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Apa Class Article Critique Minimum Of 1 000 Words But Do Not Exceed 1 100 Words

I’m working on a writing Other and need support to help me learn.

Article Critique Information

40 points (16% of your overall grade)

Assignment Logistics:

  • Include a title page that follows APA formatting requirements.
  • Write a minimum of 1,000 words but do not exceed 1,100 words. This means you will have to work hard to be concise when you write.
  • Include an introduction paragraph that introduces the topic and the article (this comes after your title but before your first heading).
  • Divide your paper into 4 or 5 sections prompted by the list below. Each article is different so there is no standard format. Have a heading for each section (bold, centered, and written in title case).
  • Wrap up your article critique with a paragraph or two of conclusion and reflection.
  • Include a reference page at the end of your critique in flawless APA style.
  • Include no more than 2 quotes, if you choose to include any at all.

The following criteria must be included in your Article Critique:

  • Summarize the article (a very short summary).
  • Critically analyze the author(s) main points.
  • Indicate the pros and cons of the article with regard to design, participants, setting, etc (refer to questions below for guidance on this)
  • Make your own recommendations to improve the article

Before you read the article:

  • Read the abstract for a summary of the author’s arguments.
  • Study the list of references to determine what research contributed to the author’s arguments. Are the references recent? Do they represent important work in the field?
  • Consult Google Scholar and find the article. See if other scholars have cited the work (below the article click “cited by”).

Reading the article: points to consider

Read the article carefully. Record your impressions and note sections suitable for quoting.

  • Who is the intended audience?
  • What is the author’s purpose? To survey and summarize research on a topic? To present an argument that builds on past research. To refute another writer’s argument?
  • Does the author define important terms?
  • Is the information in the article fact or opinion? (Facts can be verified, while opinions arise from interpretations of facts) Does the information seem well-researched or is it unsupported?
  • What are the author’s central arguments or conclusions? Are they clearly stated? Are they supported by evidence and analysis?
  • If the article reports on an experiment or study, does the author clearly outline methodology and the expected result?
  • Is the article lacking information or argumentation that you expected to find?
  • Is the article organized logically and easy to follow?
  • Does the writer’s style suit the intended audience? Is the style stilted or unnecessarily complicated?
  • Is the author’s language objective or charged with emotion and bias?
  • If illustrations or charts are used, are they effective in presenting information?

Students often lose points for the following errors. Make sure to double check these before submitting:

  • Incorrect running head
  • Missing institution name on title page
  • Incorrect citations, especially for three or more authors
  • Incorrect formatting of the article in the reference page. Pay special attention to the formatting of the article title as well as the journal title.