“HIV treatment as prevention in men who have sex with men: examining the evidence”

Summary/Analysis #2 

This assignment will be almost the same as that for SA#1. I left the original language, so that you can refer to it for the new scholarly article you choose. But this time after your summary and discussion paragraphs, add a paragraph that synthesizes one or more points from SA#1 and one from SA#2. 

Requirement: Find a second scholarly (peer reviewed) article on your topic. Attached is SA#1 and the second scholarly article (SA#2).
Audience: Academic, so avoid “I,” “you,” and other informal language

Papers should be thorough but concise and this one needs only two paragraphs. Details are as follows: 

The first, summary, paragraph should begin with a signal or lead-in phrase mentioning the author(s) of the article and the topic (e.g. “Smith and Jones (2003) investigated. . .” (for APA style—note the year after the authors’ names). The summary paragraph should not contain any of your reaction to the author(s)’s points; instead, it should be a vastly shortened but accurate rendering of the author(s) main point. All details on evidence to support that argument need not be included. Pay attention to the following for SA#2 (Out 2-Pdf)
1. Is the article primary or secondary? What is the topic?
2. What is the author’s research question, hypothesis, or thesis?
3. What are the authors’ research methods (e.g., how was evidence gathered and what did it 
consist of)? 
4. What conclusions were reached? 
5 Does the author point to further research? What is it?
6. Be sure you have correctly cited page numbers for all quotations, paraphrases, and specific
information from your text, such as statistics, but keep quotes to a minimum. In the natural and social sciences paraphrase is preferred. 

The second analysis, or discussion, paragraph should contain your reflections/discussion on some aspect of the article. You might consider what you found as a particular strength or weakness in the article, and say why; for example, is the evidence strong enough to support the conclusion or thesis? Was the research question answered? Did you find limitations in the author(s)’s argument or research that they did not mention? This will give you a chance to join the conversation! 

In the upper left-hand corner of the paper include a) your name, b) the course and section, c) which paper it is (e.g., Summary/Analysis #1, 2, 3, 4), d) the date, and e) a title. At the end add a Works Cited (MLA) page with a complete citation for your source (s). Cover pages are not necessary.

The synthesis paragraph should examine any similarities or differences found in your sources (SA#1 and SA#2). These may be aspects of your topic, methods used, results, or conflicting approaches to a problem. Please remember to correctly cite both articles and to list each on your references page.
Other Hints

• Try to avoid using the word “article,” for example, “the article says” or “In Smith’s article…” In the first instance use the author(s)’s name—that’s what counts. It is the author speaking, not the article, which is only a vehicle for his/her/their words; in the second instance, it will be clear that you are talking about a specific piece of writing by Smith, so just say “Smith asserted/argued/cautioned, etc.”
• You may include the article title in the beginning when you introduce the author and the topic, but additional mentions of the title are redundant and distracting.