Sample Article Template

This page shows you a sample template for your article if you organize by tool. Another option is to organize by criteria. Either option can be equally effective, so discuss the relative merits of each option with your partner. Be sure to include links to the web site for each tool as well as screenshots, if applicable.

Note: everyone must compare three tools, but the number of criteria you use will vary depending on your topic.

INTRODUCTION

Use several paragraphs to introduce your article by explaining its relevance to college students, which factors you limited your selection by, what process you used to test the tools, and so on.

TOOL #1

First criteria

Discussion of how the tool meets this criteria. Use paragraph rather than list format for your discussions of the criteria.

Second criteria

Discussion of how the tool meets this criteria…

Third criteria

Discussion…

Fourth criteria (if applicable)

Discussion…

TOOL #2

First criteria

Discussion…

Second criteria

Discussion…

Third criteria

Discussion…

TOOL #3

First criteria

Discussion…

Second criteria

Discussion…

Third criteria

Discussion…

CONCLUSIONS

Use the conclusion section to make final observations about the tools, including a recommendation for which tool you found the most effective for your purpose. If you find them each effective for different purposes, note that here. This section should wrap up your article.


Written by username1 and username 2
February 16, 2010

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