Critique Paper and Peer Review Critique Paper
Addresses Course Outcome #1
To critically analyze scientific information presented in the popular media.
In this assignment, you will be using the following skills:
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO (step by step):
STEP 1: Choose an article
If you need additional information about your article, you can request a copy of the original scientific paper using the following link: request the original article with the original research from the library. (http://www.umuc.edu/library/delivered.shtml) This takes some time, so plan ahead!
SUBMISSION of STEP 1:
Please review the course schedule for the due date. Selecting an article on time is a component of your final grade.
STEP 2: Choosing supporting references
Choose two additional supportive sources: choose at least one website and one source found in the UMUC library database.
STEP 3: Critical Analysis and Format
Your critique should be 1,200 to 1,500 words, NOT including references, titles, etc. Your paper should be well-written, organized, and demonstrate a logical flow of information. It should also be spell-checked and grammatically correct.
Critique the article: There is a useful guide to Critical Analysis located in the Science Study Skills section of the classroom (located in the Course Content area under the link for Science Learning Center).
The UMUC guide to Critical Analysis will help you with the following:
You may also find Cornell’s guide to critiquing a research paper helpful.
You should present your critique in the following format:
Please review the course schedule for the due date.
STEP 4: Analysis of a classmate’s critique
Read one other student’s critique that is different than the article you chose.
This is worth 5% of your grade, so your response should be thought-provoking and contribute in some way. Short responses that basically say “good job” will receive only minimal partial credit.
Be sure to review comments made to your critique and respond appropriately.
Please refer to the course schedule for due date.