BSM 2701, Sociology of Sport Unit VII Article Critique
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The Article Critique assignment investigates professional journals. You should locate an article pertaining to sport sociology that is of interest to you. The article should be less than three years old. You are encouraged to use the Research Database found in the CSU Online Library. This database will allow you to quickly search through thousands of journal articles.
The format will follow APA style (typed, double-spaced) and in three parts.
Part 1 of the critique is the identification of the article. It is important that you provide the reader with enough information about your article so he/she will be able to locate the article.
Part 2 is a summary of the article. List the main points that the author has tried to establish (i.e., 1, 2, 3 or first, second, third). Typically, there will be three to five main points. If you are summarizing a court case, you should discuss the following points: What provision of the law was at issue? Briefly state the facts of the case. What legal tests were applied? Were there any unusual elements in the case?
Part 3 is your critique. You are to provide your reaction (insightful, critical, and logical) to the points that the author tried to make or an overall critique of the entire article. A simple statement of agreement or disagreement is not sufficient. While you may make such a statement by way of introduction to your reaction, you must clearly and logically state the reasons for the post that you have taken.
Length: A journal article selected for critique should be approximately four pages long, and the resulting critique should be approximately one page in length. There is no absolute minimum or maximum to the length of the article you read or the length of the paper you prepare.
Prepare your assignment in a word-process application, such as Word. Format your Article Critique using APA style. Use your own words, and include citations for other articles as needed to avoid plagiarism.
Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.