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ARTICLE REVIEW GUIDELINES

( DATELINE 8 MEI 2013 )



The main aim of this article review and presentation is so that students will be able to gain a deeper
understanding of the topic of choice, thereby broadening their overall understanding of the course.
Therefore, in order for students to fully benefit from this exercise, students are expected to be thoughtful in
selecting an appropriate article to review as well as in the process of writing and presentation. Plagiarism
will not be tolerated as it contradicts with the aims of this exercise.

Writing the review:
1. The review should be between 5 10 pages.
2. A copy of the article should be included with the written review and important points in the article
should be highlighted with a highlighter or underlined.
3. Tahoma or Arial Narrow size 12, typed, 1,5-spaced on plain A4 paper.
4. The format should be as follows:
-What were the researchers trying to find?
-Why was the topic important to investigate or understand?
-How did researchers investigate this? Were their research methods appropriate
and adequate for the research?
-What statistical methods did the researchers use?
-What did researches claim to have found?
-Were the findings/results clearly stated?
-How the findings advance knowledge in the field?
-How well do the researchers place their findings within the context of on going -
scholarly inquiry about their research topic?
-What do you consider to be the major strengths and weakness of the research?
-How does the findings relate to something you have experienced in physical
education on the course or in real life?
-Could the results be applied to physical education situations to improve
performance/solve problems etc?

5. Remember to be critical by giving your own original opinions.
6. Students will be penalized for handing in plagiarised work.


Rubrics as follows:

8 - 10
Opinions are justified well and is closely related to the selected topic
Good development of ideas
Excellent summary of the article (in own words/paraphrased well)
Written in a clear, well-organized and easily understandable manner
Minimal grammatical errors
Neat general appearance and organization of report (according to format
& highlights important points)

5 - 7
Opinions could be better elaborated/justified and is somewhat related to
the selected topic
Some ideas are underdeveloped but generally good
Good summary of the article
Style of writing is acceptable but can be unclear in some parts
Considerable grammatical errors
General appearance and organization of report is acceptable

1 - 4
Opinions lack justification and may stray from the main ideas of the
selected topic
Many ideas are underdeveloped
Mediocre summary of the article (does not paraphrase much/at all)
Style of writing is acceptable but can be unclear in some parts
Many grammatical errors
General appearance and organization of report is acceptable