Part 1: Identify the Article
What is important here is that you provide the reader with enough information about your article so that he or she will be
able to locate the article.
Part 2: Summary
List the main points that the author has tried to establish (i.e., first, second, third, fourth, fifth). There normally will be three
to five main points. If you are summarizing a court case, you should discuss the following: 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?
Include all major key points made by the author. If the author addressed any major concepts or methodology, this should
also be explained.
Part 3: 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 enough. While you may make such a
statement by way of introduction to your reaction, you must clearly and logically state the reasons for the position that you
have taken. If you are summarizing a case, your critique should address whether or not you agree with the court’s
reasoning and decision and why. Your critique should be at least two pages long
The article you will be critiquing is attached!!