Analysis of the Article
Describe the author’s credentials, purpose and audience
Include a brief summary of the content. (Conclusion, Reasons, Assumptions)
Evaluation of the Article
Is it reliable? Is there a bias or is it objective?
Is there significant information omitted? Did the author acknowledge different perspectives?
Do you think there is enough evidence?
Do you think the information presented is overstated and/or simplified?
How timely is the source? Is it relevant?
What did you think were strengths and weaknesses of the article?
Did you come to the same conclusion as the author? Do you think his/her conclusion is
Has the information presented changed how you think about the topic? Provide specific examples.
Did the article help you learn about your topic? Was the article useful?
Did the article inspire you to take action as an advocate for change regarding this topic?
Your group member must critique your work and give you feedback. It is important that the feedback is specific so that you can make appropriate changes before you contribute your annotations to the final group paper. Watch this video about the art of critique and feedback.
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