Assignment Guidelines
1. Cite the article
2. Write an introduction paragraph that informs the reader that you intend to review an article or other document.
3. Address the following :
o State the overall purpose of the article. What was the main theme of the article?

o What new ideas or information were communicated in the article?

o Why was it important to publish these ideas?
o What methods did the authors use to reach conclusions?
o If this is an experiment or survey, how were the data collected and analyzed?
Who were the subjects?
Briefly describe the research methodology.
What were the basic results or findings from the research?
o If this is an opinion article, where did the author get the information to formulate his or her opinions or results? Are the opinions trustworthy?
o If this is a technical article, how do you know that the material is accurate?
4. Give your impressions of the usefulness of the article. Give your reasons for your opinions. Write about your opinions of the strengths and weaknesses of the article in separate paragraphs.
o In your opinion, what were the strengths and weaknesses of the article? Be sure to think about your impressions and the reasons for them. Listing what the author wrote as limitations is not the same thing as forming your own opinions and justifying them to the reader.
o Make an effort to go beyond commenting only about the organization and layout of the article.
o Were the findings important to a reader?
o Were the conclusions valid? Do you agree with the conclusions?
o If the material was technical, was the technical material innovative?
5. Write a summary paragraph that briefly explains your overall feelings towards the article. Be sure to explain if you would incorporate the article findings into your daily work, give specific examples of why or why not.