Week 8: Closer to the Finish Line

Apr 15, 2019

During this past week, I worked on data analysis and the final paper. Additionally, I met with both my mentors and practiced my presentation.

I am so happy with the results I am seeing so far! I don’t want to include too many spoilers, but let’s just say that dance is a viable treatment option for patients with neurodegenerative diseases…Also, the results are showing that certain dance forms enhance cognitive skills differently than other dance styles. For example, hip hop has more implications with attention skills than jazz dance…if you want to learn more, you’ll have to come to my presentation!

As for the final paper, I worked on the introduction and my goal is to finish it this coming week. I originally planned for the introduction section to be completed by now, but I underestimated how hard it is to summarize seven weeks worth of reading in about 1,000 words. Additionally, I have a first draft of the method section of the paper, and will continue to edit it.

Lastly, both my mentors provided help in writing the paper and analyzing the data. I practiced a part of my presentation, but could not do a full run through without my results.

Stay tuned for more next week,


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