A critical thinking paper is written with the main aim of analyzing, interpreting and evaluating another person's work, argument or view, to determine how good or bad the work is. It doesn't necessarily involve finding fault with these works..
The first step to writing critically is reading through the work in question, to get the main idea of the author, their original purpose, the audience targeted, whether the main point is well supported by concrete arguments, and to identify the biases of the author. The reviewer should read it thoroughly to identify any gaps the writer could have left in the work, highlight them and present them in a comprehensive manner to the reader.An introduction to writing a critical thinking paper is necessary, to give a clear background on the subject the writer tackles. An intro should be clear to state the opinion of the writer about the subject they are writing on. Intros should be catchy to hook and glue the reader into reading the content the reviewer offers.
The writer of a critical thinking report must identify and highlight the weaknesses and strengths in the work they evaluate, it should be stated clearly where the writer of the work in question, has successfully presented their opinions and arguments. It should also be clear as to the points which are vaguely presented by the work being reviewed. The critique should state clearly if the language used is appropriate and clear to the reader and whether the arguments fall logically.
Opinions on the subject in question must be supported with solid evidence, by quoting or giving examples to justify their accuracy. Opposing view points should not be ignored, instead, the reviewer should use their knowledge and reasoning to show the gaps they have which make them wrong. Evidence must be used to give credible arguments as to why these viewpoints must be discarded.
Writers should adopt an unbiased tone to put their points across, however they should make their point of view seen by the reader. The tone of the argument should not be dictatorial. A reader who feels that the writer is too dictatorial in presenting opinions will not read through that particular content, hence the writer must leave the reader to draw their own conclusions after reading the final content about the evaluation.
All arguments in any critical thinking paper must fall logically so that the reader follows them easily. They should be presented in order of importance from the most important to the least important. Sentences used to present the writer's argument must be of the right length. The writer has to avoid very long sentences which are hard for the reader to follow and comprehend.
Paragraphs used should tackle an idea at a time, with the ideas strongly backed up by evidence. Ideas in these paragraphs must have a smooth transition form one idea to the other. Paragraphs should also be of the right length whereby the reader can follow them without getting lost; readers should not dig too deep in-order to extract the information they are in search of.
The conclusion of a critical thinking paper should be based on the results one has found out, after reading the article in question. It should summarize the key points about the argument the writer has presented, and give a general overview of the whole process.