Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates

ISBN-10: 1849205620
ISBN-13: 9781849205627
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 1/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

In this new edition the authors show students how to read critically and how to write using critical techniques. This book is a 'must-have' resource for postgraduate students and early-career academics. It has been expanded and updated to include:- A range of examples encompassing disciplinary areas including linguistics, education, business and management- Commentaries on using e-resources and features of e-research- New and additional material available online including access to journal articlesThis book is for postgraduate students, methods course tutors and researchers.

Alison Wray is a Research Professor of Language and Communication at Cardiff University. Her research centres on the modelling of lexical storage and processing, particularly in relation to formulaic phrases, and it has been applied to language learning, evolution of language and language disability. Her two monographs Formulaic Language and the Lexicon (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Formulaic Language: Pushing the Boundaries (Oxford University Press, 2008) are internationally acclaimed. She has a longstanding commitment to researcher training, including the developing of academic expertise.

List of Figures and Tables
How to Use this Book
Author Biographies
Acknowledgements
Becoming a Critical Reader and Self-Critical Writer
What it Means to be Critical
Making a Critical Choice
Getting Started on Critical Reading
Getting Started on Self-Critical Writing
Creating a Comparative Critical Summary
Developing an In-Depth Analysis
The Key to a Mental Map for Exploring the Literature
The Argument Component of your Mental Map
More Components: Knowledge, Literature, Intellectual Projects
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
Tools for Structuring a Dissertation
Using the Literature in Research Papers and Oral Presentations
Appendices
Abridged article: 'One word or two?' (Wray and Staczek)
Abridged article: 'Sharing leadership of schools through teamwork' (Wallace)
Blank form for the Critical Analysis of a text
Logic checksheet: Developing a logical overall argument in a dissertation
Index

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