Use this space to give a short introduction to the article and the purpose of the critique. This should be a minimum of two to three sentences. Make sure when you list the author’s name, you place the year of publication in parenthesis after the author’s name. You will need to follow all APA guidelines for citations. Citations should include the author’s last name, comma, and the year of publication. Example: (Smith, 2010). Citations with direct quotes should include the author’s name, comma, year of publication, comma, and the page number. Example: (Smith, 2010, p.23). You do not need the page number unless you have a direct quote from the work in the sentence.
Use this section to summarize the article you read. This should include the main points of the article. Make sure you properly cite within this section using both paraphrases and direct quotes from the article. APA states that you must credit the source when “paraphrasing, quoting an author directly, or describing an idea that influenced your work” (p. 170). This section should be written in a factual manner that is void of opinion or emotion. All paragraphs must be at least five sentences.
Use this section to analyze the article. This means you critically think through the article’s main points. Who was the intended audience? Did the author clearly communicate the main points to the intended audience? Did the author provide adequate support to back his/her claims? Address the credibility of the author(s) of the article by describing professional accomplishments that reveal to the reader reasons that the opinions of author(s) can or cannot be relied upon.
The validity of the research should be explored by discussing the limitations and the strengths of the research methodology. At least one source in addition to the article you are critiquing should be cited in this section to support your opinions of the validity of the article and/or its research methods. This section should be at least three paragraphs of at least 5 sentences each.
Use this section to provide insight from your professional experience as related to the issue addressed in the article. How does this article relate to the issue that you have chosen as your topic for the research paper for this course. You should include a clear concluding sentence. This paragraph should be a minimum of five sentences.
You will only include references that you cited within the Article Critique. At a minimum, you should include the article you read and one additional source. Make sure all references utilize a hanging indent and remove any hyperlinks.