HOW TO WRITE A CRITIQUE by thebest11

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									HOW TO WRITE
A CRITIQUE
WHAT IS A CRITIQUE?                           SUMMARY                                                 Are the article and the evidence still
A critique is a paper that gives a critical   Summarize the author’s purpose and main                 valid or are they outdated, leading to
assessment of a book or article.              points/evidence cited that are used for                 an invalid conclusion?
                                              back up.
                                                                                                      Was the author successful in making
STEPS                                                                                                 his/her point?
         Begin by reading the book or         REVIEW & EVALUATE
         article and annotate as you read.    To critically review the piece, ask the
                                              following questions:
                                                                                              CONCLUSION
         Note the author’s main                                                               Wrap up by:
         point/thesis statement.                       What are the credentials/areas of
                                                       expertise of the author?                       Stating whether you agree with
         Divide the book/article into                                                                 the author.
         sections of thought and write a               Did the author use appropriate
         brief summary of each thought in              methods to gather the evidence?                Back up your decisions by stating
         your own words.                                                                              your reasons.
                                                       Was the evidence used by the author
                                                       accurate?                              Give a general opinion of the
INTRODUCTION                                                                                  work.
Start your critique with sentences giving              Does the author’s use and
the following information:                             interpretation of this evidence lead
                                                       the reader to the same conclusion?
         Author’s name
                                                       Did the author build a logical
         Book/Article title and source                 argument?

         Author’s thesis statement                     Is there other evidence that would
                                                       support a counter-argument?
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