You MUST send your 1 – page literature critique in MS Word ( .docx or .doc) formats.
Literature Critique Format Instructions:
The only accepted font size must be 12 pt and Times New Roman font type is required. Critiques must be word-processed, single spaced and at only one page. Also, you must have a minimum margin size of 1 inch and a maximum margin size of 1inch on all sides of your submitted assignment. The paper should contain 4-5 well-written paragraphs with proper grammar and spelling. In the final paragraph, briefly discuss something from the article that really impressed you. Only the last paragraph can be written from the first person point of view, but not in any other location of the literature critique should 1st or 3rdperson be used (i.e., do not use â€˜weâ€™, â€˜youâ€™, â€˜Iâ€™, etc.).
At the top of the assignment, please include the following:
Literature Critique #2
Date Due: Month Day, Year
By: FirstName M.I. LastName (suffix if applicable)
In addition, a proper bibliographic reference MUST appear at the top of the paper. Although many reference styles exist, the only style that will be accepted in this class is the APA-style as shown below:
First Authorâ€™s Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial., & Second Authorâ€™s Last Name, First Initial.Middle Initial. (year of publication). Title of the article with only the first letter of the first word in title or sub-title as well as proper nouns and acronyms are capitalized. Name of Journal in Italics, volume in italics (issue number in parenthesis and not in italics if known), first page number-last page number.
Pay very close attention to the details of the APA citation format (such as the location of periods, commas, use of italics, etc.) This skill becomes very critical as you pursue your endeavors beyond the walls of MSU.
Sample citation with two authors:
Pitts, Jr., R.A., & Ventura, J.A. (2009). Scheduling manufacturing cells using Tabu Search. International Journal of Production Research, 47(24), 6907-6928.
Sample citation with >2 authors:
Jerald, J., Asokan, P., Prabaharan, G., & Saravanan, R. (2005). Scheduling optimization of flexible manufacturing systems using particle swarm optimization algorithm. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 25(1), 964-971.