The student will clear an article for review in advance with the Professor. The article should be from a scholarly journal. The review is to be conducted in accordance with the article review checklist found in the syllabus/student course guide (and copied below) and to be between 5-7 pages in length. Always write your essay in the past tense. All papers are in Turabian Style.

The critique should be written as double spaced, typewritten essay following Turabian style guidelines that includes the following kinds of information:

1. Article name and Author.
2. Is there a research question that it clearly stated or implied? If so, what is it?
3. Is there a hypothesis, thesis, or central argument that is clearly stated or implied? If so, what is it?
4. Does the Author answer the "So What?" Were you convinced that the study was worth doing?
5. Is the study unique in any way?
6. What are the main points of the article?
7. What kind of literature review is provided and/or what sources are cited? How well does it fulfill that purpose?

8. How well does the Author explain their method of collecting and analyzing data? Could you replicate the study based upon the article before you?

9. Is there any discussion of variables? Is so, how? Does the Author look at alternative points of view?

10. Do the study’s findings support the authors Goals or Thesis? How valid are they?

11. Does the conclusion follow from the evidence provided? Are you persuaded by it? Why or Why Not?

12. Does the Author address the implications of these results? If so, how comprehensively is this done?

13. Do you notice other strengths and limitations of this study?