Most of the instructors encourage students to write different types of article reviews. Students write article review in nursing and law. Also, students write article review in biology and political science. Most of the students are not able to write article reviews well and this affects their performance. The students write reviews that do not meet teachers’ instructions. Different tutors give different guidelines that students should follow when writing article review. However, a large percentage of the students are not able to write reviews well. Hence, get low grades. Moreover, the students find it hard to review articles because they do not have adequate time. Reviewing articles is not easy and students have to spend a lot of reviewing the articles. Students are required to read the content of the article keenly so as to be able to write quality reviews.
Many students are not able to read the article carefully and analyze it critically and this affects the quality of work written by the students. Students should follow these guidelines given below when writing an article review. The guidelines are applicable to all types of article review regardless of the course being studied. First, students are required to select the article to be reviewed if it is not provided by the instructor. Instructors require students to select the article they would like to review. This makes it easy for students to select articles that meet their needs. Students should be keen when selecting the article to be reviewed. They should not select an article that is complex as this affects the article review negatively.
This is because the student is not able to comprehend the content of the article and hence writes an article review that is of low quality. The article chosen should not be complex or too easy so as to give student an opportunity to write the article well. Also, students should select articles that are linked to their course of choice. After selecting the article, the student should read the article keenly. The student should identify the thesis statement of main idea presented by the author and include it in the article review. Some of the authors do not state the thesis statement well and the reader has to read the content well so as to be able to identify the thesis. After identifying the thesis, the student should write it down when writing the article review and support it using points from the article chosen. Then the student should identify the strengths and weakness of the article being reviewed.
Different articles have different strengths and they should be included in the article review. An example of strength can be the organization of the content. Different authors organize their content differently. Some organize the content well and others do not. The student should show how the content is organized when writing the article review. Apart from including the strengths in the article review, the student should include the weaknesses of the article. Further, the student should state the methods used to support the content of the article when writing article review. Authors use different methods to support their argument. Some use data to support their points and the student should include the data used to support the work when writing the article review. Others use case studies.