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.


If you’re confused about how to write a critical analysis assigned in your beginning literature class, fret no more! This workshop is designed to make your task easier. You’ll explore the organizational strategies that work best in writing papers about literature, look at strategies for doing a close reading, and discover what elements your instructor is looking for in your writing. We’ll also talk about 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 Spring 2014

Thursday, 2/13, 3:30-5:30 (Sec. 1)
Friday, 2/21, 1:30-3:30 (Sec. 2)


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