– 12 pt, Times New Roman, black font
– Proper APA7 formatting
– Running headers throughout
– 1-inch left-hand margins and 1-inch right-hand margins
– Double spacing throughout
– Title Page
– Abstract Page
No more than 250 words and on a page of its own with its own heading. A concise summary of the literature review’s content, including context, a description of the objectives, research methods, summary of results, and personal conclusion
– Introduction and Background
The first part of the introduction should be the presentation of the problem or the research inquiry, state the problem or express it so that the question is implied. Then provide the background of the problem and review the literature on it to give your readers a context to show them how your research inquiry fits into the conversation currently ongoing in your subject area
The second part of the introduction should state the purpose and focus.
The third part should be a summary/overview of the paper that briefly leads through the discussion, highlighting the main ideas, and provide a mini blueprint for the paper.
The analysis of the data collected. How exactly the results are presented depends on the type of research, the subject matter, and the readers’ expectations (i.e. quantitative information, qualitative information, etc.) Identify the type and the data as it is presented, without too much in-depth explanation, keep it concise and to the point.
Explains what the results mean in the context of the thesis including the meaning of the results and points that support/refer back to the statements made in the introduction.
This should be organized so it relates directly to the thesis, avoid introducing new ideas, or discussing tangential issues that aren’t directly related to the thesis.
CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS
Unify the research results and discussion with an elaboration on why they are significant to the thesis. Tie all the research to the thesis and bind all the main ideas together.
Recommendations should be relevant and identify a course of action, make a prediction, propose a solution to a problem, or speculate implications/consequences to the ideas presented.
STUDIES I HAVE LOCATED
Connolly, J. (1999). Effects of dieting and exercise on resting metabolic rate and implications for weight management. Family Practice, 16(2), 196–201. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/16.2.196
Dulloo, A. G., & Jacquet, J. (1998). Adaptive reduction in basal metabolic rate in response to food deprivation in humans: a role for feedback signals from fat stores. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 68(3), 599–606. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/68.3.599
Gornall, J., & Villani, R. G. (1996). Short-Term Changes in Body Composition and Metabolism with Severe Dieting and Resistance Exercise. International Journal of Sport Nutrition, 6(3), 285–294. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsn.6.3.285
Kraemer, W. J., Volek, J. S., Clark, K. L., Gordon, S. E., Incledon, T., Puhl, S. M., … Sebastianelli, W. J. (1997). Physiological adaptations to a weight-loss dietary regimen and exercise programs in women. Journal of Applied Physiology, 83(1), 270–279. https://doi.org/10.1152/jappl.19184.108.40.2060
Thompson, J. L., Manore, M. M., & Thomas, J. R. (1996). Effects of Diet and Diet-Plus-Exercise Programs on Resting Metabolic Rate: A Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Sport Nutrition, 6(1), 41–61.For more information on Metabolic Adaptation in Weight Loss and Athletes check this: