Prompt to Answer
Things to Know: A peer-reviewed journal article (Links to an external site.) is different from a regular journal article because it is an article that has been reviewed by experts in the field being study/ written about. Because a board of individuals in the field of the article’s topic must review the article before its publication, a peer-reviewed article is considered academically rigorous and factually correct and are some of the best sources to use when writing an academic paper.
Directions: Please read the assigned peer-reviewed journal article Communication Skills and Reflection Practice in Smart English Teaching and Learning Environment.pdf
download, and thoroughly answer the questions below this box (You may copy and paste the chart into your discussion reply). Please review paraphrasing in the class notes to help you avoid plagiarism.

Reference
Nguyen, H. T. (2020). Communication Skills and Reflection Practice in Smart English Teaching and Learning Environment: A Case
Study. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 15(17), 221237. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v15i17.15235 (Links to an external site.)
Note: The in-text citation for this reference would be (Nguyen, 2020).
Journal title:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Author(s):_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What is the purpose of this study?
Write down the exact statement the authors use to describe what they were testing. (Hint: This may be written as purpose statement or as a hypothesis). Include quotation marks around the exact wording, and indicate page number(s).
Now describe the reason for the study in your own words (paraphrase).
What was the gap in the research that the authors were trying to fill by doing their study?
(Note: The gap in the literature, is the missing piece or pieces in the research. It is the area that has not yet been explored or is under-explored that the authors wish explore.)

What were the important findings/ discoveries of this study?
What were the authors major conclusions or findings as written in the article? Include quotation marks whenever you use the authors exact wording, and indicate page number(s).
Now take what you have just written and (as you understand them) explain the major conclusions in your own words (paraphrase).
How reliable are the authors findings?
Did the authors suggest if there were any problems with their study that may have made the results unreliable?
Are the claims made in this article credible?
Do the author’s or authors’ conclusions about the results of their study make sense based on how the study was done? Is their conclusion too vague or too specific? Were the authors biases at all?

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