Critique Sheet for Research Papers


This is a document you can use as a `check list' to see whether your research paper meets requirements I outlined in the longer Checklist. This is the evaluation form I will be returning a truncated version of with your paper to point out where it needs more work.
  1. Statement of Purpose

  2. Review of Literature

  3. Transitions.

  4. Citations.

  5. Style and Format.

    Occasionally I have marked areas where what we call style is problematical.

  6. Content and Argument Structure.

    Reminder: the content portion of the paper is the main part. If your form is okay, then your content section will be able to concentrate on convincing the reader of your position. If other things are not clear, it will be hard to see what it is you are trying to do. Regarding the structure of arguments (evidence, warrants, etc.) see Booth, Colomb and Williams (1995).

  7. Summary and Conclusion

  • General Comments

    What I like best about your paper is: