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The solution explains the steps to follow when writing a critique of an article. It points out when and what to summarize, points out what needs to be highlighted, and provides tips on what to include, such as: highlight the main points that were emphasized in the article, point out the weaknesses and strong points of the writer/article, etc and explains what the instructor wants to know about your observations of the article.

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When I have my students write an article critique, I want to know certain things. Did they read it, did they understand it, and do they believe it is effective. So, when I hand out guidelines, they are something like this:

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The solution explains the steps to follow when writing a critique of an article.

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Introduction: Explain what the reader will find in this paper. Introduce the article—include title and authors using APA citation.

Introduce the purpose of the paper: Set up your areas of critique. What are you doing? Why? In what order?

Article Summary: Your summary should capture the who, what, when, why, and where of the article/research.

Areas of Critique: Choose 3 areas to critique. When writing a critique, establish exactly what is being critiqued as the topic sentence of a paragraph. Provide support for your argument.

Conclusion: Summarize and finalize the ideas of the paper

Reference Page: Cite the article and/or other sources using APA citation

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