Critical Response Outline __________________________
I. Introduction: Usually written after the main paragraphs are decided. Please include:
A. All operational definitions
B. The specific population, if there are relevant disorders, and prevalence
C. A version of each of the 3 main topic sentences
D. WHY this project is interesting
II. Paragraph Topic Sentence, Critical Response to the text
A. According to Morris and Maisto (2008) Select one idea from the book to critically explore.
Attention is (Morris & Maisto, 2008)
B. Your analysis: Students may agree, disagree or point out what was learned from the idea. Look up an original source from the book to determine if the author has reported research in an unbiased manner or pose questions you have about the text information.
III. Paragraph Topic Sentence: Critical Response to the Original Research
A. Include the information from the original research that is MOST interesting
B. Your analysis: The important element is to be able to distinguish between a paraphrase and original information. The information from the book and the research that is reported in the media are all filtered, or paraphrased. It is important to be able to locate and understand what constitutes a primary source.
IV. Topic Sentence: Critical Response to the Web Sites
A. Include the information from the web sites that is MOST interesting
B. Your analysis: Please compose a short summary of web-based information that is most specific and interesting, since a great deal of the internet is generic and duplicative. It may be helpful to include a brief explanation of how the different types of sites can be helpful when considered together.
V. Conclusion: Written as a summary of what has been learned and should include how the topic started, changed, and became the final project. Conclusions should include a version of the 3 main topic sentences and summarize the value of the project.