Critical Reading & Writing Resources


CRW Resources


Barnet, S., & Bedau, H. A. (2014). Critical thinking, reading, and writing: A brief guide to argument. Boston: Bedford/St Martin's.

Capossela, T. (1993). The critical writing workshop: Designing writing assignments to foster critical thinking. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook.

Carroll, J.A. (2014). The critical writer: inquiry and the writing process. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Dafoe, N. (2013). Breaking open the box: a guide for creative techniques to improve academic writing and generate critical thinking. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

Eller, W. (1969). Critical reading: a broader view. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association.

Forshaw, M. (2012). Critical thinking for psychology: A student guide. Hoboken; Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

Fraser, G., & Davidson, C. (2012). Analyze anything: A guide to critical reading and writing. New York, NY: Continuum.

Ganobcsik-Williams, L. (2006). Teaching academic writing in UK higher education: theories, practices, and models. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England]: Palgrave MacMillan.

George, D. (2012). Reading culture: contexts for critical reading and writing. Pearson.

Goatly, A. (2000). Critical reading and writing: an introductory coursebook. New York, NY: Routledge.

Hooks, b. (2010). Teaching critical thinking: Practical wisdom. New York: Routledge.

King, M. L., Ellinger, B. D., Wolf, W., & Ohio State University. (1967). Critical reading. Philadelphia: Lippincott.

Montgomery, T. (2013). Connections: Writing, reading, and critical thinking. 3rd ed. Longman.

Padget, S. (2012). Creativity and critical thinking. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Stevens, M. (1983). In print, critical reading and writing. Longman.

Rosenberg, V. M., & Gabelnick, F. G. (1989). Reading, writing, & thinking: Critical connections. New York: Random House.

Shank, G. D. (2014). Understanding education research: a guide to critical reading. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

Sisk, J. C. (1970). Lessons in critical reading and writing: Three masters of Russian fiction. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.

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Davies, W. M. (June 2008). 'Not quite right': helping students to make better arguments. Teaching in Higher Education, 13 (3), p. 237-340.

Farnan, N. (1989). Critical reading and writing through a reader response approach. Writing Teacher, 2(5), p. 36. (Not available in the library. Please request through Document Delivery)

Kell, T. (2009). Using fan fiction to teach critical reading and writing skills. Teacher Librarian, 37(1), p. 32.

Kletzien, S. B., & Hushion, B. C. (1992). Reading workshop: Reading, writing, thinking. Journal of Reading, 35(6), p. 444-451.

MacMillan, M. (2014). Student connections with academic texts: a phenomenographic study of reading. Teaching in Higher Education, 19(8), p. 943-954.

Pratt, M. L. (1991). Arts of the contact zone. Profession, p. 33-40. (Not available in the library. Please request through Document Delivery)

Shihab, I. A. (2011). Reading as critical thinking. Asian Social Science, 7(8), p. 209-218.

Taglieber, L. K. (2003). Critical reading and critical thinking: the state of the art. Ilha do Desterro, (44), p. 141-163.

Teo, P. (2014). Making the familiar strange and the strange familiar: A project for teaching critical reading and writing. Language and Education, 28(6), p. 539-551.

Tompkins, J. (1986). 'Indians': textualism, morality, and the problem of history. Critical Inquiry, 13 (1), p. 101-119.

Wall, K. (2007). Critical reading and writing for postgraduates. Educate, 7(1), p. 64-66.

Writing assignments: Reading and critical thinking skills. (2008). British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 2(10), p. 503-505.

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Elder, L. & Paul, R. The Miniature Guide to the Art of Asking Essential Questions, Dillon Beach, CA: The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2005.

Paul, R. & Elder, L. The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, 4th Ed. Dillon Beach, CA: The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2004.

Critical Reading Towards Critical Writing, University of Toronto:

Writing Resources for Faculty and TAs, University of Toronto:

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Writing Guides and Tutorials

Memorial University library’s suite of writing guides and youtube videos


Library Quick Guides:

APA, 6th ed.:

MLA, 7th ed.:

Chicago, Notes-Bibliography Style:

Chicago, Author-Date Style:

Turabian, Notes-Bibliography Style

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Other Styles:

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MUN Libraries’ YouTube Videos:




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Style Guides (Available at the QE II Library Information and Research Help Desk or Online from library):

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association [APA publication manual] (6th, [2nd corr. printing ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

The Chicago manual of style (2010). (16th ed.). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

The Chicago manual of style [electronic resource] (2010). (16th ed.). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Gibaldi, J., & Modern Language Association of America. (2009). MLA handbook for writers of research papers (7th ed.). New York: Modern Language Association of America.

Turabian, K. L., author, Booth, W. C., editor, Colomb, G. G., editor, & Williams, J. M., editor.A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations : Chicago style for students and researchers (8th edition ed.)


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Purdue OWL Writing Lab:

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On Plagiarism:

Bertram Gallant, T. (2011). Creating the ethical academy: A systems approach to understanding misconduct and empowering change in higher education. New York: Routledge.

Braxton, J. M., & Bayer, A. E. (2004). Addressing faculty and student classroom improprieties. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Buranen, L., & Roy, A. M. (1999). Perspectives on plagiarism and intellectual property in a postmodern world. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Cvetkovic, V. B., & Anderson, K. E. (2010). Stop plagiarism: A guide to understanding and prevention. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Decoo, W., Colpaert, J. (2002). Crisis on campus [electronic resource]: Confronting academic misconduct. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Eisner, C., & Vicinus, M. (2008). Originality, imitation, and plagiarism: Teaching writing in the digital age. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Haviland, C. P., & Mullin, J. A. (2009). Who owns this text?: Plagiarism, authorship, and disciplinary cultures. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press.

Howard, R. M., & Robillard, A. E. (2008). Pluralizing plagiarism: Identities, contexts, pedagogies. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers.

Lampert, L. D. (2008). Combating student plagiarism: An academic librarian's guide. Oxford: Chandos.

Lipson, C. (2004). Doing honest work in college: How to prepare citations, avoid plagiarism, and achieve real academic success. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Mallon, T. (1989). Stolen words: Forays into the origins and ravages of plagiarism. New York: Ticknor & Fields.

Marsh, B. (2007). Plagiarism [electronic resource]: Alchemy and remedy in higher education. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Neville, C. (2010). The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism [electronic resource] (2nd ed.). Maidenhead; New York: Open University Press.

Paull, H. M. (1968). Literary ethics; a study in the growth of the literary conscience. Port Washington, N.Y: Kennikat Press.

Pecorari, D. (2013). Teaching to avoid plagiarism: How to promote good source use. Maidenhead, Berkshire: Open University Press.

Pecorari, D. (2010). Academic writing and plagiarism [electronic resource]: A linguistic analysis (Pbk ed.). London: Continuum.

The plagiarism court [electronic resource]: You be the judge. Fairfield, CT: Fairfield University, DiMenna-Nyselius Library.

Posner, R. A. (2007). The little book of plagiarism (1st ed.). New York: Pantheon Books.

Randall, M. (2001). Pragmatic plagiarism [electronic resource]: Authorship, profit, and power. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Ritter, K. (2010). Who owns school? : Authority, students, and online discourse. Cresskill, N.J: Hampton Press.

Roberts, T. S. (2008). Student plagiarism in an online world [electronic resource]: Problems and solutions. Hershey, Pa: IGI Global (701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, USA).

Robin, R. T. (2004). Scandals and scoundrels [electronic resource]: Seven cases that shook the academy. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Stepchyshyn, V., & Nelson, R. S. (2007). Library plagiarism policies. Chicago: College Library Information Packet Committee, College Libraries Section, Association of College and Research Libraries.

Sutherland-Smith, W. (2008). Plagiarism, the internet and student learning: Improving academic integrity. New York: Routledge.

Wiener, J. (2005). Historians in trouble: Plagiarism, fraud, and politics in the ivory tower. New York; New York: New Press; Distributed by W.W. Norton.

Woodmansee, M., & Jaszi, P. (1994). The construction of authorship: Textual appropriation in law and literature. Durham; London: Duke University Press.

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Information Literacy and the Library Instruction Program

At Memorial Libraries, we are dedicated to helping learners effectively engage with and use information. We offer course-integrated, subject-specific information literacy (IL) classes that are custom designed to help your students become critical users of information. We will work with you to address IL-related critical reading and writing concepts in ways that are meaningful to students, reinforce key concepts, and add value to your course.

CRW-related IL topics that we can bring to your course include (but are not limited to):

  • Reading & engaging with scholarly information (e.g. surveying a text; reading for understanding; examining the argument)
  • Standards of scholarly communication (e.g. citation standards; why cite?; defining and recognizing plagiarism; scholarship as a conversation)
  • Understanding the information landscape (e.g. the information creation process; distinguishing between popular and scholarly sources; recognizing and defining ÒauthorityÓ)
  • Search as a form of critical exploration (e.g. planning for research; strategic search methods; critical evaluation of search results)

For more information, or to request a class, see:

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