Article Critique and Summary
Title of Article:
Author of Article:
Title of Publication:
Date of Publication:

Introduction to the Critique:
After careful reading and notation of the article...

1. What is the author’s main point/thesis?
2. Divide the article into sections of thoughts. Write a brief summary of each in your own words.
3. Summarize the author’s purpose and the main points/evidence cited used to backup the author’s purpose.

Body of the Critique:
Ask yourself the following:

4. What are the credentials/areas of expertise of the author?
5. Did the author use appropriate methods to gather the evidence?
6. Was the evidence used by the author accurate?
7. Does the author’s use and interpretation of this evidence lead to the reader to the same conclusion?
8. Did the author build a logical argument?
9. Is there other evidence that would support a counter argument?
10. Are the article and the evidence still valid or are they outdated, leading to an invalid conclusion?
11. Was the author successful in making his/her point?

Conclusion of the Critique:
Wrap up by...

12. Stating whether you agree with the author...
13. Backing up your decisions by stating your reasons...

And now...take the answers to your questions and compile them into a one page (250-300 word) critique of the article.