Journal Article Critique
This journal article studies about the “Asian and Euro-American parents’ ethnotheories of play and learning: Effects on preschool children’s home routines and school behaviour.” It was written by Parminder Parmar, Sara Harkness, and Charles M. Super; Pamar is from the Pennsylvania State University, and the other two researchers came from the University of Conneticut, both universities can be found in the USA. The article is studying and discussing about the different views of euro- America parents from Asian parents on their view on play. Because it was said that Euro-Americans believe that play is one of the major contributors to the cognitive development of the child. But as for Asian parents they usually put academics first before play, and give little importance to it. With Asian parents play is more of a way for the child to gain social and physical skills.
The researchers conducted a test in the northeast Connecticut, where the children of the both Euro-Americans and Asian parents can be found. They started out the test with questionnaires, and then interviewed the parents after. They use the questionnaires with 25 original questions, to see the beliefs of the parents and their stand on with the subject of play. And after 4 weeks they collected the texts and combined and organized the results by using a table to analyze it. The table is composed with the subscale of academic, art, athletics, compliance and social. Based on the results they have gathered, both kinds of parents attitude on academic is very similar, and not far from each other because the only difference is 000.1. On art the Euro-Americans gave more importance to it compared with Asian parents. Like the arts, the Euro-American parents also gave and have a positive attitude on athletics. And with the compliance both kinds of parents gave positive attitude towards it. And lastly with the social it is also almost the same because the...
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|Introduction |No attempt was made to catch |First paragraph has a weak |A catchy beginning was |First paragraph has a “grabber”|
| |the reader’s attention in the |“grabber”. |attempted but was confusing |or catchy beginning. |
| |first paragraph. | |rather than catchy. | |
|Organization |Ideas and scenes seem to be |The journal entry is a little |The journal entry is pretty |The journal entry is very well |
| |randomly arranged. |hard to follow. The |well organized. One idea or |organized. One idea or scene |
| | |transitions are sometimes not |scene may seem out of place. |follows another in a logical |
| | |clear. |Clear transitions are used. |sequence with clear |
| | | | |transitions....
...reflecting on what that means for a current or expected professional position can be an important outcome. Some of my students include portions of a journal or diary in a professional portfolio as a means of demonstrating to current or prospective employers their ability to critically reflect on issues.
I also urge my students to incorporate such self-reflection through a journaling technique into the development of a personal statement of philosophy or a code of personal ethics (Hiemstra, 1999). “This recognition of personal values, beliefs, and the various changes a person undergoes throughout life, if combined with a personal philosophy statement, can result in foundational tools useful as guides or mirrors for subsequent professional action and ethical decision making” (Hiemstra, 1988, p. 178).
The purpose of the next section is to describe a variety of these journaling techniques, types, and formats. Several have been tailored to fit my particular instructional philosophy and approach, so you may need to make appropriate adjustments if you decide to use them in your own classroom (Hiemstra and Sisco, 1990). I have additional material related to many of the techniques at Hiemstra (2000).
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Bethards, B. The Dream...
... In Studio Art, students receive harsh criticism on their work by their fellow classmates. Some may say critiques are too judgmental and could effect on certain students. But ultimately, critiques have a chance to bring more confidence on students when presenting their own work. Once a student presents their work in front of the class, critics would express their opinion and would improve that student’s way of drawing. It would trigger the student’s mind to work around the mistakes others have pointed out and work even harder. Critiques could be harsh but it helps students use critical judgments on their work and develop skills in critical thinking.
In Studio Art class, I have experienced negative and positive criticism on my recent works. This motivated me to work harder on what I should fix in my drawings. “Crits improve student confidence and get students used to critical judgments on their work. This helps develop skills in critical thinking.” can be argued true because for instance, my first art project is illustrating a shoe that relates to your personality. I had picked my very first basketball sneakers. While I was planning out where and what part of the shoe I would draw but it was too plain and boring I decided to draw the sole of my shoe. There was a lot of details that I could incorporate in my in my drawing. Once presentation came people would point out the little things that I need to fix, for example the angle of...
...Communicating Consumer Behavior - An Exercise Using Personal Consumption Journals
In consumer behavior, it is vital that upon completion of the course students have acquired a sound understanding of how consumers search for, purchase, and use products and services. Furthermore, students should also be exposed to the social and psychological influences on these behaviors. Finally, to have garnered the most benefit, students should understand how to integrate the theoretical concepts into their real world experiences. To achieve these broad objectives, a large amount of information must be presented by the instructor and then processed by the students. The purpose of this paper is to describe the use of consumption journals. This exercise enables students to not only observe and record their own consumption habits, but also to explore the social and psychological factors which may be influencing their and others' purchase decisions. Furthermore the greatest benefit is that they enjoy the learning process.
This exercise is designed to be an incremental three part assignment. The first part requires students to maintain a personal consumption journal. In the second part, each student is told to construct a portrait of themselves as a consumer by developing a list of ten products or services typically purchased. The third portion of the assignment is an advertisement evaluation. This requires students to select...
How to Read and Review a Scientific Journal Article:
Writing Summaries and Critiques
Definition of Genre
Summaries and critiques are two ways to write a review of a scientific journal article. Both types
of writing ask you first to read and understand an article from the primary literature about your
topic. The summary involves briefly but accurately stating the key points of the article for a
reader who has not read the original article. The critique begins by summarizing the article and
then analyzes and evaluates the author’s research. Summaries and critiques help you learn to
synthesize information from different sources and are usually limited to two pages maximum.
Actions to Take
1. Skim the article without taking notes:
Read the abstract. The abstract will tell you the major findings of the article and why they
Read first for the “big picture.”
Note any terms or techniques you need to define.
Jot down any questions or parts you don’t understand.
If you are unfamiliar with any of the key concepts in the article, look them up in a
2. Re-read the article more carefully:
Pay close attention to the “Materials and Methods” (please note that in some journals this
section is at the very end of the paper) and “Results” sections.
Ask yourself questions about the study, such as:
o Was the...
...AP Biology Scientific Journal Article Critique
DIRECTIONS: Select and critique a journal article relating to biology and biological research. The teacher must approve your article choice. An article critique consists of a summary of the key aspects and a critique where you offer your thoughts and opinions. Your critique should be at least two (2) typed, double-spaced pages, and follow the guidelines below. Grammar and spelling count!
Part I: Article Summary: Summarize/restate/retell the main points presented in the article. This is NOT your opinion. You may use the following questions as suggestions to guide your thinking and writing. Keep in mind, these are suggestions; you do not have to follow them exactly. Avoid copying word for word. If you DO have a need to copy something, you must put it in quotes and reference it appropriately; otherwise, it is plagiarism, a serious offense. I am interested in what YOU have to say. I am not interested in what you can copy.
Title of article
What was the specific purpose of the research study?
Where did this take place? What was the study organism?
What hypothesis was tested? What methods were used?
What was the overall theme of the article?
What were the suggestions or recommendations associated with this discussion?
What was the conclusion or final point?
Part 2: Article Critique: The...
Throughout diaries, letters and journals, many information of past generations had been gather to be shared among other generations. Diaries and journals are important for their valuable historical content and their insight into the past. Numerous diaries such as Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl, are highly known for document what was happening to them and at that time period.
By having a diary you are able to express yourself without the concern of being judge or oppressed. Through the journal you will always be listened and will have no prejudice. Also reflexing and discovering truth of yourself will be part of the overall experience of having a journal. During the WW2, Jews didn’t have a say or a rights at all. Anne Frank in her diary talks about how she lives, we grow and get to know her as you read. She also shares her feelings and opinion.
From the historical value of diaries you learn form other time periods and the historical background, the knowledge will be passed down through generations and hopefully they will learn from their mistakes. Off Ann Frank diary we got other perspective of what was the holocaust. Anne Frank writes her entries in 1942 and because of them we are able to know a little bit more of what was all about.
The disadvantage of losing a diary is that all the valuable documented information will be lost forever. We wouldn’t have other...
...JOURNAL ENTRIES OF GRADE SEVEN STUDENTS IN PHILIPPINE LITERATURE
A Research Paper
College of Teacher Education
Southern Luzon State University
In Partial Fulfilment
Of the Requirements for
BACHELOR in SECONDARY EDUCATION
(Major in English)
RACHELLE A. maBILIN
PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING
The epoch of Philippine literature is at hand, and everyone should strive to hasten its approach. There are many wonderful teaching strategies educators can use to cultivate and develop an appreciation of literature within their students. Initially, developing an appreciation for Philippine literature in high school students requires that teachers select reading material with themes that are relevant to the modern era in which they live in. Many techniques are available for classroom use when it comes to teaching literature. Along with traditional independent reading, group work and interactive activities are commonly used in literature classroom. These methods help students learn the messages conveyed in great works of literature. Using a variety of teaching techniques can help one reach more students. It also creates new and exciting experiences for students.
Marzano (1988) stated that by writing about what they are thinking, students show their thinking process as they read, allowing teachers to redirect or encourage students to be more effective readers. Teachers may...