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so i attend university studying primary education and i keep failing assignments however i’m trying my best, yet i can never seem to pass any assignments, i’m worried that i won’t pass first year because of this,
I can understand how stressful it is when you’re not getting the grades you’re trying so hard to get! I’m also a Primary Ed student and criticality is often a big thing that must be worked on. As other people have mentioned, it’s so important to read all your feedback and have conversations with your tutor.
My points for writing critically is to try and write from different points of view and compare and contrast. So if you’re talking about a theorist, try bring in someone who disagrees and their side. Also, as well as using online resources (some of which I’ve linked below), see if your university offers academic writing services. At Coventry University we can get academic writing support in order to improve criticality. They can also help to look through assignment briefs for a deeper understanding too.
Please try not to be too hard on yourself as once you’ve figured it out, it does get easier.
Mel - CU Scarborough Student Ambassador (Primary Education and Teaching Studies)
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