Critical Reading and Writing: Essential Strategies

Critical Reading and Writing: Essential Strategies

Critical Reading and Writing: Essential Strategies

Overview

  • Build your bibliography
  • Annotated (critical) bibliography
  • The active reading process for a journal article
    • Questions to ask about each article you are reading
    • Final suggestions
  • Types of literature you will be reading
    • Scholarly literature
    • Grey literature
    • Primary vs. secondary literature
    • Professional literature
  • Strategies for the writing process
  • Procrastination, writer’s block and other barriers

Build Your Bibliography

In the last chapter, I said that reading is an activity you will continuously engage in through your entire programme, and I suggested asking your supervisor in your early meetings for a list of essential reading to get you started.

Initially, you read in order to learn what is known about your research area. Later, you will read to learn what is NOT known in order to set your ...

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