Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates (3rd ed.)

by Mike Wallace, Alison Wray

Series: Student Success

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ISBNs
  • 9781412961813
  • 9781473968042
  • 9781473968035

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Reading critically, and writing using critical techniques, are crucial skills you need to apply to your academic work.  Practical and engaging, Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates is bursting with tools for analysing texts and structuring critical reviews, helping you to gradually build your skills beyond undergraduate level and gain confidence in your ability to critically read and write. 


New to this 3rd edition:

  • Introduces a technique for developing critical thinking skills by interrogating paper abstracts

  • Additional diagrams, exercises and concept explanations, enabling you to more easily understand and apply the various approaches

  • A glossary, to help with understanding of key terms.

Also new for this edition, a Companion Website provides additional resources to help you apply the critical techniques you learn.  From templates and checklists, access to SAGE journal articles and additional case studies, these free resources will make sure you successfully master advanced critical skills.

If you need to engage with published (or unpublished) literature such as essays, dissertations or theses, research papers or oral presentations, this proven guide helps you develop a reflective and advanced critical approach to your research and writing.

The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!



  • SAGE Publications; April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473968042
  • Edition: 3
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates
  • Series: Student Success
  • Author: Mike Wallace; Alison Wray
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781412961813
  • 9781473968042
  • 9781473968035

In The Press

This updated and expanded edition contains a welcome revision of a very useful guide to critical reading, writing and thinking in academic work.  It provides an extremely detailed step-by-step guide to engaging with several types of academic literature and it presents numerous worked examples of how critical writing should be done. The book should be regarded as essential reading for postgraduate students, especially with regard to the preparation of dissertations and theses.  It will also be of great value for academics engaged in the critical review of literature in their respective fields and for critical reflection upon their own work for publication.