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Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates

Second Edition
Mike Wallace Cardiff University
Alison Wray Cardiff University
© 2011   264 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
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Paperback ISBN: 9781849205627 £22.99
Hardcover ISBN: 9781849205610 £72.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781446210215
Other Titles in: Study Skills  |  Study Skills (PG)  |  Essays/Dissertations
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'Written in a clear and straightforward fashion that is guaranteed to make you think, as well as encouraging constructive and engaging modes of writing that will improve your connection to your audience.' - Professor Graham Crow, University of Southampton 

How do you respond to adverts?  Do you believe what they say, or look for a hidden agenda?

Reading critically, and writing using critical techniques, are crucial skills you need to apply to your academic work.  It may seem difficult at first, but you may already be a more critical reader than you think!

This guide helps you develop both the ability to critically ask questions, and a reflective and critical approach to your own research and writing.  Broken down into three parts, it builds up your skills and confidence through focused activities that progressively develop your ability to critically read and write.

New to this 2nd edition:

  • A range of subject specific examples from areas including linguistics, education, business and management
  • Commentaries on using e-resources and features of e-research
  • New online resources including worksheet templates, chapter activities and free access to journal articles.

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