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LING 402 - ACADEMIC DISCOURSE PRACTICES: A critical approach Week 2 - READING: Managing, engaging and recording.

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1 LING ACADEMIC DISCOURSE PRACTICES: A critical approach Week 2 - READING: Managing, engaging and recording

2 Outline of todays session 1.Additions to the course website from last weeks work 2.Practicalities of keeping records of reading –Ways of keeping notes –Recording and retrieving bibliographic details 3.Why read? and other questions …..

3 Ways of keeping notes 1.Work in groups of five 2.Each tell the others –how you keep records of what you have read, –why you do it this way, and –any disadvantages of doing it this way 3.Be ready to tell the whole group the most interesting / unusual / successful way of keeping notes mentioned in your group

4 Other things to consider in relation to reading for postgraduate studies Work in groups of three 1.WHY READ? Discuss

5 Other things to consider in relation to reading for postgraduate studies Work in groups of three 1.WHY READ? Discuss 2.Think back to what you have read during the last two weeks. a)Choose one thing which you just glanced through b)and one thing which you read very thoroughly Tell the others in your group –how you read it, –why you read it this way, –the advantages and disadvantages of doing it this way

6 Other things to consider in relation to reading for postgraduate studies Work in groups of three 1.WHY READ? Discuss 2.Think back to what you have read during the last two weeks. a)Choose one thing which you just glanced through b)and one thing which you read very thoroughly Tell the others in your group –how you read it, –why you read it this way, –the advantages and disadvantages of doing it this way 3.Discuss –ways you can help yourselves )with the reading on the course –ways you can help each other )

7 Other things to consider in relation to reading for postgraduate studies Based on your discussions, write one tip on the OHT to share with the rest of the group

8 WHY READ? to discover the extent of the existing body of work on a topic;to discover the extent of the existing body of work on a topic; to learn in detail about some of these works;to learn in detail about some of these works; to act as a catalyst for ideasto act as a catalyst for ideas (as a thinking springboard); to encounter different styles of academic writing so that you can decide how you would like to write yourself;to encounter different styles of academic writing so that you can decide how you would like to write yourself; to follow up interesting things you have heard about ;to follow up interesting things you have heard about ; …………….. …………….. ……………… ………………

9 Different ways of reading

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11 Extensive

12 Different ways of reading Extensive Intensive

13 Different ways of reading Extensive Intensive NOT ALL LIKE THIS!

14 TIPS FOR READING : Ways you can help yourselves Dealing with new terminology – note down each new term / concept and examples of how it is used, until you feel you have got it. Maybe keep a special notebook for this.Dealing with new terminology – note down each new term / concept and examples of how it is used, until you feel you have got it. Maybe keep a special notebook for this. Keep notes – find a method which suits you – work on this NOW.Keep notes – find a method which suits you – work on this NOW. Keep organised records of what you read.Keep organised records of what you read. Make a note of everything you read in your study journal – record, evaluate, link to other work etc.Make a note of everything you read in your study journal – record, evaluate, link to other work etc. Make sure in your notes the voice is clear i.e. which ideas are from the text and which ideas are your own (helps to avoid plagiarism).Make sure in your notes the voice is clear i.e. which ideas are from the text and which ideas are your own (helps to avoid plagiarism). –Maybe use two or more coloured pens to distinguish what the author said from your reactions, opinions, etc. …………….. …………….. ……………… ………………

15 … and ways you can help each other Form a reading group of about four or five people and then meet up about once a week to:Form a reading group of about four or five people and then meet up about once a week to: –report back to each other on a set of readings that you have shared out (this way you get to know about 4 – 5 papers but only read one) –Discuss your views on one really important paper that you have all read: hearing other peoples responses helps you develop a critical perspective Talk through things you dont understand with someone you get along well withTalk through things you dont understand with someone you get along well with …………….…………….

16 Happy reading ………..


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