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Macmillan Higher Education

Getting Critical (2nd Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 128
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Pocket Study Skills

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Paperback - 9781137402516

23 May 2017

$9.99

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Ebook - 9781137402523

29 June 2014

$19.99

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This concise, no-nonsense guide shows students how to adopt a critical approach in order to unlock their academic potential. It explains why students need to be critical and provides practical advice on how they can...

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This concise, no-nonsense guide shows students how to adopt a critical approach in order to unlock their academic potential. It explains why students need to be critical and provides practical advice on how they can integrate critical analysis into their research, reading and writing. Each succinct chapter is visually engaging and informative, and gives students the support they need to succeed in applying critical thinking to their work. 

It is an invaluable resource for all students who are required to write essays, reports and other pieces of extended writing as part of their course. It is also an ideal text to be used in conjunction with study skills programmes and critical thinking modules at HE and FE level. 

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  • Explains what `getting critical´ means and why students need a critical approach to academic writing
  • Uses annotated examples of real students´ work to show readers what good critical writing looks like
  • Contains top tips, practical guidance and activities to help students develop this essential skill

 

  • Reworked chapter on writing for a critical reader
  • Updated scenarios and examples
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: GETTING A CRITICAL MINDSET
1. Getting Strategic
2. The Language of Assessment
3. The Stairway to Critical Thinking
PART II: GETTING CRITICAL IN RESEARCH AND READING
4. A Critical Approach to Reading Lists
5. A Critical Search Online
6. But is it any good? Evaluating Your Sources
7. To Read or Not to Read A Critical Decision
8. A Strategic Approach to Reading
9. A Critical Record of Reading
PART III: GETTING CRITICAL IN WRITING
10. Answer the Question!
11. Writing Paragraphs A Critical Skill
12. Writing for a Critical Reader
PART IV: CRITICAL STEPS
13. Using Frameworks for Critical Analysis
14. Stepping up the Stairway to Critical Thinking
15. Becoming a Critical Writer
References
Useful Sources
Index .
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Kate Williams manages Upgrade, the Study Advice Service at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with students from Foundation to PhD and has written a range of books and materials on study skills and is also the Series Editor for Pocket Study Skills.

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Kate Williams manages Upgrade, the Study Advice Service at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with students from Foundation to PhD and has written a range of books and materials on study skills and is also the Series Editor for Pocket Study Skills.

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