3 Being critical in your writing – some practical suggestions
Not only do you have to read with a critical eye but you must also be able to express your ideas in a critical way. This means that your writing must demonstrate your understanding of the significance of an argument or perspective, the relevance of evidence and the strength of conclusions made. Your writing will need to show evidence of your ability to defend an argument against charges such as bias, lack of supporting evidence or incompleteness. Developing critical writing skills will allow you to develop more reasoned arguments for your assignments, projects and examination questions. The short presentation below gives some practical tips on how to address criticality in writing for assignments.