• Short title and page # (top right corner)
• Title of your review (centered, double-spaced)
• Your name
• Comp. II, CM200.1-AM or -PM
• Ms. Munzenmaier
• Version: draft 1, draft 2, etc.
Body of the review:
Short title and page #
Your Title (centered)
Summary (you need not cover every bullet point; these are suggestions to start your thinking)
Provide background information.
• Who is the author? What makes the author an expert on this topic?
• What is the focus of the article?
• Why is this subject important?
Summarize the main points of the article.
• What major are points made in the article?
• How does the author define any key words or important techincal terms?
• How does the author present the topic?
• If the article describes the results of a study, briefly describe the study methodology and findings.
Critique (choose one or two questions below)
Give your evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the article.
• How well does the author achieve his or her purpose?
• Does the article provide trustworthy information or a credible point of view?
What errors in reasoning or other weaknesses do you find?
Point out any examples of bias, distortion, or sensationalism.
Are there any significant omissions from this article?
• How does this article compare to others on this topic?
Are you aware of any sources that contradict this article?
Does anything make this article more (or less) useful than other sources?
• What impressed you about this article? How has it helped you solve a problem or
changed your thinking? (e.g., This article will help me decide which treatment is right for a member of my family who was diagnosed with…. or “This issue is more complex….)
• Summarize your most important insight(s) or conclusions about the article.
• Give your judgment about whether this article would be useful to others.
Reference list: full bibliographic citation in APA format on a separate page
• If your article is from a print source, attach a copy of the article.
• Bring three copies of your review to class.