advances in all fields of
science seem to come at an exponential rate. What we study today may be
modified or amended tomorrow just as much of today's knowledge is
rooted in the
past. An educated person reads throughout an entire lifetime. Articles
be from a respectable source such as: Scientific American, Discover, Science News, Natural History, Smithsonian, Bioscience,
or other similar journals. The articles should also be relevent to a topic we have or will study in this class. You can use EbscoHost
to access many scientific journals.
- Search the Library’s collection of
science articles, to find scholarly or peer-reviewed articles. With the
permission of your teacher, you may use an article you find on the
Please check with your teacher before summarizing an article you find
internet. Each article should be a main article and not an editorial,
or other minor article from the journal.
- Read the entire article. Many science
articles can be quite complex and use complicated wording and
may need to read the article a few times before you get a full grasp of
- This is an upper level science
course, and you are expected to write using appropriate grammar,
structure and formatting. You are also expected to use your own words
summarizing, do not plagiarize!
- All summaries should be more than
350 words and not exceed 750 words.
a citation for the journal article at the top of the review. The
should follow the APA or MLA manual for
citations. Use http://citationmachine.net
to make sure your citations are appropriate. You will need the title of
the journal where the article is published, the volume and issue
publication date, author's name and page numbers for the article.
the sections below cite any direct quotes or paraphrases from the
in-line. Use the author's name, the year of publication and the page
(for quotes) in the in-text citation. Refer to the link in the
section to do this correctly.
a summary of the article. This should be one to three paragraphs,
the length of the article. Include the purpose for the article, how
was conducted, the results and other pertinent information from the
This needs to be in your own words.
the meaning or implication of the results of the study that the article
about. This should be one to two paragraphs. This is where you offer
opinion on the article. Discuss any flaws with the article, how you
could have been better and what you think it all means.
this section discussing how the author could expand on the results,
information means in the big picture, what future research should focus
how future research could move the topic forward.
your perspective as a Physics Student, discuss the quality of the
regard to its relevance, importance, readability, interest level, and
scientific content. Explain why you would or would not recommend it to
other members of your class.
process is based on: