Developing Critical Thinking and Writing

Developing Critical Thinking and Writing

Why might you need to do this? Do you get feedback from your tutor which says: ‘Need to develop more critical analysis’, ‘be less descriptive – more critical’, ‘critically analyse …’, ’too little critical analysis’. If so, you may need to read this. Research evidence...
Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing

If you have read any of my blogs before, you will know that I like to adopt the ‘What? Where? When? How? Why? and Who? approach (Kipling, 1902). I think this makes it easier to remember things and not miss out on important points when writing reflective accounts. Why...
Searching the literature

Searching the literature

I find the following quotation most helpful – I hope you do too. ‘I keep six honest serving men: (they taught me all I knew). Their names are What and Where and When. And How and Why and Who’ (Rudyard Kipling, ampoule The Elephant’s Child, pilule Just So Stories,...
Planning your Academic Writing

Planning your Academic Writing

P – Preparation, presentation, purpose Prepare yourself: time, place and space. Prepare by having the guidelines/instructions at hand. Know the word length, presentation requirements and the deadline for the work. If there are specific criteria, be aware of these....
Pat’s Proofreading Tips

Pat’s Proofreading Tips

Prepare Prepare by setting aside time and avoiding distractions. Switch off phones and computers; as games and Facebook may seem much more inviting! Read Read your work aloud or get someone else to read it to you. It will help if you print off a hard copy of the...