Academic Skills

Definition

Understand what analysing means.

Appraising briefs

Break down your assignment brief.

Critical thinking

Explanation of critical thinking and why it is important.

Applying analysis

To avoid the most common complaint from lecturers, lack of analysis!

Analytical writing

The differences between descriptive and analytical writing.

Analytical thinking

Book(s) available from the Library Service.

Critical writing

Improve the level of analysis in your writing.

Critical thinking skills

Developing effective analysis and argument.

Critiquing sources

Ten things to look for when evaluating a source.

Description versus Analysis

To avoid being too descriptive in your writing.

Being critical

A writing strategy that shows you are being analytical.

Useful phrases

Some phrases suitable for academic writing.

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