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Palgrave Macmillan

Getting Critical

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9781137402516
Publication Date July 2014
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Pocket Study Skills

'Be more critical!' 'Too descriptive'
Tutors often say this, but what does it mean? And how do you achieve that 'critical' approach you need for the higher grades? This practical guide shows you how. It:

- explains what 'getting critical' means and why you need a critical approach to your work
- gives practical advice on getting critical in your research and reading
- shows you what critical writing looks like and how to write critically

This new edition has more on developing argument in essays, on reading strategies and detailed examples of student writing.
Kate Williams manages the Upgrade Study Advice Service at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She is Series Editor of the Pocket Study Skills.
 

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.

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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