"Adjustment of Children in Planned Lesbian Parent Families”
by Alexandra Reagan
Alexandra Reagan wrote "Adjustment of Children in Planned Lesbian Parent Families” in Child Development 138: Social and Emotional Development. Her instructor, Sheri Hembree, asked students to review four recent
empirical articles on a social developmental topic of their choice, draw conclusions from
these articles, evaluate the research as a whole, and make suggestions for future research based on the reviewed articles. Alexandra's instructor and the reviewer for Writing the University felt that Alexandra's research paper is an especially good example of writing in the discipline because of her effective use of the research to back up her claims, her appropriate use of APA style in format and citation, and her critical thinking in evaluating the research.