How to write a critical essay

A critical Essay is designed to evaluate a book, a film, a poem or a creative work similar. It is not the same as a review as I do not need to be negative, and is not strictly a review that tells the reader whether it is worth reading or viewing a topic. By contrast, analyzes to reveal its meaning and purpose, citing specific sections or passages to illuminate hidden meanings or interpretations. Write a critical essay requires training and experience, but more importantly requires observation.


1    Read or see the item you intend to criticize: the book, the movie, a poem or a painting. Pay close attention to your answers about the work: how you feel, you begets ideas and emotions that provokes you. Ask yourself how evokes those thoughts and feelings (which scenes, passages or specific thematic elements made you feel that way and how). Point them in a notebook to keep them in your mind. In addition to details, pay attention to the general orientation of the work, the “big picture” that covers the greater meaning, message or story arc of the piece. If you can, read or examine the piece several times (which is not possible with a novel or a full-length movie) before sitting down to write your essay.
2    Organize your notes into a coherent order, as this gives you a basic structure for your essay. A review follows a basic format five paragraphs: an introduction, three paragraphs discussing the essence of your thoughts and a conclusion. Get ready for some prayers you cover the main points that you intend to develop.

3       Write an introductory paragraph identifying the part, the author and doing a basic summary of their intended function. Follow with a brief summary of your thesis, which is the whole point you are trying to develop. Ideally, the introductory paragraph should be smart and persuasive, better to induce the reader to read the rest of the Essay.
4    Develops the essence of your argument in the following three paragraphs, but you can use more paragraphs if you think necessary. It includes a summary of your topic if you wish, but be brief, because you do not want simply regurgitate the piece. Focus on analysis rather than summarize. Quote evidence to support your thesis: the intended purpose of the movie or book, if he succeeded in his task and particular passages or sequences that support your argument. Try to be as objective as possible and stay away from the unfounded statements.
5 Write a concluding paragraph that summarizes your main points and give the Essay an elegant conclusion. Be brief, but make sure you provide a sense of integrity to the piece.
6 Poole and edit your work, review it several times to adjust the problematic passages and make sure your analysis is clear.

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