ANY TOPIC RELATE TO BUSINESS ETHICS
Article Review Guidelines
An article review is a summary of a magazine or journal article. The source of the article will be a major business publication and this source should be cited within the body of the article review. The article must be related to a topic that is covered in this course and this topic should be identified within the first sentence of the review. The length of the entire review should not be under 300 words. Your opinion of the subject matter should be written at the end of the summary.
EVERYTHING COUNTS: SPELLING, GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, AND SENTENCE STRUCTURE.
1. The source of the article can be the internet or a business magazine.
1. The article must be related to a topic that is covered in this class. This topic and corresponding chapter must be identified within the first sentence of the review.
1. The source of the article must be identified.
1. The summary must be written in your own words.
1. Your opinion of the subject matter must be identified with a subheading and written at the end of the summary. (minimum five sentences)
Article Review Grading Criteria
60% – 3/4 page summary (minimum 300 words)
20% – student opinion included at the end of the summary using a subheading (minimum five sentences)
10% – course topic identification and corresponding chapter included in the first sentence of the article.
10% – source of the article is identified at the bottom of the review
Analysis of an Article
1. The main purpose of this article is _______. (Here you are trying to state as accurately as possible the author’s purpose for writing the article. What was the author trying to accomplish?)
1. The key question that the author is addressing is ___________. (Your goal is to figure out the key question that was in the mind of the author when he or she wrote the article. What was the key question the article addressed?)
1. The most important information in this article is ________. (You want to identify the key information the author used, or presupposed, in the article to support his or her main arguments. Here you are looking for facts, experiences, data the author is using to support his or her conclusion.)
1. The main inferences/ conclusions in this article are ________. (You want to identify the most important conclusions the author comes to and presents in the article.)
1. The key concept(s) we need to understand in this article is ______. By these concepts, the most important ideas that you would have to understand to understand the author’s line of reasoning? The elaborate briefly on what the author means by these concepts.
1. The main assumption(s) underlying the author’s thinking is (are)_______________________________. What is the author taking for granted that might be questioned? The assumptions are generalizations that the author does not think he or she has to defend in the context of writing the article, and they are usually unstated. This is where the author’s thinking logically begins.)
6. If we take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are _______. (What consequences are likely to follow if people take the author’s line of reasoning seriously? Here you are to follow the logical implications of the author’s position. You should include implications that the author states, if you believe them to be logical, but you should do your best thinking to determine what you think the implications are.)
6. If we fail to take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are _________. (What consequences are likely opt follow if people ignore or reject the author’s reasoning?)
1. The main point(s) of view presented in this article is (are) ______. (The main question you are trying to answer here is: What is the author looking at, and how is he she or she seeing it?
SOURCE: Elder, L. (2001). Critical Thinking.