For this assignment, each student will select an article related to his/her prop

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For this assignment, each student will select an article related to his/her proposed research topic and critique the article. Remember: The topic must come from the list of approved research paper topics or the topic must be approved by the instructor. In the critique, the student will comment on and evaluate the article in the light of certain issues and theoretical concerns as related to the research topic. You must include a link to the article you are critiquing. You may include the link to the article at the end of your paper, or you may post it in the comment box of the submission link.
The critique should include the following: (The paper must be in proper essay format.)
I. Summary:
Provide the author’s name, the title of the article, the title of the publication, and the date of publication.
Provide a summary of the author’s main argument and the point(s) you intend to make about it.
II. Background Information:
Provide the background material to help your readers understand the importance of the article. This might include:
an explanation of why the subject is of current interest
a reference to possible controversy surrounding the subject or the article itself
biographical information about the author (include only information that explains the author’s credentials)
an account of the circumstances under which the article was written
reference to intended audience of the article (if the article appears in an educational journal the intended audience would probably be teachers)
III. Critique:
Provide a detailed appraisal of the author’s work. Go into depth about what you liked or didn’t like about the article. Explain if you would use the article for your research paper. Consider the following factors:
Significance of topic: e.g. national in scope, limited to local issues, etc.; important, trivial, etc.
Timeliness of topic: Is it a ‘hot’ topic? Has it been overdone? Why is it an important issue?
Organization of the article: well-reasoned, easy to follow and understand. Provide specific details to support this point.
Writing style: interesting vs. boring, cumbersome, etc. Provide specific details to support this point.
Analytical style: Are the conclusions the author makes too simplistic? Does the article rely too much on outside sources? Does the author avoid real analysis of the issue? Or, does the author provide insightful details? Provide examples to support your point.
Research: What type of research has the author done? Has the author provide any outside research? Provide examples.
IV. Response to Article:
Respond to the article and the author’s views.
With which views do you agree?
With which do you disagree?
Discuss the reasons for agreement and disagreement. When possible, tie these reasons to assumptions-both the author’s and your own.
V. Support for Research Paper:
This section should discuss how the article will help you in your defense of your research topic. Make clear to the reader your intended research topic and stance.
What will the article help prove?
How will you use the article in your research paper?

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