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Critical reading and writing for postgraduates

Author: Mike Wallace; Alison Wray
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Focusing on critical reading and self-critical writing, this book is suitable for postgraduate students and early-career academics. It contains tools for analysing texts and structuring critical reviews, and incorporates exercises and worked examples drawn from the social sciences.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Wallace; Alison Wray
ISBN: 9781849205610 1849205612 9781849205627 1849205620
OCLC Number: 767732469
Description: x, 252 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one: Becoming a critical reader and self-critical writer: What it means to be critical --
Making a critical choice --
Getting started on critical choice --
Getting critical on critical reading --
Getting started on self-critical writing --
Creating a comparative critical summary --
Part two: Developing an In-Depth Analysis: The key to a mental map for exploring the literature --
The argument components: Knowledge, literature, intellectual projects --
Developing a critcal analysis of a text --
A worked example of a critical analysis --
Developing your argument in writing a crtical review of a text --
Part Three: Putting your critical review to work: Focusing and building up your critical literature review --
Integrating critical literature reviews into your dissertation --
Tools for structuring a dissertation --
Using the literature in research papers and oral presentation.
Responsibility: Mike Wallace, Alison Wray.

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A study skills guide that develops postgraduate students' ability to critically ask questions, and take a reflective and critical approach to their own research and writing.  Read more...

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