A) 500 word summary of this article (provide an overview of the purpose, methodology, and the conclusions of the study or general summary of the article if it is a literature review article)

B) 500 word critique of the article

How do I critique an article/study? 

A critique is a specific style of essay in which you identify, evaluate, and respond to an author’s ideas, both positively and negatively.


What is the article’s background and purpose?

What is the main idea (the main argument) that the article is communicating?

  •  Evaluate:

How convincing is the argument?

  • What does the argument assume?
  • How useful or applicable is the article?
  • How does the article compare with other current theory and research?


  • What is your assessment of the article?
  • What issues does it raise?
  • What issues does it avoid?
  • What questions are still left I 
  • you are expected to engage with the article rather than just summarize it, by considering its content carefully, and from different angles. Your critique must be objective, so support it with evidence rather than instinct or emotion