A brief summary of the range, contents, and argument of the article. Occasionally you may summarise section by section, but in a short review (1,000-1,500 words) you usually pick up the main themes only. This section should not normally take up more than a third of the total review.A critical discussion of 2-3 key issues raised in the article. This section is the core of your review. You need to make clear the author’s own argument before you criticize and evaluate it. Also, you must support your criticisms with evidence from the text or from other writings. You may also want to indicate gaps in the author’s treatment of a topic, but it is seldom useful to criticize a writer for not doing something they never intended to do.A final evaluation of the overall contribution that the article has made to your understanding of the topic (and maybe its importance to the development of knowledge in this particular area or discipline, setting it in the context of other writings in the field).The post Territorial acquisition, commitment, and recurrent war first appeared on Quality University Essay.