Article Review and Instructions

Article Reviews Instructions


  1. Select a peer-reviewd article—generally one that has an author and date. Blogs would not be acceptable.
  2. Select a relevant topic—Topics are identified in the instructions contained in the weekly Assignment Folders
    1. Remember, Wikipedia is not a valid source, however, it is a potential search tool as it lists peer reviewed articles in the bibliographic section
  3. After completing your Article Review, submit it to the assignment submission link found in the module Assignments Folder
    1. The Bibliographic Reference at the top of the template must contain the proper APA reference for only the article being reviewed
    2. If you use external references in your narrative they must be added to the end and properly contain both in-text citations and References citations—in APA format
    3. Attach the Word file (properly named) in the assignment link
  4. Do not quote from the article. Instead, summarize and paraphrase. You must use your own words.

Article Review # Template Insert Article Title

Delete all highlighted instructions before submission.

Bibliographic Reference

Detail the title, author(s), journal name, volume, issue, year, page numbers, etc. of the article you are reviewing.

If the article is retrieved from the Web, you must include the digital object identifier (DOI) so the entire article can be accessed easily. If no DOI is available, include the home page URL for the journal.

General reference form:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, xx, pp–pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx


Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225–229. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

Sillick, T. J. & Schutte, N. S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38–48. Retrieved from


State the objectives (goals or purpose) of the article using bullet points.


Summarize the article very briefly (2–3 paragraphs). Do not quote from the article; instead, summarize and paraphrase.


List and explain the important observations, conclusions, or findings in the article using bullet points.

Worldview Consideration–Ethical or Legal Considerations

Comment on any ethical or legal considerations this lab may have enlightened you about.  If none were obvious during the lab, then review the lab and identify any ethical or legal concern that comes to mind. This must be in paragraph form.  Bullets are not acceptable.

Worldview Consideration–Christian Worldview

Comment about how the technology revealed in this lab intersects with theology.  This must be in paragraph form.  Bullets are not acceptable.


List at least 3 questions that arose from your reading of this article. For each question provide some alanysis or insight as to what you may think the answer is.