Lecture

Excelling at critical analysis: a 3-stage method with an image

The aim of this activity is to clarify the difference between descriptive and analytical writing and emphasise the importance of research-based argument. Participants engage in an interactive 3-stage exercise that interrogates a (visual) text in order to generate a piece of academic writing.

Activity time: 1 hour

Types of media: Handout/s, Slides, PowerPoint File

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Videos to develop dissertation writing

Discuss the requirements of each dissertation chapterApply the advice to your own dissertation

Activity time: Videos from 13-22 minutes each, but further time needed to complete activities

Types of media: PowerPoint File, Video

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The Three Domains of Critical Reading

The Three Domains of Critical Reading

Activity time: Depends - could be 10 mins to 1 hour

Types of media: PowerPoint File, Word Document

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Critical Thinking Card Game

• Identify what critical thinking is • Apply critical thinking • Recall questions to ask of source material to aid critical thinking, reading and writing • Interpret and analyse subject information

Activity time: 10 Minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Interactive Learning Object

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Source Top Trumps

• Identify good academic sources
• Describe pros and cons of different reading materials
• Create improved reference lists / in-text citations

Activity time: 15 Minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, Interactive Learning Object

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Reference Properly-Part One: Citations

To learn what information should be included in a citation.To understand the importance of referencing as a tool to avoid plagiarism.

Activity time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Types of media: Handout/s, PowerPoint File, Word Document

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