critical review essay 1

This semester you will write a final essay that requires you to make and support an argument using primary and secondary sources you select. In preparation for this final assignment, you are beginning with a critical review essay. In this 2-3 page paper you must work to evaluate one of the articles we read this semester and closely assess its argument. You will need to explore the main concepts and ideas in the article and explain how the author in your selected article uses these ideas and concepts to support their point. Remember that this essay should be much more than a simple summarization. Instead, your essay should be a focused critique of the writer’s argument and evidence. Closely reading and writing about your article means you will need to use the primary textbook to help you write informed content that is based on historical evidence—not opinion or assumption. Finally, this assignment also requires you to make a direct argument about the article’s main point.