1. According to my perspective, critical analysis examines whether the research is effective or not. Following 4 steps should be followed to perform critical analysis:
a. Determine arguments made by the author.
b. Identify main ideas of conducted research work for analyzing its structure.
c. Write brief summary of the work in your own words.
d. Identify appeals (pathos, ethos or logos) used by the author.
1. Introduction, summary, analysis and conclusion are main elements of critical analysis essay. Students must add below listed points in these elements while performing critical analysis of research paper.
a. Introduction – It must include title of work, date of publication and thesis statement.
b. Summary – briefly Outline the main ideas of the article
c. Analysis – Students need to analyze whether the work is well researched, well-written, interesting, exciting, original, informative, clear, persuasive, understandable and focused or not.
d. Conclusion – Summarize strengths and weaknesses of article