The above is of great importance, especially to students who think that critical essays are supposed to focus on the negative aspects of a subject.The goal or purpose of a critical essay is to provide readers with an explanation or an interpretation of a specific idea or concept that an author, a painter or director included in their work.
The above is of great importance, especially to students who think that critical essays are supposed to focus on the negative aspects of a subject.
If, for example, the topic under study is “the use of ethnic music by mainstream musicians” the outline should be as shown below: The Use of Ethnic Music by Mainstream Musicians Introduction An introduction provides a description of the topic under study.
While some students like providing a lot of information in the introduction, it is advisable to be brief and direct.
If asked to write a particular book, film, or painting, students should read the book more than once, watch the film more than once, or look at the painting from different perspectives to understand the underlying themes.
Note taking is also vital to identifying the different patterns and problems within a text, film, or painting.
Students thus need to be keen and identify these patterns and problems.
The next thing after this is to try and find solutions for the identified problems and patterns.
A critical essay seeks to provide an analysis or interpretation of either a book, a piece of art or a film.
A critical essay is not the same as a review because unlike a review, it encompasses an academic purpose or goal.
After reviewing a text, or watching a movie or keenly analyzing a piece of art and taking notes, the next step is to identify the main problems or patterns that emerge from the notes.
While noting the important aspects, certain issues or points are bound to emerge and stand out.