This tutorial explains common sections of scholarly articles: abstract, introduction, literature review / background, methods/methodology, results/findings, discussion, limitations, implications, conclusion, and references / bibliography / works cited / works consulted.
This lesson plan was created by Stefanie Green as part of the 2020 NDE ELA OER Project. This lesson plan is designed for sophomore students and would most effectively be taught in collaboration between an English teacher and a school librarian. The lesson will take approximately 60 minutes. View the Google Slides presentation here: https://tinyurl.com/yxjz2zpu
What is this resource?
This resource contains a 50-minute podcast and accompanying materials to support students and academics with reading academic journal articles, with a focus on Open Science tools in publishing. The podcast outlines a 6 stage process that can be used with any journal article from any discipline. The podcast can be downloaded as an MP4. A PDF of the podcast, which includes active links to relevant sources on the web, is also available. In addition, there is a blank journal scrapbook which can be used to record reading.
Who will find this resource helpful?
If you find it difficult to read journal articles because you get lost, or forget your purpose, or if you have no reading purpose (for example, you've been told to read it for your studies), this guide will help you take a structured approach.
Podcast Topics Covered
Part1: Background Introduction (~20 minutes duration)
• What is a journal article
• The publication process
• Different types of journal article
• (Open Science) Badges
• Journal Metrics
Part 2: Preparing to read a journal article (from ~19 minutes in)
• Tool kit
• Reading goals
Accompanying slides: https://osf.io/7r3kn/
Journal Scrapbook (for users to complete): https://osf.io/eqjfh/