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The effects of watching television for young children are detrimental to language development.

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 a Topic which you should select from a list of Language Development Hypotheses.  This list is provided at the very end of this survival message, and is also available in the Class Requirements Section of the online Course.  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 you have selected from the list.  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. An example of APA format is also provided in the Class Requirements Section of the online Class.

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 ofPrimary or Secondary research?



  1.   Letting the infant cry at night so that she/she will learn to sleep all night long is detrimental to language development if not the psychological development of the baby.


  1.   Children who are read to (or who read) have better imagery and/or language development than children who watch Television.
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