Tutorial 3 Critique--WSM

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Writing the CRITIQUE 11 Dr Wu Siew Mei OUTLINE Description of a critique Processes in writing a critique Introduction referring to article, authors claim, reasons, my position Body strengths, weaknesses, improvements Conclusion Language tips FAQs 22 Why critique? In a critique, you Read and understand arguments Reflect on and appraise their validity by consulting different perspectives on the issue Respond to the issues in an organised and systematic manner 33 Whats a Critique? Texts which give one s a s _ _ _ _ _ _ _ t about the merit of theories and opinions, or about the truth of facts; one s j _ d _ _ _ _ _ is also supported with a discussion of e _ _ d _ _ _ _ or of reasoning involved. (Coffin et. al. 2003:90 ) 44 Now you know Give your assessment about the merit of theories and opinions, or about the truth of facts; support your judgment with a discussion of evidence or of reasoning involved. (Coffin et. al. 2003:90 ) 55 Processes in critique writing- 3 Stages 66 The Reading Process 1. Refer to generic guide list for critical reading 2. Make full use of linguistic clues 3. Make a macro map of the argument structure 4. Consult at least 2 sources 77 Concession-refutation 1. Good writing can be learnt.. 2. Good writing can be learnt but .. 3. Undoubtedly good writing can be learnt .. 4. Although (Though) good writing can be learnt.. 5. (Even) If good writing can be learnt,.. Instead of the conventional 88 Concession-refutation 1. You may think it is a case of abusing one s privileges BUT I would like to think that there is a lack of clear guidelines on proper usage too. 1. This is a case of abusing one s privileges BUT it may mean the lack of clear guidelines on proper usage too. 1. CERTAINLY this is a case of abusing one s privileges BUT it may mean the lack of clear guidelines on proper usage too. 1. ALTHOUGH this is a case of an abuse of privileges, it is also an indication of the 99 Reading main text Half the mission is accomplished if you choose to critique the relevant issues. Start reading the text to be critiqued early 1010 The writing stage Sample critique structure Introduction : reference, authors claim, reasons, your position Body : illustrating strengths and weaknesses, suggested improvements 1111 INTRODUCTION Make reference to the article containing argument to be analysed 1. In Drugs and the Olympics (The Economist, Aug 2004), the author advocates that 1. The writer mentioned that drugs should be allowed in sports. 1. In the magazine article Drugs and the Olympics cited from The Economist of August 2004, the author says that 1212 INTRODUCTION Summarise argument to be analysed First, the authors claim; Summarise argument to be analysed 1313 INTRODUCTION 1. In Drugs and the Olympics (The Economist, Aug 2004), the writer discussed about whether drugs should be allowed in sport....
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