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Reader Question: How Do I Write a Critique Paper?

By November 13, 2012

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Psychology Critique Paper

Reader Question
"I have to write a critique on research, but I have only taken an Intro to Psychology class and have never written a critique before. Can you please give me some info on how to write a good critique?"

Most psychology students will need to write a critique paper at some point. Students may be asked to critique a journal article, essay, book, body of research, or psychological theory. This type of paper can be particularly challenging, especially if you've never written a critique piece before. It helps to spend some time carefully reading through the source that you are going to critique, carefully making note of any questions, concerns, or problems that you might have as you analyze the material. The argument you make in your critique can center on a number of different things, from the original author's research methods to his or her ultimate conclusions about what the research means.

In order to write a good critique, students need to know how to structure a critique paper as well as understand what they should look for when reading the source material. Learn more in this article on how to write a psychology critique paper.

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