Archive for the ‘Scholarly Journal Articles’ Category

This video demonstrates the parts of a scholarly or academic journal article. Offers pictures and brief descriptions of the sections including abstract, reference list, discussion, and methods. The video aims to help students understand academic articles.

Journaling, by nature, is a solitary exercise. And since we are often concerned with our deepest secret selves in our journals, we rarely share these writings with others. So it’s a special treat when we’re allowed a peek inside someone else’s journal. The cinema is one place where we can occasionally enjoy the journaling lives of others.

Here are a few examples of journal-based films.

1000 Journals
A decade ago, a San Francisco artist decided to conduct a collaborative artwork by releasing 1000 blank journals into the world. He gave a few to friends and acquaintances and then, as word spread, people began contacting him, wanting to take part. He sent journals all over the world. Subsequently, filmmaker Andrea Kreuzhage documented a search for the journals, discovering along the way a world of shared creativity and expression from people around the globe.

Bridget Jones’ Diary
Based on a popular novel by Helen Fielding, this film chronicles a year in the life of a woman in her early thirties. Single, self-conscious, and seeking success both in her career and in her love life, Bridget begins her journal on New Year’s Day, as a way of making a fresh start in her life. Following the journal, the movie reveals to us the many entertaining fiascos as well as important personal progress its heroine experiences as the year wears on.

Freedom Writers
In this true story, a recent college graduate takes on teaching English to at-risk high school students. Other educators wrote off her students as “unteachable,” but Erin Gruwell knew better. She used journaling processes to involve her students not only in English literature but also in recounting their own experiences, especially the hardships and challenges they faced as inner city youth. They read The Diary of Anne Frank, and wrote about their own lives
in a war zone, with drugs and violence as daily threats. The students of Room 203 named themselves the Freedom Writers, and published a book entitled The Freedom Writers Diary.

The Motorcycle Diaries
When he was 23 years old, Ernesto Guevara (later known as the Marxist revolutionary, Ch Guevara) kept a journal as he traveled across South America. The journal, which tells of his encounters with poverty and injustice as he crossed the continent, was published after his death and then made into this film.

Eat, Pray, Love
Julia Roberts stars in this recent release based on novelist Elizabeth Gilbert’s popular memoir. Still reeling from a painful divorce, Elizabeth goes on a trip of self-discovery to Italy, India, and Indonesia, writing copiously in her journal in each place. She battles her demons of depression, loneliness, and doubt to find her own path to happiness and love. Here’s an excerpt, testifying to journaling’s amazing transformative properties: I fell asleep holding my notebook pressed against my chest, open to this most recent assurance. In the morning when I wake up, I can still smell a faint trace of depressions lingering smoke, but he himself is nowhere to be seen. Somewhere during the night, he got up and left. And his buddy loneliness beat it, too.

Of course, this list is just a sampling. Journal writing can be reflective, like a memoir; or it can be more forward-looking, a place to dream and set goals. Either way, the stories from journals and the stories about journaling can provide fascinating material for movies and other artworks.

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This video will show you how to quickly dissect a peer-reviewed scholarly journal article for discussing in a research paper or course discussion board.

Research Minutes is a series for undergraduate students at Cornell University covering library research topics. This segment discusses how to recognize and find scholarly journal articles.
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Something that has become almost essential nowadays is to take on the task of learning another language. The picking of the second language to learn can cause considerable difficulty. The choice one makes often depends upon one’s interests, employment, and goals in life. For instance, those that choose to learning hebrew do so for scholarly reasons, for business or for their religion.

The study of the original text of the bible makes it necessary for scholars to understand the language that was used to write it. Thus they are forced to have more than just a familiarity with the Hebrew language. Instead they must acquire a certain fluency in order to gain a better understanding of the recorded history that is tied up in the pages of a book that is the most known in the world. Once that understanding is gained, what is read becomes more than just history, it is alive to them.

Some of the resources that a scholar uses to facilitate the acquisition of the language are quite varied. They may use language courses, textbooks, video, and audio compact discs. Each serves a specific function to a learner. For example, the compact discs help one to practice speaking the language while books help in improving the reading skills.

Since the world is starting to resemble a global community more and more with each passing day, those who work in business see the need for learning another tongue. Choosing the Hebrew language may be prompted by the fact that it is spoken by those individuals who are a part of one of the world’s most influential economies. Thus, an advantage might be gained through the acquisition of fluency. After all, one wishes to show a bit of courtesy in the form of speaking to another in his or her native tongue.

Those who for religious reasons wish to learn the Hebrew language do so to demonstrate their devotion to their beliefs. They also wish to perform certain ceremonies and rites in a way that is proper by using the words that are precisely correct. Without that particular option, many would have the feeling that what they have just gone through is not complete.

What is interesting is that the language was under restriction until the nineteenth century. It was used only in formal context such as in meditation and prayer. In fact because of its status as a holy language, it was the height of vulgarity to use it in every day conversations.

One major reason for the use of the language in only specific settings is that it was believed to be the language used when our world and universe were created. Thus, the spoken word and not the written one were believed to be one of the most powerful creative tools in existence. After all, it brought the entirety of creation into existence from nothing at all. Therefore to use it in anything other than prayer and meditation was the ultimate blasphemy.

The devout and the scholarly do not have the exclusive rights to learning hebrew nowadays. They do, however, need it to learn about world history and to gain a greater understanding of it. Those in secular fields can also use vocabulary audio in order to better conduct their business in a more courteous fashion.

A presentation that defines a scholarly journal article and how a typical journal article is structured.