You have to imbibe these characteristics if you want to critically evaluate a theory and policy:
i The confidence to refuse the obvious conclusions of other writers before evaluating the arguments and evidences they have provided.
ii A balanced argument as to why the conclusions of others writers may or may not be accepted or require alteration.
iii Your conclusion backed by a clear presentation of your own evidence and argument.
iv Presenting your conclusion, evidence and argument having limited recognition.
Things to remember in critical writing
You have to remember that when you are entering in the course of critical writing, it is more challenging and risky than others. The precautions you should take are:
i Review the quality of the evidence and argument that you have come across.
ii Identify both positives and negatives.
iii The arguments should be assessed depending on their relevance and usefulness to the debate that you are going to present.
These were some of the points necessary for critical writing. Although there is no guarantee that following these rules would get a student a straight ‘A’, nonetheless it is impossible to do without these points either.