In each example, the section that refers to a source has been highlighted in bold.
The note below the example then explains how the writer has used the source material.
A critical essay is a kind of writing that requires the student to analyze and evaluate literary or scientific work (thesis, article, report).
Critical writing involves thinking and analysis of a certain issue, evaluating the evidence and arguments provided in text, and presenting and proving conclusions with evidence.
The emotional effect claimed by Kiang is illustrated in quotes such as these, although the educational impact is supported more indirectly through the chapter.
Overall, he provides more examples of students being negatively affected by incorrect pronunciation, and it is difficult to find examples within the text of a positive educational impact as such.
This is a better example of writing which expresses criticality.^Back to top You may also be interested in our page on criticality, which covers criticality in general, and includes more critical reading questions.
Further reading: Read and Write Critically We recommend that you do not search for other university guidelines on critical reviews.
Kiang (2004) gives various examples to support his claim that "the positive emotional and educational impact on students is clear" (p.210) when instructors try to pronounce students' names in the correct way.
He quotes one student, Nguyet, as saying that he "felt surprised and happy" (p.211) when the tutor said his name clearly.