Q. My writing is too descriptive - how do I improve?


When you receive this type of feedback it usually means that you use too many words explaining an issue or event or providing a narrative.  In order to achieve higher marks you will need to demonstrate a wider range of skills and understanding including: critical thinking by using techniques like comparing and contrasting, presenting differing view points, or by acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of any resources used.

See the Links & Files section below for more detailed resources on this topic.


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  • Last Updated 24 Jan, 2019
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