Critical review Essay Guidelines: *Begley Article (1).docx used Please write no more than one-page maximum, some of the best critical response paragraphs are only 7 sentences total- first sentence argumentative topic sentence, 5 sentences for proofs and explanations and the last sentence as a conclusion. the conclusion should always reiterate the topic sentence. Critical review Essay Two more points: The topic sentence must pass the “so what?” test. If I can say “so what?” to your topic sentence then you are not proving anything. Second point is that you need to explain your proofs. It’s not enough to say Begley brought an article that discussed meditation, you must show how that article proves your topic sentence.