Guidelines for Written Critiques of Refereed Journal Articles 1. Use one-inch margins all around, Times Roman (12 point) font and double-space your work. Critiques longer than two pages will be returned unread . 2. Write in narrative, expressing your thoughts about the work in paragraph form. Use full sentences, appropriate punctuation and be sure to spell check your work. Remember that paragraphs have more than one sentence and that sentences may not start with Arabic numbers. Do not submit a critique that looks like a structured abstract or a laboratory report. If you do, it will be returned unread . 3. Do not paraphrase the abstract. An abstract summarizes a work whereas a critique provides your thoughts about it. Consider the following points in your narrative: • Goal : What is the research hypothesis or the underlying goal of the study? • Design : What is the epidemiologic study design? Was this an appropriate design for addressing the problem. • Subjects
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