The purpose of this assignment is to learn about information literacy by exploring the concept of peer review. You may be familiar with peer review in prior writing courses, but what does it mean when you talk about peer review in relation to academic source material?
Click on the following link to a DeVry University Library presentation of Peer Reviewed Journals: The Creation of New Knowledge.http://library.devry.edu/pdfs/Peer_Review_PPT.pdf
The PDF presentation contains 20 slides that will introduce the peer review cycle.
After reviewing the presentation, compose a 2-paragraph response in which you address each of the following points:
- In your own words, identify points in the peer review cycle that seem especially important and explain why.
- How does an editor differ from a peer reviewer? Use at least two points to support your response.
- Based on this information, explain whether your article for this week was peer reviewed? How can you determine this information?
- As you work on your research in this class, where specifically can you look to find peer-reviewed information?
Submit your completed assignment to the Week 2 Dropbox.
ource Summary (100 points)
The purpose of the Source Summary is to effectively summarize and attribute information from a source. Use the library databases to retrieve an article from the Course Theme Reading List on the topic you selected last week. If you are considering a new topic, confirm your choice with your professor. Once you retrieve the article, print it or save a local copy of the full text article to your hard drive so that you can refer to the contents of the article offline. (If the source is from the textbook, this step does not apply.) Read the source carefully, noting the thesis, topic sentences, headings, supporting details, and the conclusion. To become more skilled at summary and paraphrasing, you will practice writing summaries of different lengths on the same assigned source.
For each part of the assignment, follow the instructions provided in Doc Sharing. When you are finished, save the document as <your last name.Wk2 Summary Assignment> and submit it to the Dropbox by the end of the week.
See Doc Sharing for the following support documents.
- An assignment template
- A sample assignment
- The assignment grading rubric
View the tutorial on formatting a Word document, which can be found in THE|HUB.
Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page