AFR 202: Critique Format

AFR 202: Critique Format

Tell It To Women  (Max. 3pgs.)

Note:   A critique is the same as a review of a story, article, chapter or a book. It analyzes the author’s opinions and style of presentation and brings out both the strengths and weaknesses of the author. This means that your critique MUST be OBJECTIVE in its presentation by both acknowledging the strengths, as well as pointing out the weaknesses that may be involved in the author’s arguments, style and opinions.

A.    Your Title could be:

A Critique of Tess Onwueme’s Tell It To Women/ Tell It To Women

OR, A Critique of Tell It To Women

B.    Your first paragraph should provide a short overview of the entire story or chapter, or book. This should be about 4-6 sentences or less.

Example:  Tell It To Women, by Tess Onwueme, is a play set in Nigeria during the …………….period. It tells the story of ………….showing how ………………. The story ends with…………………… Broadly, it discusses the issue of ………..within the Nigerian society, and, to some extent, African societies as a whole.

(Please create your own introductory paragraph making sure that your reader has a brief overview of the entire story).

C.    NEXT, provide a detailed Summary of the story to give your reader a good description of the major events that occurred in the story that you will be reviewing. You may want to include the following:

a.    Who was the Author?
b.    What was the story about?
c.    Where was the story situated?
d.    Who were the main characters of the story?
e.    How does the story end?

D. Follow the Summary with your Critique but DO NOT separate it from the summary, just continue from the next paragraph.

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