How to Read and Write Critically

As I touched on earlier, being critical can be realised on three levels: reading, thinking and writing. As an example, to prepare for your assessment, you need to critically read the relevant reading material and then process it all as ...

Author: Alex Baratta

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529768909

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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To succeed in any assessment, you need to demonstrate critical thinking – but what does it mean to be ‘critical’? This book takes a hands-on approach to helping you think, read and write critically. Packed with examples from different disciplines and subjects, it talks through dozens of written extracts so you can see what criticality actually looks like. The book: · Equips you with tools for making an argument, explaining your reasoning and using examples to illustrate your points. · Enables you to structure coherent arguments and choose appropriate language. · Helps you interpret and apply feedback from your lecturers. For undergraduate students studying in any discipline, this clear guide takes the confusion out of reading and writing critically so you can approach your assessments with confidence.
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Read Critically

A Super Quick guide to critically analysing academic texts for your research and assignments.

Author: Alex Baratta

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529717877

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 104

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Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Critical reading is the foundation of good research. Read Critically gives you the knowledge and tools you need to be able to extract meaning from texts and judge its quality, relevance and significance. Understand your assignment question Know how to think critically, and in turn read critically Write critically and ace your assignment. Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies. Learn core skills quickly Apply right away and see results Succeed in your studies and life. Super Quick Skills give you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.
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Critical Reading Across the Curriculum

A number of contributors suggest that to teach critical reading effectively students need to write regularly in response to their reading. This writing can take the form of short reflections, annotations and marginalia, and analyses and ...

Author: Robert DiYanni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119154884

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Powerful strategies, tools, and techniques for educators teaching students critical reading skills in the humanities. Every educator understands the importance of teaching students how to read critically. Even the best teachers, however, find it challenging to translate their own learned critical reading practices into explicit strategies for their students. Critical Reading Across the Curriculum: Humanities, Volume 1 presents exceptional insight into what educators require to facilitate critical and creative thinking skills. Written by scholar-educators from across the humanities, each of the thirteen essays in this volume describes strategies educators have successfully executed to develop critical reading skills in students studying the humanities. These include ways to help students: focus actively re-read and reflect, to re-think, and re-consider understand the close relationship between reading and writing become cognizant of the critical importance of context in critical reading and of making contextual connections learn to ask the right questions in critical reading and reasoning appreciate reading as dialogue, debate, and engaged conversation In addition, teachers will find an abundance of innovative exercises and activities encouraging students to practice their critical reading skills. These can easily be adapted for and applied across many disciplines and course curricula in the humanities. The lifelong benefits of strong critical reading skills are undeniable. Students with properly developed critical reading skills are confident learners with an enriched understanding of the world around them. They advance academically and are prepared for college success. This book arms educators (librarians, high school teachers, university lecturers, and beyond) with the tools to teach a most paramount lesson.
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Pathways Reading Writing and Critical Thinking 1

South America About 800 million adults around the world are illiterate; that is, they cannot read and write.1 Ninety percent of these people live in poor countries, and two-thirds of them are women. Illiteracy is especially common in ...

Author: Laurie Blass

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357734186

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Pathways, Second Edition, is a global, five-level academic English program. Carefully-guided lessons develop the language skills, critical thinking, and learning strategies required for academic success. Using authentic and relevant content from National Geographic, including video, charts, and other infographics, Pathways prepares students to work effectively and confidently in an academic environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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How to Write Critical Essays

We learn about the past largely through reading texts written in our own time. ... Imagine that a group of suddenly resurrected Elizabethans appear round your desk while you are composing your next critical essay. As they begin to read ...

Author: David B. Pirie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134948895

Category: Education

Page: 140

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This invaluable book offers the student of literature detailed advice on the entire process of critical essay writing, from first facing the question right through to producing a fair copy for final submission to the teacher.
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How to Read and Write Critically

Success in your assessments demands criticality. This book draws on multiple examples to teach you how to think, read and write critically in essays, dissertations, posters and more.

Author: Alex Baratta

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: 1529757991

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Success in your assessments demands criticality. This book draws on multiple examples to teach you how to think, read and write critically in essays, dissertations, posters and more.
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New Directions

New Directions is a thematic reading-writing book aimed at the most advanced learners.

Author: Peter Gardner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521541727

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 292

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New Directions is a thematic reading-writing book aimed at the most advanced learners. It prepares students for the rigors of college-level writing by having them read long, challenging, authentic readings, from a variety of genres, and by having them apply critical thinking skills as a precursor to writing. This emphasis on multiple longer readings gives New Directions its distinctive character.
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Critical Reading Across the Curriculum

This writing assignment reinforces critical reading and improves students' understanding of economic concepts and their ability to reason. In the capstone research class, graduating seniors learn how to do original research in economics ...

Author: Anton Borst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119155270

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Provides educators with practical strategies, tools, and techniques for teaching critical reading skills to students in the social and natural sciences. Strong critical reading skills are an essential part of any student’s academic success. Teaching these vital skills requires educators to develop and implement effective teaching strategies, often based on their own critical reading practices. Critical Reading Across the Curriculum, Volume 2: Social and Natural Sciences provides educators with expert insights, real-world methods, and proven strategies to build critical reading skills in students across disciplines. Drawing from the experience of seasoned classroom practitioners, this book presents a dozen essays that offer various applications of critical reading best practices in fields such as anthropology, biology, economics, engineering, political science, and sociology. Clear, jargon-free chapters identify, explain, and illustrate best teaching practices for critical reading. Containing numerous practical examples and demonstrations, essays written by experts in their respective fields explain what critical reading requires for their discipline, as well as how to teach those skills in the classroom. Every essay includes a host of pedagogical activities, assignments, and projects that can be used directly or adapted for diverse teaching applications. This valuable book helps educators: Develop the skills students need to ask the right questions, consider sources, assess evidence, evaluate arguments, and reason critically Encourage students to practice critical reading skills with engaging exercises and activities Teach students to establish context and identify contextual connections Explain how to read for arguments, including content-based and conceptual arguments Adapt and apply teaching strategies to various curricula and disciplines Critical Reading Across the Curriculum, Volume 2: Social and Natural Sciences is an ideal resource for educators in a wide range of areas, such as college and high school instructors in science and social science disciplines and instructors of graduate education courses.
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Reading Critically Writing Well

Now with more readings in each chapter, including 17 provocative new professional selections and student models covering a range of disciplines, this new edition features hands-on activities for critical analysis and invention, helpful ...

Author: Rise B. Axelrod

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 1319032753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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With more critical reading coverage than any other composition reader, Reading Critically, Writing Well helps students read for meaning and read like a writer, and it guides them to use what they've learned in their writing. Each of the book’s 8 assignment chapters includes a specific guide to reading that challenges students to analyze the authors’ techniques as well as a step-by-step guide to writing and revising that helps them apply these techniques to their own essays. Now with more readings in each chapter, including 17 provocative new professional selections and student models covering a range of disciplines, this new edition features hands-on activities for critical analysis and invention, helpful reading and research strategies (including 2016 MLA coverage), and multiple opportunities for summary and synthesis. Accessible instruction, engaging readings, and effective writing assignments make Reading Critically, Writing Well ideal for instructors who want the support and readings to demonstrate effective rhetorical choices that students can make in their own writing.
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Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates

Also new for this edition, a Companion Website provides additional resources to help you apply the critical techniques you learn.

Author: Mike Wallace

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473968042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

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Reading critically, and writing using critical techniques, are crucial skills you need to apply to your academic work. Practical and engaging, Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates is bursting with tools for analysing texts and structuring critical reviews, helping you to gradually build your skills beyond undergraduate level and gain confidence in your ability to critically read and write. New to this 3rd edition: Introduces a technique for developing critical thinking skills by interrogating paper abstracts Additional diagrams, exercises and concept explanations, enabling you to more easily understand and apply the various approaches A glossary, to help with understanding of key terms. Also new for this edition, a Companion Website provides additional resources to help you apply the critical techniques you learn. From templates and checklists, access to SAGE journal articles and additional case studies, these free resources will make sure you successfully master advanced critical skills. If you need to engage with published (or unpublished) literature such as essays, dissertations or theses, research papers or oral presentations, this proven guide helps you develop a reflective and advanced critical approach to your research and writing. The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!
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