Childhood Obesity Essay

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Obesity in Children

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Short title and page number for student papers. Lowercase roman numerals are used on title page and abstract page, arabic numerals on all text pages.

Can Medication Cure Obesity in Children? A Review of the Literature

Full title, writer’s name, and section number of course, instructor’s name, and date (all centered).

Luisa Mirano Psychology 107, Section B Professor Kang October 31, 2004 XXXX

Marginal annotations indicate APA-style formatting and effective writing. Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006).

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Abstract appears on a separate page.

Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St.
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Martin’s, 2006).

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When this article was first cited, all four authors were named. In subsequent citations of a work with three to five authors, “et al.” is used after the first author’s name.

Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006).

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For a source with six or more authors, the first author’s surname followed by “et al.” is used for the first and subsequent references.

Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006).

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The writer develops the paper’s thesis.

Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006).

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Brackets indicate a word not in the original source.

A quotation longer than 40 words is set off from the text without quotation marks.

The writer interprets the evidence; she doesn’t just report it.

The tone of the conclusion is objective.

Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006).

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Obesity in Children While none of the medications currently available is a miracle drug for curing the nation’s 9 million obese children, research

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has illuminated some of the underlying factors that affect obesity and has shown the need for a comprehensive approach to the problem that includes behavioral, medical, social, and political change.

Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006).

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