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Critical Analysis of a Scholarly Article

Critical Analysis of a Scholarly Article

Scholarly writers are aware of their audience and base their writing on solid evidence rather than on assumptions and/or opinions. In addition, scholarly writers must also utilize a scholarly voice. This assignment will give you practice in scholarly writing and using a scholarly voice.

To prepare for this assignment:

- Review the handout: Study Notes: Introduction to Scholarly Writing: Finding a Scholarly Voice.
Locate and save the following article in the Walden Library:

- Thomson, J. (2009). Closing the accounting talent gap. The CPA Journal, 79(12), 13-14. Retrieved from ABI/INFORM Global database

With this article as your basis, complete the following using your other resources for the week as a guide:

- Write a summary of this article in which you:
o Describe the central research problem or topic
o Explain the purpose of the article
o Describe what the author(s) concluded
o Analyze the logic of what you have read

- Include an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the article as a piece of scholarly writing and of its appropriateness for its intended audience.

- Briefly review at least two different references listed in the article. How do they support this article and its conclusions?

- Use at least three of the standards for critical thinking as described in Chapter 7, "Critical Thinking," in the course text.

Be sure that your summary and analysis demonstrate your understanding of scholarly writing and your skill in using a scholarly voice, and is appropriate for your intended audience.

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See attached files.

I will attach an original copy of the article "Closing the Accounting Talent Gap" from the December 2009 issue of The CPA Journal. I have also attached another copy in a word file and I have highlighted several areas that I believe are important in this article. Please read the article to understand the information.

I will give you some information that will help with the list of requirements that have been shown in order to point you in the right direction to complete the whole assignment on your own.

o Describe the central research problem or topic
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Solution Summary

This solution contains detail information to help write a Critical Analysis of a Scholarly Article. The criteria for the analysis of the article entitled "Closing the Accounting Talent Gap" by Jeffrey C Thomson is as follows:

o Write a summary of this article in which you:
o Describe the central research problem or topic
o Explain the purpose of the article
o Describe what the author(s) concluded
o Analyze the logic of what you have read

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