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-3 pages Article Critique assignment
-Use APA style
-An Introductory paragraph that states the author’s last name, date, and the central focus of the article. Then in this same paragraph: write a purpose or thesis statement of your purpose or intent in writing this critique
-A Body that breaks the 5 elements of a research article into Level Two headers, starting the first sentence of each paragraph with a topic sentence that focuses on the strengths and/or weaknesses of that element. Be sure to support each point with evidence from the article—quotes, paraphrases
YOU HAVE TO REVIEW THOSE ELEMENTS’ STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESNESS, STARTING WITH A TOPIC SENTENCE FOR EACH ELEMENTS. THOSE ELEMENTS ARE LISTED BELOW
1.Literature Review and/or a Theoretical/Conceptual Foundation
2.Methodology—data collection and data analysis section
3.Results or Findings
4.Discussion or Implications.
LASTLY, INCLUDE A CONCLUSION. • A Conclusion that restates your purpose and summarizes the article’s overall strengths and weaknesses. You might also discuss briefly what you learned from this article and in what ways you found it interesting or useful to do this first article critique.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: FOR THIS ARTICLE
1.The Research Question and Purpose are located early in the Introduction. [note: while all articles have an introduction, it is not usually labeled, as such];
2.While not called Conceptual Framework, the section titled ‘The Concept of Reflection in Learning’ actually is that, while the Literature Review is called ‘The Uses of Learning Journals.’
3.What is usually called ‘Methodology’ is called ‘Research Methods’, while
4.the Results or Findings in this article are quite long and contains a number of sub headings;
5.the Discussion/Implications is broken into 2 parts in this article called ‘Implications and Conclusions,’ though you could put them in a single, heading.
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