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Critical Reading and Writing with the help of Wallace and Wray (2006)

Wallace and Wray (2006) Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates* has been one of the core texts guiding my post-graduate study.  As an opening to this blog, I wrote a piece about my intention to be critical and cited their “five critical synopsis questions” as a vehicle for achieving this (2006, pp. 1,173 more words

Literature Review Chapter

MEd Session Two - The Literature Review 2

After my last MEd class, I blogged some opening thoughts on the purpose and nature of the literature review.  I have since examined Jesson, Matheson and Lacey (2011) and Hart (2000), both designed to support the production of a literature review at Masters and Phd.  610 more words

Literature Review Chapter

The Narrative Reader - Martin McQuillan (2000)

Narrative—going through the phase of a ‘science of narrative’, or narratology in the 60’s, (following from structuralism and semiotics) gave way to critical and cultural theory, in which it is now housed. 438 more words

Dissertation Research

Long Live the Typo That Makes Me Laugh!

Writers can be pretty critical when it comes to, well, writing. I’ve been a member of several writing communities, and one thing is always certain. If you get enough writers in a room (real or virtual), someone will have a story about a writing error they’ve come across that bugs them bad enough to spit slugs. 454 more words

Writing Advice

Exploring Critical Thinking - Reflections

To start off this week following the talk and reflection about the topic of critical thinking, we were set some activities again based around critical thinking. 637 more words

Critical Writing

Essay Writing #3

The Academic Phrasebank is a fantastic resource for developing your academic literacy skills. Learn to use academic lingo. Stuck for how to introduce or conclude a sentence, link sentences or paragraphs or to critique others work…this is the resource for you. 28 more words

Academic Literacy

The Evolution of the Female Vampire

Jamie Spears, who is completing her PhD at the University of Sunderland, has written a fascinating account of the origins of female vampire here.