Monthly Archives: April 2014

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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Hogan 1988: The picture gets bigger

Hogan, P. (1988) Communicative Competence and Cultural Emancipation: reviewing the rationale for educational studies in teacher education. Oxford Review of Education, 14 (2) In RRW1 we looked at truth and knowledge; what is truth? What does it mean to know? … Continue reading

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