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Critical reading and annotation skills
Critical reading and annotation skills
Critical reading and annotation skills
Critical reading and annotation skills
Critical reading and annotation skills
Critical reading and annotation skills
Critical reading and annotation skills
Critical reading and annotation skills
Critical reading and annotation skills
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  • 1. Presented by Jee Hwang September 19, 2012
  • 2. What is Critical Reading?  Reading for the purpose of discovering information and ideas within text Evaluative and analytical Goal oriented Unbiased
  • 3. Critical Reading Strategies  Preview Re-read Annotate Contextualize Question Reflect Outline and Summarize Evaluate Compare
  • 4. Preview  Read front and back covers Read table of contents Search info about book and author on internet
  • 5. Re-read  Re-visit interesting or confusing sections Read slowly the second or third time
  • 6. Annotate  Short summaries Comments and questions Underline and define keywords Bracket important sections Make an idea map Number related points
  • 7. Contextualize  Place text in its:  Historical  Biographical  Cultural  Intellectual context
  • 8. Question  Write questions when author’s arguments or reasoning seems confusing
  • 9. Reflect  Be aware of your emotional responses to text This will help you stay objective in your readings
  • 10. Outline and Summarize  Identify the main arguments and re-state them in your own words
  • 11. Evaluate  Did the text change the way you think or feel about the subject?
  • 12. Compare  How are the arguments, methods, and prose style similar to others you have read?

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