Academic Skills


Understand what analysing means.

Appraising briefs

Break down your assignment brief.

Critical thinking

Explanation of critical thinking and why it is important.

Developing critical skills

Build skills in critical thinking, reading and writing.

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.

Reading to Writing

Hull University takes you from reading to writing critically.

Useful phrases

Some phrases suitable for academic writing.

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