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Critical thinking: your guide to better essay writing

Senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett’s tips to help improve your writing skills and your marks

Senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett’s tips to help improve your writing skills and your marks

How can you improve your essay writing – and your marks – by developing your critical thinking skills?

RCNi senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett, who was a nurse tutor and marker in the university sector for many years, guides you through the process.

Understanding descriptive versus critical writing skills

In this video you’ll learn:

  • The difference between descriptive and critical writing.
  • How to dissect an essay title to find out what’s required.
  • Practical ways to shift descriptive writing to critical writing.
  • Where to go for further support to enhance your critical writing

Senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett’s tips to help improve your writing skills and your marks

How can you improve your essay writing – and your marks – by developing your critical thinking skills?

RCNi senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett, who was a nurse tutor and marker in the university sector for many years, guides you through the process.

Understanding descriptive versus critical writing skills

In this video you’ll learn:

  • The difference between descriptive and critical writing.
  • How to dissect an essay title to find out what’s required.
  • Practical ways to shift descriptive writing to critical writing.
  • Where to go for further support to enhance your critical writing skills.


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