A critical review is an evaluation of an academic text eg: an article, report, essay or book. You are asked to make judgments, positive or negative, about the text using various criteria. The information and knowledge in the text needs to be evaluated, and the criteria that should be used can vary depending on your discipline. That is, management, sociology, information technology, or literature may use different criteria. All critical reviews, however, involve two main tasks: summary and evaluation.
|A description of the text:
Be careful not to give too much detail, especially in a short review.
|YOUR judgment about the quality or value of the text (for other researchers, or to practitioners in the field, or to students).
An evaluation of the text using criteria, appropriate to your discipline. When evaluating the text you could answer some of the following questions.
For more detailed information go here: https://www.monash.edu/rlo/quick-study-guides/writing-a-critical-review
Critical Writing Review Structuring
Critical Review: Structure information sheet
This information sheet provides information on how to structure a critical review. It includes the differences between descriptive and evaluative writing. Monash University.