A critical review is an effective method to develop critical thinking in the classroom. From an identified subject area, students select a refereed journal article and review it. In their own words, students are required to identify the objectives of the research, explain the materials and methods, summarize results and discussion, and give their opinion on the value of the research both to them personally and to agriculture as a whole. Specific grading criteria is provided. Students are required to submit the review in a printed format and use good writing skills.