paper in APA style.
• Appropriately cite resources using APA style.
• Prepare a reference page in accordance to APA style.
Here are the references:
Cameron, E., Kennedy, K., & Cameron, C.. (2008). "Let Me Show You a Trick!": A Toddler’s Use of Humor To Explore, Interpret, and Negotiate Her Familial Environment During a Day in the Life. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 23(1), 5-18. Retrieved July 2, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID: 1588750831).

Landa, R. (2005). Assessment of social communication skills in preschoolers. Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 11(3), 247-252. doi:10.1002/mrdd.20079.

Matthews, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2007). How Toddlers and Preschoolers Learn to Uniquely Identify Referents for Others: A Training Study. Child Development, 78(6), 1744-1759. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2007.01098.x

Kohnert, K., Kan, P., & Conboy, B.. (2010). Lexical and Grammatical Associations in Sequential Bilingual Preschoolers. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research (Online), 53(3), 684-698. Retrieved July 2, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID: 2064625441).

Thompson, B., & Thornton, B.. (2007). Exploring Mental-State Reasoning as a Social-Cognitive Mechanism for Social Loafing in Children. The Journal of Social Psychology, 147(2), 159-74. Retrieved July 2, 2010, from ABI/INFORM Global. (Document ID: 1410644311).

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