Critical Analysis

A critical analysis is your reaction to the information in an article

and your evaluation of the manner in which the information is

presented in the article. 1) This critical analysis section of this

assignment should be four complete pages, typed, using APA 6th

edition format. 2) The title page is an additional page; and 3) the

reference page is another additional page – A total of 6 pages for

this assignment.


1. Select one topic from those listed above.

2. Select four peer-reviewed journal articles to use in your paper.

3. List the pointsarguments the author uses to support the thesis

or make his main points as the articles relate to your topic.

4. Evaluate the authors’ presentation in each article. In other words,

how well did the author makes his/her point or supports the thesis of your paper?

5. Continue analyzing your assignment by including the areas listed below.

Criticize the facts or lack of facts, the organization, the tone, the

author’s credibility.

• Who wrote the articles? What do you know about the authors?

• Are the articles straight news reporting, a commentary on some

event or situation, an editorial? Is it just the facts or a discussion

of something that has happened?

• Do the authors appear objective? What kind of language does

the author use? Is it emotional?

• Are the facts correct, clear? Do they “seem” accurate. Is the

information complete? Does it appear that some important facts

are omitted?

• Do the writers appear to know the subject matter? As you read

the articles, do you “feel” that something is missing? Is it logical?

Does it present support for his/her argument?

• Is there a clear thesis? Is it adequately supported by facts and

data? Are inferences made?

• How is the material organized, for example:

A. Chronological order

B. Comparison/contrast

C. Definition

D. Cause/effect

E. Problem/solution

Topics: (Select one topic)

– Educational Technology, How the Past Shapes the Future in Teaching

– Emerging Trends in Technological Resources in Education

– Writing and Publishing Software for Teaching and Learning

– Online Safety and Digital Citizenship

– Technology Integration Strategies to Meet Special Needs Students

***** The article must be current and published between 2015 and 2019.


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