Examples Of Writing A Critique

  • A thing characteristic of its kind or illustrating a general rule
  • (example) exemplar: something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
  • (example) model: a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
  • A printed or written problem or exercise designed to illustrate a rule
  • A person or thing regarded in terms of their fitness to be imitated or the likelihood of their being imitated
  • (example) an item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
  • A detailed analysis and assessment of something, esp. a literary, philosophical, or political theory
  • review: an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
  • criticism: a serious examination and judgment of something; "constructive criticism is always appreciated"
  • review: appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance"
  • Written work, esp. with regard to its style or quality
  • the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
  • (usually plural) the collected work of an author; "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"
  • the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
  • The activity or skill of marking coherent words on paper and composing text
  • The activity or occupation of composing text for publication
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examples of writing a critique - Criticizing Photographs:
Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Understanding Images
Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Understanding Images
This brief text is designed to help both beginning and advanced students of photography better develop and articulate thoughtful criticism. Organized around the major activities of criticism (describing, interpreting, evaluating, and theorizing), Criticizing Photographs provides a clear framework and vocabulary for students' critical skill development. The fourth edition includes new black and white and color images, updated commentary, a completely revised chapter on theory that offers a broad discussion of digital images, and an expanded chapter eight on studio critiques and writing about photographs, plus examples of student writing and critique.

Welcome Sinterklaas!!
Welcome Sinterklaas!!
Sinterklaas (or more formally Sint Nicolaas or Sint Nikolaas; Saint Nicolas in French; Sankt Nikolaus in German) is a traditional Winter holiday figure still celebrated today in the Low Countries, including the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as French Flanders (Lille) and Artois (Arras). He is also well known in territories of the former Dutch Empire, including South Africa, Aruba, Suriname, Curacao, Bonaire, and Indonesia. He is one of the sources of the holiday figure of Santa Claus in North America. Although he is usually referred to as Sinterklaas, he is also known as De Goedheiligman (The Good Holy Man), Sint Nicolaas [ pronunciation (help·info)] (Saint Nicholas) or simply as De Sint (The Saint). He is celebrated annually on Saint Nicholas' eve (5 December) or on the morning of 6 December in the Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France. Originally, the feast celebrates the name day of Saint Nicholas — patron saint of children, sailors, and the city of Amsterdam, among others. Sint Nicholas being a bishop and this geographical spread make clear that the feast in this form has a Roman Catholic background. Closely related figures are also known in German-speaking Europe and territories historically influenced by German culture, including: Switzerland (Samichlaus), Germany and Austria (Sankt Nikolaus); the region of South Tyrol in Italy; Nord-Pas de Calais, Alsace and Lorraine in France - as well as in Luxembourg (De Kleeschen), parts of Central Europe and the Balkans. History Pre-Christian Europe Parallels have been drawn between the legend of Sinterklaas and the figure of Odin, a major god amongst the Germanic peoples and worshipped in North and Western Europe prior to Christianization. Since some elements of the Sinterklaas celebration are unrelated to Christianity, there are theories regarding the pagan origins of various customs of the holiday stemming from areas where the Germanic peoples were Christianized and retained elements of their indigenous traditions, surviving in various forms into modern depictions of Sinterklaas. Non-Christian elements in Sinterklaas that arguably could have been of pagan origin: Sinterklaas rides the roof tops on his white horse which has various names, Odin rides the sky with his gray horse Sleipnir. Sinterklaas carries a staff and has mischievous helpers with black faces; Odin has a spear and black ravens as his attributes. Traditionally, some goods (often carrots and straw) are 'sacrificed' to Sinterklaas and his horse, much like the sacrifices of the pagan Germanics. Middle Ages Originally, the Sinterklaas feast celebrates the name day, 6 December, of Saint Nicholas (270–343), patron saint of children. Saint Nicholas was a Greek bishop of Myra in present-day Turkey. In 1087, his relics were furtively translated to Bari, in southeastern Italy; for this reason, he is also known as Nikolaos of Bari. Bari later formed part of the Spanish Kingdom of Naples, because it was previously conquered in 1442 by Alfonso V of Aragon. The city thus became part of the Kingdom of Aragon and later of Spain, until the eighteenth century. Due to the fact that the remains of St. Nicholas were in Bari (then a Spanish city), is this tradition that St. Nicholas comes from Spain, and has a black helper depicted as a Morisco page. St. Nicholas is well known in Spain as the patron of sailors. That's why St. Nicholas comes to the Netherlands in a steamboat. St. Nicholas fame spread throughout Europe. The Western Catholic Church made his name day a Church holiday. In the north of France, he became the patron saint of school children, then mostly in church schools. The folk feast arose during the Middle Ages. In early traditions, students elected one of them as "bishop" on St. Nicholas Day, who would rule until December 28 (Innocents Day). They sometimes acted out events from the bishop's life. As the festival moved to city streets, it became more lively.[3] Sinterklaas is assisted by many mischievous helpers with black faces and colourful Moorish dresses. These helpers are called 'Zwarte Pieten' (Black Petes). During the Middle-ages Zwarte Piet was a name for evil. Although the character of Black Pete later came to acquire racial connotations, his origins were in the evil figure. Good and bad play an important role in the feast: good is rewarded, bad and evil is punished. Hence the duplication of the one Saint in a saint and a (frolicking) devil. The feast was both an occasion to help the poor, by putting money in their shoes (which evolved into putting presents in children's shoes) and a wild feast, similar to Carnival, that often led to costumes, a "topsy-turvy" overturning of daily roles, and mass public drunkenness. 16th and 17th Century After the rebellion of the 17 Dutch provinces against the Spanish Empire, Calvinist regents and ministers prohibited celebration of the Saint. The Republic of the United Provinces became an officially Protestant country following
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch
Assignment: pca 44 "Lead and follow" Deadline: October 26th, 2008 Image Tag: pca44 From: Freule from Holland (Vanessa) Mission: Thought this assigment would be a good follow up for tha previous one. One of the most important things to think of (I think) - esspecially with landscape photography - is leading the look of from the front to the back of the photo. One of the most easiest way to do this is the use of lines that pull you in and lead you to the subject of the photo. Lines, natural or artificial, real or imaginary, are one of the most powerfull composition instruments. Think for instance of the one third rule where you use an imaginary grid to position your subject. But also think of a thread or a river that lead you to the subject. My challange: Tell us a story. In this story use any of the technique-"lines" as written above to lead us to your subject. Be as creative as you like. I do not want to limit you further but with taking your picture please keep in mind that it should lead to something. Keep in mind composition and light. Since I got this idea out of a book I do not have any examples for you but I think your imagination will take you a long long way! WIT (What It Took) Serendipity mostly. Finding a line that made sense and did not end up with a garbage can. Spent the afternoon with the grandkids at the Pumpkin Patch (Southern California style.) Seems really silly to be geetting for Halloween when the temperature is in the 90's. The shot itself was not difficult. Processing in ACR presented a few challenges because the trees were a silhouette as taken. Mostly reduced exposure and added fill light accented by HSL work on blue luminosity. Forgot to sharpen in PS
examples of writing a critique
A Collection of Essays
George Orwell's collected nonfiction, written in the clear-eyed and uncompromising style that earned him a critical following

One of the most thought-provoking and vivid essayists of the twentieth century, George Orwell fought the injustices of his time with singular vigor through pen and paper. In this selection of essays, he ranges from reflections on his boyhood schooling and the profession of writing to his views on the Spanish Civil War and British imperialism. The pieces collected here include the relatively unfamiliar and the more celebrated, making it an ideal compilation for both new and dedicated readers of Orwell's work.

Imagine any of today's writers of "creative nonfiction" dispatching a rogue elephant before an audience of several thousand. Now, imagine the essay that would result. Can we say "narcissism"? As part of the Imperial Police in Burma, George Orwell actually found himself aiming the gun, and his record--first published in 1936--comprises eight of the highest voltage pages of English prose you'll ever read. In "Shooting an Elephant," Orwell illumines the shoddy recesses of his own character, illustrates the morally corrupting nature of imperialism, and indicts you, the reader, in the creature's death, a process so vividly reported it's likely to show up in your nightmares ever after. "The owner was furious, but he was only an Indian and could do nothing.... Among the Europeans opinion was divided. The older men said I was right, the younger men said it was a damn shame to shoot an elephant for killing a coolie, because an elephant was worth much more than any damn Coringhee coolie."
This essay alone would be worth the cover price, and the dozen other pieces collected here prove that, given the right thinker/writer, today's journalism actually can become tomorrow's literature. "The Art of Donald McGill," ostensibly an appreciation of the jokey, vaguely obscene illustrated postcards beloved of the working classes, uses the lens of popular culture to examine the battle lines and rules of engagement in the war of the sexes, circa 1941. "Politics and the English Language" is a prose working-out of Orwell's perceptions about the slippery relationship of word and thought that becomes a key premise of 1984. "Looking Back on the Spanish War" is as clear-eyed a veteran's memoir of the nature of war as you're likely to find, and Orwell's long ruminations on the wildly popular "good bad" writers Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling showcase his singular virtues--searing honesty and independent thinking. From English boarding schools to Gandhi's character to an early appreciation of Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer, these pieces give an idiosyncratic tour of the first half of the passing century in the company of an articulate and engaged guide. Don't let the idea that Orwell is an "important" writer put you off reading him. He's really too good, and too human, to miss. --Joyce Thompson