Getting Critical

Getting Critical

Paperback Pocket Study Skills

By (author) Kate Williams Ma

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 108mm x 138mm x 8mm | 82g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2012
  • ISBN 10: 0230584764
  • ISBN 13: 9780230584761
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 117,367

Product description

Students need to think critically about what they read or hear. This accessible guide shows students what being 'critical' in their work means, and how to bring that 'critical' dimension into all the work they do. It addresses the need and the skills of being critical in relation to reading and writing and is ideal for students at any level.

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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 includingStudy Skills (Macmillan 1989), one of the first in the field. With experience of project management in both writingand editing, she is also the Series Editor for Pocket Study Skills.

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"I found this book invaluable when having to write critically, the layout is easy to understand and the chapters are clear and take you through the stages required to do a great critical essay. I have recommended it to other colleagues and the feedback is great." - Amazon review "Getting critical turned out incredibly useful for my essay writing, it helped with so much. A definite recommendation to any university student." - Amazon review

Table of contents

Introduction PART I: GETTING A 'CRITICAL' APPROACH Being 'Critical' at University A Critical Approach to Anything PART II: GETTING CRITICAL IN YOUR READING A Critical Approach to Choosing your Reading Reading to Understand Reading to Understand the Detail Reading to Weigh up Different Factors/Gain Perspective Reading to see the Arguments PART III: GETTING CRITICAL IN YOUR WRITING Describe What you Know Analyse to Show you Understand the Detail Evaluate to Weigh up Different Factors/Gain Perspective Argue your Preferred Position PART IV: BEING ASESSED FOR GETTING 'CRITICAL' Understanding the Language of Assessment References Index