Q: What should I focus on when asked to comment on the originality of a text?
This was a question asked in my tutorial after they gave us a text to read from.
As this is an assignment or a project, it would be best for you to work your way through this. We can provide some basic pointers though. So, of course, you need to read the provided text, but then, you need to look up similar texts (those with similar ideas, thoughts, themes, writing styles, and so on) and then see how similar the provided text is in several ways to those, and how it’s different.
As your question is around reading and forming (and then providing) comment, you may refer to these related pieces for more information:
- A young researcher's guide to perspective, commentary, and opinion articles
- How to write a book review
Hope that helps. All the best for your project/assignment!