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

Literary Analysis: More Than Just a Book Report!

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


If you're unfamiliar with writing a critical analysis paper, this workshop is for you! In this workshop, especially for students taking introductory literature courses, you'll explore the organizational approaches that work best in writing papers about literature, consider approaches for doing a close reading, learn the secrets 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.


1.5 hours

Schedule for Fall 2015

Thursday, 9/24, 3:30–5:00 (Sec. 1)
Tuesday, 10/6, 3:30–5:00 (Sec. 2)

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