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Analyzing an Article for Biased Language

Application: Analyzing an Article for Biased Language
This week, you have seen how APA not only prescribes a standard way of communicating, but the organization also provides guidance to you on writing in ways that reflect sensitivity to the dignity of others.
To prepare for this assignment:
- Review the APA Manual material on avoiding bias in writing.
- Carefully read the article you downloaded from a Walden Library database in Week 4 for biased language or the potential for biased language.
The assignment:
- Write a one-paragraph analysis of the article related to bias in writing. Did the authors write to avoid biased language? If not, how could the authors have written this in a way to avoid biased language? Provide specific examples to support your conclusions.
Support your Application assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list only for those resources not included in the Learning Resources for this course.

Use the following article: Piven, Joseph, and Peter Rabins. "Autism spectrum disorders in older adults: toward defining a research agenda." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 59.11 (2011): 2151-2155.

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I have attached a very good sample for you. Please let me know when you resubmit your other question so I can help with that one also.


Thank you for selecting me as you academic expert. I am glad these outlines are helpful.

Step 1: Review your APA manual for bias language or see the source I provided. You must learn and memorize this skill for when writing that why it is the first step.
Source: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/14/
For example,
Bias' in language concerning race, disability, and sexuality should be avoided
Don't use: Gays, homos, blacks, whites, the disabled, downs people

Change to: People with disabilities, students with Down syndrome, or Caucasian people.

To avoid the bias of using gendered pronouns:
• Rephrase the sentence
• Use ...

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The expert analyzes an article for biased language.