Thinking and Writing Critically
The day will furnish you with practical writing skills to help you write your dissertation or thesis. Writing can be a lonely endeavour, but it can also be exciting and rewarding once we see the words on the page. The day will examine with writing rituals; what it means to be critical and occupying a critical space. Components of critical literacy will be broken down and explained to help you develop the capacity to make connections between relevant links across subject areas, paradigms and theoretical orientations.
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This full day Thinking and Writing Critically course is for those who are doing Masters’ or doctoral work and you wish to progress your writing and critical thinking skills. The day will enable you to engage critically with others’ and your own writing.
|09:30||Registration and Refreshments|
|10:00||Discussing what it means to be “more critical”. Examining the writing process and its stages; how to critically evaluate the literature|
|12:00|| Lunch |
|13:00||Exploring description, explanation and analysis; practical writing skills, and synthesis|
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- What does “you need to be more critical” mean?
- Examining where you are in the writing process
- Informing a critical evaluation of the literature
- Understanding when description, explanation and analysis is needed and their differences
- Furnishing you with practical writing skills
- Exploring how you can synthesise your work
- Considering a synthesis table