Critique Essay

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ENG 112 Critique Instructions

For this paper you will be writing a critique of one of the argument articles you worked with for your summary (in Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum), or you may choose an argumentative article of your own, but if you choose an article that is not from one of our books, please provide a copy of your article with your finished critique. The article you choose will need to be complex enough for you to be able to discuss it for several pages because the critique of the article should be 750-1250 words and should have a title that is not just the title of the text you are evaluating or simply the word "critique." The paper should be stapled or paper clipped together or in a folder, or I will deduct five points from the final grade because it is the writer’s job to put the paper together. Please include a photocopy or print out of the article with your finished critique if you are choosing your own article, so I can check the original article if anything in the critique is not clear to me. Finally, please include your rough draft along with the completed paper. All of these items must be turned in at the same time on the day the paper is due.

Remember the critique must include an introduction (including title of the article and author's name)stating the point of the article and your overall view of it, so a reader knows from the introduction that he/she will be reading a critique. Then include a very brief summary (about one or two paragraphs) of the work to be critiqued,so that any reader who is not familiar with the essay you are evaluating can still grasp its overall message. Then you may analyze and evaluate the key elements of the work. Remember, the evaluation is your opinion of whether or not the argument is really persuasive, so your key points will reflect the aspects of the text you found persuasive or not and why these elements worked or did not. Once you have completed your...
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