|what you have to do||
- Critically read and annotate the article given below.
More specificaly, you have to:
- Read and annotate the article.
— Refer to the strategies discussed in the video and notes.
— Refer to the rubrics.
— For the benefit of the graders , remember to clearly indicate what the colours and notations mean.
- Answer the set of questions (see the Questions tab) about the article.
— Don’t panic! You will have pleanty of help from your mentors and groupmates.
–To help you to work as a group, we have a Hypothesis enabled version of the article here
. Select the private Hypothesis group we created in A2M, and you can work on the task collaboratively!
— We have also provided some templates to help you. You can find these in the ‘Files’ tab.
- You will work on this task together with your groupmates.
— Your mentors will organise and fascilitate these meetings.
— Your group is expected to meet at least once, at most twice.
— Please remember to prepare well before your meetings.
- This task will contribute 5% to your final score
Rajendran, R., Minqin, R., Ynsa, M. D., Casadesus, G., Smith, M. A., Perry, G., … Watt, F. (2009). A novel approach to the identification and quantitative elemental analysis of amyloid deposits-Insights into the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. *Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications*, *382*(1), 91–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2009.02.136
|why are we doing this?||
- All researchers (from science and beyond) read journal articles regular no matter what their professional standing. This is because journals are the most common, reliable (most of the time) mode of dissemination of advances taking place. Since there are so many articles, you need to pick what to read carefully and also extract only the information you need efficiently.
- As a budding scientist, the first step to becoming a good writer is becoming an avid and careful reader. Even if you do not plan to be in academia or research, the skill to carefully and methodically read a document to extract information effectively will be useful.
 Branson, R. D. (2004). Anatomy of a research paper. Respiratory Care, 49(10), 1222–1228.