*Why does the author think the question(s) is important? *Are the conclusions reached final, limited, qualified or preliminary? Skim read the text – note the main question or questions the text tries to answer and the main answers it gives.2. Talk about the text and criteria with classmates.3.
*The arguments (answers with reasons) that it makes.*The structure of the text or the method used to answer the question.*The evidence used to support answers.*The conclusions reached in the text.*Any further questions raised, but not answered in the text. Read the text again and note the important points in detail such as the subject, question, arguments and/or evidence, and conclusions made, and your evaluation using your criteria.4.
For critical analysis you need to go beyond analysis and give your critical summary about the results of the analysis.
The critical essay should contain a detailed analysis of the text, and appeal to its content and quality.
The psychologist and pedagogue Diane Halpern defines critical thinking as “the use of cognitive techniques and strategies that increase the possibility of obtaining the desired result.” Critical thinking is the ability of a person to objectively assess personal thoughts as well as thoughts of others, and thoroughly and comprehensively check all the positions and conclusions.
A person with a critical mindset never regards his or her own statements and judgments as absolutely true.
An inseparable part of a critical essay is analysis.
In many kinds of papers students are asked to analyze information, an event, or an object.
Read your assignment instructions carefully to find out what proportion is required for each, and whether these should be presented as separate sections or as a combined text.
A description of the text:*The topic, or the main question it proposes to answer.