Category Archives: WrAP1

Review of Transformative Learning and Identity by Knud Illeris

Here it is… the review I wrote for the Writing for Academic Practice unit. The main part of the assignment was a reflective and critical commentary on the selected journal and the choices made in constructing the review; this was just … Continue reading

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Deconstructing a review of Learning in the Global Classroom

Hmm yes… I feel like I’ve finally had my fill of deconstructing book reviews! Just need to pull all this analysis together and then it’s time to try my hand at my own… This last one is from the March … Continue reading

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Deconstructing a review of University teaching: an introductory guide

Here is a second analysis of a book review from the International Journal of Academic Development. This time the reviewer is Erika Kustra, writing in 2013 about Tony Harland’s ‘University Teaching: an introductory guide’ (2012). P1: Opening sentence comments favourably … Continue reading

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Why do I teach?

I’m currently putting together my assessment portfolio for Writing for Academic Practice, and I found myself going off on an interesting tangent while explaining the personal relevance of the International Journal of Academic Development. I was considering why – having … Continue reading

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Deconstructing a review of Teaching with Emotional Intelligence

…I thought I might as well analyse a second book review… no point in rushing my own… haha… This is a breakdown of a review from my chosen journal – the International Journal of Academic Development. The reviewer is Dorothy … Continue reading

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Deconstructing a review of The Digital Scholar

In preparation for writing my own book review for the WrAP 1 unit, I’ve analysed the moves in a review of a book I am already familiar with. The following is a breakdown of Robert Farrow’s (2013) review of Martin … Continue reading

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‘The physical appearance of the book is attractive’: moderating praise & mitigating criticism

Hyland, K. (2000) Praise and criticism: interactions in book reviews. In Disciplinary Discourses. University of Michigan Press. I enjoyed this… Like all Hyland’s work it is accessibly written so one can motor through the non-essential bits without losing the thread. … Continue reading

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The value of the printed book in the liquid modernity

I have to admit that I am feeling converted already to the idea of the book as a vehicle of academic communication, having got through five eighths of one. As a child I devoured books, but my academic career began … Continue reading

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Citation… tedious but necessary

Hyland, K. (1999) Academic Attribution: Citation and the Construction of Disciplinary Knowledge. Applied Linguistics 20 (3), pp341 – 367 Wow. Ken Hyland has written so much stuff about writing about stuff. And now I’m going to write about Ken Hyland’s … Continue reading

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Degrees of openness about the doctoral journey

Leitch, R. (2006) Outside the Spoon Drawer, Naked and Skinless in Search of My Professional Esteem. Qualitative Enquiry 12 (2), pp1-12 Drake, P. (2010) Grasping at methodological understanding: a cautionary tale from insider research. International Journal of Research and Method … Continue reading

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