Article Review Assignment
This course requires that students display a sample of their writing.
• Select one journal article that is of interest to you.
• Read and summarize the article. Divide the review into three sections:
o 1) purpose of the article
o 2) key concepts, tenets, and findings
o 3) most significant contributions to your understanding
• Papers should be written in APA format and be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point, Times New Roman font, and have one inch margins. Please include a title page and reference page. The paper should be at least two pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages).
• The grading rubric is provided below.
Skill/Assessment Below Competency
4 points Competency
8 points Mastery
Thesis/Introduction to subject of inquiry Thesis is unclear and loosely related to topic Thesis is clear and aligned with writing topic Thesis is clear to reader and matches topic of paper
Discussion of details Article review lacks discussion of details, concepts, tenets and findings presented in the article indicating limited to no understanding of the materials presented in the article Article review shows some discussion of the details, concepts, and tenets and findings presented in the article indicating an understanding of the materials presented in the article Article review discusses all relevant details, concepts, tenets and findings presented in the article indicating a firm grasp of the materials presented in the article
Analysis of the article review/Contribution to Understanding Article review contains little to no analysis of how this article contributed to an understanding of psychology Article review contains moderate relfection/analysis of how this article contributed to an understanding of psychology Article review contains reflective analysis of how this article contributed to an understanding of psychology
Formatting & Grammar Format of article review does not conform to APA format. Spelling and grammatical errors permeate the article review Format of article review loosely conforms to APA format. Spelling and Grammatical errors are minimal Format of article review conforms to APA format. There are no significant grammatical or spelling errors.