For this assignment, you will explore the topic of childhood obesity in depth. By using information covered in the first four chapters of your book and additional peer-reviewed sources, you will be able to understand how childhood obesity became a problem in the United States, and some of the issues (i.e., social, financial, educational) that exacerbate this issue. You will also explore ways in which local, state, and federal agencies can help resolve this epidemic.
Paper Assignment Guidelines
The goal of the four paper assignments you will write this semester is to strengthen your library skills, critical thinking and analytical skills, and knowledge of the key issues within the developmental psychology literature. Responses to each paper assignment should not be based on your opinion but based on the information in your textbook and peer-reviewed research. Each paper assignment should be 4 pages long, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman Font and in APA Format (abstract is not necessary). Up to 10 additional points will be deducted from papers that are not in APA formatting and/or have grammatical errors that affect readability. In addition to any sources that are provided within the paper assignment, for each assignment you will be responsible for finding three additional peer-reviewed sources to help you develop and support your response. When writing your paper assignments, please remember that your point of view should be informed and supported by peer-reviewed research. To receive credit for your work please provide a reference page in APA format for all the sources you used in your paper assignment. The reference page does not count toward the page requirement for paper assignments. To assist you in writing your paper assignments, please review the ‘Paper Assignment Help’ pdf file on Canvas and the grading rubric that is posted on Canvas and found at the end of the instructions for each paper assignment (the rubric is the same for all paper assignments).
Note: All paper assignments that you complete in this course will be processed using the anti-plagiarism software, UniCheck. This software is integrated with Canvas and will give you a similarity score for your assignments that will be visible to both you and your professor. If there are instances where your writing is similar to, or matches against, a source within the database, it will be flag for your professor to review. Any work that is submitted that has a similarity score over 25% will not be graded and will receive a zero. You can see your similarity score as soon as you submit your assignment. In the event that your similarity score is too high, you may revise your document and resubmit your assignment up until the assignment is due.