Writing critical response

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Writing the critical response A critique is an analysis of and a commentary on another piece of writing. It generally focuses on technique as well as on content. A critical response essay (or interpretive essay or review) has two missions: to summarize a source’s main idea and to respond to the source’s main ideas with reactions based on your synthesis. Summarizing The first step to writing is to read actively and thoughtfully, seeking answers to the following questions as you go: What are the main points, ideas, or arguments of the work (book, article, play essay, etc.)? How is the work organized? What evidence/support does the author give? What is the primary purpose of the work? Analyzing (interpretation and evaluation)\ To help you generate content for your analysis, consider the following questions: Does the work achieve its purpose? Fully or only partially? Was the purpose worthwhile to begin with? Or was it too limited, trivial, broad, theoretical, etc.? Is any of the evidence weak or insufficient? In what way? Conversely, is the
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2011 for the course BUS 444 taught by Professor Lynn during the Spring '11 term at Keuka.

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