One page max. Grading will be on both substance and style. Make sure you are mindful of spelling and
grammar. This means use complete sentences please. You will not receive the maximum points if there
is spelling, grammar or other writing mistakes.
Directions for the one page summary of a research article for extra credit
• The article you choose to summarize must be a research article (experiment) from a peer reviewed
• Please list your name only at the top of the page. (right or left handside)
• Please use New Time Roman font with 1” margins and single spaced.You should list the article as a citation in APA format and then include your one page summary
beneath. Very briefly provide the rationale, the methods and the primary finding.
• The most important thing is that you should evaluate the design and methods in light of info that
has been presented in class earlier in the semester about design and methods. Indicate what was
done well and what could have improved the strength of the study (i.e. Gold Standard).
Be critical of the study. What could have been done better?
– Control Group?
– Placebo Group?
– Study Design? Post test only? Retrospective?
– Validity of measurements?
• Then end your summary by indicating how you would use what they found in your future vocation
or real life (application).
• Do not plagiarize! Also, do not turn in previously submitted material from another class. The point of
this exercise is for you to be able to summarize an article in your own words briefly. Give a critique
of what they did well and what they could have done better. Then top it off with how you could use
what they found in real life (application). GGC’s policy and procedures on plagiarism can be viewed
at the following web site:
• One page max. Grading will be on both substance and style. Make sure you are mindful of spelling
and grammar. This means use complete sentences please. You will not receive the maximum points
if there is spelling, grammar or other writing mistakes. Fill the page, give me some substance.
• Please include a copy of the original article along with your one page summary.