How do I write critically?

Question:

How do I write critically?

Answer:

Writing critically does not mean finding fault with everything you read or hear. Rather, it involves keeping an open and questioning mind, and evaluating other people’s ideas, opinions, and arguments.

Important aspects of critical writing include analysing, recognising inferences and assumptions, recognising fact and opinion, and carefully evaluating what you read or hear. 

You can learn more about reading and writing critically in StudyWISE (an iLearn resource available to all students). You can also book into a Learning Skills workshop about Writing Critically on the Learning Skills website.