This week you have two assignments: a student-contributed resource (Assignment 1) and a paper on access and community (Assignment 2).
You need to provide an annotated reference for the resource that you are sharing with peers in Doc Sharing. What does that mean? First, you will need to gather publication information for the resource and place it in APA reference format. The typical reference formats for an article accessed online are:
Article With DOI
Author, A. (year). Title of the article. Journal Title, v(i), pp-pp. https://doi.org/xxxxx
Article Without DOI Accessed on Open Web
Author, A. (year). Title of the article. Journal Title, v(i), pp-pp. http://www.exactURL.com
Article Without DOI Accessed in Common Academic Research Database
Author, A. (year). Title of the article. Journal Title, v(i), pp-pp.
See models of these references on the Writing Center’s Common Reference List Examples page and Section 10.1 (pp. 316-319) of your 7th edition APA manual.
Once you have completed the APA reference for your article, provide a summary paragraph directly beneath it. What is the article about? What are the important pieces of information (who, what, when, where, how) for a peer to know? For an example summary paragraph, read “What Is a Summary?”
Each of the smaller papers in Weeks 2, 3, and 4 helps you build writing skills for your Final Project. If you haven’t done so, look ahead to Week 5 so that you can start preparing for your Final Project. What would you like to practice now so that you can implement it then?
Also make sure you access your course instructor’s paper comments during these weeks. Reading through constructive commentary can sometimes be scary, but it is a necessary part of the learning process. For tips on applying instructor feedback in your writing, see the Writing Center’s Using Feedback page.