Itzel's Group

• For each type of article below, provide the reference to your article according to APA and answer each of the questions below with only one or two sentences for each point (you do not have to form paragraphs):
• What is the author's main point?
• Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?
• How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?
• As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you?
• Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?
• What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

CARO'S WORK

LITERATURE REVIEW

1. What is the author's main point? It talks about the methods for converting and recovering energy by piezoelectric, electrostatic or electromagnetic processes. This may bring about the High capacity, high density batteries that would revolutionize the power industry and transport industry in future. 2. Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? This is totally new. 3. How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? It is supported by a lot of references and it is supported by plenty of facts and proofs of the evidence of the issued discussed on the article. 4. As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? This does not concern to my field of study, English teaching so I could not help this information now or even in the future. 5. Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? The paper is absolutely well written but it is not easy to understand because it uses a lot of technical words. 6. What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? I do not know. REFERENCES: http://thesistown.com/writing/basics/an-example-of-a-literature-review/ ___________

CASE STUDY

1. What is the author's main point? This is to describe the business strategy of John Deere, in their own words is: “We aspire to distinctively serve customers — those linked to the land — through a great business, a business as great as our products. 2. Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? I think this is new for most of the readers that do not know about the topic but talking about Managing or Human Resources this is not new at all. And it implements something innovative for some enterprises. 3. How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? This is totally reliable because it contains figures, interviews and so on and this is well established and stated in the article. 4. As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? Maybe we can change some things like to serve students instead of serving customers, and to follow the strategies stated in the article in order to be successful in an organization. 5. Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? The paper is well-written and this is easier to understand because this uses less complex structures and grammatical structures too. 6. What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? Maybe something that can be giving more details about the topic. REFERENCE: http://www.benchmarkingsuccess.com/info/case_study/John_Deere.pdf

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FIELD RESEARCH

1. What is the author's main point? This article suggests the routine use of replications in field studies. And it also describes two examples briefly. 2. Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? This discuss something new because I never heard about something like this information and this bring something new to me to apply in my teaching career. 3. How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? The information is totally reliable to me because it has references and the information is well supported. 4. As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? Of course it directly helps me to mange some situations in the classroom. 5. Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? The paper is well-written and this is a little bit difficult to understand because it uses complex grammatical structures and they also use technical words. 6. What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? Something to discuss more deeply about the routine use of replications in field studies.

REFERENCE: Schafer, William D. (2001). Replication: a design principle for field research. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 7(15). Retrieved September 26, 2010 from http://PAREonline.net/getvn.asp?v=7&n=15 . This paper has been viewed 35,707 times since 4/18/2001.

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ACTION RESEARCH

1. What is the author's main point? It talks about Farmer Participatory Research (FPR) emerged in response to limitations of top-down R&D approaches. 2. Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? This is totally new for me but I do not know if it is new for the rest of the world. Maybe some authors discussed it before. 3. How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? This is totally reliable because it is well stated and supported by facts, examples, theories and previous studies. 4. As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? No it does not help me in any field of my life. 5. Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? The paper is well structured and well written, but it resulted totally difficult to understand because of the complexity of terms used in the article. 6. What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? I do not know. REFERENCES: http://afm.cirad.fr/documents/2_Innovations/CD_AFM/textes/830.pdf ______________

RESEARCH PAPER

ACTION RESEARCH 1. What is the author's main point? To call reader’s attention to avoid and regulate the Use of Cell Phones on the Road to avoid our lives be endangered. 2. Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? Maybe the topic of the article is not new but it is a current and urgent topic to attend nowadays and it has to be attended by society urgently. 3. How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? The information is reliable because it gives a lot of details and examples about the topic and this takes reader’s hearts because it is to avoid danger in reader’s lives and this is something that happens every day and everybody is in danger. 4. As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? No, maybe as a citizen but as an English Teacher I do not think so. 5. Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? The paper is well-written and the words are less complex than in other articles, so it was easy to understand. 6. What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? I do not know. REFERENCES: http://www.dianahacker.com/pdfs/hacker-Daly-MLA.pdf

Cesar

Literature paper

Clarke, J. & Bull, D. 1998, ‘The importance of enabling programs in providing higher educational opportunities for the educationally disadvantaged', Paper presented at the 3rd National Equity & Access Conference, Yeppoon, Qld, 28 Sep. - 1 Oct. Thanks to the authors for granting permission to use their article.

• What is the author's main point?
• Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?
• How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?
• As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you?
• Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?
• What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

IVAN

Field research

Pettigrew,A. (1990)Organizational science,vol.1,no.3 ;United states of america. Retrieved from : http://www.jstor.org/pss/2635006 field

1. Longitudinal field research. 2. Yes, it is about how to conduct a longitudinal research which is not common. 3. Yes, there are plenty of references. 4. I do not think so. 5. It is very complicate to understand. 6. Maybe changing a little bite the type of vocabulary used to explain the topic.

Research paper

1. Obedience and behavior 2. No, it is about a well-know topic (behavior and consequences of the obedience) 3. reliable because there some references and the reading make special emphasis on some author theory. 4. I suppose it could be interesting to know how to deal with people similar to the one described in the reading 5. easy to understand. 6. Maybe more study about the topic and practical research

Case study

1. Cerebral injuries affecting behavior 2. Yes, it explains the case of a person and the problems he had with an brain injury he suffered. 3. Not reliable because there are no references about the topic. 4. Not interesting. 5. It is not difficult to understand however, there are a few of technical words complicate to understand 6. References about the topic so it could have more credibility.

Action research

1. Science and its reforms. 2. No, It’s about reforms and changes for science teachers. 3. There is just one reference but that’s it. 4. Not for English teachers. 5. It is easy to understand. 6. More references.

Field research

Field Pettigrew,A. (1990)Organizational science,vol.1,no.3 ;United states of america. Retrieved from : http://www.jstor.org/pss/2635006 field

1. Longitudinal field research. 2. Yes, it is about how to conduct a longitudinal research which is not common. 3. Yes, there are plenty of references. 4. I do not think so. 5. It is very complicate to understand. 6. Maybe changing a little bite the type of vocabulary used to explain the topic.

Lupita

Literature review

1. To make people aware of the things that cause adolescents' depression.

2. It talks about things that had been always known, like the negative feedback that people give to adolescents and that this may cause this problem, but it also talks about the networks and all the things that these ones involve.

3. The information given is really good, because the author wrote very useful supporting ideas that make easier the topic to be understood.

4. This would be very useful for us as tecahers in order to detect this problem in our students and make what we need to help them solve this problem.

5. It is easy to understan because the language the author used is not difficult to understand.

6. A more specific research on the networks and their negative feedback in adolescents could be interesting, in order to make people be aware of this problem and look for the most appropriate way to solve it.

Research paper

Bruter, Michael (2005), Citizens of Europe? The Emergence of a Mass European Identity, Palgrave Macmilan, Hampshire.

1. European Identity crisis.

2. It is something that someone has already took but the author also implies some new information.

3. It could be said that the author could give more sources or look for more information in order to have a clearer essay.

4. It would be useful for teaching culture, but just till certain point.

5. Yes, it is easy to understand because of the language used on it.

6. It could be a more detailed research paper.

Case study

Xiaoxiao, L., Yan L. (2010) A Case Study of Dynamic Assessment in EFL Process Writing.

1. To create a community among the tr and the Ss.

2. It is new, because nobody has research or write about these things that are really important inside a classroom.

3. It is really good, because it gives to reader the opportunity to think about it, as a teacher to think if you really give to Ss the confidence they need.

4. It is really useful because this could be the difference between a good or bad class.

5. Yes it is because the vocabulary is related to what I know.

6. It could be a comparison.

Action research

1. It talks about the aspects that could motivate students to learn science in the school and away from this one.

2. It is something new, because in the past, the tecaher just focused in the learning process at school, the students were not asked about what they think of this subject or the motivation that they could find or get in order to be interesting in science.

3. The information prsented is very reliable sice it contains also the results of the invesdtigation that the author did about the topic.

4. This could be useful for us as tecaher in order to also motivate our students to feel interesting about our class.

5. The paper is easy to understan because of the vocabulary used on it.

fatty

Literature review

http://147.8.224.21/acadgrammar/litrev/examples/litex3.htm 1What is the author's main point? It´s why the women are more talkative than men 2Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? It has information from other authors, it really does not have the authors opinion 3How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? It has a lot of evidence because the author quotes other information 4As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? I think it concerns a lot, because we as teachers have to take into consideration de sociolinguistics. 5Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? It is a little confused, because the author quotes a lot, and does not give his/her own opinion. 6What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Research paper

http://iresearchpapers.com/samples.php 1What is the author's main point? It talks about the stereotypes of the these cultures 2Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? It only has information about other authors. 3How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? It has a lot of evidence because the author quotes other information 4As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? This research paper does not have anything to do with my profession. 5Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? Yes it is well written, it has subtopics that facilitate the reading, but I think is missing the new information, some questionnaires that he applied in order to be a research paper, otherwise it is only a literature review 6What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? Apply questionnaires or something

Case study

What is the author's main point?
Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?
How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?
As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you?
Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?
What further research could be done to take the findings a step further

Field research

What is the author's main point? The author´s main point is to help graduate students in anthropology and in educational administration as well as other researchers and practitioners to view schools as social systems

Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? This article discuss soemthing new, because he/she shows to the readers the result of the paper, and it give a new vision ot that.

How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? This paper have not enough cites. i think the author have to include more evidence.

how useful is this information to you? This information is useful for me because it gives a general idea about how the social systems (taliking about education) work.

Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? no, it is a little bit complicated because the order of the paper has no coherence.

REFERENCE  N/A Studying Schools As Social Systems: A Mannual for Field Research in Education. Instructors' Manual.

Ely

Research paper

What is the author's main point? it is an esperiment that tested people's obedience to authority.
Does the article discuss something new?  Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? yes it discusses something new think all the people think that authority solve the people's actions and not according to the article
How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?yes i because it gives the reference the people who make this uinvestigation
As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? it is really useful because sometimes we as a teachers want to impose throught authority, but we can use other techniques
Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? yes i tyhink it has a sequence introduction, body, and conclusion.
What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?
to make more obseervations and esperiments

Case study

  http://www.materials.ac.uk/guides/casestudies.asp study


What is the author's main point? the use of traditional materials and multidiciplinary materials Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? well they only discuss what they observe in their research How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? yes because it is an association. As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? i think it can help us to udertand the use oif different materials for teaching inglish Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? i think it is a little scrambled What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? by ourn experice to apply all these advices in our classes.

Action research

http://www.actionresearch.net/writings/livtheory.html What is the author's main point? he discussing producing a living educational theory Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?maybe it is something that we have thought it obne time in our life we do not how to do it and this help you to know how to apply it. How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? it is realiable because it was research with a reference supported by a collage As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? it is really useful because it can help us as teachers to imoprove in our praxctice and clasess Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? yes absolutely it has a sequence intruduction, examples. etc What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? no i think it is very complete and understandable.

Esther

case study

Carl, J.(1998) Errors in language learning and use.

Research paper

Tedick, Diane. (1998) Research on Error Correction and Implications for Classroom Teaching. indiana http://www.carla.umn.edu/immersion/acie/vol1/May1998.pdf

action paper

Anker,W.(2000)Errors and Corrective Feedback: Updated Theory and Classroom Practice.

• What is the author's main point? to analyze the implications of error correctin in the learning process* Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? it critizes her own point of view and also others´* How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? Yes, it provides certian references in which the books are very formal* As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? it helps me to know how to address those situations in which I need to correct my students and also to know what is the best way to do it. * Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?. yes it is veru undestandable and what it states is very interestin g and it has a concrete objective. * What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Anabell

Research paper

Chambers, F. (1997) What do we mean by fluency? Elsevier Science LTD. Great Britain.

Case study

Bolitho, R. (2009). Rflective Language Teaching: from research to practice. Oxford University Press.

Action research

Wallace, T. ; Stariba, W. & Walberg, H. (n.d.)Teaching Speaking, Listening and Writing.

Field research

Rubin, L.; Daly, J.; McCroskey, J. & Mead, N. (n.d.) A review and critique of procedures for assessing speaking and listening skills among preschoolers though twleve grade students.

* What is the author's main point? to clarify the meaning of fluency in foreign language learning and teachin and how it is assessed. * Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? It does provide new information and help to support my research * How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? Yes, it is writen for the university of Southampton. * As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? It helps me to have more information about speaking and about language teaching. * Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?. The papers that have to do with action and field are a little bit more complicated because they provide examples about team work research and specific type of students. * What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Leez

Research paper

Hacker, D. (2006). Cell Phone Use Increases Risk of Accidents, but Users Willing to Take the Risk.” Web. 12 Jan. 2001. From http://www.dianahacker.com/pdfs/hacker-Daly-MLA.pdf

1.Regulate Use of Cell Phones on the Road.

2.It repeat what others have said in past about the danger of use cell phones while driving.

3.At the end it comes the references (books, journals, web pages, etc.) that was used during the writing to support information and provide evidences about what it is written.

4.Just to increase vocabulary and reinforce the structure of this type of writing.

5.Yes it is easy because it provides examples and provide information in a clear and the information is easy to handle.

6.No, it is not necessary because it would be very repeated.

Case study

Pfaffenberger, W. et al (2006). Renewable energies – environmental benefits, economic growth and job creation. Retreived February 2006 from http://www.estif.org/fileadmin/estif/content/press/downloads/060506_Bremer_insitute_impact_jobs_renewable_energies.pdf

1.Renewable energies, environmental benefits, and economic grwth and job. 2.It discuss both old and new information. 3.Yes it is reliable, because it provides a list of references. 4.Not so much, maybe to know how to use energy (electronic equipment). 5.It is really well written because or the order, examples and clarity charts, and the like, but it has some technical vocabulary that is not really easy to know. 6.To check energy and make proofs all around the world.

Action research

Hollis, J. (1995). Effect of Technology on Enthusiasm for Learning Science. Retrieved October 20, 2004, from http://www.enc.org/professional/learn/research/journal/science/document.shtm?input=ENC-002432-2432_ch1

1. Effect of Technology on Enthusiasm for Learning Science.

2. New information a research on real people.

3. It has evidence about the theoretical part but not about the practical part. Conclusions and observation are just written without evidence.

4. In case that we would be interested on teach science it would be really interesting.

5. It is well organized, easy to understand, and clear due to the vocabulary and structure.

6. Other that ccould explain how other aspects besides technology helps to learn certain topic or subject.

ALEXANDRA

What is the author's main point?
Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?
How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?
As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you?
Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?
What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Literature review :

1.this  article talks about tips for clickers in large classroom

2. no, he just talk about the clickers inside classroom.

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4. well, for me it is intersting because of the information that cointains. this author talks about students, classrooms, etc.

5. at the beginning it was difficult for me to udnerstand it, but then while i started to read all, i got the main idea.

6. for me it is well done, because of the examples that this author uses to support what he is saying.

Cadwell, Jane E., (2007) . Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best-Practice Tips . Life Science Education. from: http://www.lifescied.org/cgi/content/full/6/1/9&nbsp;. Retrieved: september 27th 2010

Research paper
1.Behavioral Study of Obedience

2. yes, it talks about an experiment that this person create in order to see the behaviourism

3.well, is just an examples and it doesnt have support ideas. like citations

4. it has nothing to do with my area, but it was interesting

5. yes, is so easy to understand it.

6. well, is just an example and for me was very clear.

Experiment-resources (2008-2010). From: http://www.experiment-resources.com/example-of-a-research-paper.html'Case Study</' 1. about a man who suffered a problem in the brain

2. the author says the story of a man, who suffered an accident in his brain, and the author gives information about it.

4.  this article doesn't help me at all , becuase it has nothing to do with education.

5. yes, the paper was understandable

6. well, for this paper is important to make a further research.

Case Study Samples. (2002). from http://www.nvcc.edu/home/elanthier/methods/case-study-samples.htm. retrieved: september 27th 2010-

Raul

Literature review

• What is the author's main point?
• Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?
• How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?
• As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you?
• Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?
• What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

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Research paper

What is the author's main point? It is to show how dangerous can be the use of the cellphone when someone are driving. Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? Maybe it is not new, however it is based in experiences the author knows. She knows that it is a big problem. How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? The author took the information from diferent sources and testimonies. As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? In this case, a lot. Because besides teaching english we should integrate topics with imkportant information. Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

case study

What is the author's main point? Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Ben's Group

• For each type of article below, provide the reference to your article according to APA and answer each of the questions below with only one or two sentences for each point (you do not have to form paragraphs):
• What is the author's main point?
• Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?
• How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?
• As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you?
• Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?
• What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Luis Ángel

Literature review

Alexander, L.A., & Link, B.G. (2003). "The impact of contact on stigmatizing attitudes towards people with mental illness". Journal of Mental Health, 12, 271-289.

• What is the author's main point?

the stigma of the mentally ill and perceptions of dangerousness.

• Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?

When she read each, she wrote a paragraph description of each. She says just what others have said.

• How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?

Yes, every paragraph the author writes is supported by clear statements.

• As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you?

Even if it is not too related to our field, the information there is quite interesting.

• Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?

Yes, it is. All of the pharagraphs are nicely integrated

• What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Something related to psychology.

Research paper

What is the author's main point?

The effectiveness that communication in bussiness meetings must have in order to achieve goals.

Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?

Even if bussiness is not such a brand new topic, there are new tendencies to improve achieving goals in that respect. (e.g. coaching)

How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?

Yes it is. Actually, most of the information in the paper is nicely supported. For example; in the second part, according to Wayne (1994, p.4) "communication is the oil that greases the organizational machine and makes it run easily". To me, it is the most important example of supporting ideas nicely.

As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you?

Even if bussiness is not quiet tightly related to ELT (English Language Teaching), communication is carried out everywhere and the effectiveness it has will determine the results concerning the goals we want to achieve.

Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?

Yes, it is. Actually, it is divided into eight defined parts:

Abstract 1. Communicating in business. 2. Communication techniques. 3. Effective communication skills. 4. Ten methods to ensure your speeches are successful. 5. Hold effective meetings. 6. Practical recommendations in business communication. 7. Conclusion.

What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Following the same structure and a similar approach but now taking that study into ELT (English Language Teaching) concerning the rapport between Teacher and Students.

Case study

Service, R. P (2006 - 2010), Case study: “Consumer protection”. Retrieved from: www.Essay-Paper.net

What is the author's main point?

Laws and regulations concerning customer protection in the U.K.

Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?

It is an everyday topic, however, the information is not always the same one. Even though there are certain statements concerning laws, and also when there are certain historical facts included, the paper is discussing about something current.

How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?

Yes it is. Actually, there are several historical evidences included there so the support of the information becomes stronger.

As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you?

Basically, the topic is what matters in this respect. Especially when we are not only teaching language but English culture as well. It is quite appropriate for a conversation club.

Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?

Not really; actually, there is too much information even though the paper is divided into eight parts.

What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Action research

Hollis, J.L. (1995). "Effect of Technology on Enthusiasm for Learning Science", in S. Spiegel, A. Collins, & J. Lappert (Eds.), "Action Research: Perspectives from Teachers’ Classrooms". Science FEAT (Science For Early Adolescence Teachers). Tallahassee, FL: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education. Retrieved October 20, 2004, from http://www.enc.org/professional/learn/research/journal/science/document.shtm?input=ENC-002432-2432_ch1. Reprinted with permission.

What is the author's main point?

It is about how the integration of technology into my middle school science curriculum would impact the author's students’ enthusiasm for learning science

Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?

The evidences come from what the author have seen in her students, even though she supports her research. So the author discusses something new.

How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?

The information in the article is reliable because she is very organized when explaining it through the report. Also because most of her information comes from her experience.

As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? It is very useful because it has to be with teaching rather than just culture

Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? Yes it is. It is very clear.

What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

The study may be reproduced in Mexican students. It took place in Florida, however, it can be modified and adapted to be administered in Mexico.

Field research

What is the author's main point?

Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?

How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?

As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you?

Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?

What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Nancy

Research paper

FitzGerald, H. (2003). Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education: How Different Are We? Spoken Discourse in Intercultural Communication: The Significance of the Situational Context. Great Britian: Mulltilingual Matters.

To present the importance of communicative competencies in intercultural and linguacultural enviroments.

Yes, it does, because the author shows extrainformation which refers to new cultural and intercultural strategies.

It is realiable because the search presents some studies made in some schools together with great citations.

It is understandable and interesting at the same time because it relates to teaching issues.

Yes, it is , because the vocabulry and the vast of examples are common in our areas.

Case study

Mellen, H. (2002). Identity and the Young English Language Learner.Clevedon:Multilingual Matters.

To see individuals´behave in certain English situations.

The author idendtify the bahavior of some ss, by using information related to issues of identity in second language.

The information that the author uses is relevant and real.

It is important to consider because we can see how that factual information can be presented.

In some parts is easy to understand but in other do not, because the author uses certains charts with specific vocabulary.

Action research

Hoffman, S. (1992).Linguistics and Pragmatic Competence: Their relationship in the Overall Competence of the Language Learner: Pragmatics and Language Learning.Journal Articles:Vol.3, p66-80.

To see the relationship between two kinds of language competence, linguistic and pragmatic, withinthe larger domain of the learner´s overall competence.

He uses important and essential literature review.

He uses reliable information in order to support the purpose with the research.

This kind of research paper is important to analyze because most of the time it is kind of papers that students do.

Yes, it is, because when we practice essays, especially argumentative essays, are like the base. Then with this researhers are easier to develop

Fabian

Research paper

What is the author's main point? To tal about Children's leuronlinguistic programming

Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? Yes, it is something new

How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? This research is reliable becauise it is suppot by an institution of education called CfBt Education Trust

As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? It isuseful in the sense that this research paper shows how Ss programs neurolinguistically and this make Ss create their personalisation

Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? Yes, it is easy to understand the vocabulary is mor academic.

What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? I think the topic was well developed in this research paper

John C., Richard Ch., Geraldine H.,Jeff J., and Paul T.(2010)Neuro-linguistic programming and learning: teacher case studies on the impact of NLP in education

Case study

What is the author's main point? To talk about Recommendations for Using the Case Study Method in International Business Research

Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? it is something new

How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? it is reliable the researcher support her investigation with plenty of references

As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? Well this is not useful for my BA. this research is focused in BA about bussiness

Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? Yes, but in sometimes there is technical vocabulary

What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? apply this kind of investigation with people who care bussiness

Vissak, T.(2010)The Qualitative Report, Recommendations for Using the Case Study Method in International Business ResearchVolume 15, pp 19.

Action research

What is the author's main point? To discuss about the skills need it fr a good learning

Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? it si something new

How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? This investigation is reliable it was made by a teacher from Virginia in a city public shool

As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? It isuseful in the sense that in it discusses the skills tha a student needs in order to achieve the laerning

Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? Yes, it is easy to understand

What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? apply this kind of investigation with My own group to prove if there can be the same results

Clara J.(2008)The Relationship between the Strategy of Knowledge Folders and Study Skills (action research paper)

Field research

What is the author's main point? To tal about examples of tropical disease control in humanitarian medical programmes

Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? it is something new it gives some graphs to show the results obtained

How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? it is support by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygine

As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? it is not useful for me, I am not from medicine BA.

Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? No, it containes a lot of technical vocabulary

What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? make examples in more medical camps

Manica B.,Seyoum D.,Petter T.,Samantha P.,Robert D.(2005)Examples of tropical desease control in teh humanitarian medical programmes Of MSF and Merlin.

ALMA CARDONA

Literature Review

• Hello Alma. Please add references according to APA. --Benjamin Stewart 18:59, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

• What is the author's main point? The author’s main point is to explore the representativeness of linguistic resources • Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? The article discusses something new because it is not very common to find a work that focuses on resources rather than the field itself. • How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? The athor provides different sources and a lot of information. • As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? It is very important because we will need to use different resources in our classes and the article discusses very good examples. • Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? It contains very technical vocabulary related to linguistics. A person who is not familiar with this field would find the text hard to read. • What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? An implementation of the different resources in order to compare and discuss them.

Research paper

• What is the author's main point? • Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? • How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? • As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? • Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? • What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Case Study

• What is the author's main point? To present a case of Second language acquisition after traumatic brain injury • Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? This article is very interesting and it discusses something new because there is not a lot of information on this topic. • How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? Yes, the author mentions that several tests were applied to the girl in order to gather evidence and information. • As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? It is useful because as English teachers we will find every type of people, and sometimes special cases. Maybe, these cases will not be as drastic as the one presented by the author. But we could find students with learning issues. • Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? The paper is very well written. However, the topic contains some technical vocabulary that is not always understandable. (Neurological vocabulary) • What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? Probably trying to find a similar case in order to make comparisons.

Action Research

• What is the author's main point? • Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? • How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? • As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? • Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? • What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Field Research

• What is the author's main point? • Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? • How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? • As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? • Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? • What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Marco Gallegos

Research paper

Hacker, D. (2006). Cell Phone Use Increases Risk of Accidents, but Users Willing to Take the Risk.” Web. 12 Jan. 2001. From http://www.dianahacker.com/pdfs/hacker-Daly-MLA.pdf 1. Regulate Use of Cell Phones on the Road 2. Repeat what others have said in past about the danger of use cell phones while driving. 3. At the end it comes the references (books, journals, web pages, etc.) that was used during the writing to support information and provide evidences about what it is written. 4. Just to increase vocabulary and reinforce the structure of this type of writing. 5. Yes it is easy because it provides examples and provide information in a clear and the information is easy to handle. 6. No, it is not necessary because it would be very repeated.

Case Study

Pfaffenberger, W. et al (2006). Renewable energies – environmental benefits, economic growth and job creation. Retreived February 2006 from http://www.estif.org/fileadmin/estif/content/press/downloads/060506_Bremer_insitute_impact_jobs_renewable_energies.pdf

1. Renewable energies, environmental benefits, and economic growth and job. 2. It discusses both old and new information. 3. Yes it is reliable, because it provides a list of references. 4. Not so much, maybe to know how to use energy (electronic equipment). 5. It is really well written because or the order, examples and clarity charts, and the like, but it has some technical vocabulary that is not really easy to know. 6. To check energy and make proofs all around the world.

Action Research

Hollis, J. (1995). Effect of Technology on Enthusiasm for Learning Science. Retrieved October 20, 2004, from http://www.enc.org/professional/learn/research/journal/science/document.shtm?input=ENC-002432-2432_ch1

1. Effect of Technology on Enthusiasm for Learning Science. 2. New information a research on real people. 3. It has evidence about the theoretical part but not about the practical part. Conclusions and observation are just written without evidence. 4. In case that we would be interested on teach science it would be really interesting. 5. It is well organized, easy to understand, and clear due to the vocabulary and structure. 6. Other that could explain how other aspects besides technology helps to learn certain topic or subject.

Vero Orosco

Literature Review

• Hello Vero. Please reference your sources using APA. --Benjamin Stewart 18:59, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

What is the author's main point? The author´s main point is to give information about how children learn by using technolgy, specifically softwares.

Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? The article discusses new aspects since software are really important for children to learn.

How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? Yes it is supported by plenaty of evidence. All of the informacion has examples and reasons.

As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? This is very useful for us since some of the teachers will be teaching kids, this is a very good material to teach with.

Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? It is very well-written and of course understandable.

What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Research Paper

McAlllister. D (2010) College of health, Education and Professional Studies The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

What is the author's main point? The author´s main point to to give some result about a teaching research between some people.

Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? It has new information, since it is a research, it has statistics, results etc.

How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? Yes, it is supported since there are some statistics and results.

As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? Thi information is really useful as we as teachers since the article is about teaching and all that it involve.

Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? The paper is well-writen. Even though I did not understand some words I consider it as understandable.

What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

Case Study

What is the author's main point?

Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past?

How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence?

As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you?

Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not?

What further research could be done to take the findings a step further?

ALE RIVERA

LITERATURE REVIEW

1. What is the author's main point? The intention of the author is to identify the relationship between gender and language, but not only by describing and analyzing lexical or phonological uses of language, also by recognizing differences between women and men in order to identify the difference and dominance of language.

2. Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? It repeats information that has already discussed by some other authors.

3. How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? It is supported by evidence since the author takes reference of others authors’ works.

4. As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? It could be important in order to identify how women and men use the language, but it also can be useful to understand and recognize what other authors have studied about the current topic.

5. Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? It is well written and also it is pretty easy to understand, because the terms the author uses are very familiar for me and also because the vocabulary and structure is not too complicated.

6. What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? Probably a new research can be conducted in order to identify the role of the women or men in a conversation under some specific contexts.

• Hello Ale. Please reference your sources using APA. --Benjamin Stewart 18:59, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

RESEARCH PAPER

1. What is the author's main point? The authors’ main idea is that it is needed a new regulation about the use of phones when driving.

2. Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? It proposes new things, but also it mentions information that is not new. It is clear to identify this information because the author cites other authors and magazines, etc.

3. How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? The paper contains evidence because it shows examples and also it mentions other references.

4. As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? No, because the topic is not related to the area of study.

5. Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? Of course it is well written, also there are some comments that are on the right and left column that mention each part of the document, and it is well seen that the document is complete and also it is understandable.

6. What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? Probably a new research will be needed to establish the regulation.

CASE STUDY

1. What is the author's main point? The author mentions that it has been analyzed the cross linguistic transfer for many authors; however in this paper he presents a study of the transfer of word order in a specific are such as Andean Spanish. He mentions that the influence of Quechua has helped Andean to adopt similar syntax and semantics.

2. Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? It mentions information that it is not new; however, the document presents new information. The presentation of this information is obviously relevant since it is part of a study.

3. How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? The information is plenty supported by evidence since the author presents some observations.

4. As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? It is a relevant topic, however the population the author observed is not relevant for me as an English teacher, but it can help me to identify some aspects of syntax or semantic transfer.

5. Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? It is easy to understand because the vocabulary is known. Also it is understood because the author presents evidence. The topic is very specific.

6. What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? Probably a new research can be conducted to determine the influence that transfer has when learning a foreign language and not just Quechua.

ACTION RESEARCH

1. What is the author's main point? The author is trying to prove and describe the use of naturalistic models to teach pragmatics of negotiation in a New Zealand tertiary institution. She suggests some activities that can be effective and used in the classroom and also suggest that spoken language is relevant so that students identify similarities in pragmatics between the target language and the mother tongue.

2. Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? Obviously it discusses something new; however the writer uses information from other sources (authors) to support her ideas.

3. How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? It is supported by evidence; the author shows statics and instrument she used in order to prove her theory and to support her research.

4. As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? Probably it is important in order to consider some activities we can use in order to teach students pragmatics.

5. Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? It is well written, it contains many steps and many information that prove the author’s theory.

6. What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? Probably no further research is needed since this research is complete. But probably the author has not finished her research so she may finish it in order to present her theory.

FIELD RESEARCH

1. What is the author's main point? The main point is to present the origins of pragmatics.

2. Does the article discuss something new? Or does it simply repeat what others have said in the past? No, it takes information that has been provided; it is just a review or a collection of relevant information.

3. How reliable is the information in the article? Is it supported by plenty of evidence? Probably it is reliable since the author cites other authors.

4. As pre-service English language educators, how useful is this information to you? Probably it will be relevant for the ones are interested on the study of pragmatics, because the paper presents like a review of its origins and relevant information concerned with this field. However since it is focused on Catalan probably it will not be relevant for English teachers.

5. Is the paper well-written? Is it easy to understand? Why or why not? It is a little bit difficult to understand since the author’s ideas sometimes are not clear, but the vocabulary is understandable, I have no problems to understand since I have already know something about pragmatics, but probably for the ones that does not know, it can be kind of difficult.

6. What further research could be done to take the findings a step further? I’m not really sure because the fact is that this paper aims on describing the importance Catalan scholarly has for pragmatics.

Mayra Mtz

Case study

1. To identify the research that has been undertaken on the subject and assesses the viability on the topic. 2. No, it repeats what others had said in the past. 3. Yes, it includes interviews with experts. 4. Yes, because we as a teachers should know about leaders on the classroom and how to manage it. 5. Yes, it uses good explanations and 6. To create new theories or arguments on the research.

Research paper

1. To how students learn, how dance and music fit into the picture, and strategies that would promote success, with regard to comprehension. 2. Yes, it has different points of view about hoe students learn by using different strategies. 3. Yes, surveys and questionnaires. 4. Yes, because it show us how children learn by interacting with others and through different activities. 5. Yes, it uses simple words and explanations.

McAllister D. and Cutcher C. (2010) Culminating Experience action research projects. Volume 13. Collected Works - General; Reports – Research. P. 393. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED511591.pdf

Literature review

1. To review some information about how children learn. 2. No, it repeats what other people said un the past. 3. Yes, It supported by showing evidence. 4. This information is useful because as I English teacher we should know how children learn to plan our classes. 5. Yes, it provides explanations and definitions of words that I did not know.

McAllister D. and Cutcher C. (2010) Culminating Experience action research projects. Volume 13. Collected Works - General; Reports – Research. P. 393. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED511591.pdf