A 1500 WORD MINIMUM TERM PAPER: A term paper of no less than 1500 words (you can have as many over that amount as you wish) will be written on “Reading to a child every day (even an infant) is beneficial for language development.”
The Term Paper is to present a discussion based on a minimum of three articles, books or chapters in a book (excluding the class Text, of course), that describe, or support or refute the hypothesis on the topic. A minimum of three citations (you can have as many above that number as you wish) with references in APA format will be included at the end of the paper.
Also, at the end of the paper you should include a short Appendix, which will answer three questions:
1. What were the databases, if any, that you used to find each article or book
2. What was the search strategy you used (i.e., the search words you used) in each database to find the articles; and
3. Was each article that you cited an example of Primary or Secondary research?
(Please note that you don’t have to prove the hypotheses one way or the other. Just discuss them as you see fit. Excluding the first, you may address all references to one Topic, or use separate Topics for each reference)