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50 Steps to bettering Your educational Writing 50 Steps to bettering Your educational Writing addresses the demanding situations dealing with each pupil starting a application of educational examine. This finished consultant grants every thing you must write well-constructed educational essays. it's packed filled with details that's serious to achieving larger marks, together with: * the best way to observe severe considering talents * how you can boost your arguments * easy methods to contain paper referencing * tips to steer clear of plagiarism 50 Steps has been built to reflect most sensible perform in educational essay writing: gaining knowledge of, making plans, writing after which proofreading an essay. a number of access issues enable you both to paintings during the booklet in chronological order or to dip out and in looking on your wishes. The ebook incorporates a certain resolution key, an entire word list of phrases, plus finished reference fabric that gives examine templates and precious links, in addition to extra examples and data approximately educational writing. Chris Sowton, writer of fifty Steps to bettering Your educational Writing, solutions your essay-writing questions right here!

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W Critical thinking means not being afraid to challenge what experts have said, and using this as a way of shaping your own view about a topic. Contextual ization Look at the two pieces of writing below. , it only summarizes what other people have said, offering no authorial opinion), whereas the second is more analytical. • Why is the second text a more appropriate piece o f academic writing? Descriptive writing Fisher and Scriven describe critical thinking as 'a skilled, active interpretation and evaluation of observations, communications, information, and argumentation' (1997: 20).

There is no checking, no evaluation and no financial investment. While you can easily find out more information about the writer of a book or article, many Internet sites are anonymous. As a general rule, information on the Internet is more likely to be biased, subjective and unreliable (see below), which means that it is inappropriate for use in an academic essay. One solution is that rather than using a general search engine (such as Google, Yahoo or Bing), you should use Google Scholar (see Step 6).

Because of the huge amount of information on the Internet, it is important that you focus on information which is directly relevant. Step 7 )■» Appendix 2, Step 7, Activity 1 is a short additional test of your knowledge on how to use the Internet appropriately for researching essays. Appendix 4, Step 7 lists the hyperlinks you considered in part B. Check their suitability for your research purposes. W hat critical thinking skills do I need to develop? STEP There is nothing either good or bad\ but thinking makes it so.

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