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Teaching critical thinking

Tutors can teach critical thinking to all students, and it is best to introduce it from the start of their university journey. Offering skills training at the beginning of the course provides a framework for students who are new to critical thinking and helps more experienced students to achieve highly.
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Getting writing done

Ten-minute bursts aren’t miracle cures for writing challenges, but they are powerful, uncomplicated tools in the writer’s armoury.
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James McConnachie

Finding your faults

When we edit, most of us simply read the text, line by line, correcting as we go. But it can be more effective to read for one kind of fault at a time.
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Stuck in a rut?

Ideas tend to come when we’re not racking our brains. They surprise us when the mind is relaxed and wandering over our material.
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Anne Wilson

Writing for visual thinkers

Academic writing is a significant challenge for predominantly visual thinkers. Here are some ways to help them to convert an explosion of connected ideas into a linear format.
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