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Chapter 5: The Representation of Thinking at Postgraduate Level
The Representation of Thinking at Postgraduate Level
This chapter provides an overview of what the representation of thinking at postgraduate level should look and feel like. It makes suggestions as to how best to reflect, define, structure, pursue arguments, convince and research. It concludes with how you integrate all of these aspects into one coherent piece. In so doing, it presents you with a challenge to enter into the dynamics of the productive skills of academic writing and speaking. At postgraduate level, the academic language should show your ownership of an informed and confident stance. At the same time, being able to include the different voices that have moulded your thinking is key. The assumption is made ...