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 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 is on the following dates:

Tuesday 16th October 12:00 -13:00 T1.03  (The Curve)

Tuesday 6th November 

12.00-13.00 TG.07  (The Curve)

Thursday 29th November  

17:00 -18:00  TG.06  (The Curve)

Thursday 6th December  

12:00 -13:00 TG.04  (The Curve)

Tuesday 15th January 

12:00 - 13:00  TG.06  (The Curve)
Thursday 14th February 12.00 - 13.00 TG. 04 (The Curve)
Monday 18th March 12.00 - 13.00 TG.04 (The Curve)


There's no need to book - just come along

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


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.

Other relevant workshops

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.


The Perfect Paragraph

Further Reading

Succeed@Tees Workshop and Seminar feedback

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