Lifespan Development Paper: This 7-9 page paper, including a cover and reference page, should cover one major period in human development as discussed in the class. Discuss the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual development within your selected stage of development and then discuss your development in the same stage along the same five areas. Therefore, you must pick a development stage you’ve already gone through. Students should include a minimum of 6 scholarly journals to support the comments developed in the paper. Options for developmental stages include the following:Early ChildhoodMiddle ChildhoodAdolescenceEarly AdulthoodMiddle AdulthoodInclude an intro and summary paragraph and a subheading per section of the paper. End the paper by discussing your overall experience in the class and what you enjoyed the most (this is separate from the summary paragraph).
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1-Limit quotes to 1-2 short ones per page and put the rest of your source information into your own
words with citations after it. Also, per quote/paraphrase, add 2-3 comments of your own.
2-When putting information from your sources into your own words as a paraphrase, add a citation
after it within parenthesis that includes the author and year of publication, such as (Brown, 2004).
3-When paraphrasing information from websites, include the name of the website and the year on the
site in parenthesis, such as (World Wildlife Foundation, 2009). If no date then write n.d.
4-When quoting information word for word from your sources put quotations around it and add a
citation after it in parenthesis including the author, year of publication, and page number, such as
(Brown, 2004, p. 45). Be sure not to start a sentence with a quote but add a transitional comment
before it.
5-When quoting information from a website, include the name of the website, the year on the site, and
the paragraph number, such as (World Wildlife Foundation, 2009, para. 2).
6-Each page should have an upper left header like “Running head: MY TITLE” with “Running head:” only
included in the header on the title page. To make the title page header different, within Word click on
“Insert,” “Header,” “Edit Header”, then “Different First Page.” Each page should also have an upper right
page number starting on the title page and can be added through the “Insert” icon.
7-Include a title page with your paper title, your name, and University name in the center.
8-Numbers 1-10 write out and numbers above ten use numeric digits.
9-don’t use contractions, such as “don’t,” instead write them out, such as “do not.”
10-Include the paper title centered and non bolded right above your intro paragraph.
11-Start each paper with an intro paragraph introducing the topics the paper will cover and end your
paper with a summary paragraph on the main points covered and future research needed.
12-Include bolded subheadings centered throughout to organize the sections of your paper per
discussion question you’re answering.
13-If using the same source more than once in the same paragraph, you can start out a paragraph with a
narrative citation then you can use the author’s name again without a year, but then you need to end
the paragraph with the parenthetical citation. See example below:
Example:
Epstein (2008) adds to the definition from a business perspective by including corporate social
responsibility. Epstein also stated that organizations have a responsibility to stakeholders to improve
management practices in order to add value by addressing corporate social, environmental and
economic impacts. Therefore, it is important to have an understanding of why corporate sustainability is
important, and how the nine principles of sustainability performance guide strategic management
(Epstein, 2008).
14-The entire paper should be 12 point font Times New Roman.
15- For a single work by two authors cite both authors every time, for three to five authors cite all of the
authors the first time the work is mentioned and the primary author followed by et al. for all successive
times the work is mentioned. For six or more authors cite the primary name followed by et al. for the
first and all following times the work is mentioned
16-For the reference list at the end of your paper, put each source in hanging indent and list them in
alphabetical order based on the author’s last name. Name the page “References”
The following is how references from articles should appear.
Brown, J. (2004). Assignment on how to write fluently for graduate level skills. Journal of Acadmics and
Writing, 17(20), 47-52. Retrieved from
http://search.proquest.com/docview/217061735?accountid=12085 (use doi instead if available)
The following is how references from books should appear.
Francis, J.D. (2010). Spirituality in mental health. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
The following is how references from websites should appear.
World Wildlife Foundation. (2010). Who we are: Environmental Conservation. Retrieved from
http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/index.html (don’t make this a hyperlink)

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