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    A Critical Reading A Critical Reading Presentation Transcript

    • Critical Reading: Restatement and Inference
    • What Is Critical Reading?
      • To non-critical readers, texts provide facts . Readers gain knowledge by memorizing the statements within a text.
      • To the critical reader, any single text provides but one portrayal of the facts, one individual’s “take” on the subject matter. Critical readers thus recognize not only what a text says, but also how the author convey the message.
    • Goals of Critical Reading
      • to recognize an author’s purpose             
      • to understand tone and persuasive elements
      • to recognize bias
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    • More specifically;
      • recognizing purpose involves inferring a basis for choices of content and language
      • recognizing tone and persuasive elements involves classifying the nature of language choices
      • recognizing bias involves classifying the nature of patterns of choice of content and language
    • Restatement VS. Inference
      • What is the difference between these two words?
    • Three types of reading and analysis :
      • Non-critical reading is satisfied with recognizing what a text says and restating the key remarks.
        • What a text says     – restatement
        • What a text does    – description
        • What a text means – inference
    • Inference : Reading Ideas as Well as Words
      • Consider the following statement:
      • “ The Senator admitted owning the gun that killed his wife.”
      • What can be inferred from this statement?
      • There is a Senator.
      • He owns a gun .
      • He is married.
      • His wife is dead .
      • That gun caused her death.
      • The Senator admitted owning that gun .
    • “ The Senator admitted owning the gun that killed his wife.”
      • Now, what can’t be inferred?
      • We do not necessarily know if the Senator's admission is true .
      • We do not really know whether the Senator is in any way responsible for his wife's death , nor do we know that she died of gun shot wounds.
      • We do not even know if it was murder—it might have been suicide or an accident .
    • Read the following story.
      • A man and his son are driving in a car . The car crashes into a tree, killing the father and seriously injuring his son . At the hospital, the boy needs to have surgery . Upon looking at the boy, the doctor says ( telling the truth ) , " I cannot operate on him . He is my son .“
      • How can this b e?
    • Analysis and Inference : The Tools of Critical Reading
      • A critical reader know what to look for
      • ( analysis ) and how to think about what to find ( inference ) .
      • The first part — what to look for — involves recognizing those aspects of a discussion that control the meaning .
      • The second part — how to think about what you find — involves the processes of inference , the interpretation of data from within the text .
    • Restatement VS. Inference
      • What is the difference between these two words?