The meaning of the term ‘Criticize’ does not suit the purpose of a critique essay. The primary objective of such an essay is to exhaustively assess something, say an experience, a literary work, a place or an object, and give a fair judgment. For the purpose of this article, we shall address a critique essay for a literary work. The essay should answer the following question: Is the Argument of the author effectively presented? The assessment and final judgment of the text being criticized should be fair. Some readers of your critique essay will read the introduction and then rush to the conclusion before they decide whether to go through the body. " What should I include in each part of my critique " to win your audience’s attention? Keep Reading!

Paragraph 1: Introduction

What are you ‘criticizing’? Give a brief and precise description of the author and the literary work. You can give more, but succinct details about either the author or the literary work. For instance; is the writing controversial?

Paragraph 2: Summary

Summarize the script, highlighting only the main ideas the author is communicating. You should be concise and specific. Do not give your opinion or assessment. Spare that for the next section.

Paragraph 3: Critique

Give your assessment of the writing. Was the author effective in presenting his or her argument? What did he/she omit or include? Give your general opinion or feeling about the work.

Paragraph 4: Judgment

This part is the core of your essay. Give your judgment by stating explicitly whether you concur or differ with the author. Remember to include examples from the text to help the audience understand your stand. Do not be biased in your judgment!

Paragraph 5: Conclusion

This paragraph should be short and specific. Remember it is actually a repetition of your agreement or disagreements with the author or the work. Can you recommend the literary work to your friends or the target audience?