A critical analysis is not merely to inform, but also to evaluate the worth, utility, excellence, distinction, truth, validity, beauty, or goodness of something.
The challenges of being critical are many. Some writers are reluctant to use negative critical language against someone else’s work or ideas. Finding the right critical “tone” is important — and that tone is formed with the words the writer chooses. Another more basic problem is some new writers simply don’t know how to argue.
In this seminar, we’ll take a look at some examples of critical analyses and explore their tone and structure. At the end of this talk, you will know how to basically structure a critical paper and choose the appropriate critical language.