Richardson et al

Prompts for Richardson et al. (2017)

1. Find and describe two examples of how Richardson et al. (2017) wrote a good introduction according to the criteria outlined in Chapter 3 by Thomas et al. (2015) (110-140 words)

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2. In your own words***, describe the problem statement and the purpose statement for the Richardson et al. (2017) study. (110-140 words)

Prompts for McCormick et al. (2018)

1. Find and describe two examples of how McCormick et al. (2018) wrote a good introduction according to the criteria outlined in Chapter 3 by Thomas et al. (2015) (110-140 words)

2. In your own words***, describe the problem statement and the purpose statement for the McCormick et al. (2018) study. (110-140 words)

***”in your own words” means that I don’t want you to cut and paste the purpose or problem statement from the article (no direct quotes or exact language). I want you to practice paraphrasing, where you are identifying information you want to include from the article but writing the information in your own words.

As mentioned in one of the following videos, paraphrased writing should sound like your voice and reflect your writing style, not the authors you are citing from. Visit these videos for more information on how to paraphrase: • How to Paraphrase  • Paraphrasing: The Basic Steps  • How to Paraphrase in 5 Easy Steps 

Prompts for Weiss (1994)

Describe two key points Weiss (1994) was trying to make in her short viewpoint paper about poorly organized and poorly written Introductions (110-140 words)