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Comparing Multiple Levels of Adaptation

In preparation for our continued discussion of adaptations of medical studies, look over the following three articles reviewing research about helping children cope with trauma, including post traumatic stress syndrome, a particularly timely topic given the tragedy at Sandy Hook that recently rocked our nation. The first is a review article (of 22 published studies) in the medical journal Pediatrics, the second is an article in the popular science magazine Scientific American, and third is more general health news piece in U.S. News and World Report.

Pediatrics article

Scientific American article

U.S. News and World Report HealthDay article

In addition to shifts in arrangement and style, pay attention to how the articles attempt to engage readers through additional information and appeals.

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