Rticle Review: ARTICLE: maternal stress during pregnancy predicts cognitive ability and fearfulness in infancy

ARTICLE: maternal stress during pregnancy predicts cognitive ability and fearfulness in infancy

Assignment #1

Course objectives: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Guidelines for Critique of Selected Reading

In this assignment you are asked to prepare a theoretical critique of one of the assigned readings from the course reader. You will collaborate with another student on the same reading to prepare both a written and oral critique. The instructor will coordinate the assignment of readings and schedule of presentations. The work should be distributed equitably between both students.

On the assigned date, you will present the reading critique to the class in an oral presentation. You will also submit a written analysis in the form of a handout to the instructor and to each student in the class.

Below are the core a?talkinga? points:

1) What is the main point of the reading? What is/are the author(s) trying to communicate to the reader? Summarize the main point(s) of the reading and the authoras key arguments.

2) What is the theoretical value of the reading? That is, how does the reading add to the understanding of human behavior in the social environment? What is offered that is unique, interesting, and/or important?

3) How is the reading related to other theories, concepts, themes, and topics covered

4) Lastly, what is your overall evaluation of the reading? What are its strengths and weaknesses in terms of helping social work practitioners better understand human behavior and the social environment?

The written portion of the assignment is a 3 pages critique of the article, covering the major points listed earlier

Your work will be evaluated in terms of its graduate-level quality, organization, clarity, depth, accuracy, APA-style, and whether you addressed all aspects of the assignment. Please proofread and edit your work.
Include a title page and separate reference page for your written critique. APA referencing style (pubmanual.html) is required. Insert page numbers. Late assignments will be penalized by one full grade.