Starts with opening sentences that state the writer, the title and give a brief explanation of the topic of the text. The aim of the text and a summary of the main findings or key argument are presented. At the end of the introduction, a brief statement of the evaluation of the text is given.
Gives a summary of the main points of the article and a few examples. A brief explanation of the writer’s purpose and the organization of the text can also be added. This section of the critical review should be no longer than one third of the whole.
MAIN BODY (CRITIQUE)
Discusses and evaluates the strengths, weaknesses and important features of the text. The discussion should be based on specific criteria and include other sources to support it (with references).
Concludes the review with a restatement of the overall opinion of the text. It can also include recommendations and some further explanation of the judgement to show that it is fair and reasonable.
A list of references should be included at the end if other sources have been used.