Feedback on your essays is intended to help you develop your writing skills with each assignment. It's really important that you use these comments to understand your strengths and weaknesses and the marking criteria for your subject.The Working with feedback guide will help you to interpret and act on some of the most common types of comments you might be getting.
If you're not clear on any of the feedback you have received, talk it through with your tutor so that you don't miss any opportunities to improve your marks.
Developing your skills
In the video, Ian Wells explains how you can demonstrate and develop your critical skills. The Developing your critical skills guide illustrates how you can start to develop more critical responses within your writing.Other useful resources:
- For guidance on applying critical thinking when reading for your essays, see Reading critically .
- For step-by-step help with how to express an argument within a paragraph, see the Developing a critical argument guide.
- For advice on choosing good quality sources, see Info skills: Evaluating information.
Improving your English
The links in this section will help if you need to work on your English language skills.General English Skills
These comprehensive sites offer games, stories, videos, tutorials and quizzes if you need to brush up on your English language skills.
Choose from these huge libraries of video and audio lectures to stimulate your thinking and practise your comprehension. Many lectures come with a downloadable transcript to aid listening.