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Message Analysis & Criticism Maxim’s Lecture by Erin McClellan Four Maxims: These are the guidelines to help understand what good criticism is Maxim#1 *Criticism requires understanding and pursuing one’s own interest Reflect on our own experiences, curiosity, and commitments Why do we care Why do we want to understand What is useful, insightful, or relevant to us Maxim#2 *Criticism is written to and for an audience Consideration of the audience Choices of subject, questioning, and value of conclusions
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Unformatted text preview: Judged on “speaks the language,” useful or insightful to audience Maxim#3 *Criticism is both served and confined by Theory and Method Limit and direct what to use, ask, and say-as in text Focus critic’s concentration and on what to write about Limit individual imagination, judgment, and intuition Maxim#4 *Criticism rarely travels a straight line to its end Factors and forces can intervene and redirect path Search or define new ways of reaching their goal Provisional?...
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