Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! I am so enjoying connecting with each of you in our 1:1 calls! One of the things coming out of my calls today was a commitment by me to share a playlist I have created that has various resources on how to read academic articles and establishing the quality of resources you might find. Here is the link to a playlist and there are some other goodies that you might find useful too (research shorts). This article, How to Read a Journal Article has some wonderful tips to help you become more comfortable with reading academic writing.
I have also been mentioning to folks about finding a way to track your readings and manage your thinking as you are reading and I invite you all to share what is working for you on your blog or the course blog so others might benefit. Here are some that have been identified thus far:
· Mendelay - RRU library guide on getting started with Mendelay
· Zotero - Citation managers overview on RRU library website
· Excel spreadsheet Dr. Robin Kay example.
Last year we were super fortunate to have Theresa Bell join us as our "Embedded Writing Centre". She posted in the Embedded Writing Centre discussion forum in Moodle on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the topic of structuring an academic paragraph. The feedback was so positive that I have copied the forum over from last year so that you can take advantage of the activities and information she shared.
I appreciate that you are already have a lot on the go so please know this is not an assessed activity. It is provided to help support your writing and as such, you can access it as needed. In addition, at any time you can find additional resources to support you in your writing on the RRU Writing Centre and http://writeanswers.royalroads.ca/.
Enjoy and have a great day!