Journal Article Review

o Apply research methods to locate a peer reviewed source
o Critically review, synthesize, and organize key points from the article
o Use CSE formatting and documentation
An article review provides an opportunity to investigate advancements within an area of a
discipline. It should challenge both your research and analytical skills as you report information
and evaluate its significance.
This assignment will familiarize you with locating, evaluating, and discussing a scientific article
related to your chosen course theme.
First, you will need to locate a peer reviewed journal article in the natural sciences.
Once you review and annotate the source, you will write a detailed summary of your findings in
at least two full pages that highlight the main points of the scientific article in a way that allows a
non-scientific audience to grasp the concepts.1
However, with CSE style, one should be as objective as possible, and use more formal language.
Though you are not required to use discipline-specific language, you are still to maintain
formality. This includes using third-person only.
First, read and annotate the source carefully. Take notes, highlight specific passages, and look up
key terms that may seem confusing.1
Next, outline the main ideas from the article in the order that you will need to present them in
your summary. Note supporting facts and details that are necessary to understanding the main
Consider what information is relevant to a non-scientific audience and what information can be

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