NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ789266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0965-8416
Writing a Critical Review: Reflections on Literacy Practices
Teramoto, Hiromi; Mickan, Peter
Language Awareness, v17 n1 p44?56 2008
This paper analyses the first author's experiences in writing a critical review at the beginning of postgraduate study in Australia. Utilising the first author's position as both a researcher and the researched, the paper provides a narrative account of her stage-by-stage progress in writing a review, followed by an interpretive analysis from a social point of view. The social activities around writing the review are interrelated in a complex manner as she tackled difficulties at each stage of the task. The solutions she found contributed not only to her preparation and composition of the final text but also to her gradual understanding of a social practice view of language learning. Implications for teaching the writing of a critical review include the usefulness of self-reflection as a tool for raising critical awareness of what we do with language.
Multilingual Matters. Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall, Victoria Road, Clevedon, BS21 7HH, UK. Tel: +44-1275-876519; Fax: +44-1275-871673; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia