Models for Writing

Article review

The purpose of an article review is to provide a summary and evaluation of a piece of writing. When a lecturer reads an article review written by a student, they want to see evidence that the student has not only understood the topic of the article, but is able to evaluate the article in relation to their own knowledge of the topic and other relevant knowledge in the field. The annotated example below provides useful guidance on how to organise information within your article review and how to select and use language strategies which help make your writing more evaluative.

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Persuasive analytical essay

The purpose of a persuasive analytical essay is to present and argue for a particular position on a topic/issue which is under debate. When a lecturer reads a persuasive analytical essay written by a student, they want to see evidence that the student understands the particular topic/issue, is aware of the main positions in the debate and has selected their own position through a process of critically evaluating the main various perspectives. A successful essay is carefully organised and written to demonstrate to the reader how and why the writer came to hold their particular position. The annotated example below provides useful guidance in how to organise information within your essay and how to select language which helps to make your writing focussed, formal and impersonal.

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