Assignment

Making Sense of Scholarly Journal Abstracts

Submitted by Dennis Isbell on April 1st, 2016
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Short Description: 

A brief two page handout on how to read abstracts for scholarly journals for lower division undergraduates in particular. Examples include one from social sciences and one from humanities.

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Learning Outcomes: 

Evaluating Sources

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Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): 

First-year composition classes. Introduced when students were searching then selecting scholarly journal articles for their research paper assignments.

Suggested Citation: 
Isbell, Dennis. "Making Sense of Scholarly Journal Abstracts." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2016. https://www.projectcora.org/assignment/making-sense-scholarly-journal-abstracts.

Comments

Thanks for sharing! This was helpful in framing what are abstracts and how to dissect them for a linguistic anthropology class