Developing Students’ Critical Thinking Skills in Writing at a Saudi Arabian Writing Centre

  • Lawan Dalha


This chapter examines the use of critical thinking skills in the development of students’ academic writing at Royal Commission Yanbu Colleges and Institutes (RCYCI) Writing Centre. Using observations and interviews the study examined 9 tutors and 74 tutees in a total of 89 sessions for a semester. The findings show that despite some levels of awareness about critical thinking skills in developing academic writing among the tutors, many of the tutees interviewed demonstrated no awareness about the concept. The chapter, therefore, recommends the design and implementation of a detailed blueprint, which will incorporate awareness campaigns, practical sessions and evaluative measures.


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  • Lawan Dalha
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  1. 1.Royal Commission Yanbu Colleges and InstitutesYanbuSaudi Arabia

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