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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Getting Critical

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781137402516
Publication Date June 2014
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Pocket Study Skills

This guide shows how a 'critical' approach is fundamental to all aspects of study from start to finish. It gives practical advice and models for critical thinking and writing, and real examples from students' work. The layout is varied and accessible, with engaging illustrations and an informal, direct style.

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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