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Excelling at critical analysis: a 3-stage method with an image
The aim of this activity is to clarify the difference between descriptive and analytical writing and emphasise the importance of research-based argument. Participants engage in an interactive 3-stage exercise that interrogates a (visual) text in order to generate a piece of academic writing.
Activity time: 1 hour
Types of media: Handout/s, Slides, Powerpoint file, PDF file
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Videos to develop dissertation writing
Discuss the requirements of each dissertation chapter Apply the advice to your own dissertation
Activity time: Videos from 13-22 minutes each, but further time needed to complete activities
Types of media: Powerpoint file, PDF file, Video
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Using an academic glossary
Academic glossary booklet, and slides and activity sheet
Activity time: 30 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Slides, Powerpoint file, Word document
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The Three Domains of Critical Reading
The Three Domains of Critical Reading
Activity time: Depends - could be 10 mins to 1 hour
Types of media: Powerpoint file, Word document
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Employability Skills Assessment
To acknowledge the skill employers are looking for in new employees in the workplace. Learners will identify their personal employability skill level and critically reflect upon how they can provide evidence that they have gained employability skills from their life and learning experiences.
Activity time: 30 minutes
Types of media: Worksheet
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