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GSW 1120: Freedom of Speech (Susan Carlton): Critique

Class guide for special section of GSW 1120 focusing on freedom of speech issues.

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What Is Critique?


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Your critique essay is all about taking apart someone else's argument and judging how effective it is. You're not worried about what the author is arguing for or against; you're concerned with how well the author is arguing.

To be successful, you'll need to make sure you understand the argument that you're critiquing. Read carefully, summarize the points the author is making, and look for flaws in the author's logic and style. Is the author's tone appropriate? Is evidence given to support claims? Does the structure make sense? Does the author ignore other sides of the issue?

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Don't panic! One-on-one assistance is available online, by phone, or in person.

* For help writing your essay and citing your sources, contact the Writing Center.

* For help finding sources, contact the Research & Information Desk in the library

* For questions about your assignment, contact your instructor.