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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Article/Journal Reviews

The main focus of article and journal reviews is the text you are reviewing. You might be asked to review a whole article or journal or specific parts of one. To do well, you will need to go beyond just describing or summarizing the work and add an evaluative component, discussing strengths, weaknesses and limitations. Depending on what is stated in the assignment instructions, you may need to bring in outside sources that discuss the same piece of work.

Your review should also help others to develop a deeper understanding of that piece of work. This is where your voice and ideas demonstrate how you interpret and integrate other sources as they relate to the text being examined. This type of assignment demonstrates your depth of understanding and analysis.

The style of writing for these assignments is similar to that of essays. You summarize, analyze, make an argument, and support your argument with details from the article(s) or journal(s).

For more information on how to write a critical review, read the Critical Review Tip Sheet.