The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Literary Analysis: Not Just a Book Report Anymore!

Learn how to write a critical analysis paper for your introductory literature class.


Explore the secrets to writing great critical analysis papers for your introductory literature classes. In this workshop, you'll consider the organizational approaches that work best in writing papers about literature, look at strategies for doing a close reading, learn the elements of a successful argumentative thesis, and discuss mistakes that students frequently make when writing critical analyses.

Intended Audience

Undergraduate students who are writing papers in their literature classes and who want to learn how to organize and develop critical papers.


2 hours

Schedule for Fall 2014

Thursday, 9/25, 3:30-5:30 (Sec. 1)
Wednesday, 10/1, 3:30-5:30 (Sec. 2)

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