You are to critique each of the two articles according to the instructions below. The articles should be less than three years old.
Each one- to two- page critique (a total of two to four pages for both critiques) must include the following three parts and must be formatted according to SPA style as outlined in the approved SPA style guide (including title page, in text citations and reference list).
* Identification of the Article – Provide the reader with enough information about your article so he/she will be able to locate the article.
*Summary of the Article – List the main points that the author has tried to establish (i.e., 1, 2, 3 or first, second, third). There normally will be three to five main points. If you are summarizing a court case, you should discuss: What provision of the law was at issue? Briefly state the facts of the case. What legal tests were applied? Were there any unusual elements in the case?
*Your Critique – Provide your reaction (insightful, critical, and logical) to the points that the author tried to make, or an overall critique of the entire article. A simple statement of agreement or disagreement is not sufficient. While you may make such a statement by way of introduction to your reaction, you must clearly and logically state the reasons for the position that you have taken.