Analysis & Argument

A strong thesis statement. Compelling evidence and support. Critical thinking. Click below for resources on decoding and implementing these high-level skills required in almost every college writing assignment.

For further support, check out our workshop series on Reading and Interpretation or Structuring an Argument, or schedule an appointment with one of our writing consultants.


Critical Reading Critical Reading Skills
Close Reading
Taking Effective Notes
Strategic Note-Taking
Analyzing Texts

Critical Thinking Skills Thinking Critically
What is an Argument?
Logic

Thesis Narrow and Debatable Theses
Developing a Thesis Statement
5 Criteria for Effective Thesis Statements
Developing and Evaluating Your Thesis

Developing and Complicating Ideas College-level Writing Expectations
Posing an Academic Problem
Organizing Arguments
Counterargument

Audience Writing for Academic Audiences
Anticipating Readers’ Needs

Support and Evidence Finding, Evaluating, and Incorporating Evidence
3 Ways to Persuade
Supporting Arguments in Business Writing
Examples of Evidence Usage

Cultural Writing
Expectations
American Academic Writing Conventions
Cultural Norms in American Higher Education

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