For this assignment, you will need to find a scholarly source on any one of our course readings. This will typically be a peer-reviewed article published in an academic journal. You will then provide a half-page summary and another half-page analysis of your source (double-spaced).
The purpose of this assignment is to further familiarize you with conducting a scholarly research, allow you to engage with academic writing, and to prepare you for the final paper assignment.
The journal article that you write on is up to you; assumingly, you will choose something that interests you and/or that you could potentially use in your final paper. Some useful databases for literature are: JSTOR, Project Muse, and MLA Bibliography (accessible through the libraryâ€™s website).
After you carefully read the source, you will provide a half page (double-spaced) summary of the authorâ€™s main point(s). In this section, your goal is to clearly communicate the main argument(s) and to show understanding of the nuances of academic writing.
Then, you will provide a half-page (double-spaced) analysis of the source. This means that you will evaluate the argument(s) and comment on what level you agree or disagree with it, whether it introduces a new reading of the text, gives insight into the literature, makes a good point but isflawed etc. Keep in mind, that this will (most likely) not be an agree/disagree opinion essay, but rather a sophisticated response based on your reading of the text(s) at hand. (As you review the article, note the date of publication; is it a recent one? This might influence your judgment of it.)