The purpose of this directed project was to strengthen my research skills through my work in preparing a manuscript for publication. This procedure included the following activities. In 2014, Matt Jones completed a master’s thesis, Cognitive Strategies Used during Moderate Intensity Running. In 2016, the thesis committee and Matt Jones gave me permission to prepare the thesis as a manuscript for publication. I reviewed the content of the thesis, reorganized the important information, and condensed the thesis into a manuscript. In addition, I added up-to-date research citations. Lastly, I reviewed all the data and checked the accuracy of figures in the manuscript to insure these reflected the results of the thesis. Throughout this process, my directed research project committee members reviewed numerous drafts of the manuscript, and provided their comments and multiple suggestions for manuscript refinement. The final version of manuscript was based on these comments, and members of my committee will continue to develop the manuscript and prepare a final version for publication in a professional journal.
Bonnie G. Berger
Lynn A. Darby
Chen, Yin-Kai, "Preparing a Manuscript for Publication: Effects of Attentional Focus Strategies on Exercise Enjoyment, Mood Alteration, and Ratings of Perceived Exertion (Jones, 2015)" (2017). Masters of Education in Human Movement Sport and Leisure Studies Graduate Projects. 50.