Critical essay

Parts of a critical essay

Critical essay always offers the analysis of a particular topic from a critical conception. It shows the position of the author on the subject, based on the review of other sources, but always in a way that draws attention and invites to deepen on the chosen topic.

Introduction: begins with the presentation of the thematic axis in its context and the impact it causes. Continue with the brief presentation of the author’s vision in this regard.

Development: the author’s vision on the subject is exposed, always from a critical reflective perspective, which puts into judgment the reality observed and which seeks to sow in the reader an approach to that reality with the same criteria.

The critical essay seeks to draw attention to a topic, about the problems it generates and its impact on a specific sector, be it cultural, sociological or knowledge.

The important thing is to present an analysis that allows the reader to see the reality of the problem, its causes and consequences as well as the ways in which it could be solved or the actions that must be taken with respect to it.

Conclusion: the critical essay offers, to close, direct criticism of the subject and highlights the position of the author, inviting the reader to take it both intellectually and as an action.

Parts of an academic essay

The academic essay presents the analysis of a thematic axis for purposes of study and deepening. They are usually presented in the university field in order to improve the understanding of the topic.

When we are asked to write an academic essay, what is sought is to know how much we have learned about the subject as well as our vision of it.

Introduction: it should begin with the presentation of the selected topic followed by the initial questions that will allow us to deepen it.

Development: here we break down our vision of the subject, our analysis regarding a specific situation or a way of approaching it. Next we present the vision of other authors in order to provide support to our approach.

Conclusion: to culminate a general view of the subject and our conception of it in a way that shows our contribution to the subject worked.