Assignment: Critique a Journal Article
You have been provided a set of 2 journal articles to read. These articles comprise the famous Szasz-Ausubel debate about how we should understand and treat abnormal behavior. Your assignment is to write a critique of one of the articles. You will learn which article you will be responsible to critique in class.
How do you begin?
If you follow the steps in this outline, you should achieve your goal of accomplishing this academic assignment.
Double check your use of APA style. Ask one of the senior psychology majors who know how to format APA papers, or bring your paper to your instructor no less than a week before it is due for a quick APA style check.
Rewrite your paper
If you wish to make a better than average grade on this assignment, it is suggested that you read other authors who weigh in on the issues presented and who may represent a different perspective. Use the views of other authors in your critique to support your arguments, cite them appropriately in text, and include them in your references.
There is a reason that the text of the critique is limited to 3 pages. The challenge is to learn to write concisely and get your point across succinctly. If your paper is poorly written, contains grammatical errors, or is factually confused and/or is not in APA format when presented, it will earn a failing grade.