This hands-on guide to advanced critical analysis and argumentation will help readers to communicate in way that is orderly, rigorously supported, persuasive and clear. It demonstrates how criticality can be paired with creativity to produce an insightful and engaging piece of research, and explores how narrative styles and rhetorical devices can be used to boost the persuasiveness of an argument. Chapters blend theory with practice and contain a wealth of activities designed to help students put new skills into practice or revitalise those they already have.
This is an essential resource for postgraduates and advanced undergraduates looking to hone their skills in critical analysis and communicate their ideas with precision and clarity.
Louise Katz is a lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Critical Thinking in Context.- Critical Reflection: Introducing the Domains of Critical Thought.- Critical Analysis of Texts: Is it Useful? What is its Value?.- Critical Analysis of Images: Interpreting Visual Rhetoric.- Creative Critical Thinking and Writing: Breaking Down Dichotomies.- The Critical Researcher.- Referencing and Writing: Negotiating the Literature and Entering the Conversation.- Persuasive Writing: Rhetorical Techniques.- Persuasive writing: Developing a Narrative.- Subjectivity, Playfulness, and Uncertainty in Academic Writing.