Your ability to write in a critical academic style will be assessed continuously on your degree programme. So what is it?
When assessing other people's writing, shows is seen as positive as it reports an observation or finding as a proven fact. The use of concludes is seen as neutral. However, claims or presumes disassociates the writer from the position of the author cited. This then allows the writer to establish a critical perspective and follow with a counter argument.
Read our signposting conclusions for more advice and guidance.
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