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Sample Article - Nancy Eldred As Sample lCaterina M(3 d Polalt E D I 999‘ Effects of two types of activity on the performance of second— third

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Unformatted text preview: Nancy Eldred. As Sample lCaterina. M. (3.. d: Polalt, E. D. { I 999‘}. Effects of two types of activity on the performance of second—. third. and fourth—grade students on a test of concentration. Perceptual and Motor .‘a'ti't'l't's. 85'", 245-243. Although recess is a typical activity in the elementary grades. prior research has not effectively addressed the effects of this type ot‘physical activity on academic performance. Caterino and l’olal-t {1999] measured the concentration levels of I 3"? second, third, and toutth graders following either a classroom activity or physical exercise. Following random assigntnent to groups. the physical activity groups participated in 15 min of stretching and aerobic walking prior to taking a standardized test ofconeentration. The classroom activity grottps to ole the same test. but did not participate in any physical activity beforehand. Fourth graders participating in the physically active group had significantly higher concentration scores than those in the classroom activity group. No such differences existed for the second or third graders. A statistically significant main effect existed between second and fourth graders. and third and fourth graders. No significant differences existed between second and third graders, regardless o f group. Physical activity was not detrimental to the concentration scores of any group. The authors commented that maturation was a factor in the development of concentration ability. Caterina and Polalt. {1999} concluded the perionnance of fourth graders, but not ofseeond and third graders, irnproved as a result ofphysical activity. Okay, this is my version of it. There are 222 words. You should note: I. The reference is in AFA style and the article is double spaced throughout. 2. There are two paragraphs: one for intro [one sentence] and methods [3 sentences) and one for the results {4 sentences and conclusion [2 sentences). 3. I used active voice throughout. 4. 1 did not use the word “subjects”. 5. "Results" cannot have a verb that implies the “results” are capable of intelligent thought. e.g., results cannot imply. show, prove, support or validate. Duly the authors can do this and even they cannot prove. t3. 1 did not cite previous studies. or give any details from previous studies. This is appropriate tier a summary. but for your paper. you may be citing other works you are using. Do not cite what the author cited unless you have actually read the article sthc c ites.‘ 'r'. I proofi'ead and spell checked before handing this out. 3. I did not use a thesaurus. Those who do often use an inappropriate word. 9. i did not make any iltterences Item the study. I only reported what the authors inferredicomrnented orv'concluded. ll]. 1 used a 12 point APA approved that style 1 I. I included authors' comments and conclusions in that order. l2. 1 cited the authors in both paragraphs. ...
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Sample Article - Nancy Eldred As Sample lCaterina M(3 d Polalt E D I 999‘ Effects of two types of activity on the performance of second— third

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