Please email all article copy requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A research article is a scholarly article that essentially reports the results of original, primary research and typically appears in peer-reviewed or refereed periodicals. For this reason, research articles are considered the pinnacle of information sources. Research articles are almost always written in the same format. Understanding the format of research articles should help you to more easily navigate databases and select appropriate sources for you to use for your research. Most research articles incorporate five standard elements. The format that research articles follow mirror the research process.
Other elements that you many find in research articles are an abstract or summary, information about the author(s), and a list of references. The references can be very helpful in directing your to other possible sources of information.
"The student's survival guide to research," M.L. McAdoo, p. 123-4.
It is important to remember that the articles you locate to use in your topic presentation need to be about primary research, an original study or experiment.
While most articles will have a brief literature review included, this should not be the main focus of the articles that you select to use for this assignment. If you use the information provided above and keep in mind what was discussed in class, you should not have any problem locating up-to-date and relevant research articles!
If you send citations via email to the library (email@example.com) through EBSCOhost databases like Academic Search Premier, all of the information needed to locate the article is automatically included.
If you send citations from resources located on publisher websites or PubMed you should copy and paste the citation provided into an email. Make sure the citation includes the following:
Article author, Article title, Journal title, volume and issue numbers, Date of issue, page numbers for article.
We are happy to get article copies for you no matter where you find the citations, from our databases or a webpage. Remember this is a service we provide for you as a Newman student at NO charge!
Students will present a specific topic from our textbook over a major theme in Biology and lead a brief discussion on the topic. Summaries read from notes will not count towards the final grade – this will be a formal presentation in an electronic format (Power Point, Prezi, etc…).
|Speaking Skills: eye contact, not reading from cards or slides, pacing, tone, posture, gestures, etc…||15 points|
|Visual Presentation: nonverbal help for the audience including clear, readable, interesting, and appropriate slides, appropriate number of slides, proper spelling and notation, etc…||15 points|
|Clearly explained the purpose or objective of the presentation||10 points|
|Organized Presentation (Shows clear focus and connectivity throughout; follows a clear plan)||10 points|
|Demonstrates an appropriate level of understanding of the content areas, shows evidence of critical thinking, and incorporates appropriate references to the literature.||10 points|
|Includes an appropriate graph/table of data and explains it properly.||10 points|
|References: Minimum of 3 outside peer-reviewed/ reputable sources including at least 1 peer-reviewed journal article. Bibliography submitted at start of presentation, in suitable format.||10 points|
|Adherence to Time Limit (12-15 minutes)||10 points|
|Student/ Faculty Feedback via separate rubrics||10 points|