Hi, I experienced similar difficulties during my PGCE. I didn't end up getting the "Masters" qualification just QTS. If you are studying at a University and have access to the library they shoud have copies of previous assignments for you to have a look at. I had been out of education for many years and didn't have a clue what was expected. If you can manage to get something written down make an appointment with acadaemic support services and get them to read/critique it or speak to your personal tutor. I didn't realise this type of support existed untill it was too late. There are books on helping to write your Masters research etc. They are big on critical analysis and being able to synthesise various literature. Throw in lots of "in addition" "Moreover" and "Furthermore". Hang on in there.