Article Critique

address omissions, oversights, or inconsistencies in the subject matter, explanation, or examples provided in the reading. These can be

addressed with a creative response or written critique. You must clearly demonstrate what the knowledge deficit is in the text (what it lacks or

fails to explore) and consider the context of the reading (era, location, major events) as well as the author (who they are, whether they

situate themselves/their knowledge). Written critiques may also provide updated information or current examples. Creative responses may make use

of the reading itself by making modifications to the text, amending the text or inserting omissions. You may combine a written critique and

creative response. The goal is to clearly demonstrate that you are thinking critically about the reading or the information presented in the

reading, considering the information, the source, the message, and the way that message might be perceived and by who

Tips for Critique

Before you start writing: -find one or two main points you want to discuss -find examples to back up/support your main point(s) -make an outline

that indicates the order you in which you want to make your points and bring in examples; the structure of your argument -note the source of

these examples so you can cite them properly

Writing: -use language you are comfortable with to help you express yourself clearly -pretend you are explaining it to someone else; sometimes

it helps to say it out loud -include a works cited page

Editing: -leave time for editing! (no one´s first draft is their best draft) -ask yourself if someone unfamiliar with the topic could understand

what you are trying to say about the topic (even if they have to Google some of the terms or ideas, can they understand your take on this?) –

spellcheck is great, but be sure to re-read it yourself -check to make sure your citation style is correct