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Critique (Critical Evaluation)
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Define “Critical Evaluation” What does it mean to be critical? What does it mean to evaluate?
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Critical Evaluation Being critical requires you to question the information and opinions in a text. Evaluation means determining the strength and weaknesses of a text based on specific criteria .
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A critical evaluation of a text requires you to… Understand the reading Content Structure Audience and purpose Identify your personal reaction to it Questioning Determining strength and weakness Develop an explanation of support for your reaction
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Practice Critical Evaluation “College Education is Not Necessary” because: 1. Most Colleges Don’t Teach Skill Trades 2. Not Everyone Finishes College 3. Opportunity Cost of 4 Years 4. You Don’t Want To
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Critically Evaluate the Argument Is this a good argument? Why/why not? What questions do you have about this argument or writer? Any additional information you like to ask? What are the strengths of this argument? What are its weaknesses? Teaching Group Briefly summarize the argument Share your critical evaluations (questions, strength and weaknesses) “College Education is Not Necessary”
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course ESL 501 taught by Professor Spear,a during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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