Quality of Information /Accuracy of Facts (Is the article on a subject relevant to class? Is your paper supported by accurate facts? Have you plugged this paper’s topic into a bigger picture?)

Quality of Information /Accuracy of Facts (Is the article on a subject relevant to class? Is your paper supported by accurate facts? Have you plugged this paper’s topic into a bigger picture?)

BIO 251 ARTICLE REVIEW ASSIGNMENT

Assignment instructions: Review and evaluate an article from the primary literature on a topic relevant to the course

Purpose: To apply concepts from this class to “the real world”, as described

in a journal article.

Due Date: TBA. Directions for length, format, etc are described later in this document.

Rubric: Please see the rubric on how this assignment will be graded (separate document). There are six main criteria used to grade your assignment (described in more detail on the rubric itself):

Style (How organized is your paper?)

Amount of Information (How well summarized is the article?)

Quality of Information /Accuracy of Facts (Is the article on a subject relevant to class? Is your paper supported by accurate facts? Have you plugged this paper’s topic into a bigger picture?)

Source (Is the source for the article you’re reviewing an appropriate one? Is it recent?)

Citation (Is your paper in proper APA format)

Grammar/Spelling (Are there any spelling/grammatical errors?)

What you do:

· Select a research article. A few journals are listed as suggestions (listed below). You don’t have to just used these journals however. Nursing journals are acceptable. If you are unsure whether or not an article is acceptable, show it to your instructor for confirmation. Some hints about finding an article are given below. Pick an article that is not being used by another student, to the best of your knowledge.

· Read and understand the article.

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