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the review article. .Purpose The purpose of this online lesson is to describe some of the fundamental features of a certain type of paper.
♦ Stoloff and Rogers.Materials The following materials are needed for this lesson: ♦ This powerpoint presentation (used as the guide). referred to as the “sample article. 2002 (available on blackboard). Fifth Edition. 2001 (available on blackboard. ♦ Kiecolt-Glaser & Glaser. .” ♦ Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. ♦ The group project assignment sheet (available on blackboard). ♦ Peer grading form (available on blackboard).
and – Suggests the next step or steps in solving the problem.The APA Manual describes review articles as follows (APA Manual. – Summarizes previous investigations in order to inform the reader of the state of current research.” . including meta-analyses are critical evaluations of material that has already been published. and evaluating previously published material. gaps. integrating. By organizing. the author of a review article considers the progress of current research toward clarifying a problem. In a sense a review article is tutorial in that the author: – Defines and clarifies the problem. p. contradictions. – Identifies relations. 7) “Review articles. and inconsistencies in the literature.
Each group member must now write a review article that describes one side of a the groups’ general theme. ♦ Writing a review article is one part of a semester-long assignment that is described in the Group Project assignment sheet.Context ♦ Students in biopsychology have selected groups that are to study various neuroscience issues. ♦ This project has been described in an article titled Understanding Psychology through Thinking. 2001). The article was published in the national journal of the American Psychological Society. Doing. Writing (Stoloff & Rogers. . Please read this article to better understand what you are supposed to be learning from this assignment.
Your paper must be limited to just 2 double spaced pages and you are expected to include just 8 references. – Your review article will be prepared in APA manuscript format. . – Your review article should not include an abstract or keyword list. This sample has the fundamental elements of a review article that you should try to emulate.A sample review article ♦ I suggest that you printout the Kiecolt-Glaser & Glaser. Read the article and then use it to follow along with this discussion regarding how to write a review article. ♦ Note the following differences between the sample and your paper: – Your review article will be substantially shorter. acknowledgements or notes that appear in the sample article. This paper is written in APA style. 2001 review article on Stress and Immunity. but it is formatted for printing in the journal.
in the words of the authors. . . ♦ Emulate this style.”) gives an overview of the questions being discussed in the article.How should I organize my review article? ♦ Consider the sample article as a whole to see it’s organization. . – The first paragraph (that starts “A well-functioning immune system . This paragraph has no citations. – The paper ends with a few paragraphs that draw conclusions. Note that the final two paragraphs contain few citations (except the author’s own previous work). There are many citations in this middle section. Information is presented is thematically organized. again the words of the authors. – The bulk of the paper in the middle is organized into subsections labeled with subtitles.
determine what key ideas emerge from your review of the literature. – Final paragraph (or paragraphs) to draw conclusions that relate directly to your theme. integrate and evaluate previously published material. ♦ Use your – First paragraph to introduce your theme.” You organize around your theme. – Middle sections to present and evaluate information. ♦ As you organize the literature you have collected and prepare to write your review article. . Use these key ideas to organize and integrate your paper. Remember the APA Manual says that a review article will “organize.Organize! Your paper must have a theme. frequently referring back to your theme. ♦ Keep your goal in mind.
You need your whole review article to fit into that tiny space. ♦ Yes. Endless repetition of the same ideas! (See what I mean?) – Make every word count. Don’t say things over and again. – Avoid redundancy. .Be concise ♦ I will evaluate only 2 double spaced pages for this assignment. It’s a waste of time when you say things over and over again. Don’t talk about anything in the articles you are reviewing that are not relevant to your theme. – Stick to the theme. Omit any words that do not importantly contribute to the ideas you are trying to express. this is hard! It is one of the most difficult aspects of this assignments. ♦ To be concise: – Be well organized. in sentence after sentence. Your writing will be much improved if it is edited to make it concise. – Integrate the information. Say most things just once. It makes people mad when they are wasting their time reading the same things over and over again.
.Integrate! ♦ As you present relevant points from the literature. from two or more of the articles you have reviewed. See the APA manual for more information about reference citations. see the second page of the sample article: ♦ Note that two articles are cited with this single statement. Describe the information derived from these articles just once. ♦ For example. and reference both (all) of the articles in a single citation. or the same point can be made. you will often find that the same issue is addressed.
♦ For example. a finding is reported and then the authors explain the importance of the information to the issue of age and immune function. tell us what you think these findings mean.Evaluate! ♦ Don’t just report past findings. How do they contribute to our understanding of the general issues that are the theme of your paper. the theme of this paper: . on the first page of the sample.
♦ Use the APA Publication Manual. . 5th edition as a guide. You need to include this in your paper. ♦ Note that the reference list was accidentally omitted when the sample paper was scanned.Use APA-Style when citing literature and preparing your reference list.
Try to do the best job possible knowing that other students will evaluating your paper according to the guidelines specified in the rubric. first by peer review. ♦ A rubric has been developed for peer evaluation. Two grades are generated and both count. I suggest that you review the rubric as you write your paper. by instructor review.Evaluation of this assignment ♦ This paper is evaluated twice. . and then. after you have the opportunity to improve your paper. It’s available on blackboard.
Good Luck! .