Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Important paragraph elements

I vaguely remember this lecture at all, but I believe they wanted paragraphs to be thought out, written well and in depth, and not plagiarized. But again, I have very little memory of this lecture.

Rough Draft Woes

I'm not entirely sure what this blog is supposed to be about, but I imagine it has something to do with problems we are having while working on our rough drafts. The only problem I ran into was locating sources at the library, and finding the motivation to go to the library. Luckily, I worked through it.

Thesis Statement of your paper

"In everything that we do, actions, decisions, thinking, and feeling; there is a motive and a reason behind it."

Reflection after your final research paper submitted

Well, my final research paper is not technically submitted yet, only because I emailed the wrong copy to myself so I was unable to print it out. BUT, I think for the most part my paper was relatively decent and fairly informative. Hopefully I did well.

Alternative titles for your research paper - the good, the bad, and the ugly

"Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology"
"The Study of Human Behavior"
"Common Misconceptions of Cognitive Psychology"

Your revising plans, what tips helped most

I did not find any "tips" coming into use when revising my work. I typically just read and re-read my work, and fix any errors that have been made. It is a fairly simple process.

Places visited online to help address grammar issues

As I stated in my previous blog, I am not commonly prone to making grammatical errors in my papers. Although I did find a useful website called through Google that is an instant grammar checker. Pretty nifty.

List your own worst grammar issues

I think my biggest problem is just with typo's. Sometimes I type the word IS when I really mean to type the word IT. Things of this nature are my most common reason for points being deducted. They are hard errors to catch when proofreading because they are such small, filler words, and since they aren't spelled incorrectly, Microsoft Word doesn't pick up on them. Just one of those things I guess.

Tissue Paper Bike - Did you learn anything from it? If so, what?

I wouldn't say that I necessarily "learned" from this assignment, only because, in retrospect, it was not entirely clear. I could partially credit it to helping me understand citations and how to cite sources at the end of sentences within my paper, but other than that, I did not see a significant purpose or outcome in reference to this assignment.

Keywords you're using for searching for your topic

"Cognitive Psychology"
"Behavioral Disorders"

Snatch N' Grab (Grab N' Snatch?)

Mark Stevens and Jay, Clark. "SNATCH 'N GRAB Sheedy's Mission To Snare Daniher, Golds." Herald Sun (Melbourne) (2010): 88. Newspaper Source. Web. 7 Dec. 2011.

Annotation related to your own topic.

Dowd, E. Thomas, Shauna L. Clen, and Kevin D. Arnold. "The Specialty Practice Of Cognitive And Behavioral Psychology." Professional Psychology: Research And Practice 41.1 (2010): 89-95. PsycARTICLES. Web. 3 Nov. 2011.

      This article basically asks the question of what makes the study of cognitive and behavioral psychology legitimate, when people from other professions can assess human behavior from their own perspective. It relates the study of these behaviors to psycho-therapeutic practice. It then gives a brief history on this field. I think this article will be relatively beneficial to my research on this topic.