Critical article review

Please choose 1 of the following papers and write a critical article review (maximum 500 words excluding references):

Connolly, C. and Kelly, M., 2020. Annual reporting by social enterprise organizations: “legitimacy surplus” or reporting deficit? Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 33(8), pp. 1997-2025.

Park, A.Y. and Krause, R.M., 2021. Exploring the landscape of sustainability performance management systems in US local governments. Journal of Environmental Management, 279, 111764.

You submit your answer via a Word document – Your answer should be a maximum of 500 words, with another separate page including a references list at the end.

What is a Critical Review?

A critical review is much more than a simplesummary. As the name itself suggests, you have to write the analysis of a literature by criticizing the views of the author in your own style, meanwhile providing some arguments in support and against the views of the author.Writing a good critical review depends how effectively you understood the views of the author. You also must know how to analvze and evaluate the literature by using appropriate criteria.

2 Some Tips for Writing a Critical Review


Reading is the crucial part of writing a good critical review. Before you start writing, read through all the relevant literatures for your topic. lt is not enough to read what the author is saying in the literature, but you must challenge his views. Try to argue the

findings of the author and criticize his views as much as possible.


Read and analvze all the aspects of the author like the structure, methods, reason, evidence. conclusion, and especially the logical connections between all these different aspects of the literature After you read the full literature, then try to put your own thoughts in the literature that should be either in the favor or against the views of author.


Before you start writing your critical review, you must make a thesis. dependina upon the literature that vou have read. A strong thesis can attract the readers to read the full critical review and acknowledge the strength and limitations.

You must ensure that the thesis you are presenting in your review must answer the requirements of your assignment. lf you are asked to write about a single text or topic, then limit your writing precisely to that to pic and don\’t add any extra topic in your critical review. in case of more than one literature: try to relate all the literatures with your thesis and the review should address the main concerns of your assignment.

Choose the best structure to suit the reauirements and limitations of your assignment. lf your assignment don\’t ask for any particular structure.then you can use the standard structure discussed in this presentation in the coming slides.

3 Some Main Parts of a

Critical Review

1. Introduction

While writing the introduction of your critical review: you have to work as a reporter and report the detailing of the literatures that you have read and their significance for the thesis or topic. Present your thesis in this part and elaborate about it and write few sentences about it.


Evaluation is the part of your critical review where your main motivation is to work like a judge and judge the literature you have chosen, depending upon following main points: —

1.Accuracy of formation

2.Definition of key terms

3.Hidden assumptions

4. Clarity of language

5. Logic and organization



Response is the main part of your critical review where you should put your own views about the various literature that you have read. You can consider following points while writing the response:–

1. Whether you agree or disagree with the findings of the literature?

2. What does the author get right or wrong?

3. What precise merit or use this work has?

4. Whether you are willing to recommend this research as a credible resource for the topic on thesis?

Your response is like a miniature essay where you put yo ur own views about the literature topic. Your

thesis if your opinion about the work. The main points of response must support the opinion expressed in your thesis in the introduction part


The conclusion of your critical review should contain following main points:–

1. You must remind your readers about the overall importance of the topic in your conclusion.

2. Combine your rating with persona response to focus on overall strength and weaknesses.

3. State what you believe is the ultimate success of the work.

You must also include a small abstract or small

summary after the cover page of the assignment. You can write this after you complete writing the whole critical review.

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