Article research summary
Please find the Environmental or Energy recycled articles, and summarize it
Summary only 2-3 pages in total
Please carefully read the description of this assignment, and follow it.
Need it in 2 days
Assignment Description – Journal Article Summary
Planning the Summary
The goal of the assignment is to review and summarize an article from a scientific journal (e.g., IEEE Spectrum, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Energy and Environment, EE Times, etc.) for a generalist (non-technical) audience. You may optionally choose to review and summarize a conference paper. The selected article should be related to engineering, and the article should be of a suitable length for creating a 2 to 3-page summary (3-page maximum for the body text) using double-spaced, left-justified text. A lengthy article will be difficult to summarize within the scope of the assignment. A highly specialized article will be difficult to summarize for a generalist (non-technical) audience. The Library Research Guide can help you find suitable scientific articles (the electronic link is provided in the Course Reference Materials module on the Canvas course space). The assignment is due in the Canvas drop box by 6:00 PM on Friday (5-8-20). Samples of this assignment are available in the Sample Assignments module on the Canvas course space.
Creating a Written Summary
The format (visual appearance) of the summary should consist of double-spaced and left-justified text using an appropriate font size and style. The form (organization) of the summary should include a brief introduction to the topic to provide context, a summary of the main points/key details of the article, followed by a brief conclusion to bring closure to the summary as outlined below (do not use the words Introduction, Body or Conclusion as headings in your summary). Headings are not required for this assignment. The style (tone and formality of the writing) should reflect a formal, scientific tone, avoiding the use of contractions, colloquial expressions, and unnecessary use of first-person references (I, me, my, we, ours, us) and be written to a generalist (non-technical) audience.
Evaluating the Article
The evaluation section should contain one paragraph that describes how well you feel the article conveyed the information you summarized, noting specific examples that contributed to the success or failure of the article in a particular area. Avoid overgeneralized evaluative statements (e.g., “The article did a great job…). Consider specific aspects of the article such as readability (written to impress or express, eloquent discourse versus awkward wording), organization (well organized and easy to follow, or poorly organized and difficult to follow the author's sequence of ideas), use of graphical information (well-chosen, properly sized graphics that clearly conveyed the information along with a strong connection between the graphics and text), and use of quantified facts versus qualitative descriptions, etc.
Citing Additional Source Material
No in-text citations are required for this writing assignment unless additional sources beyond the article being summarized are used to define terminology or explain a concept found in the article. However, the full bibliographic citation of the article you summarized should be placed at the end of your summary after the evaluation paragraph. The 3-page limit is for the summary itself. Using a fourth page for the article’s bibliographic citation (or any other citations you wish to include) is acceptable. Any additional sources cited in your summary (in-text citations and bibliographic entries) should use the IEEE citation style.
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Submitting the Written Summary
After you have reviewed, revised, and finalized your written summary, upload the electronic file (Microsoft Word .docx or Adobe Acrobat .pdf) to the Canvas drop box by the published due date shown above.
NOTE: Name your uploaded file using your first and last name (e.g., John Smith.docx)
The journal article summary will receive two grades. The first grade will reflect the writing style (formal, scientific tone) and writing quality (grammar, spelling, diction, concision, etc.), along with proper use and format of the IEEE citation style if any additional source material is cited in your summary. The second grade will reflect how well the summary is adapted to a generalist (non-technical) audience. Overall, your writing should use the writing concepts represented by the “4Cs” (clear, concise, complete, correct).
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