Evaluation: What is it?

How does your voice fit in the scholarly conversation? How can you revise and align your opinions to participate with the intellectual discussion of your fellow scholar-practitioners?

For this Assignment, you will review the Learning Resources on sentence structure and audience. With the principles outlined in the Learning Resources in mind, it is time to join the conversation by adding your own evaluation of the three paragraphs you have written from the journal article you selected in Week 2.

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review      the Learning Resources on audience, sentence structure, and, if necessary,      the MEAL plan from Week 4.
  • Review      the content of your selected journal article.

The Assignment:

Revise the three paragraphs from the Week 4 Assignment, adding your own evaluation of the article’s main points. In the MEAL plan, this portion is referred to as the A section, or analysis, and is often the most difficult portion to include.

Add 1–2 sentences to each paragraph, detailing your analysis of each main point.

Required Readings

Laureate Education. (2015). Evaluation: What is it? [Infographic]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Walden University Writing Center. (2015i). Walden templates: General templates: APA course paper template (6th ed.). Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general

Laureate Education. (2015). [Infographic]. Point of View Analysis, Baltimore, MD: Author.

Prince, S. (2014, May 8). Breaking down the MEAL plan: Adding analysis [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2014/05/breaking-down-meal-plan-adding-analysis.html

Prince, S. (2012, August 28). You’re engaged?! [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2012/08/youre-engaged.html

Required Media

Walden University Writing Center (Producer). (2015, January 30). WriteCast: Student Q&A on flow, sentence length, and using “I” in academic writing (Episode 18) [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://soundcloud.com/writecast/writecast018

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 10 minutes.

Transcript: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/transcripts/podcasts/ep018 

Walden University Writing Center (Producer). (2014, February 10). WriteCast: All about audience (Episode 6) [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://soundcloud.com/writecast/006-all-about-audience

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 9 minutes.

Transcript: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/transcripts/podcasts/ep006 

Walden University Writing Center. (2015). APA formatting and style: Point of view [Video file]. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/pointofview#s-lg-box-6264281

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 3 minutes.

Walden University Writing Center. (2015). Engaging writing: Tool 2-Sentence structure [Video file]. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/clarity#s-lg-box-6264315

Note: You will need to advance through the playlist to locate the correct video. The approximate length of this media piece is 3 minutes.