Language in cognitive learning

Language in cognitive learning


Please find and post a link to an additional article relevant to Language that you found interesting along with a one-paragraph summary below. The summary must include:

– The paper’s thesis

– Experimental design (if it is an empirical paper)

– The paper’s conclusion

Please be sure to specify in your summaries the authors’ thesis/hypothesis and if their data provided evidence for or against their hypothesis.

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– Implications to the field

The implications section is intended to stretch your critical analysis beyond how it relates to the assigned readings into how and why it is significant for the field. Guide your thinking in the following way: why are you sharing this article with the class? What did you hope for your classmates to gain from reading this article? Be specific. Discuss how the insights from your article can be applied to matters of educational practice or policy, or the development of educational theories.


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it will help with grading to specify your article as theoretical or empirical. Going forward from Week 4 on, please also include a sentence or so at the beginning on how it relates to the week’s topic. For empirical articles, be sure to (briefly) identify the design of your study. (Is it a randomized controlled experiment? Is it a pseudo-experiment? A case study? What are the conditions? How are the groups determined?) Do not simply state the conclusion without describing the experimental conditions. I’ve created a hypothetical example below. As before, feel free to modify your posts if you feel you need to until the deadline.


Correct: Participants were randomly assigned to two groups. Students who took a test in a room with ambient music answered more questions correctly than students who took a test in a room that was completely silent. The authors determined that there was evidence that ambient music was beneficial to student performance.

Incorrect: The authors found that ambient music was preferable to silence for student performance on tests.