3 pages …Reference: (article title), Keywords, Introduction, Abstract, Analysis & Synthesis, & then lastly Implications for the Classroom
Name Date Title Reference: Use APA (American Psychological Association) 2009 guidelines for writing references.
Keywords: These should be keywords that define the major topics of the article, i.e., if someone were searching a database of these articles, then they would search these keywords much as you searched ERIC databases. Examples: gender equity, cooperative learning, spatial sense, etc. [7 or more]
Introduction: Write a very short intro to the article. Why did you decide to look at this article and review it for your current project? [3 – 5 sentences]
Abstract and Overview: Write a short summary of the article. This abstract and overview can be a little longer. Nevertheless, try to keep it to a few paragraphs at most. [100 – 150 words]
Analysis and Synthesis: Here is where you actually “review” the article. What are the most important conclusions of the article or the most important aspects from your perspective? How, specifically, does this inform your group and your project? What did you learn from the article? Are there points in the article with which you agree or disagree? Why? Pull it all together–what conclusions or implications do you feel are the most important? Again, don’t feel that you need to write a long document. A few well-crafted paragraphs that are succinct and relate directly to the point with sound arguments supporting your position are all that are needed. [150 – 200 words]
Implications for the Classroom: Concluding comments.
This may even be redundant with some of your analysis and synthesis section. Try to make this a short paragraph or even a bullet list. [at least three implications; 75 – 100 words] This template is based on the educator’s article review template found at web address: http://mste.illinois.edu/courses/ci302msp00/article_review_template.htm