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Final Project: Developmental Process and Presentation Developmental Process and Presentation By Quashun Houston AED 202 Debra Elliot 06/20/2010
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Final Project: Developmental Process and Presentation “The early years of a child's life are crucial for cognitive, social and emotional development. Therefore, it is important that we take every step necessary to ensure that children grow up in environments where their social, emotional and educational needs are met”. [Move the period to follow the citation] [A period or comma goes inside the closing quotation mark] (Child Development and Public Health, 2008) [The citation for a direct quote needs the page number] Child development is the growth, and learning throughout their [Check pronoun agreement--if "their" refers to "Child" (or a singular subject), it should be singular, too (his or her)] lives. The growth process starts at the age of birth and ends at death. Child development is measured [The passive voice is a form of "be" (is) and a participle (measured). Over-use of the passive voice can make paragraphs officious and tedious to read. Try to use the active voice most often, e.g., the student completed the paper on time. The passive voice version--The paper was completed on time by the student--See eCampus > Center for Writing Excellence > Tutorials & Guides > Grammar & Writing Guides > Active & passive voice] in a number phases we go through. Social, physical, and cognitive are developmental milestones all must go through. At infancy, babies cannot control their body movements, and what [Punctuation: remove the comma if the following is not an independent clause (could not be a sentence by itself) OR is not the last element in a series of more than two] movements a person sees are their [his or her] reflexes. Infants can only see objects clearly if they are about ten [Express numbers higher than nine in digits (when not the first word in the sentence)] inches away.
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Final Project: Developmental Process and Presentation By the time the baby has reached six months their vision has improved. [Move the period to follow the citation] (Nuttall, 1995) By four months some babies have gained some type of control over their muscles and nervous system. They are sitting with help from mom [Avoid this term in academic writing unless in a quote (write out "mother")] and dad [Avoid this term in academic writing unless in a quote (write out "father")] , holding their head up, and can roll from their side to their stomach. We begin to sit alone, eat and sleep on a schedule by the time we have reached six to twelve [Express numbers higher than nine in digits (when not the first word in the sentence)] months. Infants are learning to hold item in their hands, reaching for things [Vagueness--"things" is a wording gimmick to avoid further description] that interest us. We crawl on the floor, pull up on object to stand, we walk along the furniture, and when you [Eliminate second person (you, your) in academic documents and
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course AED 202 taught by Professor Haskell during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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