Article Assignment Content Requirements:
A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Executive Summary is a synopsis of the article – no opinions
in this section. You are required to include a summary of all the key points of the article. The
length of Executive Summary will vary from article to article, but should be accomplished in
approximately 300-600 words.
B. CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS: Following your Executive Summary, please answer
the Critical Thinking Questions at the end of the article. You are required to use evidence from
the article to answer the questions. You may also include any outside sources you deem relevant
(i.e., journal articles, newspapers, magazines, or online sources). Again, be sure to use APA style
to do so. The length of critical thinking question portion will vary from article to article, but
should be accomplished in approximately 300-600 words.
C. CRITIQUE: Each Critical Thinking portion should be followed by a Critique. The Critique is
a critical analysis of the article. This is the appropriate section for your professional opinion; for
you to apply what you have learned from your management courses as well as from any
management experience you may have. In this section, you are required to include least ONE
piece of evidence from previous classes, textbooks, outside articles (scholarly or
newspaper/pop). You may also use evidence from your workplace. Again, the length will vary
from article to article, but critiques should be accomplished in approximately 600-900.