Assignment:Critical Review of a Journal Article
Write a critical review the Journal Article (10%)
(1000 words limit, not including your referencing and
Referencing Style: Harvard Referencing
Read the paper
Elizabeth Francis Beach PhD & Valerie Nie BSc, CertEd (2014) Noise Levels in Fitness Classes Are Still Too High: Evidence From 19971998 and 20092011,
Suggested outline for your critical review
Introduction: A short paragraph for a journal article review to include a few opening sentences that announce the author(s) and the title, and briefly explain the topic of the text. Present the aim of the text and summarize the main finding or key argument. Conclude the introduction with a brief statement of your evaluation of the text. This can be a positive or negative evaluation or, as is usually the case, a mixed response.
Summary: Present a summary of the key points along with a limited number of examples. You can also briefly explain the authors purpose/intentions throughout the text and you may briefly describe how the study was conducted and state the finding and results. The summary should only make up not more than a third of the critical review.
Critique / Discussion: The critique should be a balanced discussion and evaluation of the strengths, weakness and notable features of the study. Remember to base your discussion on specific criteria. Good reviews also include other sources to support your evaluation (remember to reference).
Conclusion: This is usually a very short paragraph to restate your overall opinion of the study and briefly present some of your recommendations.
References: If you have used other sources in you review you should also include a list of references at the end of the review.