examples of critical reviews
Students often, and sensibly ask for example CRs (critical reviews). Often if you go to the right PAL session, the facilitators will bring theirs in as examples. If you do the reciprocal peer critiquing exericse in your tutorial group(s), where each student reads and comments on two other CRs, then you will have seen examples.
This CR has an especially interesting structure: picking pairs of papers showing opposite findings on each of 3 points, so as to get critical points from the literature; and then adding a conclusion of the reviewer’s own critical conclusions (about the literature).
“The Role of God” by George Hammond, published in the opinion magazine Grass Over Grass, is ambitious in that its primary focus is a being…
Reviewing an article is not as easy as it sounds: it requires a critical mind and doing some extra research. Check out our article review samples to gain a better understanding of how to review articles yourself.
As you read and evaluate your literature there are several different ways to organize your research. Courtesy of Dr. Gary Burkholder in the School of Psychology, these sample matrices are one option to help organize your articles. These documents allow you to compile details about your sources, such as the foundational theories, methodologies, and conclusions; begin to note similarities among the authors; and retrieve citation information for easy insertion within a document.
You can review the sample matrixes to see a completed form or download the blank matrix for your own use.