Critique – Journal Article Your critique should have a title page that only includes the name of the

Critique – Journal Article
Your critique should have a title page that only includes the name of the article, the
source of the article, the author’s name(s), and your name.
Prepare and type an additional one to two-page double-spaced critique with 1” margins
and a Times New Roman font of 12 covering the following:
1. Introduction:
! Mention the author, article’s title, thesis and main points
! Briefly discuss relevant background information relating to the scientific issue
or problem presented in the article; write this as a short summary of the article.
2. Analysis:
! What is the author’s purpose for writing (inform, persuade, recommend, etc)?
! Who do you believe the author’s target audience is?
! What are the author’s supporting points? Do they directly support the main
idea? Are they based on research; or are they simply someone’s opinion?
! Briefly discuss the research methodology (Did they only do research by
referring to other articles or did they do their own experiments?)
3. Relevance and Applicability:
! Is the author’s article effective? Why or why not? Do you agree with the
author’s conclusions? Why or why not?
! What implications (resulting effects) do the main points and conclusions
present to the scientific (or other) community, people, environment, etc? How
could you use the author’s findings in your future studies?
! Can you apply the findings to your own life? If so, how? If not, why not?
! Would you recommend this article to others? Why or why not?
Make sure you do not plagiarize. This critique MUST be in your own words.
If I discover that you copied directly from the article itself, you will receive a 0.
If I discover that you copied from another student, you will receive a 0
Be sure to proofread your work. Typos, misspellings, and grammar errors make it
difficult to understand and negatively impact the effectiveness of your writing.
Evaluation Criteria for Critique
Overall Appearance Points
Are the three required sections addressed and labeled? 5
(Introduction, Analysis, Relevance/Applicability)
Is the paper double-spaced with a 1” margin & a font of 11 or 12? 5
Does the paper have a title page and no more than 2 additional pages?
(3 point penalty for each additional page)
Is a copy of the article attached 5
Content of the critique
Introduction 10
Does it mention the name of the article and the author in the critique?
Is the author’s thesis statement stated?
Is the article clearly summarized (problem/issue, outcomes)?
Is there sufficient information given to catch the reader’s attention?
Analysis 10
Is there a thorough analysis of the article?
Are all four points addressed (look at analysis section in assignment)?
Relevance/Applicability 15
Is there a well-thought out and clearly expressed opinion of the article?
Has the article’s main issue(s) been related to the real-world?
Is the critique easy to understand; does it appear to have been proofread
(few typos, misspellings, etc.)?