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The power of verbs

To raise the quality of your writing, check your verbs. Select verbs that say exactly what you mean and carry the right amount of weight.
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Sanjida O'Connell

The hero argument

To make your writing as engaging and convincing as possible, it’s worth giving the counter-argument sufficient space and understanding.
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Student Reading

Effective reading

Do you start reading an academic journal article, plough through a few paragraphs and realise you have lost your focus? Try this technique to gain a quick overview and identify the sections you need to read in depth.[1] 1 Reading…

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Successful endings

It's useful to think of endings as looking in one of three different directions: look back; look forwards; look beyond.
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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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Thinking . . . Please Wait

Don’t forget to think

1 Starting thoughts When an essay assignment arrives, read the title slowly. Put it aside for an hour then read it again. Take 15 minutes to ask yourself: • Do I understand what’s being asked of me? You might need…

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