Vo2 Max and its effects on performance

| January 14, 2016

Vo2 Max and its effects on performance
Anotomy and Physiology Research Paper With Annotated bibliograpy/Abstract/Research Paper

Topic: Vo2 Max and its effects on performance

Assignment 4: The Research Paper you will first submit an abstract of the main points of what you will be covering in your paper.

Your Abstract should contain the following parts that are listed below.

Topic Sentence: your abstract must contain one sentence that clearly and concisely introduces the topic of the profile paper.
Content Sentences: your abstract must mention the following five main topics of the profile: Statistics/Epidemiology, Financial Costs, Anatomy & Physiology/ Etiology, Diagnosis/Treatments/ Prognosis, Conclusions and Findings. This is challenging to write! These sentences should not be too specific, but reflect broad strokes summaries of each of these main topics.
Conclusion Sentence: Abstract contains one sentence that mentions key conclusions and/or findings.

Here is a link that may help you prepare to write this Abstract. You can download the Media File: Writing Scientific Abstracts Presentation.

Advice on writing abstracts

Please make note of the following tips and tricks:

We understand that this is a rough draft and as your research and writing continues over the next few weeks your abstract conclusion may change. Be sure to update this abstract if that happens when you submit Assignment 4.
Please review the rubric! The rubric is a very detailed template that I will use to assess your performance. It also will help you understand what is expected from you as you prepare your assignment.
Your abstract should be clear and concise and contain approximately five to seven well written sentences.
Be sure to avoid first person.

The Research Project/Paper for this class is divided into three parts, 1) annotated bibliography, 2) abstract, and 3) final paper. The first part is the annotated bibliography. An annotation* (see note on annotations vs. abstracts below) is a is a summary and/or evaluation and your annotated bibliography will include a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources (or references) you will use for your paper. Your paper must include a minimum of five sources and these are to be included in this assignment, i.e. you are to write an annotation for each source. You can however use more than five sources in your final paper if you wish.

The reason the annotated bibliography is included as part of the research paper is because writing an annotated bibliography is important in that it provides excellent preparation for the final paper. One of the issues regarding any type of research, especially in the biosciences, medical, health/ nutrition and exercise/fitness fields, is the credibility of the sources used, particularly those obtained from various websites. By forcing you to carefully evaluate each of your potential sources, the annotated bibliography helps you determine if in fact the source you chose is credible and also helps you determine how relevant it is too your topic and understand the topic better which will help you write your paper.

For this project your annotated bibliography will include: 1) a complete citation for each source, 2) a summary of each source, 3) an assessment/evaluation of each source, and 4) a critique of each source.

Citation:

Written in APA format. For more help with formatting, see APA handout.

Summary:

What is purpose of the source, review article, original research? What topics are covered? This is generally 1 -3 sentences that summarize the author’s main point. For more help, see this link on paraphrasing sources.

Assessment:

After summarizing the article (or research paper or book) it is necessary to evaluate it and also where you found it – its source (e.g. journal, website, etc). Briefly answer the following questions:

What is the format or type of source. How reliable is the information in the article and how credible is the source and the author(s)? Is this article biased or objective?

For more help, see this handout on evaluating resources.

Critique

Once you’ve summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into your research. Why is this source relevant to your research paper and how can you use this source in your research project? What are the strengths and weaknesses? It is biased in any way? Compare the source with other sources in your bibliography.

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