+GCRD 6353:Research Seminarin CurriculumStudiesBecoming Critically Informed Consumers of PeerReviewed Published Research
+Where are you currently at?
+Final write-up: Hints and tips Remember to establish the context ofyour discussion (you have to write asthough the reader does not have thetarget article in front of them) Focus on the most salient things (don’tcover everything in the template) The write-up requires reading beyondyour focus article; be sure to signal thisextra reading in your paper
+Final write-up: Hints and tips Tenor of paper is academic; includespaying attention to in-text citation andAPA referencing conventions, andbibliographic conventions etc. Include sub-headings to help structureyour paper effectively Leave time for your group to work on thefull draft--your paper should have one“voice”
+Some pitfalls to avoid Not reading enough beyond the focus article Re-description alone; must include analysis andevaluation Not discussing things enough Treating your paper as a question-response type of text Being too literary (e.g., avoid including life narratives foreach focus article author). Treating limitations as grounds for the dismissal of astudy
+The presentation itself Aim at 30 min of talk and leave10 min for discussion; besure to generate provocative questions for your audience Bring your PowerPoint presentation on a thumb/flash/jumpdrive (along with back-up copies) Presentation should focus on your critique and evaluationof the research design of the study, not on re-describing thestudy Address the 3-4 most interesting things you found in yourcritique—don’t take everyone through your entire paper Not everyone has to speak, but everyone must be involvedin designing the final presentation
+Recap on final assignmentcomponents to be submitted byor at the final session A digital copy of your final paper;including all group members’names and email addresses; emailit to me: email@example.com A digital copy of your PPTpresentation
+A “good” powerpoint… Has on average only 4 points per slide Summarizes key points being made Doesn’t include big chunks of text Isn’t read from the screen Makes use of good contrastingcolours Doesn’t have gratuitous images,video clips or sounds
+Course websitehttps://sites.google.com/site/ourmsvupages/summer1-2013There are 3 exemplars of typical finalpapers posted here.