Last updated: February 2020
Yeah, I know you are fed up with every writing test in school, but here’s another story, I promise.
Folks who read this blog know that Lesley and I love reading and that we read a lot. Moreover, I draw from time to time, and Lesley writes about books and authors. So, we’ve decided to give a new meaning to writing tests. Why not think of it as of a writing quiz?
Last updated: November 2019
First and foremost, let’s define critique:
Critique is a detailed analysis and assessment of something. In college writing, it’s an essay type that analyzes and evaluates a book or an article.
Do not confuse book critique and book reviews! When assigned to write a critique essay, you need to analyze a book (or an article) rather than summarize and retell its contents.
In other words, it’s not about information but analysis and persuasion. When writing a critique paper, you enhance brain functions and critical thinking. And teachers assign such tasks to encourage students to read books and help them shape an opinion on literary works.
Ready to learn how to write a book critique like a boss?