EDUC 735  JOURNAL ARTICLE CRITIQUE ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS OVERVIEW During this course, you will complete two journal article critiques. For each of these assignments

EDUC 735



During this course, you will complete two journal article critiques. For each of these assignments, select one of the articles you included in your Annotated Bibliography Assignment to critique. The two journal article critiques you will compose for this course are intended to build upon the Annotated Bibliography Assignment and serve as a foundation for your Research Paper Assignment later in the course. The articles you select to critique must be from professional journals and must be current (published no more than 5 years ago). 


Utilize the Journal Article Critique Template for this assignment. Each section of the template includes the specific required components of each section. 

1.     In the first section, the introduction, you should include a 4-5 sentence introduction to and overview of the article with a clear thesis sentence that reveals your purpose for the critique. Please do not include a heading for this section. It is understood in APA that the first section is introductory in nature and therefore does not need a heading.

2.     The next section is the summary and should have a Level 1 heading. The summary should provide a description of the methodology and the findings of the research. It should be a minimum of two paragraphs of at least five sentences each. Finally, the summary should have a balance of direct quotes and paraphrases from the article that is the focus of this assignment.

3.     The next section, the critical analysis, should be comprised of at least three paragraphs of at least five sentences each. This section should have a heading. The critical analysis should address the credibility of the author(s) by describing the professional accomplishments of the author(s) and the main logic of the article. This section should also discuss the validity of the assertions made by the author(s). The analysis should include a discussion of the limitations, strengths, and weaknesses of the research methodology. In addition to the selected article, there should be at least one additional source that provides support for the assertions made in this critical analysis section.

4.     Finally, the conclusion should be at least one paragraph of at least five sentences. Summarize your insight into the article based on your professional experience and include a clear concluding sentence. 

The article critique should be at least 750 words in length. This does not include the required title page or the required references list. An abstract is not required. Follow current APA formatting guidelines.

Refer to the Journal Article Critique Grading Rubric for more details on the expectations for this assignment.

Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.