Research Paper Summary
Read and summarize, IN YOUR OWN WORDS, one scientific nutrition research paper about nutrition that is of interest to you. The article must come from a peer-reviewed journal, such as the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Journal of the American Medical Association, etc. (Ask me if you need clarification.) Include a summary of the purpose of the study, methods used, the results and the conclusion of the researchers.
Limit your discussions to 4-6 pages (not including the title page or reference page), typed, double spaced. Grammar, spelling and punctuation will be considered in the grading of all written work. Submit through Canvas (TurnItIn is used too). The grading rubric can be found below. Any TurnItIn score >25% means you are “too close to your source.” This can be viewed as plagiarism.
Your paper should be formatted in APA style. If you have questions about APA formatting, the Purdue OWL website is great: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/ (Links to an external site.)
Specific information regarding headings can be found here: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/apa_headings_and_seriation.html (Links to an external site.)
Please be sure to include in-text citations throughout your paper and a full listing of references at the end of the paper. In-text citations are needed regardless of how many references you use! As you are summarizing an article, you will not need an in-text citation after each sentence. Here are a few good rules to follow:
- An in-text citation should follow a quote.
- At least 1 in-text citation needed per paragraph if only summarizing.
In the paper, you will present an overview of some aspect of nutrition. Be sure that the paper reflects this class. You may not “recycle” a paper – this means that you may not submit a paper that you have written for another course (at USF or another school).