Posted: July 25th, 2021
For this activity, start to think about how and why you write as an academic in the scholar-practitioner model of your discipline. Craft a 3–5 page paper that explores how one thinks, researches, and writes in your field.
Using the three journals from the prior activity and your review essay, select one article from each of the journals (a total of three articles). Carefully read the articles, making notes as you do so.
Note the database and search terms you used and provide the citations for 3–5 articles that you considered, even if you did not use all of them in your final selection. Next, indicate the articles you selected as most appropriate/relevant for further reading.
Identify the main idea of each paragraph, the evidence used to support that idea, and the analysis presented in the paragraph. Craft a short 250–500 word summary of each of the articles.
From what you read, what are the dominant themes or ideas? Explain the topic and describe the purpose of the article. Then summarize what the article is about. Examine the intent.
For example, what type of data or information is being used in your field? Also, What aspects of APA tone, format and style are you seeing in your articles? Is it formal or informal? How would you describe the style, voice or audience for the “conversation” between articles?
Use these steps to guide your identification and selection of themes:
Be sure that you:
Your assignment will be scored on the following criteria:
See the Outlining Themes and Topics Scoring Guide for more details.
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