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Universidad de la Amazonia

Programa de Licenciatura en Ingls


Semanario de Profundizacin en Escritura Acadmica como Opcin de grado
First Abstract
Reviewers names: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Article titles: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
Product: Article Evaluation. Accept as it is. ___Accept after minor revisions are made. ___ Revise and resubmit. ___Reject. ___

Criteria S N
Descriptive
Up to 12 words
Title Concise
Explanatory
Using keywords
Accounts for the content of the paper
A brief, clear and complete account of the article
In a neutral, objective and coherent voice
It states the problem under investigation (in one sentence)
Participant features (age, gender, ethnic group, etc.)
Abstract Methodology
Basic finding
Conclusions
Scope, and goals
Versions Spanish
150250 words
No textual quotations
Keywords format At least 5, specific, no names of institutions.
Palabras claves
The introduction is engaging, states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper
The introduction succinctly describes and appropriately connects the subject and context/ background to the
purpose of the investigation.
Introduc Is there a specific and clearly formulated question to be tested?
tion Presents the relationship to earlier work in the field
Purpose Clear, concise, and relevant
The topic is well introduced, and groundwork is laid as to the direction of the article.
The introduction is inviting, states the main topic, and provides an overview of the paper. Information is relevant
and presented in a logical order. The conclusion is strong.
Synthesis The research focus is clearly situated in broader scholarly
literature and in a historical context
Significa Both the practical and scholarly significance of prior research are clearly reviewed and critiqued
nce
Scope Consistently explains why specific topics and material are used
and need
Vocabula Writer demonstrates an extensive variety of appropriate words and expressions connect and link his/ her ideas
ry with the authors.
Writing is very clear, easy to read and succinct. The writer incorporates the active voice
Clarity of writing

Quotations support/contest/illustrate the authors statements, rather than making up the statement themselves.
Theoretical Framework

Style is consistent and fluent throughout the text, without any changes of voice or authority, or significant varia
tions, which might suggest there was plagiarism.
Sentence Structure, Grammar, Mechanics, & Spelling
All sentences are well constructed and have varied structure and length. The author makes no errors in grammar,
mechanics, and/or spelling.
The goals are clear and the methodology used is suitable to reach the conclusions
Introductory and conclusion paragraphs are used, as well as paragraph transitions.
Logical connectors reflect the relationship between statements.
Cohesion

Uses textual cohesion resources, such as anaphoric and cataphoric references, proper use of punctuation marks
Graphic material (figures, tables) and appendices enrich the data shown and are properly called in the body of th
e text.
In each paragraph, main ideas, as well as supporting ideas are clearly stated
There are unnecessary repetitions, redundancy
Information is organized in a logical way and the reader is able to predict what follows
Coherence

Demonstration is sufficient (nor excessive neither scanty): using examples, quotations, illustration, data.
Define the terms used and that could lead to confusion or be unknown to a potential reader

Information organization criteria are noticeable, such as chronological, cause and effect

Ideas are repeated; rather they are developed following a logical progression
There are direct or veiled contradictions Unit of meaning: use of logic connectors
It skips from one topic to another. All of the ideas seem to be developed within the scope stated in the introducti
on
(title: References; complete: author, year, title (section and/or book)
References

(transl. volumes, edition), city, publishing house. Journal: volume, number, pages. Online: format (PDF, html).
Retrieved from: url, etc.

Techniques of qualitative research: in case this is the method used, is it corroborated with some other qualitative
Method

method?
ology

Discusses the methods or resources used in the investigation in an organized, specific and concise manner

Findings are confirmed when two different strategies yield similar results; this verifies the information is consist
ent, and clarify meanings.

The results section provides a succinct and specific explanation of what was discovered,accomplished, collected
or produced.
Findings

States results, including quantitative data, in an organized, specific and


concise manner.
Provides a thorough, organized and specific explanation of why no data or results were achieved.
Coverage The appropriate content in consideration is covered in depth without being redundant. Sources are cited when
of specific statements are made. Significance to the course is unquestionable.
content
Information
Information is gathered from multiple, research based sources. (5)
Summary A synthesis of ideas and hypothesis or research question
The author was surprising able to make succinct and precise summary based on the review. Insights into the
problem are appropriate. Conclusions and the application to library media center program are strongly supported
in the review.
The conclusion provides a succinct interpretation of the results and evaluates what the results mean
to the investigation,OR evaluates the relevance or uniqueness of what was accomplished in the immediate
Conclusion context of the projects purpose, and describes how the investigation fits within a larger field.
When results were not obtained: A conclusion without results succinctly evaluates what the completion of the
investigation could mean within a larger field.
Provides an interpretation of results, if any, in a clear and concise manner and specifically states what they
mean to the investigation.
Or provides an evaluation of the relevance or uniqueness of the accomplishments in the immediate
context of the projects purpose, And describes how the investigation, whether completed or not, fits within a
larger field or continuing investigation in a clear and concise manner.
Knowled Frequent errors in spelling, gramar (such as subject/verb agreements and tense), sentence structure and/or other
ge of writing conventions distract the reader. Writing does not consistently follow appropriate style and/or format.
Conventi Source documentation is incomplete. It may be unclear which references are direct quotes and which are
ons paraphrased.
Developing

Clarity Sentence structure and/or word choice sometimes interfere with clarity. Needs to improve sequencing of ideas
and within paragraphs and transitions between paragraphs to make the
Coherenc writing easy to follow.
e
Rhetorica The writers decisions about focus, organization, style/tone, and/or content sometimes interfere with clear,
l Choices effective communication. The purpose of the writing is not fully achieved. All requirements of the assignment
may not be fulfilled.
All cited works, both text and visual, are done in the correct
Citation format with no errors.
Contents All required information is discerned with clarity and
precision and contains all items listed in Meets category
OrganizationStructu Writer demonstrates logical and subtle sequencing of ideas through welldeveloped paragraphs; transitions are used
ral Development of to enhance organization
the Idea
Titles (sufficient, reflecting content, clear hierarchy:
#0 centered, bold font;
#1 aligned to the left, bold font;
#2 indentation, bold font, final dot;
#3 indentation, bold and italics font, final dot;
#4 indented, italics, final dot

Body Each paragraph has thoughtful supporting detail sentences


that develop the main idea
Thesis Statement Clearly and concisely states the papers purpose in a single sentence, which is engaging, and thought provoking.
Appearance Creative and attractive, clear organization, readable and neat, title page, abstract, introduction, findings and
discusiion, conclusion, references
Length (up to 8,000 words)
Margins and format (MS Word, letter, 2.5 cm) Font, spacing (Times New Roman, 12 points, line spacing 1,5)
Format Footnotes (numbered)
Type of article: the classification of the submission meet APA requirements (see APA, 2012, p. 10)
Reviewers observation:
Teachers Observation
Writers observations