This assignment is about reading professional journals in your field and becoming familiar with the scientific method and the tone of professional writing. Articles published in professional journals go through a process in which knowledgeable people critique it and make suggestions (peer review). Try to select research that relates to your major, your option, or your interests. Articles must be current (after 2005). Our Oviatt library has a wide selection of databases and journals paid, in part, by your student fees. I encourage you to learn to use computer databases to select topics of interest and find various journals. Articles may be retrieved from the internet but must be cited as such. Choose an article where the author(s) describes the purpose/introduction, method, results, discussion and conclusion of a scientific investigation.
Assignment Format (50 points)
Three to four pages PLUS required attachments
APA (12 point font, double spaced, Times New Roman, indent each paragraph 5 to 7 spaces)
TITLE PAGE “
Page 2 to 3 or 4:
In your own words, briefly summarize each section of the article. You want to provide the most salient information, as simply as possible in each section In some instances you might choose to cite part of the original text. In this case you MUST put quotation marks around the citation, followed by the author’s last name, year, page #. in parentheses. Use these headings to summarize and organize each section: (headings are capitalized)
INTRODUCTION (or sometimes PURPOSE)
This is the rationale for the investigation and the purpose of the study. The introduction also reviews relevant research.
This includes a description of the participants, instruments, and procedures used.
This addresses the significant findings of the study.
DISCUSSION & CONCLUSION
This is the summary of findings and suggestions for future research. Here is where you include YOUR ideas for future research and directions as well; clearly indicating it is your opinion.