Journal Critique Assignment Instructions

Journal Critique Assignment Instructions

For each Journal Critique, you will evaluate and critique 1 research article from a professional journal. The journal can be from any discipline that details the current trends in special education leadership. You are highly encouraged to select articles that will help you complete your Journal Analysis Paper. All articles must be current (published within the last 5 years). The assignment must be in current APA format and must include a title page and a reference page; it must also be 225–250 words. The title page, in-text citations, and reference page are NOT included in the word limit.

Journal Critique Assignment Instructions

Journal Critiques consist of 3 parts (each part must be only 1 paragraph): Part 1 – Summary Paragraph, Part 2 – Analysis of Author’s Key Points, and Part 3 – Personal Response. Personal pronouns are appropriate only in the Part 3 – Personal Response section of the Journal Critique.

When composing your reviews, remember to use professional, graduate-level writing. Do not begin with “This article is about…” Instead, open the review with a strong thesis statement and summarize the author’s main points in the first paragraph. Using third person, state your personal reaction to the article in the final paragraph (“This author agrees/disagrees…” or “one can see that…”).