STILL HONING OUR ARTICLE CRITIQUE SKILLS For this week’s major assignment, you are going to write another article critique. Again, an article critique is a specific type of reading response that asks you to read, analyze and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of an academic article. Critiques are holistic and examine both the content of the article and the ways in which it is written before rendering an opinion on the validity or worthiness of the article. Ultimately, the purpose of the critique is to determine if the article meets your (personal and field-specific) standards of topic selection, evidence, logic and writing style. The article you choose must be one you retrieved through Trine’s Research Hub. THE ASSIGNMENT You need to carefully and critically read an article of your choice from the Trine Research Hub – your article must be a peer-reviewed article from one of these databases. You then need to compose a narrative response of two (2) to three (3) pages that is organized in the following sections: • Discuss the connection of the topic to your career path, interests, etc. – whatever reason brought you to choosing this topic, • Briefly (no more than one page) summarizes the article, • Makes a claim about the strength or validity of the author’s claims while supporting your claims about the author’s work with specific evidence from the article, • Makes a supported recommendation about whether someone in your field should use this article in his/her own research or writing. FORMAT Your critique should be in essay format, using complete sentences and paragraphs. It should begin with a paragraph discussing the connection of the topic to your career path, interests, etc. – whatever reason brought you to choosing this topic. Then write a summary that identifies the article and author. That should be followed by your evaluation of the research and writing of the article, supported by evidence. Finally, you should conclude with a one (1) paragraph recommendation, again supported by evidence, about the use of the article. Your review should contain direct references (quotes, summaries and paraphrases) from the article. You need to correctly cite your summary at the beginning with a signal phrase and in‐text citation. All other evidence should be cited in APA format. Include a correctly formatted APA-style Reference entry on its own page. APA formatting: You need to include a title page, APA citations, section headings, and a References page.
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