Expository critique enables the students to read the works of authors in order to recognize facts and opinions that are expounded and to establish the correctness of the evidence of the author’s conclusions. Further, the learners are able to construct sensible statements about the text that they analyze by supporting their findings with accurate citations.
Expository critique also identifies the baseless conclusions, false reasoning or even unfounded information to promote a cause in a specified text. Additionally, the bias and stereotyping of people or events if any in a given text will be discussed. With expository critique, the learners become skilled in assessing the cohesive quality of a written work, logical reasoning, uniformity in the substance illustrated including the pattern of structural design of a work of an author. Hence, the students practice to evaluate the authenticity of the source of details and the intention of the writers, which might impact the trustworthiness of a writer.
What Expository Critique Involved?
Expository critique involves the learners’ capacity to predict and address the possible concerns of the readers by appealing to ethos, pathos and logos (reason, authority, emotion and logic). Any expository critique should have a clear thesis, body paragraphs that support the thesis with evidence and conclusion that sums up the whole exposition and restatement of the thesis. The objective of expository critique is to inform, instruct and explain what the learner has discovered in reading a specific work of an author.