Tag: critical thinking

Teaching academic writing: a conference in seven tweets

  I recently attended one of the three days of the 9th Conference of the European Association for Teaching Academic Writing, hosted this year by Royal Holloway, University of London.  As an Academic Learning Support Tutor, this conference is about as closely related to my work as it gets. As some of the day was…Continue Reading Teaching academic writing: a conference in seven tweets

Academic study skills workshops

Woman reading in Library

Are you keen for your students to develop their writing skills or improve their referencing? Then tell them about the wide-ranging series of lunchtime study skills workshops that LEaD are offering this autumn. See the full timetable here. Next week’s sessions are –  Monday. 3rd Oct. – Referencing and avoiding plagiarism, 1:00 – 1:50 in C302 Tuesday…Continue Reading Academic study skills workshops

Two meanings of “critically analyse”

As an academic skills tutor, I’m often faced with a student clutching a set of assessment criteria containing the phrase “critically analyse”, or a synonym of that instruction.  In my experience, many students understand the broad concept of critical analysis (e.g. being sceptical, not taking information on face value, evaluating evidence, etc), but have difficulty…Continue Reading Two meanings of “critically analyse”