Article Critiques: Students are required to complete an article critique

 

Article Critiques: Students are required to complete an article critique on “Representative Bureaucracy: Exploring the Potential for Active Representation in Local Government” by Mark D. Bradbury and J. Edward Kellough (3-5 pages each, double-spaced, 12pt font, 1-inch margins), you will critically evaluate the assigned articles determined by me using the following format:

Introduction

• The author’s name(s) and the title of the article

• The author’s main point

• A thesis statement that previews your analysis

Summary

• The main points of the article

• The arguments presented in the article

• The findings of the article

Critique

• Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the article that you noted while critically reading

the article.

• State your informed opinions about the clarity, relevancy, and accuracy of the article, using

specific examples from the article to support your statements.

Conclusion

• Summarize the key points in the article, as well the key points from your own analysis.

• Close with a comment about the significance of the research or a statement of future

research needed in the field