To strengthen your familiarity with material appropriate
1. To strengthen your familiarity with material appropriate to researching at masters level , including:
• The nature of argument
• The nature of critical analysis
2. To engage in a level of critical analysis which help deepen your understanding of the module and develop your skills of critical analysis.
1. Access and read the 2 journal articles listed below
2. Identify, access and read 1 additional article from the reference list of one of the 2 articles above.
3. For each of the three articles, do the following:
3.1. Summarise the main argument that the article makes,
3.2. Explain what evidence the argument is based on.
Each of these summaries should be 500 words in length.
4. Write a short essay (approximately 500 words) on how these articles and the arguments in them are connected. For example, in what ways do they agree, what debates are evident? The mini essay should contain an introduction, analysis and conclusion, which present your argument about how the four articles are similar and/or different; how they connect or contrast.
5. Write a brief reflection (no more than 500 words) on what you have learned through doing this assignment in terms of research, reading, understanding academic material and academic writing and how you can apply this learning in your academic work.
There is further guidance on this assignment on Blackboard.
1) Grey, C. (2003). The fetish of change. Tamara Journal of Critical Organisation Inquiry, 2(2), 1.
2) Watson, T. J. (2001). The emergent manager and processes of management pre-learning. Management Learning, 32(2), 221-235.
1) Clear and accurate summary of the argument and evidence in each of the articles that goes beyond description
2) Organised and coherent essay demonstrating a sound understanding of how the content of the articles have connections and differences
3) Evidence of the construction of an argument leading to reasonable conclusions
4) Clear explanation of personal learning and achievable goals set for continuous improvement
5) Harvard referencing throughout