|what you have to do||
- Critically read and then write a critical abstract of not more than 750 words on the research article you picked.
— You should write this critical abstract based on what you learnt from Task 2A and Task 2B.
- You should seek(provide) help for this task from(to) your group-mates and mentors.
— Your group will meet twice (Week 10 and 11) for this task.
— Please prepare a 10 minute presentation on your article for the Meet the Mentor session in week 10.
— The mentors have been instructed to provide feedback to only one draft of your critical abstract. This is to ensure fairness to your mentors and to all your classmates.
- This task will contribute 15% to your final score.
- Please note that you do not have to submit your annotations (i.e. Task 3A); just the critical abstract.
- A critical abstract of not more than 750 words made up of:
- An abstract of no more than 200 words
- Critical comments of no more than 550 words
- Please indicate the length of writing (e.g. 750 words).
- Please format your documents in 12 point, Times Roman or Calibri with a line spacing of 1.5.
- Please submit a PDF document to LumiNUS folder Task 3.
- Name the file
task3_a1234556b.pdf, where ‘A123456B’ is your matriculation number.
Begins : 6 pm, Mon 5 Oct
Ends : 8 pm, Sun 1 Nov
You have approximately four weeks for this task.
|why are we doing this?||
- You will have to write your research at some point in your scientific journey. So this is a good place to start your training in scientific writing. You will also become familiar with the peculiarities and demands of scientific writing. Further, this task will not only help you learn-to-write but will also help you write-to-learn. You will realise you have developed a deeper understanding of the topic at the end of this exercise.
- Please come prepared for Meet the Mentors sessions.
- For example, jot down any points that you do not understand that can be discussed.
- Please remember that you are responsible for how well you use this opportunity to develop and strengthen your skills.
- Make sure you refer to the rubrics.
- Finally, please ask us if you have any queries.