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.
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