JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
As an educator, it is important to remain current on research in your chosen field. One way to
stay up to date is to review professional journals. This requires going beyond just reading to
critiquing and forming an opinion of the information presented. During this course, you will
complete a Journal Article review of an article focusing on educating students with intellectual
disabilities. In reviewing the article, you will not only summarize what is said but you will also
determine the author’s intended purpose, examine the evidence presented and come to a
conclusion regarding the effectiveness of the author in presenting his/her proposition and the
application of the results to teaching students with intellectual disabilities.
For the Journal Article Review Assignment, you will select a full-text, scholarly journal article
related to teaching students with intellectual disabilities from the Jerry Falwell Library data base,
published in the last 5 years.
Once you locate an article, read it through as many times as needed to obtain a full
Use a professional writing style. The Journal Article Review Assignment needs to be double
spaced and written in Times New Roman, 12 pt font. It should follow the format described
1. Write the article citation at the top of the review in current APA format.
2. Write a one page summary of the article. Include the purpose, how any research was
conducted, the results and any other pertinent information.
3. Write a one page reflection critiquing the article by discussing the implications of the
results of the study, or the information presented. This should include how the author
could expand on the results, what the information means in the big picture and what the
focus should be for future related research.Express your opinion of the article and
4. Be sure to cite any direct quotes or paraphrases from the article using current APA