Ritical Analysis of a Scholarly Article

Scholarly writers are aware of their audience and base their writing on solid evidence rather than on assumptions and/or opinions. In addition, scholarly writers must also utilize a scholarly voice. This assignment will give you practice in scholarly writing and using a scholarly voice.

To prepare for this assignment:

Review the handout: Study Notes: Introduction to Scholarly Writing: Finding a Scholarly Voice.
Locate and save the following article in the Walden Library:



Thomson, J. (2009). Closing the accounting talent gap. The CPA Journal, 79(12), 13a 14. Retrieved from ABI/INFORM Global database

With this article as your basis, complete the following using your other resources for the week as a guide:



Write a one-page summary of this article in which you:


Describe the central research problem or topic
Explain the purpose of the article
Describe what the author(s) concluded
Analyze the logic of what you have read

Include an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the article as a piece of scholarly writing and of its appropriateness for its intended audience.
Briefly review at least two different references listed in the article. How do they support this article and its conclusions?
Use at least three of the standards for critical thinking as described in Chapter 7, Critical Thinking,in the course text.
Be sure that your summary and analysis demonstrate your understanding of scholarly writing and your skill in using a scholarly voice, and is appropriate for your intended audience.