Subject Code :- AS1
Unit Title :- Critical Review
Word Count :- 2000 Words
Guidance: A critical review is an evaluation (Critique) of the Article. A critical review is the summarisation and evaluation of the ideas and information in an article. Reviewing critically means thinking carefully and clearly and taking into consideration both the strengths and weaknesses in the material under review.
AS1 Critical Review Assignment – UK.
1. Students are required to read and analyse the article.
2. A description of the article focus should be given, written objectively.This is not using personal opinion. Key issues and themes relevant to the module and assignment learning outcomes should be drawn out for critical discussion.
3.The article should be analysed in the light of legislation, relevant reading and further research studies, not simply personal opinion.
4.The review should be referenced using the University of Northampton Harvard style as recommended in the Study Guide.
5.The review should be presented using font size and line spacing detailed in the guidance and format indicated in the Study Guide.
Some advice :
Before you begin reading, look at the title, as well as the article subheadings, to get an idea of what the author will focus on. You might start forming ideas about what you expect the article will say, and then, as you read, decide whether the article fulfils your expectations, or whether it leaves important questions unanswered.
Read actively.You might want to skim the article first, and then go back and take notes (remember to copy down page numbers!). You’ll have two main purposes in your reading. Your first purpose is to understand the author’s argument (what the author is trying to show, and the steps he or she takes to prove this argument). Your second purpose is to evaluate the effectiveness of the author’s argument. Make note of anything that’s confusing or unclear.Write down any questions you have (pay particular attention to questions that seem important, but that the author doesn’t address).