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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Critical Essay


The word "critical" has positive as well as negative meanings. You can write a critical essay that agrees entirely with the reading. The word "critical" describes your attitude when you read the article. This attitude is best described as "detached evaluation," meaning that you weigh the coherence of the reading, the completeness of its data, and so on, before you
It involves three steps
An analytical task
In doing thesis for critical essay, you state the view u wish to defend in contrast to other views. Critical analysis involves taking apart a whole topic/subject, and then to reassemble it in your own terms. its better to state the clearly the argument or position of the author or school of thought in question. the point is not to summarize the authors thoughts only highlighting the main points but interrelating them and finding appreciation in them judging and selecting them accordingly. You need to show how the major points are interlinked to try to form the logical structure of an argument, supporting a particular thesis.
An evaluative task
As a critical reader, you must determine the importance of an author's argument or point of view as well as its soundness.

An evaluation of the author's work, including
  • An assessment of the "facts" presented on the basis of correctness, relevance, and whether or not pertinent facts were omitted
  • An evaluation or judgment of the logical consistency of the author's argument
  • An appraisal of the author's values in terms of how you feel or by an accepted standard
A constructive task
You should suggest alternative ways of looking at the issue(s) of concern and the advantages or importance of the alternatives, or you can show better and correct ways tow rite certain things pointing out the mistakes in reasoning, evidence and coverage. provide lacking evidence and highlight new and important conclusions.
Finally, a good conclusion is part summary and part drawing things together for the reader so she is reminded of the point of the essay, the major steps in getting to that point, and why that point is an important one. No one writes an excellent critical essay in a first draft. An essay that performs the analytical, evaluative, and constructive tasks well takes several drafts, as you critically evaluate your own work. Also, while writing is in part a solitary activity, it is intrinsically social in that it is normally meant to be read by others. Thus, you may want to share drafts with your peers, involving other readers in the process of critically evaluating drafts.

See - Sample essay

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Collection of SPM English Language Question Papers

2005
Terengganu Trial [Paper 1]

2007
Johor Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2] [Answers], Melaka Trial 2007 [Paper 1] [Paper 2], TIMES [Paper 1] [Paper 2] SPB [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2008

Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2],
Trial
MRSM Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], SBP Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kelantan Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kedah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Johor Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Perlis Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sabah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sarawak Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Melaka Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2009

Terengganu TOV [Paper 1] [Paper 2] Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2]
Melaka Trial , Johor Trial , Sabah Trial , Kedah Trial , Perlis Trial , Times , SBP , Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

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