[ ] Does your article have a basis in research?
[ ] Have you cited that research or linked to it?
[ ] Is your article more than a re-telling of one of your sources?
– Have you created something original, by one or more of the following techniques?
[ ] Explaining the background of a study, possibly linking to background information.
[ ] Using a personal perspective or anecdote to clarify and add interest to the research you am describing.
[ ] Linking two or more studies in an intelligent way.
[ ] Explaining the research in a way that is more understandable to a smart person with little psychology background.
[ ] For each printed source that you used, have you included a citation in parentheses, at an appropriate place in the text?
[ ] Are your citations in APA style?
[ ] For each web source that you have used, have you provided a link, enclosed in parentheses, at an appropriate place in the text?
[ ] Have you used sources from well-known or trusted sites and journals? If you used sources that are not so trusted, was there a good reason? Have you exercised appropriate skepticism concerning all of your sources?
[ ] For every source you have used, print or web, have you provided a reference in APA style at the end of the article?
[ ] Have you reviewed the guidelines for APA style to make sure those references are in the proper format?
[ ] Is your name, or a pseudonym (“105 student”) listed at the beginning of your article?
– You do not need a title.
– You do not need a picture.