Assignment: Social Psychology Discussion
Assignment: Social Psychology Discussion
Research Proposal Paper: Each student will be asked to design a social psychologicalstudy. (The study should not be carried out.) The paper describing the study should be written inAPA style and should contain: 1) a title page; 2) an abstract; 3) an introduction, or literature review (with at least three references),ending with an original hypothesis; 4) a method section (in which the design is explained); and 4) a reference section. The report should be at least six pages long. Do not use websites as citations. ***Please do NOT put any type of results.This is a proposal of what study you would do if you were allowed, not what you have done.Thus, the abstract and method section should be written in future tense. a. Students are strongly encouraged to take drafts of their reports to the Writing Tutors at Academic Services (see http://www.nova.edu/tutoring-testing/index.html). Because this is a college course, grammatically correct writing is expected. b. This paper needs to be an EXPERIMENT or CORRELATIONAL STUDY with a testable hypothesis. The paper should not be written about an observationalstudy. c. This paper needs to be inAPA style.You should have the American PsychologicalAssociation Publication Manualas your guide. You can also use some of the information on the APA style website at www.apastyle.org. d. Of course, students must not plagiarize in this paper. It is your responsibility to know what plagiarism is and avoid doing it; however, one quick tip is that whenever you read information from somewhere else, you need to give that author(s) credit, right at that point in the paper, so that the reader knows exactly where you got your information. Note: Papers are to be submitted prior to or on the DUE date. Papers submitted late will be subject to a penalty of one-third of a letter grade per day. No paper will be accepted after the last day of the semester. For papers, websites are NOT acceptable as sources. If you have websites as sources, you will be marked off. If your paper is not in APA style, you will be marked off.
the topic will be about Violence and Aggression The Fumblerules of Writing Each of these rules illustrates the mistake that it addresses. The rule is valid, but the sentence errs. For that reason, the columnist William Safire has dubbed these “The Fumblerules of Writing.” The Fumblerules of Grammar * Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read. * Don’t use no double negatives. * Verbs has to agree with their subjects. * No sentence fragments. * Proof read carefully to see if you any words out. * A writer must not shift your point of view. * Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more words, to their antecedents. * Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing. * Steer clear of incorrect forms of verbs that have snuck in the language. * Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided. * Write all adverbial forms correct. The Fumblerules of Punctuation * Use the semicolon properly, always use it where it is appropriate; and never where it isn’t. * Reserve the apostrophe for it’s proper use and omit it when its not needed. * Avoid commas, that are not necessary. * Avoid overuse of “quotation “marks.”””” * Don’t overuse exclamation marks!!!!! * Hyphenate between syllables and avoid un-necessary hyphens. The Fumblerules of Style and Diction * Never use a long word when you can use a diminutive one. * Be more or less specific. * The passive voice should be avoided. * Do not put statements in the negative form. * If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. * If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times, resist hyperbole. * Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration. * Don’t string too many prepositional phrases together unless you are walking through the valley of the shadow of death. * Always pick on the correct idiom. * Eschew dialect, irregardless. * It is incumbent on us to avoid archaisms. * As Ralph Waldo Emerson said,”I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.” * Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixed metaphors. * Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky. * Never, ever use repetitive redundancies. * Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.