I am told to write an essay providing critical descriptions of research...
If I am giving descriptions, it should be neutral, right? Criticality should be seen in giving opinions or evaluating research?
What do you think?
Critical description. "The blue top doesn't go with the green jeans that the girl is wearing. This is a fashion mistake."
You still describe, but you describe critically.
For research, you could criticise the research methods (methodology), the premises, the conclusions, etc. while still describing the research.