Department of Psychology

 

Guidelines for CEP Article Summaries

  1. The article you choose to summarize must be a psychology research article. As such, it must come from your search of the PsycINFO database at the library. (Please see instructions 1c below)
  2. It has to be a research article. For example, a news article describing a psychological finding would not suffice. An empirical research article has all of the following: An Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, and References section. If your article came from psycINFO and contains all of these sections, it would count towards CEP credit.
  3. You cannot double-dip and get CEP credit if you are required to read this article as part of a class or if you are reading it for a class project you are doing.

CEP: Article Summary Instructions.

To receive CEP credit for your article summary, please attend to all of the steps listed below:

  1. Picking your research article. Only research articles from peer-reviewed journals that publish research relevant to the course are eligible for CEP credit.
    1. Credit will not be given for newspaper articles, printouts of abstracts or other downloads from websites, or magazine articles (e. g., Psychology Today). Research articles from the book Forty Studies That Changed Psychology are not eligible for use in this assignment, nor are research articles assigned in your psychology courses.
    2. You may ask your professor to suggest research articles to read. The professor may give you a reference for you to look up and read. He/she is not responsible for furnishing you with a copy of the article.
    3. You may look for research articles yourself by:
      1. Going to http://guides.sju.edu/c.php?g=44842&p=284527
      2. Click on "PsycINFO"
      3. Under "Select a field," type in a key word relevant to topics you are interested in and select "KW keyword".

  2. Summarize the article in your own words (minimum length requirement of 500 words). Your summary must include all of the following:
    1. Background
      1. Course title and number (e.g., PSY 101, Introductory Psychology)
      2. Professor's Name
      3. Bibliography information for the journal article in APA format (click this link for more detail on APA formatting)
    2. Your summary of the article
      1. Statement of the purpose of the research
      2. The specific hypothesis tested.
      3. A summary of the methods used and procedures followed.
      4. A summary of the results.
      5. Summary of the major implications of the research.

      The summary must be written in your own words and not copied from the article. The summary must be written in your own words and not copied from the article. It is highly recommended that you read the article, put it away, and try to write it from your recollection. Taking notes or having the article right next to you makes it hard to write it in your own words. Academic Honesty Policy for the university is strictly enforced for this assignment. Please note that besides cheating in the conventional way, plagiarism also constitutes a violation of the academic integrity code. Go to www.sju.edu/libraries/drexel/plagiarism/index.htm for an excellent definition and examples of plagiarism. If you cheat or plagiarize on this assignment, you will receive no credit for this summary with no re-write opportunity.

  3. Submit the completed summary to TurnItIn.com.

    Important: Do not include any personally identifying information in your article summary (e.g., your name, student ID number, etc.).

    If you have never used TurnItIn.com before:

    1. Go to TurnItIn.com
    2. Click on "Create a user profile" (upper right under the login boxes)
    3. Follow the prompts (e.g., by selecting "student user")
      1. You must use your SJU email address to register.
      2. You can create your own password.
    4. Enter Class ID and enrollment password (scroll down to the bottom of this webpage for this information).
    5. Click on the class link just created.
    6. Several "assignments" will pop up. Click on the appropriate assignment (e.g., if it's your first time submitting a CEP article then click on that assignment, etc.)
    7. You can submit papers by uploading a MS Word file from your computer. Upload your file.
    8. For the title of your paper, type in your course #, course name, and professor's name (e.g., PSY 1101, Behavior Modification, Prof. Anderson).
    9. Click Submit.
    10. Turnitin.com will send a confirmation receipt to your SJU email address. If you do not receive it, the submission did not go through properly. If you have problems with the submission, make sure you have carefully gone through each of the steps above before contacting the turnitin.com site administrator, Mr. Ben Jezyk.

    If you already have a user profile at TurnItIn.com:

    1. Go to TurnItIn.com
    2. Login with your email address and password
    3. At personal home page, click join new class (red button, upper left)
    4. Enter class ID and enrollment password (see info at bottom of this page)
    5. Click on the class link just created.
    6. Several "assignments" will pop up. Click on the appropriate assignment (e.g., if it's your first time submitting a CEP article then click on that "Article Summary 1", etc.)
    7. You can submit papers by uploading a MS Word file from your computer. Upload your file.
    8. For the title of your paper, type in your course #, course name, and professor's name (e.g., PSY 101, Introductory Psychology, Prof. Anastasio).
    9. Click Submit.
    10. Turnitin.com will send a confirmation receipt to your SJU email address. If you do not receive it, the submission did not go through properly. If you have problems with the submission, make sure you have carefully gone through each of the steps above before contacting the turnitin.com site administrator, Mr. Andy Starr.

  4. Please allow 1 week for the 2 CEP credits to be posted to your account at http://sju.sona-systems.com.

    Class ID: 14289419

    Enrollment Password: psychology