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Introduction
1Facing the question
Decode the question systematically
KEY-TERM QUERIES
HELPFUL HINT QUERIES
Terms of approach
Some problems of value and meaning
Titles may imply premises which you should question
Short titles may require long and complex answers
Titles may tell you how much you need to read
READ AGAIN
READING ALOUD
READ WITH YOUR DICTIONARY READILY AT HAND
LEAVE EACH BOUT OF READING MEMORIZING A SPECIFIC
Make notes
Literary history and biography
Published criticism
Discuss your essay subject with friends or relatives
3Planning an argument
Narrowing the scope
Weighing the proportions
Paragraphing
Systems for sequence
THESIS, ANTITHESIS, SYNTHESIS
PROPOSITION AND PROOF
ORDER OF COMPOSITION
THE TEXT’S OWN ORDER
Beginnings and endings
4Making a detailed case
Clarification or proof
Quotations
FREQUENCY
RELEVANCE AND LENGTH
ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY
Paraphrase and plagiarism
Specifying without verbatim extracts
5Style
Remember the reader
Clarity
USE FAMILIAR WORDS
USE MODERN ENGLISH
USE SHORT SENTENCES AND STRAIGHTFORWARD SYNTAX
USE OF THE PRESENT TENSE
Economy
BE BRIEF
DO NOT PROMISE: PERFORM
THE IDEAS IN YOUR ESSAY ARE ASSUMED TO BE YOUR OWN
AVOID REPETITION
Precision
GENERALIZATIONS TEND TO BE FALSE AND BORING
FIND PRECISELY APT TERMS OF PRAISE OR BLAME
DO NOT MAKE EXAGGERATED CLAIMS FOR YOUR OPINIONS
SOME WORDS NEARLY ALWAYS LEAD TO OVERSTATEMENT
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How to Write Critical Essays

How to Write Critical Essays

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