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This plan provides guidance to the library media teacher when teaching how to write an article critique.
Explain to students that there are five rules for writing a summary:
Further explain that in order to write the summary, the student will need to read the article several times. They will need to keep the following questions in mind while reading:
The student should proceed with the composition as follows:
Note: A tip for articles that explain a method or technique: tell what the method is; explain briefly how to do it; and, tell what advantage it has.
The critique is not a reaction to the article or the material in it. It is not an explanation of the material, nor an amplification of it. Nor is the critique an editorial, a defense of the material from your standpoint. The critique is your evaluation of the article and how it is presented to you.
The questions to keep in mind while writing it are: