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Learning Hub: Critical writing

Online tutorial for critical writing

If you cannot view the online tutorial below, go to the following web page


Remember to look for the evidence for all the arguments that you come across

Academic Phrasebank

The Academic Phrasebank, from the University of Manchester, aims to provide you with phrases of writing for different sections of your writing, including phrases for being critical.

Next steps

If you thought this workshop was useful you may like to try:

  • Critical appraisal - for students from SoH&SC
  • How to use references
  • Structuring your assignment
  • Writing a literature review

Tutorials for writing

You can book one-to-one tutorials with a learning advisor for help with your critical writing. 

For more information, and to book online, go to Book a Tutorial.



 Critical writing

Have you ever received feedback that your work is too descriptive but do not know how to improve it? Following on from the Critical Thinking and Academic Writing workshops, the aim of this workshop is to help you take a more critical approach to your writing.  It covers:

  • differences between descriptive and critical writing
  • identifying critical writing
  • how to write critical paragraphs

This session is aimed at undergraduates but is suitable for any level of study.             

Forthcoming Workshops

The workshop will  next run in 2018-19 academic year.

There's no need to book - just come along

If you need any adjustments to fully access this session, please contact in advance.

The Perfect Paragraph

What students said about this workshop

 "I found the whole content of the workshop helpful"

"Very informative"

"The exercises were a great help"

"This will greatly assist me when writing"

Further Reading

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