Paper 2: Researching Happiness

Paper 2: Researching Happiness

 

(You will have a peer review due THURSDAY of Week 9 in the discussion board, peer reviews due Friday, and a Final Draft due Sunday, which you should upload in this assignment. You can also submit to NetTutor if you found their feedback helpful.)

 

To what degree do scientific studies really validate the ideas in The Book of Joy? There are a number of scientific studies referenced in The Book of Joy, but only short excerpts are used.  I want you to find and read the complete texts of two of the studies from the book AND two other studies about happiness/joy (peer reviewed studies published in scientific journals).  Compare and contrast the information from the studies to the ideas presented in the book, using quotes from each.

 

Additional Minimum Requirements:

 

4 pages minimum (6 maximum)

Research and read 2 of the studies mentioned in the book

Research and read 2 peer-reviewed scientific studies about happiness not mentioned in the book

A title that is interesting and connected to your thesis (not Book of Joy Reflection Paper)

Strong organization that avoids repetition of your ideas

Strong transitions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. between and within paragraphs

Correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure (so be sure to edit and revise)

PIE paragraphs (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. structure for body paragraphs

Strong transitional statements (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. at the BEGINNING of new body paragraphs

6 quotes from the book with proper incorporation of quotations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

6 quotes from your outside research (scientific studies) that were not already in the book

Correctly paraphrase and summarize ideas from your sources

Correctly use brackets and ellipses within your quotes when appropriate

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Avoid common conclusion (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. errors

Keep in mind that the studies can’t just be any article.  Not only do they have to be peer-reviewed scientific studies, they have to have some comparison or contrast to ideas in our text.

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