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Consider: If an article references a study, is it better to search for the study and read it or to read an article that mentions the study?
1. Watch this video about Peer Review.
2. Break into groups.
3. Each group searches in the databases/journals provided.
4. Find an article that you agree on as a group.
5. Create an APA citation for the article and post it on the doc (see below).
6. Answer the questions for your group in this Google Doc
The JWU library has two style guides:
However, if you need more in depth guidance on formatting go to the Purdue OWL.
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How to Read a Scholarly/Academic Article
Often, the contents of an academic article cannot be grasped by a single reading.
You have to engage with it several times, but in different ways.
Whether you're just getting started or need final editing advice, writing tutors are kind and trained to help you at any stage of the writing process. Visit the Academic Success Center website for more information.
Top Tips for Working with the Academic Success Center:
For 24/7 at no extra charge tutoring support and academic success coaching, log into JWULINK to use tutor.com and schedule a session.
Look for the link in jwuLink, type tutor.com in the search bar. It will be the first link to come up! Log in to your account with your JWU credentials and then, it will auto-populate with your name and you're ready to go.
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First-Year Reads Program: “This, I Believe” Contest deadline 9/19
As you know, all first-year students are reading pieces from the National Public Radio’s famous “This, I Believe” series. These writings have inspired people across the world to share their stories and perspectives. In the fall semester, you will take part in this, as a way to share a common academic experience with your first-year classmates.
Your fall semester English professor (ENG1020, ENG1021, ENG1024, or ENG1027) will also be including an assignment that will allow you to write your own “This, I Believe” piece. If you would like to enter the university-wide contest, please let your professor know, so your piece may be considered. There will be three winners chosen, and these essays will be highlighted during the JWU Homecoming & Family Weekend and shared with the JWU community in a variety ways.
The essay should be approximately 500 words, following the spirit and general format of the “This, I Believe” series. This year, we will not have a specific theme but allow students to explore their own ideas.
As with any essay, you will want to state your thesis clearly, which, in this case will be your “belief.” You will want to support your essay with clear points that express your views and offer specific examples and observations from your life.
The essay should be double-spaced in MLA format.
Essays must be submitted (in digital form) to your ENG1020, 1021, 1024, or 1027 professor no later than Tuesday 9/19. A committee of English faculty will read the essays, and winners will be announced by late September.
Here is a link some writing suggestions: https://thisibelieve.org/guidelines