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Academic writing

You probably spend a lot of time writing - emails, texts, shopping lists, letters to friends, filling in forms etc. For each of these, you will use a different style of writing, choosing whichever is appropriate for the purpose and the people you are writing for. 

Student writing assignmentThe style of writing you will be expected to use for academic work is likely to be different to other styles you use every day. It is part of your academic training to learn how to write in this more formal style - it demonstrates discipline and thoughtfulness, and is important to communicate your ideas clearly. These pages offer advice on developing your academic writing.  

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Our next seminar is on:

How to do a critical analysis 

Wed 4 Feb, 2-3.30, Palmer 105.

Tutors often refer to the importance of critical analysis - but what do we mean by critical analysis? This session will look at how to work critically and build critical analysis into your work.

No need to book - all welcome!

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