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CRITICAL READING AND WRITING FOR POSTGRADUATES

PAPERBACK by Wallace, Mike; Wray, Alison

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ISBN
9781412961820
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SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
 
 
EDITION
3RD REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
296 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
21 APR 2016

DESCRIPTION

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Reading critically, and writing using critical techniques, are crucial skills you need to apply to your academic work. Practical and engaging, Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates is bursting with tools for analysing texts and structuring critical reviews, helping you to gradually build your skills beyond undergraduate level and gain confidence in your ability to critically read and write. New to this 3rd edition: Introduces a technique for developing critical thinking skills by interrogating paper abstracts Additional diagrams, exercises and concept explanations, enabling you to more easily understand and apply the various approaches A glossary, to help with understanding of key terms. Also new for this edition, a Companion Website provides additional resources to help you apply the critical techniques you learn. From templates and checklists, access to SAGE journal articles and additional case studies, these free resources will make sure you successfully master advanced critical skills. If you need to engage with published (or unpublished) literature such as essays, dissertations or theses, research papers or oral presentations, this proven guide helps you develop a reflective and advanced critical approach to your research and writing. The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!

CONTENTS

Becoming a Critical Reader and Self-Critical Writer What it Means to Be Critical Making a Critical Choice A First Look: Interrogating Abstracts Getting Started on Critical Reading Getting Started on Self-Critical Writing Creating a Comparative Critical Summary Developing an In-Depth Analysis A Mental Map for Navigating the Literature Tools for Thinking and Ways of Thinking Reasons for Conducting the Research Knowledge Claims and their Key Characteristics Developing a Critical Analysis of a Text A Worked Example of a Critical Analysis Developing your Argument in Writing a Critical Review of a Text Putting your Critical Reviews to Work Focusing and Building up your Critical Literature Review Integrating Critical Literature Reviews into your Dissertation Critical Literature Reviews in Alternative Dissertation Structures Tools for Structuring a Dissertation Using the Literature in Research Papers and Oral Presentations