Major Techniques for Promoting Weight Loss

Major Techniques for Promoting Weight LossOrder Description
What does research show about the effectiveness of the major techniques for promoting weight loss?

To begin, research the chosen topic using scholarly resources and craft a thesis statement regarding your selected topic. For assistance with creating a thesis statement, visit the Ashford Writing Center or the Ashford University Library. Your Final Paper must contain at least five references from scholarly sources that were published within the last five years and are cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Examples of scholarly sources include: peer reviewed journal articles, research studies, professional websites with authored material, and government websites. Popular internet sites (Wikipedia, Newsweek, New York Times, etc.) are not considered scholarly sources.

Then, address the following criteria as you write your Final Paper:
Include a well-written introduction with a succinct thesis statement and a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Integrate research findings that address the selected topic.
Discuss the key issues and controversies surrounding your selected topic.
Discuss multiple perspectives on the selected topic, so that the discussion is balanced and not one-sided.
Include a summary and analysis of the findings from the research.
Include any additional research that could be done in the future, and provide solutions that could be implemented in the present regarding your selected topic.
Consider the cognitive and behavioral implications might play a role in your selected topic. What learning principles could factor into the topic? What theories of motivation and personality could influence your insights into the topic?

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and references pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that summarizes your research and reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least five scholarly sources.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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