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PRE-ACTIVITY

•In the following slide, a video will be shown to


you.
•While watching, act like you are the judges of
the talent show.
•Afterwards, each table will give two statements
of your comments and/or judgment to the
performance you have just watched.
Let’s hear your
comments/judgments!
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PREPARED BY:
JESSIEL D. FEDERISO, MAED
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CRITIQUE
A critique is a genre of academic writing
that briefly summarizes and critically
evaluates a work or concept such as
novels, films, research papers, news
reports, etc.
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CRITIQUE
It uses a formal academic
writing style and has a clear
structure: introduction, body,
and conclusion.
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CRITIQUE
However, the body includes a
summary of the work and a
detailed evaluation.
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CRITIQUE
The purpose of an evaluation
is to gauge the usefulness or
impact of a work in a
particular field.
Why do we write
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CRITIQUES?
•To develop knowledge of the
work’s subject area or related
works
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Why do we write
CRITIQUES?
•To develop an understanding of the
work’s purpose, intended audience,
development of argument,
structure of evidence or creative
style
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Why do we write
CRITIQUES?
•To develop a recognition
of the strengths and
weaknesses of the work
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How to write
CRITIQUES?
Before you start writing, it is
important to have a thorough
understanding of the work that
will be critiqued.
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How to write
CRITIQUES?
•Study the work under
discussion.
•Make notes on key parts of the
work.
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How to write
CRITIQUES?
•Develop an understanding of the main
argument or purpose being expressed in
the work.
•Consider how the work relates to a
broader issue or context.
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Main Features of a
CRITIQUE
A. Introduction
B. Summary
C. Critical Evaluation
D. Conclusion
E. Reference List
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Main Features of a
CRITIQUE
A. Introduction
•Name the work being reviewed as well as
the date it was created and the name of
the author/creator
•Describe the main argument or purpose
of the work
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Main Features of a
CRITIQUE
A. Introduction
•Explain the context in which the work was
created.
•Have a concluding sentence that signposts
what your evaluation of the work will be –
positive, negative, or mixed evaluation.
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B. Summary
•Briefly summarize the main points and
objectively describe how the creator
portrays these by using techniques,
styles, media, characters, or symbols.
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B. Summary
•This summary should not be
the focus of the critique and is
usually shorter than the critical
evaluation.
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C. Critical Evaluation
•This section gives a systematic
and detailed assessment of the
different elements of the work
to achieve the purpose.
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Main Features of a
CRITIQUE
C. Critical Evaluation
•For example:
•Novel – plot, structure,
characterization, setting
•Painting – composition, brush
strokes, color, light
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Main Features of a
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C. Critical Evaluation
•It does not only highlight negative
impressions.
•It should examine the work and
evaluate its success in the light of its
purpose.
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C. Critical Evaluation
•To support the evaluation, provide
evidence from the work itself, such as
a quote or example, and you should
also cite evidence from related
sources.
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C. Critical Evaluation
Useful Sample Questions:
• Who is the creator? Is the work
presented objectively or subjectively?
•What are the aims of the work? Were
they achieved?
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C. Critical Evaluation
Useful Sample Questions:
•What techniques, styles, media were
used in the work? Are they effective in
portraying the purpose?
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Main Features of a
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C. Critical Evaluation
Useful Sample Questions:
•What assumptions underlie the work?
Do they affect its validity?
•What types of evidence or persuasion
are used?
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C. Critical Evaluation
Useful Sample Questions:
•How is the work structured? Does it
favor a particular point of view?
•Does the work enhance understanding
of key ideas or theories?
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D. Conclusion
A brief paragraph which includes:
-a statement indicating the overall
evaluation of the work
-a summary of the key reasons
- recommendations for improvement
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E. Reference List
Include all resources cited in your
critique. Check with your
lecturer/tutor for which referencing
style to use.
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QUESTIONS?
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Term Paper
•Write a Movie Critique for Emperor’s Club.
•Follow the format given during the
discussion.
•Short bond paper, Arial, 12
•Make use of the prescribed title page format.
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Term Paper
•Criteria for scoring the paper:
•Content – 35%
•Organization – 25%
•Style – 20%
•Grammar and Mechanics – 10%
•Source citing – 10%
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