- Read the two articles
- Summarize each article, remaining objective.
- Develop a thesis that clearly critiques ONE of the two article’s (the argument made in it)
- Write a critique that argues why you found the argument flawed or wrong, though you should also consider what strengths you found in it as well. In essence, you are arguing why the argument fails to persuade you personally.
Summaries (250 words each)
- Include Author’s full name, “Title of Article,” Place of Publication, Date of publication
- Clearly state the author’s claim.
- Include all key points/reasons from the article
- EVERY sentence references the author’s name or points out that the idea comes from him/her. Ex. She notes that…The author explains…Doe argues….
Critique( 700 words–final draft)
- Introduces the article you disagree with (“Title, Full Name of Author, author’s claim)
- Thesis argues WHY you disagree with that author.
- Each body paragraph introduces one idea/method of argumentation from the article and argues why you think the author’s point is wrong/flawed.
- Each body paragraph provides evidence from the article itself that you use to argue why/how the author has a flawed point (why you disagree)
- At some point, you address a strength of the article (you opposition) and analyze why it represents a strength. Make sure to end by analyzing why this doesn’t change your overall assessment of the article’s point.
- All content is properly cited with necessary quote marks and parenthetical citations.
- Work cited page