Some professional courses may also require reflective writing assignments, such as built environment, education, engineering, medicine and social work.
In everyday language, criticise has a negative meaning-pointing out weaknesses or finding fault.
However, not all criticism is negative in an academic context.
In fact, all disciplines of study-such as economics, arts, education, engineering, medicine, science or law-are constantly under review in academic journals, laboratories and faculties.
Researchers discuss each other's work and build on it to develop new insights in their fields.