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Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Institute of Vocational Studies

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar-Critical Analysis

Submitted to

Miss Juhi Bidhuri Ma’am

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B.Ed. I Year














Critical appraisal is the ‘process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context’.

  • It involves a ‘balanced assessment of strengths and weaknesses; qualitative and quantitative aspect’ of a particular textbook.

  • It contributes to new knowledge and ideas. It helps study the shortcomings/drawbacks which further helps in giving suggestions for improvement.

  • Critical appraisal involves evaluating the effectiveness, reliability, relevance, cost, and the benefits of a textbook.

  • Critical appraisal is an essential step allows questioning the content studying the positive as well as the negative aspect by scrutinizing data for effective analysis and improvement.

  • It constitutes personal point of view, outlining of the important facts to support suggestions for action and conclusion by sound reasoning.

  • It is an evaluation or judgment of the logical consistency and its usefulness as to whether a textbook meets the desired and the necessary requisites for efficient teaching and learning practise.

  • Critical appraisal gives the reader a concise summary of the content. This includes a relevant description of the research topic and scope of analysis as well as an overview of the content's overall perspective, argument, and purpose.

The purpose for writing a critique is to evaluate somebody's work (a book, an essay, a movie, a painting...) in order to increase the reader's understanding of it. A critical analysis is subjective writing because it expresses the writer's opinion or evaluation of a text.

The most characteristic features of critical writing are:

  • A clear and confident refusal to accept the conclusions of other writers without evaluating the arguments and evidence that they provide;

  • A balanced presentation of reasons why the conclusions of other writers may be accepted or may need to be treated with caution;

  • A clear presentation of your own evidence and argument, leading to your conclusion; and

  • Recognition of the limitations in your own evidence, argument, and conclusion.

  • Get under the surface of a particular situation or problem;

  • Discover the possible reasons behind it;

  • Break it down into the various facts and questions of which it essentially consists;

  • Examine the strengths and weaknesses of different ideas about it and any evidence relating to it.


Critical thinking skills are worth developing because:

  • It improves cognitive skills;

  • It lays a foundation of logical decision making on which you can draw, even in stressful situations; and,

  • Helps in Higher academic and professional achievement.

Critical Thinking Forces Intellectual Self Improvement

Focusing on evidence over emotion or ego allows you to think critically and consider hard facts as you assess your performance. At its core, critical thinking is inward-focused. The goal is to maximize your ability to think rationally. This sort of critical reflection is key to improving your cognitive skills. In turn, it leads to increased overall intelligence and improved test performance.

Critical Thinking Allows You to Become a Better Team Player 

There can be multiple answers to the same problem, and this realization is important to the critical thinking process. It allows you to be a better listener and collaborator when you’re working as part of a group, as well as to become more flexible in your problem solving. 

Critical Thinking Leads to A More Creative Mindset

Experienced critical thinkers will naturally make more connections across subjects. Interdisciplinary logical thinking leads to professional and academic success.

Critical Thinking is a domain-general thinking skill

The ability to think clearly and rationally is important whatever we choose to do. If you work in education, research, finance, management or the legal profession, then critical thinking is obviously important. But critical thinking skills are not restricted to a particular subject area. Being able to think well and solve problems systematically is an asset for any career.

Critical Thinking enhances language and presentation skills.

Thinking clearly and systematically can improve the way we express our ideas. In learning how to analyze the logical structure of texts, critical thinking also improves comprehension abilities.

Critical Thinking promotes creativity

To come up with a creative solution to a problem involves not just having new ideas. It must also be the case that the new ideas being generated are useful and relevant to the task at hand. Critical thinking plays a crucial role in evaluating new ideas, selecting the best ones and modifying them if necessary.


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