What is an Article Review and How One is Written
An article review is a written evaluation of a particular work. It
takes the form of an essay. It is done afler careful reading, note-
taking and analysis of what the author is trying to say. Your
review’s length may vary according to the article’s size. Generally
six to eight typed paragraphs (two pages) per article will suffice.
The review consists of four main parts that are placed in
A. Description of the work
A one or two paragraph description of the work’s physical
structure and any information about the author you may have
discovered. For example, magazine title, number of pages,
publisher, copyright, date of publication, edition, whether it is
part of a series, or any other information deemed relevant.
B. Statements of author’s goals:
The author will state what he or she is trying to accomplish
somewhere at the outset of the article. In your own words, or
paraphrasing the author, state the objectives for having written the
article (two paragraphs).
C. Your verdict:
Did the author achieve the goal(s)‘? Or, were some achieved but
not all? Were the conclusions valid, or can you show when he or
she hedged the point? If the answer is “yes” show why and use
examples from the text to bolster your praise. If the answer is
“no”, do the same thing to back your claim (two paragraphs).
Remember, you should not praise or condemn without proof.
D. Your Opinion of the whole Work:
Did you like the article? Why or why not? Use examples to
bolster your statements.
Proofread your work before turning it in and watch your spelling.
Students receiving less than a “C” for any of the three writing
assignments will be assigned a failing grade for the course
regardless of their overall exam average. This means that even if
a student has a lOO/A score on each unit exam, but does not have
at least a “C” on each article review, the student will fail the
course (College Policy). If on first attempt a student receives less
than a “C” on any article review, the student will be given the
opportunity to redo the said review with the intention of getting a
higher grade. A hard copy of your review must be handed in
during class on the due date. Marks will be deducted for late
submissions. The article that you reviewed must be stapled to the
back of your review. Please note that reviews will not be accepted
via email. Your paper should be completed using 12 fonts and
should be double-spaced.
A rubric is provided which will be used to grade each article