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    • rather than just another way to write an essay, than perhaps both they and students would have more positive results in favor of the iPad. It is also motivating that students feel that their work is being read, whether it has been typed or...
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    • 5 agreement and pronoun-antecedent agreement (CCSS, p.56). It also states that the use of punctuation should be mastered by the 4th grade, but it doesn’t say exactly what punctuation rules should be taught until 6th grade; and, at that point, the...
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    • 31 10. Progress may involve new kinds of errors as students try to apply new writing skills. 11. Grammar instruction should be included during various phases of writing. 12. More research is needed on effective ways of teaching grammar to...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 4 Table of Contents Abstract ......................................................................................................................................... 2 Chapter 1: Introduction...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 15 for treating smoking or drinking (Sturm, 2002). In the United States alone, obesity-related problems account for 6% to 10% of the national health care expenditures (Finkelstein, Fiebelkorn, & Wang, 2003). In a study...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 16 attitudes of employers. Overweight applicants are often dismissed for their weight based on assumptions of lacking self-discipline, poor personal hygiene, or poor professional appearance (Puhl & Brownell, 2001)....
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 17 and many would prefer not to work with obese patients (Schwartz et al., 2003). In a study of health-care professionals that work with obese patients, it was found that women have a higher anti-fat bias than men...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 37 Schafer, M. & Ferraro, K. (2011). The stigma of obesity: Does perceived weight discrimination affect identity and physical health? Social Psychology Quarterly, 74(1), 76-97. Schvey, N., Puhl, R., & Brownell, K....
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    • 8 Parental influence. Over 40 years of research has been documented stating that the greatest influence on a student’s choice is his or her family (Engberg & Wolniak, 2010). Horn and Chen (1998) found that general parental involvement increases the...
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    • 18 Instrumentation The data were collected through quantitative measures. I relied on the use of pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys. I used an adaptation of the Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) survey that our counselor has included on...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 13 Since there are multiple definitions that change according to the time period and communicator, it can be concluded that public relations is an ever-changing field that is adapted to individual organizations or people. The...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 14 There is not a deficiency in Fortune 500 PR companies, but recently there has been a boom in small PR “boutiques” (p. 139). Prosek argues “we and other small firms such as ours have a unique advantage—something our sizeable...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 33 Self-promotion As previously noted, Jones and Pittman’s (1982) definition of self-promotion is when an individual “seeks the attribution of competence, whether with reference to general ability level… or to a specific skill”...
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    • that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents” (as cited by the Utah Department of Health, 2008). Background, Significance, Purpose Statement, and Study Setting There is a vast amount of published literature...
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    • not be long enough to permanently alter lifestyle habits. The researcher plans to implement the program at least twice a year, possibly in the fall and in the spring. It should also be expanded to include third-and fifth-grade students so that...

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