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Writing Critique Papers (Notes)
A Critique is a genre of academic writing that briefly summarizes and critically evaluates a work or concept. Critiques can be used to analyze carefully a variety of works such as:
- Creative Works – novels, exhibits, films, images
- Research – monographs, journal articles, reviews,
- Media – news reports, feature articles
Like an essay, a critique uses a formal, academic writing style and has a clear structure, that is, an introduction, body, and conclusion. However, the body of a critique includes a summary of the work and a detailed evaluation.The purpose of an evaluation is to gauge the usefulness or impact of a work in a particular field.
How to Write a Critique Paper
Before you start writing, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the work that will be critiqued.
- Study the work under discussion.
- Make notes on key parts of the work.
- Develop an understanding of the main argument or purpose being expressed in the work.
- Consider how the work relates to a broader issue or context.
Parts of a Critique Paper
Typically, the introduction is short (less than 10% of the word length) and you should:
- Name the work being reviewed as well as the date it was created and the name of the author/creator.
- Describe the main argument or purpose of the work.
- Explain the context in which the work was created.
- Have a concluding sentence that signposts what your evaluation of the work will be. For instance, it may indicate whether it is a positive, negative, or mixed evaluation.