1. Writing Assignment: Unit Five: Source Summary and Evaluation (2.5%)

Write down:

  1. a working thesis statement 
  2. an APA-style reference citation of one source you can use in your research paper
  3. A one-paragraph summary of your source to present to the class. (Remember that you do not appear in a summary.)
  4. A sentence or two to explain how you expect to use the source in your paper (e.g. data, background, to confirm a specific point, a quote, current research about…)
  5. E-mail it to me. We will work with the references and citations in class.

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Grading Rubric Research Paper Source Summary and Evaluation

Doing Preliminary Research

  • Searching: Googling, GU Library databases, PubMed.
  • Scrolling and scanning: Scrolling a page for URLs, titles, 2-line descriptions, and scanning keywords in the descriptions (Applies to Googling, GU library databases and other databases).
  • Apply discretion before opening: 
    • Evaluating websites: 
    • .gov (NIH, PubMed, CDC, FDA, USDA, VA); .mil
    • .org (WHO); Mayo Clinic, ACS, AHA, 
    • .edu (press releases, newsletters); 
    • .com (ScienceDirect, ScienceDaily)
  • Pick one: Scan abstract, beginning, headings before committing to it. Pick another.
  • What keywords got you what you wanted? 
  • Before ending research session: make decisions about which ones to keep
    • save URLs at minimum, bookmark, copy, print, full citation 
  • Pick one to use for your Unit 5 Writing Assignment

Review of APA References and Citations:

“In 1996, largely in response to her case, Healthy House, a social-service agency that facilitates medical care for Merced County’s non-English-speaking residents, was founded in Merced, the county seat. Among its services is an interpreter training program, which provides medical interpreters in a half-dozen languages, including Hmong” (Fox, 2012, para. 36).

More recently, The New York Times reported that:

In 1996, largely in response to her case, Healthy House, a social-service agency that facilitates medical care for Merced County’s non-English-speaking residents, was founded in Merced, the county seat. Among its services is an interpreter training program, which provides medical interpreters in a half-dozen languages, including Hmong. (Fox, 2012, para. 36)

Did you know that the Yale School of Medicine requires their first- year medical students to read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down? (Fox, 2012).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3479631/

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