Sunday, 1 February 2009

How to read critically, Wednesday 29th January 2009

Description, why do we do it? Structure , how it does what it does?
What are the topics discussed? What are the examples and evidence used? What conclusions are reached. How have they convinced you? What sources are used?
Interpretation, reading what a text means, why do we do it? we are looking for meaning, we examine what a text does to convey meaning, how patterns of content and language shape the portrayal of the topic and how it relates.
Text Image, what are the difference between them? What are the similarities? Do we read them in the same way? Do we consider the craft of their creativeness in the same way?
Critical Reading, is not simply close and careful reading. It has goals so that we are able to recognise and understand tone and persuasiveness, that we understand the author's purpose, recognise bias and analyse the use of evidence, examine how a text reaches a conclussion, make judgements about how a text is argued.

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