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Read the instructions in Critical Review Task carefully and include the requirements that are appropriate for the article you have chosen. Not all of the “critique” questions identified will suit the requirements of your review article, nor is it an exhaustive list; you may choose to work out more relevant questions for your topic area.
How to write an article review
Article reviews are written to provide others with information about current literature. You will be making decisions about what the readers need to know about the article. Assume the readers are not familiar with the material you are writing about, so begin the review with an overview or summary of the article.
Summary of article
Briefly describe what the article is about and what the author wanted to achieve.
Identify the main points (keep to the authors presentation) and consider the following questions:
What is the approach used by the author?
Is there a particular theory presented in the paper?
Does the author present any debate considering different points of view?
If the article is presenting research, is methodology clearly described?
Include a closing paragraph that describes the conclusions (or key findings if research) and in what way the author highlights the significance of them.
Avoid any interpretation of the issues “ you are describing the content not debating it. The summary should be a maximum of no more than half the length of the review (ideally shorter than this) “ you need to consider the evaluation of the article (critique) to present a balanced review.
In addition to a summary that describes the content of the article, a review also includes a critique in which you provide an evaluation of the article.
The critique is essentially your “informed opinion” of the article, supported by appropriate references. There is no complete list of elements that make up a critique but the following questions can be used as guidelines for you to develop your own critique.
Is it easy to understand?
Who is the intended audience? (e.g. general reader, student, professional)
Does the article provide a useful introduction to someone new to the field?
Is the information presented useful for someone already familiar with the area?
Is it well-structured? (e.g. clear and well set out)
Are there any hidden or underlying assumptions? Do these strengthen or weaken the arguments / findings put forward?
Are the arguments presented well-supported?
Does the evidence stand up to scrutiny?
Is the main argument / hypothesis part of the current body of knowledge or is it a new idea? (eg. Do others support it? Does it go over ground covered elsewhere?)
What is the relevance of the argument / findings presented in the article? (Does it add to the body of knowledge? Does it have practical application? etc)
Be sure to support what you say!
If you are making judgements about clarity, style, structure etc. it is not enough just to make a statement such as “the article is difficult to follow” “ say why and, where appropriate, provide a brief example from the paper to illustrate your evaluation.
You need to place the article within the body of knowledge it addresses to present a balanced evaluation, so examine relevant literature (eg. search electronic databases) to assist you consider points such as current debates in the area, is it a new idea, different approach etc.