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Critical Writing

Online tutorial for Critical Writing

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online tutorial for critical writing

Information and videos on critical writing

These guides will introduce you to the basics of critical writing  covering:

  • The difference between critical and descriptive writing
  • Identifying differing opinions in writing 
  • Using the WEED model to create critical paragraphs
  • Identifying different aspects of critical writing 


Video Recording of Critical Writing Workshop

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Visual Guides


Critical Writing PowerPoint

Video on how to structure paragraphs

using the WEED model

Poster with an example WEED paragraph
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Printable Guides


Critical Writing Handout                 Example of a good critical paragraph Academic keywords or clue words
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This session is aimed at undergraduates but is suitable for any level of study.

You don't have to book, just join us on the date listed.

  • Our next workshop is 1-2pm on Thursday 25th March 2021.
  • You can join the live session in Teams by clicking the link below

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


Critical Writing - recording of workshop on 15 October 2020:  


Click on the calendar image or on the link below to see the programme of other webinars currently being offered.

We are very interested to hear your views about any workshop you attend.

Please complete the feedback form after you have attended.


Further Reading

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Next steps

If you thought this information was useful you may want to look at some of the other Learning Hub guides aimed at helping students with being critical and writing 

Being Critical                                 Academic Writing 

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

For more information, and to book online, click on the tutorial icon below: 

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